With digital devices now a daily presence in kids’ lives and new innovations like 3D printing entering the mainstream, technology is driving the toy category.
FremantleMedia U.K. has secured a series of licenses across several categories for the TV series Qi, All Star Family Fortunes and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
Global entertainment company ZeptoLab, creators of the “Cut the Rope” game app, has launched a new mobile game-“My Om Nom.”
Sony Pictures Consumer Products has partnered for the launch of “The Smurfs: iTalk,” an app that allows kids to interact with their very own Smurf.
The first-ever Thomas racing app, “Thomas & Friends: Go Go Thomas!,” has launched in the Apple App Store.
Game developer Atari is planning a mobile fitness app that incorporates its classic video games such as "Pong" and "Centipede" into exercise routines.
Sports and entertainment company Day 6 Sports Group has teamed with the National Basketball Association to re-launch the game brand Backyard Sports.
The British Toy & Hobby Association has announced its finalists for the 2014 Toy Retailer of the Year Awards.
Rovio Entertainment’s innovative video distribution model, ToonsTV, which is available within every “Angry Birds” mobile game, has hit 4 billion views.
Victory Tailgate has signed a new deal with restaurant chain Waffle House for branded cornhole boards and bags.
Hudson’s Bay Company has appointed former Toys 'R' Us chairman and CEO and retail veteran Gerald Storch as chief executive officer, effective Jan. 6.
Gaming company King has signed a European licensing deal with apparel specialist Skybrands for its hit app “Candy Crush Saga.”
DreamWorks Animation has tapped video game publisher Little Orbit for the “How to Train Your Dragon 2” video game.
Cupcake Digital and DHX Media have released a second app for the preschool series “Yo Gabba Gabb!.”
Toys ‘R’ Us will offer an expanded range of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood toys, as the brand heads to other top retailers.
The app “Pou” has tapped Consumer Product Connection to develop a worldwide licensing program for the brand.
Mart Agency, the licensing and publishing agency for Turkish cartoon characters Limon and Oli, is bringing the brand to a whole new roster of categories.
Wicked Cool Toys has been appointed as the worldwide master toy licensee for Paws, Inc.’s Garfield brand.
McDonald’s will feature Pokémon XY in Happy Meals across the U.S. next month.
Disney Publishing Worldwide has launched a new episodic series of apps featuring the stories, heroes and villains of Star Wars.
Nintendo is following in the footsteps of Activision’s Skylanders and Disney’s Infinity with plans for its own interactive figure platform.
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