License! Global takes a look at trends in the global toy market that will influence retail sales and how children play in 2016.
Nickelodeon has partnered with multiple licensees for products based on its series “Shimmer and Shine” across multiple categories.
SmileyWorld has unveiled new products from its various licensees around the world including Nici, Noris Spiele, Creativamente, Trends International, Commonwealth and Just Funky.
Clementoni is launching a range of interactive games and puzzles based on the preschool series “Masha and the Bear.”
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.
Dirk Engehausen has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of toy manufacturer the Schleich Group.
Sakar International has signed on to create a line of youth electronics for the Peanuts brand and renewed its licensing partnership with Nickelodeon.
Mega Brands, a member of the Mattel family, has announced a host of new partnerships for its Mega Bloks construction portfolio.
Spin Master will anchor the licensing program for Cartoon Network's global re-launch of "The Powerpuff Girls" in 2016 as the brand's new master toy partner.
American Girl, a division of Mattel, has partnered with Fashion Angels to create a range of tween girl arts and crafts products featuring the doll brand.
Ravensburger has unveiled an expansive new collection of licensed puzzles featuring a cast of Disney Junior, Disney and Disney/Pixar characters.
SEGA of America has expanded the new Sonic Boom brand program with the addition of new merchandising partners for toys, comics, apparel and novelty items.
PlayStation has appointed High IntenCity to create a line of jewelry, hair and novelty accessories for tweens and young adults based on its video games.
Consumer Product Connection has appointed Home Made Licensing to serve as the French licensing agent for the virtual pet app "Pou."
Disney Junior has optioned the New York Times-bestselling kids' book series Fancy Nancy for a TV movie and series.
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