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.
Aardash is partnering with the digital publisher Playrific to bring its Purple Turtle book series to life in a game app.
Imangi Studios has teamed up with the daughter of Bruce Lee, to introduce the martial artist and film star as a playable character in the game app "Temple Run 2."
Nickelodeon and Fisher-Price have unveiled an all-new toy line based on the network’s preschool series "Blaze and the Monster Machines" at New York Toy Fair.
DHX Brands has appointed VTech to develop interactive electronic toys for its upcoming reboot of the "Teletubbies" preschool brand.
King Digital Entertainment is continuing to grow the international licensing program for the game app "Candy Crush" with the appointment of three new agents.
Jelly Jam Entertainment has partnered with Kids Preferred for the new Moodsters line of toys and books designed to teach young children about feelings.
Kid Kreations, the master toy licensee for Hacker T Dog, has unveiled its new toy line for the CBBC character.
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and the LEGO Group are planning a new Simpsons construction set, this time featuring the show's iconic Kwik-E-Mart.
Abigail, a 5-year-old from Canada, has inspired the new special edition Gold Collection Stargazer Lottie doll, created with the European Space Agency.
San-X is taking the Asian character Rilakkuma global with new international licensing agents and licensees.
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