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.
Lionsgate and Hasbro are partnering to bring the iconic board game Monopoly to the big screen.
Parragon, publishers of illustrated non-fiction books and creator of toys, games and gifts, announced that Claire Payne is joining its sales team as senior director of mass market sales.
Disney Consumer Products released its gift guide featuring a cross section of new and exclusive products that will hit retail shelves this holiday season.
Genius Brands International continues to grow the Baby Genius retail program throughout North America with a roster of new licensees.
FremantleMedia is teaming up with Blueprint Gaming to develop a range of online games for the heritage U.K. TV show "Rainbow."
Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Media Group are expanding the licensing program for the animated TV series “Wild Kratts.”
Hasbro has appointed Michelle Micone as vice president of licensing for North America in its global licensing and publishing team.
This veteran toy executive, who founded MGA Entertainment in 1979 and built it into the largest private toy company in the world, discusses new strategies, new brands and, of course, licensing.
Hasbro has forged more than 20 new partnerships that push the parameters of hip new licensed products and the perception of its brands in the marketplace.
The Pokémon Company International partnered with KidZania to include a Pokémon Animation Studio in the London edutainment experience, which introduces children to the working world.
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products has built a multi-category global licensing program for the final season of “Sons Of Anarchy,” which begins Sept 9.
Mind Candy has signed Giochi Preziosi Group as the European toy partner for its new game brand “World of Warriors.”
Fisher-Price has hired veteran toy executive Vinnie D’Alleva as senior vice president of Fisher-Price Friends.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products has teamed with its licensing partners to support the third and final film in The Hobbit trilogy.
USAopoloy will create a co-branded version of its family board game Yahtzee with the film The Terminator, in a deal brokered by Creative Licensing Corporation.
Hasbro has teamed up with social news company BuzzFeed to let fans choose which world cities will be featured as property spaces in the new Monopoly Here & Now games.
Netmarble Games Corp. will launch the new mobile role-playing game "Marvel Future Fight" worldwide for iOS and Android devices Thursday.
Cartoon Network has launched LEGO Game Creator, an online application that allows kids to build their own games or play games created by other players.
Toys ‘R’ Us has appointed Michael Melzer as managing director of Toys ‘R’ Us Central Europe.
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