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.
Sanrio and kids’ app company Budge Studios have released the new game app "Hello Kitty Nail Salon."
Factory Entertainment has signed an agreement with Sony Pictures Television to produce a wide range of novelty items and collectibles for the Starz series "Outlander."
Jakks Pacific has arrived at New York Toy Fair with a whole host of new licensed offerings for brands including Disney, Skechers, Nintendo, Marvel and more.
As the spring debut of the new "Thunderbirds Are Go" TV series nears, ITV Studios Global Entertainment is continuing to accelerate its licensing plans for the new show.
Titan Merchandise has unveiled "Sherlock" Titans: The Baker Street Collection, a line of vinyl figures inspired by the BBC One series.
Planeta Junior and the Spanish toy brand Famosa have partnered to co-produce an animated series based on the Mutant Busters action figure line that launched in 2013.
Disney XD has picked up the LEGO Group's "Star Wars: Droid Tales" TV series, a re-telling of the Star Wars saga through the eyes of characters C-3P0 and R2-D2.
Rovio Entertainment has partnered with U.K. game developer Outplay Entertainment to launch a new crossover mobile game, "Angry Birds Stella Pop!"
"LingoZING!," an app that uses digital comics to teach foreign languages, has signed a deal with IMPS to feature The Smurfs brand when it launches later this year.
Atari, in partnership with game developer Salty Games, has launched a re-imagined version of its classic game, "Asteroids."
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