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.
Bandai is planning to re-launch the ‘90s virtual pet toy Tamagotchi as a new multi-platform brand with new devices, lifestyle products and animated content.
Nickelodeon has launched the “Nick App” in the U.K. and Ireland, marking the first availability of the app outside of the U.S.
Global licensees have created an array of offerings inspired by the second film in The Hobbit Trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
U.K. toy store The Entertainer opened its first international location in Dubai last week.
SEGA Corporation has taken on its first client as a merchandising agent–Lima Sky’s game app, “Doodle Jump.”
Bulldog Licensing has signed two new partners for PopCap’s Plants vs. Zombies app brand in the U.K.
The Aird Group’s Japanese-inspired lifestyle brand Kimmidoll is ringing in the New Year with a trio of licensees for toys, health and beauty and apparel.
Disney unveiled plans for the Cars: Fuel Your Fun U.K. retail and marketing campaign today at the U.K. Toy Fair in London
KISS and Pretty Ugly have teamed up for a co-branded collaboration that will see members of the rock band get the Uglydoll treatment.
Mind Candy has released the “Moshi Monsters Village?” app globally, following the game’s debut in the U.K. late last year.
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