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.
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.
Toys ‘R’ Us has named David A. Brandon to succeed Antonio Urcelay as the company's chairman and chief executive officer, effective July 1.
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.
Game and puzzle company and licensee The Ravensburger Group has acquired the Swedish toy company Brio, best known is wooden train sets.
The Spielwarenmesse Toy Fair in Nuremberg, Germany, closed out its 2015 show with a 58 percent increase in the number of international buyers.
Nottingham Forest has tapped Fournier to develop official playing cards for the "Sendokai Champions" TV series.
Genius Brands International has appointed Wicked Cool Toys as the master toy partner for its original animated series on PBS, “Thomas Edison's Secret Lab.”
Game makers USAopoly, under license from Hasbro, and Nickelodeon will release two Monopoly Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles board games this fall.
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