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.
Dirk Engehausen has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of toy manufacturer the Schleich Group.
MGA Entertainment has partnered with Build-A-Bear Workshop to offer a range of customizable Lalaloopsy dolls in honor of the brand's fifth anniversary.
Kid Made Modern has tapped JLKBrand as the exclusive licensing agent for its children’s do-it-yourself brand.
Jakks Pacific has secured the master toy rights for Legendary's film treatment of the video game franchise Warcraft, hitting theaters March 11, 2016.
Crayola has teamed with Bloomingdale’s for the new I Am Color campaign that includes fashion collaborations, window displays and in-store events.
Suncrest Trading has signed on to create a toy line for the Carte Blanche Group's Tiny Tatty Teddy brand.
Disney Junior has optioned the New York Times-bestselling kids' book series Fancy Nancy for a TV movie and series.
Disney Consumer Products and Marvel have unveiled a broad merchandise program, now arriving at retailers in the U.S., for the upcoming film Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Disney has revealed details of the newest iteration of its gaming platform, Disney Infinity 3.0, including plans for new Star Wars set and the addition of Tron characters.
Two new partners have joined the licensing program for Moose Toys collectible brand Shopkins, represented for licensing by Bulldog Licensing.
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