License! Global takes a look at trends in the global toy market that will influence retail sales and how children play in 2016.
Cartoon Network is supporting the launch of the brand-new "LEGO Nexo Knights" toy line and Merlok 2.0 gaming app.
Toy manufacturer Playmobil will expand its NHL product line as part of the company’s continued partnership with the National Hockey League.
Bare Tree Media has released a new series of Valentine’s Day-themed digital stickers featuring six top brands.
Marvel has partnered with TinyCo to release the new mobile game “Marvel Avengers Academy” on the App Store and Google Play.
VTech Holdings has agreed to acquire fellow kids' technology brand LeapFrog Enterprises for $72 million.
Paper Punk has teamed with Hasbro's My Little Pony to release six new Paper Punk kits featuring characters from the franchise.
Kidoz has teamed with the KD Group, makers of the Kurio line of children's electronics, to provide users with a safe and more advanced content discovery experience through the Kidoz app store.
Glu Mobile, a developer and publisher of free-to-play games, has entered into a multi-year partnership with Taylor Swift for the development of a new mobile game.
Amazon has signed a multi-year, multi-million dollar production deal with American Girl to produce four live-action specials based on the Mattel doll brand.
Techno Source, a division of LF Products, has officially changed its name to Toy Island.
Last week, Legendary Films gave BlizzCon 2015 attendees a first glimpse of the expansive merchandise collection to support the upcoming feature film Warcraft.
Mattel and Little Orbit have debuted the brand-new video game “Monster High: New Ghoul in School.”
Flair, the U.K. distributor of Moose Toys' collectible brand Shopkins, has unveiled plans to extend their product offering, in a deal brokered by Bulldog Licensing.
Bulldog Licensing has signed two more licensees for Moose Toys' collectible brand Shopkins in the U.K.
In celebration of the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Konami Digital Entertainment has made an update to its mobile game “Star Wars: Force Collection” to include an update that ties in with the new film.
Maurizio Distefano Licensing has unveiled the initial lineup of Italian licensees for Rovio's "Angry Birds" in advance of the release of the brand's first feature film.
Level-5 Abby, in partnership with Hasbro, has launched a new app for the anime series “Yo-Kai Watch" on iOS and Android devices in the U.S., Canada and Australia.
Activision Publishing and PlatinumGames have partnered to create the new third-person video game “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan.”
LEGO and Nickelodeon will debut a new event, Play Fair, featuring play experiences and live performances from top brands, this year at New York Toy Fair, Feb. 13-14.
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