Traditional toys will always have a place in the toy aisle, but increasingly digital products and properties are driving trends in children’s play.
Ceaco is expanding the distribution of its puzzles based on artist Thomas Kinkade’s My Disney Dreams Collection.
Hasbro has acquired a majority stake in the mobile gaming company Backflip Studios.
Showtime and CBS Consumer Products are introducing a large array of new merchandise in celebration of the final season of “Dexter.”
Peanuts Worldwide has partnered with Schleich for a range of figurines featuring the iconic Peanuts characters.
Lisle International has negotiated a new deal with the U.K. retailer Forbidden Planet for a line of Temple Run products.
Pedigree Books is adding Sonic the Hedgehog to its lineup of 2013 gaming and new media annuals, in a new partnership with SEGA Europe.
TVMania U.K. has signed an agreement with the LEGO Group to create an apparel range for The LEGO Movie.
Enjoy, the Spanish agent for Zeptolab’s game app “Cut The Rope,” has added new licensees for the property in Spain and Portugal.
Hasbro and DeNA have launched an app version of their action card-battle game G.I. Joe: Battleground.
Nickelodeon U.K. is taking the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' fighting vehicle, the Shellraiser, on the road to 10 ASDA stores this month.
Weta Workshop launched the first in its line of collectibles for the upcoming film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug this week.
Funko and Underground Toys have announced an exclusive partnership to bring Funko products and brands to Europe.
Paws, Inc.’s Garfield is the latest character to join Digital Giving’s new app, “T-Shirt Booth.”
Wizards of the Coast and game developer DeNA have launched the first-ever Dungeons & Dragons mobile game, “Arena of War.”
The Toy Retailers Association has unveiled its annual list of the top 50 U.K. “Dream Toys” for the holiday season.
Atlantyca Entertainment’s licensing partner BRB Internacional has inked a new deal with Librodivo for a line of Geronimo Stilton board games.
The eighth edition of the Experience Hendrix Tour is set to launch March 2014, sponsored by Realta Entertainment’s “BandFuse: Rock Legends” video game.
Perfetti Van Melle’s lollipop brand Chupa Chups is expanding into digital gaming with help from 4 Dots Media.
Nurture Rights has engaged The Little Big Partnership to create digital offerings for its new preschool brand, Dinosaur Roar!.
Halfbrick Studios is planning to bring its hit app “Fruit Ninja” to TV screens with help from The People’s Republic of Animation and Cake.
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