As toy fair season kicks off, License! Global looks at new toys and games that will hit retail this year that reflect current trends in play, pop culture and business.
Lisle International has teamed up with DC Thomson to feature Fight My Monster in The Beano.
Aurora World has released its 2013 holiday catalog, featuring licensed holiday-themed plush.
Hasbro has extended its partnership with DeNA for a series of new mobile games based on G.I. Joe and Dungeons & Dragons.
Imports Dragon has opened the Trash Pack Play House at a Six Flags amusement park in Montreal.
Entertainment One’s preschool series “Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom” will launch its second app this summer.
Despicable Me 2 has arrived at Toys ‘R’ Us, with a full range of toys based on the upcoming film.
Microsoft announced two new content partnerships with Steven Spielberg and the NFL.
TVMania U.K. has signed a three-year deal with The LEGO Group for clothing.
The Build-A-Bear Workshop has teamed up with Nickelodeon to offer SpongeBob SquarePants plush.
Bulldog Licensing has signed a new deal with Character Options to bring Plants vs. Zombies toys to the U.K.
DreamWorks Animation and Rovio, creators of “Angry Birds,” launched the new “The Croods” app Thursday, in advance of the film’s March 22 premiere.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has launched a new free-to-play online game inspired by The Hobbit trilogy.
Atlantyca Entertainment has signed a deal with the California-based manufacturer MerryMakers for a line of plush dolls and toys featuring Geronimo Stilton in North America.
DreamWorks Animation has appointed Spin Master as the worldwide master toy partner for its Dragons franchise, which includes a TV series and an upcoming feature film sequel.
U.S. toy manufacturer Kids Preferred has acquired the Bunnies By The Bay luxury children's brand.
Last year Oreo conquered Antarctica, now the cookie company is taking on the universe with a new app created as part of its collaboration with Mondolez and Nokia.
U.K. retailer ASDA has announced a new direct-to-retail deal with MGA Entertainment’s Little Tikes brand.
Chillingo, an independent games publisher and division of Electronic Arts, is partnering with Peanuts Worldwide to develop a new “Snoopy Coaster” app.
ZeptoLab U.K. and ITV Studios Global Entertainment have appointed a series of new agents for “Cut the Rope.”
NECA has unveiled its new line of toys featuring Hello Kitty and other top Sanrio characters.
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