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.
Disney Consumer Products and Lucasfilm revealed some of the first global licensees signed on for the upcoming film Star Wars: Episode VII–The Force Awakens.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, and the LEGO Group have unveiled their 2015 slate of LEGO video games.
Consumer Product Connection has tapped Bare Tree Media to develop digital goods including stickers and emoticons featuring the virtual pet app "Pou."
The Spielwarenmesse Toy Fair, taking place now in Nuremberg, Germany, has announced the four winners of its annual ToyAward.
Highlights for Children, publisher of the children's magazine Highlights, has tapped Mega Brands, to develop puzzles featuring Highlights' Hidden Pictures illustrations.
Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment International are combining their PlayStationNetwork and Sony Entertainment Network platforms.
Simba Toys has been named as the official toy partner for the modeling competition "Germany's Next Top Model," it was announced today from the Spielwarenmesse Toy Fair.
BurdaIntermedia Merchandising has been appointed as the German licensing agent for the U.K. preschool brand Deer Little Forest.
On Thursday, licensing professionals will host a series of discussions on the connection between licensing and toys at the Spielwarenmesse Toy Fair Germany.
For the first time in the brand’s 56-year history, Barbie is pulling out a cape and mask and transforming into a modern day superhero.
Feld Motor Sports and GameMill Entertainment have released the first-ever Monster Jam mobile game, “Monster Jam As Big As It Gets.”
SEGA’s Sonic the Hedgehog is getting a fresh look this year in a new multi-platform franchise strategy called Sonic Boom.
This year, the classic children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is celebrating its 45th anniversary and JLG has planned a year of events.
Despite frigid temperatures, more than 30,000 people are expected to attend the 111th American International Toy Fair.
Bandai and Sync Beatz Entertainment are planning a new app, “Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. Angel.”
Crayola and General Mills have joined the roster of more than 175 licensees for Activision Publishing Skylanders franchise.
Innovation First has partnered with Bioworld Merchandising for an apparel range featuring its Hexbug robotic toy brand.
Imangi Studios, creators of “Temple Run” game app, have signed two new licensees for toys and a handheld LCD game.
Striker Entertainment has tapped Next Games to create a mobile game based on the AMC’s zombie drama series “The Walking Dead.”
John Gessert, president and CEO of American Plastic Toys has been elected as chairman of the Toy Industry Association’s board of directors.
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