With digital devices now a daily presence in kids’ lives and new innovations like 3D printing entering the mainstream, technology is driving the toy category.
The Boy Scouts of America has added several new licensees, both for consumer products and scouting-specific gear.
Pokémon is following up on the release of “Pokémon Omega Ruby” and “Pokémon Alpha Sapphire” with a European product roll out in 2015.
Discovery Consumer Products has partnered with Cartamundi for a new range of card games based on the Animal Planet TV series “Too Cute.”
Rovio Entertainment has partnered with Baltika Breweries to expand its line of Angry Birds-branded soft drinks to Russia.
Bandai has launched the new toy line for the Australian koala character Smiling Bear at Discover Australia stores in airports across Australia.
Sy Berger, known as the "father of the modern-day baseball trading card," died on Sunday at his home in Rockville Centre, N.Y., at the age of 91.
Sesame Workshop has signed a deal with Jumbo Games to produce children’s puzzles and games for its new preschool series “The Furchester Hotel.”
Licensing agency TPA has been appointed to represent app property Pou for licensing in the U.K.
Hasbro has elected the current vice chairman of Lionsgate, Michael Burns, as an independent director to its board of directors.
Off the back of the expansion of its various property product lines, Imports Dragon has added five new members to its Toronto-based sales team.
Owain Walbyoff, former commercial director of Endemol Games, has been promoted to managing director.
Egmont has unveiled details of its 2014 book program for the online game from Mojang, Minecraft.
Dynamite Entertainment is planning a new original comic book series featuring Lima Sky’s game app, “Doodle Jump.”
Hasbro has announced the top five "house rules" from fans that will be featured in future Monopoly games.
Nickelodeon has tapped Jakks Pacific for a line of specialty figures and toys in the U.S. based on "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”
Bandai Namco Games Europe is planning a new video game for Nintendo 3DS based on Viz Media’s anime property, Tenkai Knights.
The World of Eric Carle has released a new app, “Eric Carle’s On the Farm,” thanks to a deal brokered by licensing agency The Joester Loria Group.
Giromax has launched a new collection of Shaun the Sheep stickers in the U.K., under license from Aardman Animations.
Nickelodeon and Lima Sky have launched a co-branded version of the game app “Doodle Jump” featuring SpongeBob SquarePants.
Konami Gaming has partnered with Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast to develop two Dungeons & Dragons-themed slot machines.
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