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 has a new brand campaign in partnership with The Escape Pod and “Action Movie Kid” creator Daniel Hashimoto called “C’mon, Let’s Play.”
Cartoon Network Enterprises will take its upcoming show launches like “The Powerpuff Girls” to international levels in 2015.
Bookseller Barnes & Noble has launched Educational Toys & Games Science Centers at select stores across the U.S. and on its website.
Discovery Consumer Products has added two new licensees for Animal Planet- and Shark Week-branded toys, puzzles and craft sets.
The Toy Industry Association is gearing up for the 112th annual North American International Toy Fair, set to take place at the Javits Center in New York City Feb. 14-17.
Crayola has teamed up with Madame Alexander Doll Company to create a line of co-branded dolls.
The Joester Loria Group has tapped Buffalo Games to develop games based on the the National Geographic Channel series “Brain Games.”
Propel Equity Partners has acquired the active play toy line Buzz Bee Toys, which it will fold into its Alex Brands family of toy companies.
Tudor Games, makers of the classic Electric Football game, announced a licensing agreement with the NFL to market a new collection of Electric Football games.
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