License! Global takes a look at trends in the global toy market that will influence retail sales and how children play in 2016.
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.
The Disney Store will release a new Star Wars Tsum Tsum collection worldwide on Feb. 16.
Spike Games has created new mobile slot game called “School’s Out,” inspired by the iconic Alice Cooper song.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and Lucasfilm will release “LEGO: Star Wars: The Force Awakens” this summer as the newest addition to the LEGO video game franchise.
Dirk Engehausen has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of toy manufacturer the Schleich Group.
Sakar International has signed on to create a line of youth electronics for the Peanuts brand and renewed its licensing partnership with Nickelodeon.
Mega Brands, a member of the Mattel family, has announced a host of new partnerships for its Mega Bloks construction portfolio.
Spin Master will anchor the licensing program for Cartoon Network's global re-launch of "The Powerpuff Girls" in 2016 as the brand's new master toy partner.
American Girl, a division of Mattel, has partnered with Fashion Angels to create a range of tween girl arts and crafts products featuring the doll brand.
Ravensburger has unveiled an expansive new collection of licensed puzzles featuring a cast of Disney Junior, Disney and Disney/Pixar characters.
SEGA of America has expanded the new Sonic Boom brand program with the addition of new merchandising partners for toys, comics, apparel and novelty items.
PlayStation has appointed High IntenCity to create a line of jewelry, hair and novelty accessories for tweens and young adults based on its video games.
Consumer Product Connection has appointed Home Made Licensing to serve as the French licensing agent for the virtual pet app "Pou."
Disney Junior has optioned the New York Times-bestselling kids' book series Fancy Nancy for a TV movie and series.
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