License! Global takes a look at trends in the global toy market that will influence retail sales and how children play in 2016.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, in partnership with Mattel, have entered an exclusive partnership with Target to offer a first-look at the “DC Super Hero Girls” merchandise collection.
Factory Entertainment, a California-based producer of licensed toys and collectibles, has unveiled the first product in its line of Deadpool products, the Deadpool Rocket Ride Premium Motion Statue.
Cartoon Network is supporting the launch of the brand-new "LEGO Nexo Knights" toy line and Merlok 2.0 gaming app.
Toy manufacturer Playmobil will expand its NHL product line as part of the company’s continued partnership with the National Hockey League.
Bare Tree Media has released a new series of Valentine’s Day-themed digital stickers featuring six top brands.
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.
Disney Publishing Worldwide has released the newest addition to its Imagicademy educational initiative–the "Mickey’s Magical Arts World" app.
Jazwares has debuted its 2015 toy portfolio at New York Toy Fair, with a diverse range of products including items for its newest licenses–Peppa Pig and "Terraria."
NECA, in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, has revealed the final lineup of celebrities that will be featured in The Simpsons 25 of the Greatest Guest Stars program.
Praim Group is planning a line of premium, kosher chocolate bars for the Mensch on a Bench brand, targeted to Jewish children and interfaith families in North America.
The non-food licensing program for TapatÍo is heating up, with Firefly Brand Management adding seven new partners for the hot sauce brand.
Sony Pictures Consumer Products and LAFIG Belgium, the official licensor of the Smurfs brand, have renewed Jakks Pacific's as the master toy licensee for the franchise.
Nottingham Forest has tapped Fournier to develop official playing cards for the "Sendokai Champions" TV series.
Upper Deck has signed a long-term renewal with legendary basketball player Michael Jordan for collectibles and memorabilia.
Internet star Grumpy Cat has joined forces with a number of new licensees for a comic book series, a new app and more.
National Geographic has selected British product designer IF as an international giftware licensee to create bookmarks, playing cards and other gifts that showcase the brand's photographic archives.
©2016 ADVANSTAR COMMUNICATIONS INC. All rights reserved.