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.
Santoro continues to build the roster for its Mirabelle, Willow and Kori Kumi brands with a slate of new licensees and products.
Santoro has appointed Jeux Ravensburger as a new licensee for its Mirabelle collection in France.
The Tetris Company and Scientific Games Corp. are developing the “Tetris” game for branded slot machines.
Hasbro has signed multiple new licensing deals for several of its game brands, and is introducing a new Internet brand to physical games.
IDW Games is planning a new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" board game that will feature story content from the ongoing IDW comic.
USAopoly, under license from Hasbro and in partnership with HBO Global Licensing, is planning a new twist on the strategy conquest game Risk–a "Game of Thrones" edition.
Cartamundi is planning a new range of Star Wars card packs and gifting items.
DC Thomson has made a new addition to its partnership with Gibsons–The Beano Past and Present 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle, now available on Amazon.
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.
Toys “R” Us appointed Chetan Bhandari as senior vice president, corporate finance and treasurer.
Mind Candy has signed Topps as one of the first partners for its new game brand “World of Warriors.”
Babies ‘R’ Us will help parents celebrate their little ones’ very first holiday season with a special series of “Baby’s First Christmas” in-store events.
Merriam-Webster and Publications International have teamed to develop a line of large-print puzzle books under the dictionary brand.
The winners of the U.K. Toy Fair Best New Toy Awards were announced Tuesday by the British Toy & Hobby Association.
LEGO Systems, the North American division of the LEGO Group, is celebrating its 10th consecutive year of U.S. sales growth at New York Toy Fair this weekend.
National Geographic has selected British product designer IF as an international giftware licensee to create bookmarks, playing cards and other gifts that showcase the brand's photographic archives.
Disney Consumer Products has launched the new product line for the upcoming Disney/Pixar movie Inside Out, arriving in theaters June 19.
USAopoly has released its latest Monopoly crossover edition based on the TV series “The Big Bang Theory.”
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