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.
Gift and toy maker Douglas Company has unveiled a new plush collection in honor of the 75th anniversary of classic canine character Lassie.
Sakar International has signed on to create a line of youth electronics for the Peanuts brand and renewed its licensing partnership with Nickelodeon.
Bleacher Creatures has brought several new plush collections to New York Toy Fair, featuring everything from Major League Baseball players to DC Comics to the Pope.
Flux Animation Studio has tapped Brandberry to develop its Furmaids property, which features magical animals that transform into animal/mermaid hybrids when they enter the water.
Planeta Junior and the Spanish toy brand Famosa have partnered to co-produce an animated series based on the Mutant Busters action figure line that launched in 2013.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment is expanding the Gerry Anderson product program as one of the producer's biggest TV shows, "Thunderbirds," celebrates its 50th anniversary.
McDonald's is promoting Zodiak Kids’ children’s series “LoliRock” in France this month with a new Happy Meal offering.
Turner Broadcasting System’s Cartoon Network and Boomerang will air more than 800 minutes of new Mattel television content in Latin America.
RMS International has picked up Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants brand for a range of toys and craft items in the U.K. and Ireland.
Mattel's American Girl brand of contemporary 18-inch dolls, accessories, girls' clothing and play-based content has been rebranded as Truly Me.
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