Traditional toys will always have a place in the toy aisle, but increasingly digital products and properties are driving trends in children’s play.
Electronic Arts and Hasbro have launched two new Monopoly-branded casino game apps.
Toys ‘R’ Us has appointed Wolfgang Link as president of Toys ‘R’ Us Europe and Jacobo Caller as managing director of Toys ‘R’ Us Iberia.
Atlantyca Entertainment’s licensing partner BRB Internacional has inked a new deal with Librodivo for a line of Geronimo Stilton board games.
The Toy Industry Association will induct five new members into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame next February.
Nurture Rights has appointed Paul Lamond Games as the U.K. licensee for Dinosaur Roar! puzzles and games.
Toys ‘R’ Us U.S. has launched redesigned versions of its Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com e-commerce sites.
Playing card company Cartamundi U.K. has made two new additions to its sales and marketing team.
Stuller and World Trade Jewelers have extended their brand collaboration agreement to include Scrabble-brand jewelry.
Toys ‘R’ Us has debuted a revamped YouTube channel designed to be the go-to destination for programming for all things toys.
Santoro has added two new licensees to the roster for its art brand Gorjuss in Europe, and unveiled new products from existing licensees in the region.
U.K. toy store The Entertainer opened its first international location in Dubai last week.
Giromax has released a new line of trading cards in the U.K. featuring Moose Toys’ collectible toy property Trash Pack.
Zodiak Kids has tapped Wonder Forge for Tickety Toc games, in a deal brokered by Established Brands.
Magic Light Pictures has signed a direct-to-retail deal with Sainsbury’s for The Gruffalo brand, in a partnership brokered by TLC.
LEGO has teamed up with Funcom for the new “LEGO Minifigures Online” game, which is set to debut in the second half of 2014.
C3 Entertainment is expanding the presence of The Three Stooges in Panini America's trading card sets.
Spin Master Games and Warner Bros. Consumer Products have teamed up to create Stratego-The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug game based on The Hobbit movie trilogy.
Pressman Toy is getting ready for The Smurfs 2 with a line of preschool games and puzzles.
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