License Global explores the trends in the global toy market that are sure to impact both retail sales and how children will play in 2017.
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Disney has released “Color by Disney,” a new coloring platform that builds on the trend of coloring books for adults and Disney’s Art of Coloring book series.
Worlds Apart, a creator of children’s lifestyle products, has partnered with U.K. distributor Click Distribution.
High Resolution Design, a plush design company, has secured two new licenses–Pringles and “Thunderbirds Are Go”–ahead of its London Toy Fair debut.
Entertainment One has secured a raft of new licensees for its animated preschool series “PJ Masks.”
Grant Gie has joined Sambro as commercial director in order to further drive the company’s continued growth and development.
Titan Merchandise has unveiled its latest series of Cartoon Network blind box vinyl figures.
DreamWorks Animation has tapped Bare Tree Media to launch an “Emoji Trolls” app and Trolls digital stickers on a host of mobile messaging platforms.
Cheeky Little Media has tapped Tomy to serve as the master toy partner for its animated preschool series “Kazoops.”
Cartamundi has launched a new shuffle card game inspired by the Nickelodeon and Spin Master’s preschool series “Paw Patrol.”
Spin Master has agreed to purchase the library of board games owned by Editrice Giochi, one of the oldest, privately held toy game companies in Italy.
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.
SmileyWorld has unveiled new products from its various licensees around the world including Nici, Noris Spiele, Creativamente, Trends International, Commonwealth and Just Funky.
MGA Entertainment, the parent company of Little Tikes, has partnered with the LeBron James Family Foundation to offer a line of co-branded licensed sports toys.
Funko will launch its newest series of Harry Potter Pop! Vinyl figures featuring highlights from the fourth film.
International TV production and licensing company Silvergate Media has signed a three-year master toy renewal with Fisher-Price for its preschool series “Octonauts.”
Moonpig, an online personalized greeting card and gift shop, will now include exclusive Tatty Teddy merchandise on its online store.
Retailer Bloomingdale’s has partnered with Agency Rush, an illustration agency and creative service, to launch a new emoji app, “Bloomoticons.”
The Tetris Company has appointed Dentsu as its licensing and advertising agent for its Tetris brand in Japan.
American Girl, a subsidiary of Mattel, has expanded into the construction category with its first line of construction toys for girls.
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