License! Global takes a look at trends in the global toy market that will influence retail sales and how children play in 2016.
Paper Punk has teamed with Hasbro's My Little Pony to release six new Paper Punk kits featuring characters from the franchise.
Amazon has signed a multi-year, multi-million dollar production deal with American Girl to produce four live-action specials based on the Mattel doll brand.
Techno Source, a division of LF Products, has officially changed its name to Toy Island.
The Disney Store will release a new Star Wars Tsum Tsum collection worldwide on Feb. 16.
Moose Toys has appointed Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana as the master licensing agent for its Shopkins brand across the EMEA region (excluding the U.K. and Ireland).
Toy State has secured a licensing partnership with Nickelodeon to design, develop and manufacture toy vehicles featuring the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" brand.
Wicked Cool Toys has partnered with Alchemy II to re-launch the Teddy Ruxpin brand globally in fall 2017.
LEGO and Nickelodeon will debut a new event, Play Fair, featuring play experiences and live performances from top brands, this year at New York Toy Fair, Feb. 13-14.
Kids are devoting roughly the same amount of time to both traditional and technology-based toys and activities, according to the NPD Group’s Kids Share of Time and Wallet report.
CJ Products, creators of Pillow Pets, has entered a licensing agreement with Discovery Consumer Products to create a "Shark Week"-branded Pillow Pet.
Crayola has teamed up with Madame Alexander Doll Company to create a line of co-branded dolls.
SCS Direct has laid a new line of Animal Planet-branded Hatch 'Ems eggs that feature animals that grow out of their shell when placed in water.
Etch A Sketch has returned to where it all began, New York Toy Fair, where the iconic toy first debuted 55 years ago.
The classic Colorforms toy brand, which was re-launched in 2014 by Out of the Blue Enterprises, has added a number of Disney properties to its roster.
Disney XD has picked up the LEGO Group's "Star Wars: Droid Tales" TV series, a re-telling of the Star Wars saga through the eyes of characters C-3P0 and R2-D2.
Branding agency The Wildflower Group continues to expand the licensing program for the Girl Scouts of the USA with three new licensing deals.
Mattel has permanently appointed interim CEO Christopher A. Sinclair as chief executive officer, as the toy company aims to turnaround declining sales.
Moose Toys has teamed with Maps Toys to bring its Shopkins brand to Radz game and confectionary brand.
Toys 'R' Us is the first retailer to feature the new Fisher-Price toy line based on the Nickelodeon preschool series "Blaze and the Monster Machines."
Disney Consumer Products has launched the new product line for the upcoming Disney/Pixar movie Inside Out, arriving in theaters June 19.
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