As he celebrates 30 years with Toys ‘R’ Us, this merchandising executive is still looking for the next hot product and newest trends that will keep the specialty retailer at the top of its game.
Mattel has partnered with ToyTalk to bring "Thomas & Friends" to life in a new app that uses speech recognition to enable conversations with characters.
Rovio has launched "Angry Birds 2," the first sequel to the most downloaded mobile game series of all time.
Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media has released the new app “Cars Daredevil Garage,” which lets fans scan Mattel diecast cars.
Children's app creator Cupcake Digital has introduced the subscription content service "NetKids Digital Entertainment Network."
Outfit7, the company behind the "Talking Tom and Friends" franchise, has launched the new game app "Mars Pop," the first product for its new brand NeoMars.
D3 Go! and Cartoon Network have launched the new free-to-play app "Adventure Time Puzzle Quest" worldwide.
Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe has released "Pac-Man Bounce," a new puzzle adventure game for smartphone and tablet devices.
The mobile game “Crossy Road” has launched a merchandise online store, carrying the official licensed merchandise for the brand.
Showtime, CBS Consumer Products and actor Michael C. Hall, who played Dexter in the eponymous cable series, is on the hunt again, this time with game players along for the ride.
Disney is launching a new family app, “Disney Shout!,” a game that has players hold up their phones and guess the Disney character, famous scene or match pictures.
For the first time, Activision will bring the full console experience of its kids' game and action figure line, Skylanders, to tablets.
StoryToys has released 3D pop-up activity app based on the Poppy Cat franchise and developed in collaboration with Coolabi and The Kindly Ones Productions.
Microsoft has acquired Stockholm-based game developer Mojang and its iconic “Minecraft” franchise for $2.5 billion.
Mind Candy has signed Topps as one of the first partners for its new game brand “World of Warriors.”
Nelvana Enterprises has tapped Cupcake Digital to create a series of apps based on its preschool series “Max & Ruby,” which airs on Nick Jr.
Cupcake Digital has acquired fellow app developer Little Bit Studio, creators of the “Bugs and Buttons” app series.
Kabam has extended its collaboration with Marvel Entertainment to create a second free-to-play mobile game based on Super Heroes of the Marvel Universe.
Rovio Entertainment has partnered with Baltika Breweries to expand its line of Angry Birds-branded soft drinks to Russia.
DC Thomson’s comic book The Beano has launched its first fully interactive story app "Dennis & Gnasher Adventures."
Sesame Workshop has teamed with Put Me In The Story to launch the new customizable Sesame Street app and digital storybook "What Makes You Giggle."
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