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.
FremantleMedia U.K. has secured a series of licenses across several categories for the TV series Qi, All Star Family Fortunes and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
Victory Tailgate has signed a new deal with restaurant chain Waffle House for branded cornhole boards and bags.
Hudson’s Bay Company has appointed former Toys 'R' Us chairman and CEO and retail veteran Gerald Storch as chief executive officer, effective Jan. 6.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products has teamed with its licensing partners to support the third and final film in The Hobbit trilogy.
Discovery Consumer Products has partnered with Cartamundi for a new range of card games based on the Animal Planet TV series “Too Cute.”
Sesame Workshop has signed a deal with Jumbo Games to produce children’s puzzles and games for its new preschool series “The Furchester Hotel.”
Mind Candy, makers of the Moshi Monsters, has launched its new mobile game "World of Warriors" on Android and signed on a number of new product partners.
Merriam-Webster and Publications International have teamed to develop a line of large-print puzzle books under the dictionary brand.
Victory Tailgate has released branded cornhole games for the restaurant chain Johnny Rockets.
Discovery Consumer Products has added two new licensees for Animal Planet- and Shark Week-branded toys, puzzles and craft sets.
License! Global has the first look at the new toys and games that are on showcase at New York City’s annual American International Toy Fair.
IDW Games and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products are planning a new big-box board game based on the first three seasons of the ’90s TV drama “The X-Files.”
Kids action brand Surf Sharks has partnered with VenDynamics for educational collector cards and stickers featuring the publishing brand.
Cartoon Network and the CN show “Looney Labs” are now part of the Fluxx card game roster.
Cartamundi will launch a two-in-one game inspired by Disney’s hit animated film Frozen later this month.
Tubby Brands, creator of the board game Convoy: The Card Strategy Game, has launched a crowd-funding campaign on the U.K. for the North West Ambulance Charity.
Metrostar, licensing agent for Macmillan Children’s publishing brand Dear Zoo, has signed a raft of new licensing deals in support of the pop-up book.
Since the 1990s, The LEGO Group has also focused on building its licensed toy categories brick by brick.
Aardman Rights has added three new partners to the licensing program for the Shaun the Sheep brand.
Skechers USA has tapped Jakks Pacific to develop a line of toys and products inspired by the Skechers and Twinkle Toes brands.
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