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.
Frogmind has opened an e-commerce site for its game app “Badland,” as it launches the game into licensing with the help of agent 5th Wave Brands.
Disney Interactive has announced the winners of its Heroes vs. Villains Toy Box challenge.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has added two new U.K. and Ireland licensees for Platinum Films’ boys’ property, Matt Hatter Chronicles.
Entertainment One’s lifestyle brand So So Happy has been included in Trigger Happy’s “Toon Hero” iPad app.
Planeta Junior is looking for a master toy licensee for its new TV series “Egyxos” this week at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in Germany.
Lion Forge Comics has launched two new digital comic books based on the TV shows “Saved by the Bell” and “Punky Brewster.”
License! Global has the first look at the new toys and games that are on showcase at New York City’s annual American International Toy Fair.
Spin Master is added characters from DreamWorks Animation and the world of Pokémon to its Ionix construction system.
Mattel and WWE have signed a multi-year extension of their global master toy licensing agreement through 2019.
Paper Punk has unveiled paper-based construction toys inspired by Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and SpongeBob SquarePants.
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