As he celebrates 30 years with Toys ‘R’ Us, this merchandising executive is still looking for the next hot product and newest trends that will keep the specialty retailer at the top of its game.
Mattel has partnered with ToyTalk to bring "Thomas & Friends" to life in a new app that uses speech recognition to enable conversations with characters.
Creative Toys Company is adding to the Spanish football team Atlético Madrid to its SoccerStarz range of collectible soccer figures.
Rovio has launched "Angry Birds 2," the first sequel to the most downloaded mobile game series of all time.
In honor of International Day of Friendship Thursday, Hasbro's My Little Pony brand celebrated famous friendships with a collection of crossover figures.
Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media has released the new app “Cars Daredevil Garage,” which lets fans scan Mattel diecast cars.
Children's app creator Cupcake Digital has introduced the subscription content service "NetKids Digital Entertainment Network."
Australia-based toymaker Moose Toys worked with local police in Yiwu, China, to combat counterfeits of its Shopkins toy brand.
CJ Products has released a new Pillow Pet toy of Sven from Disney's Frozen, now available on the Pillow Pets website.
Kidrobot is bringing a number of new brands to its line of Phunny plush.
Santoro continues to build the roster for its Mirabelle, Willow and Kori Kumi brands with a slate of new licensees and products.
DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Mattel have joined forces to launch a new superhero brand aimed at girls.
Universal Partnerships & Licensing and Amblin Entertainment have released the official mobile game for the upcoming film Jurassic World.
Gaumont Animation has partnered with BulkyPix to release the first-ever Calimero mobile game, "Calimero's Village."
Propel Equity Partners has acquired the active play toy line Buzz Bee Toys, which it will fold into its Alex Brands family of toy companies.
American Greetings Properties is expanding the Care Bears' digital offerings with plans to launch six new mobile apps this year.
The Pokémon Company International partnered with KidZania to include a Pokémon Animation Studio in the London edutainment experience, which introduces children to the working world.
Bravo Sports has introduced PlayWheels, a new brand focused on outdoor products and toys for boys and girls ages three to eight.
Ubisoft is planning new consumer products for “Assassin’s Creed Syndicate,” the latest installment in the "Assassin’s Creed" video game franchise.
Bare Tree Media has launched a universal emoji keyboard app that offers fans access to multiple brands within a single keyboard.
Children's entertainment products company Imports Dragon has secured the worldwide rights to produce a new NHL figures line.
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