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.
Toys ‘R’ Us unveiled its lineup of exclusive merchandise for Comic-Con, which takes place July 9-12 in San Diego, Calif.
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.
Titan Merchandise will release Cartoon Network Titans: The Cartoon Network Collection this December, featuring characters from “Dexter’s Laboratory,” “Johnny Bravo,” “Adventure Time” and “Uncle Grandpa.”
Genius Brands International has finalized a licensing agreement with License 2 Play for the development of plush toys for the character brand From Frank.
Children's entertainment products company Imports Dragon has secured the worldwide rights to produce a new NHL figures line.
Diamond Select Toys is launching an all-new series of Marvel Minimates exclusively at Walgreen’s stores across the U.S.
Remarkable Brands has announced a licensing partnership between plush brand Gund and Huggy Buddha.
DreamWorks Animation has renewed its global licensing deal with toy partner Spin Master for the next iteration of its How to Train Your Dragon franchise.
Bulldog Licensing has added four more licensees for Moose Toys' collectible brand Shopkins.
Pretty Ugly is collaborating with 3D printing developer MakerBot to create 3D printable Uglydoll collectibles.
Uglydoll and DC Comics are showcasing their cross-over line, featuring Pretty Ugly characters styled as DC Comics superheroes, at Comic-Con this week.
Plush toy manufacturer Gund has launched its first-ever line of home textiles.
Sales of Hallmark's Itty Bittys plush line featuring a range of licensed characters have increased 600 percent from 2013.
Entertainment One Licensing has added a swath of new partners to the Peppa Pig licensing program in France as the brand is poised to launch at retail.
Kids' healthy living brand Bloomers! Edutainment has signed its first major licensee–Joint Merchant for toys.
Girl Scouts of the USA has tapped Wicked Cool Toys to develop a line of role play, craft and activity products inspired by the girls’ leadership organization.
Mind Candy has signed Giochi Preziosi Group as the European toy partner for its new game brand “World of Warriors.”
Sesame Workshop and ToyTalk have signed a two-year research partnership agreement to explore ways to advance literacy learning among preschool-aged children.
Bookseller Barnes & Noble has launched Educational Toys & Games Science Centers at select stores across the U.S. and on its website.
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