Gaming companies have firmly established themselves as a new hot bed for viable IP, but the long-term success of those brands will require differentiations and new initiatives.
Disney has announced Sofia the First as the newest member of the "Color & Play 3D" app family.
Total online retail spending in November and December across desktops, smartphones and tablets will reach $61 billion, representing a 16 percent gain over last year, according to the ComScore 2014 holiday season forecast.
Nerd Corps Entertainment has extended its contract with toy partner Jakks Pacific for the boys’ action property Slugterra.
FAO Schwarz is celebrating the holidays with one-of-a-kind gifts and festive décor and is offering shoppers the chance to give back.
Konami Digital Entertainment has released a large assortment of new Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game products for beginners and veterans.
Ubisoft has launched the new video game "Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show" today in the U.K.
National children’s club Captain McFinn has released an app that features pro-social learning, allowing preschoolers to communicate with a live character host.
Sony Computer Entertainment America has launched the first dedicated webstore for its game studio Naughty Dog at Shop.NaughtyDog.com.
Corus Entertainment has partnered with mobile technology company Fingerprint to create a mobile entertainment platform for children ages 2 to 7.
Corus Entertainment is planning to launch TV Everywhere apps for its kids' channels Treehouse, YTV and Teletoon.
Perfetti Van Melle’s lollipop brand Chupa Chups is expanding into digital gaming with help from 4 Dots Media.
Nurture Rights has engaged The Little Big Partnership to create digital offerings for its new preschool brand, Dinosaur Roar!.
Brand Extensions Russia has negotiated a deal with Academy Group for a line of stationery featuring the Kimmidoll brand in Russia and the CIS.
SeaWorld has debuted a sleigh full of holiday gifts ranging from toys and apparel to home goods and a Monopoly game.
WizKids/NECA has released an app version of the monster-battling, dice, deck building game Quarriors!.
Hasbro has expanded its lottery and casino licensing agreement with Scientific Games, which recently merged with WMS Gaming.
FremantleMedia Kids and Family Entertainment has launched a brand awareness and retail campaign in the U.K. to support Flair’s upcoming Tree Fu Tom toy range.
U.K. app developer and publisher Gazoob has debuted a new app featuring Aadarsh’s brand Purple Turtle.
Augmented reality and licensed toys were in the spotlight at the U.K. Toy Fair in London Jan. 20-22.
Knockout Licensing has added two new licensees for Guru Studio’s animated preschool series “Justin Time”–CafePress and LeapFrog.
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