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.
Yuko Shimizu has teamed up with 4 Dots Media to release a new game app for her newest character property, Rebecca Bonbon,
Zodiak Kids has signed a deal with LeapFrog Enterprises to bring episodes of “Tickety Toc” to LeapFrog’s platforms.
IDW Publishing has added Rovio Entertainment’s Angry Birds to its portfolio and plans to launch a series of comic books for the brand.
BBC Worldwide has signed a new deal with HTI for a line of wheeled toys featuring the CBeebies series “Something Special.”
Big Tent Entertainment has expanded its relationship with several key licensing partners for its Domo character.
Paws, Inc. has tapped Bare Tree Media to create a series of online and mobile products for Garfield under a new master digital licensing agreement.
Ubisoft and Sony Pictures Entertainment are teaming up to develop a full-length feature film based on Ubisoft’s Rabbids brand.
American Greetings Properties has partnered with fashion designer Jeremy Scott for an apparel collection inspired by the 1980s toy Madballs.
Dark Horse and HBO Global Licensing have revealed the next releases in their line of Game of Thrones collectible figures.
A Crowded Coop is highlighting licensed offerings from brands including Star Trek, Halo, Elvice Presley and more this week at New York Toy Fair.
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