The Gadget Shop
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Gadgetshop is an electronic toy retailer based in the United Kingdom, specialising in novelty gadgets.
The company was founded in 1991 by Jonathan Elvidge who was then 27. Elvidge was a worker for Kingston Communications (KC) and whilst working for them, decided to rent a plot in the Princes Quay shopping centre in Hull, which was then being built. He decided to leave KC and run the shop.
The company entered administration in March 2005 and the company trade marks and domain names were acquired by The Entertainer retail chain. On 7 September 2010, The Gadget Shop was bought by W H Smith.
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