This year's toy fair season will culminate in New York City with a remarkable lineup of blockbuster toys from the world's largest licensors and licensees.
The Pokémon Company International will celebrate Pokémon Day, which commemorates the launch of the first Pokémon games, with a raft of merchandise, in-game activations and more.
Penguin Ventures has entered a number of licensing agreements to further extend the Peter Rabbit brand, among others.
VIZ Media Europe has revealed its plans to release new products and content this year for the animated television series “Yo-Kai Watch.”
Rubik’s has teamed up with Fantasma Magic to create a range of themed magic sets.
The Smiley Company has partnered with Terrier Worldwide to create Egg-Moji, an interchangeable figurine with collectible accessories for customization.
Kidrobot has partnered with watch collector turned artist Dan Tanenbaum for a new Dunny range, titled Watch Parts Custom Dunny Series.
American Girl and Taylor Guitars have teamed up for a life-size Taylor GS Mini acoustic guitar that matches the doll-sized version of American Girl’s singer-songwriter character Tenney Grant.
Toy and apparel company Super7 has teamed up with Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the studio behind “Robot Chicken,” to create a new animated television series based on Super7’s toy line The Worst.
The Entertainer, a multi-channel high street toy retailer in the U.K., has revealed that it will open two new stores in Truro, Cornwall, and Northampton, Bedfordshire.
The 17th Annual Toy of the Year Awards, hosted by the Toy Industry Association, honored the best toys and games of the year, including License of the Year–Spin Master’s “Paw Patrol.”
Saban Brands’ “Popples,” a Netflix original series for kids, has partnered with master toy licensee Spin Master for a new line of plush toys.
HBO has tapped licensee Factory Entertainment for two new collectible items inspired by “Game of Thrones.”
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has partnered with LEGO to release LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes–Justice League: Gotham City Breakout on Blu-Ray and DVD that also includes an exclusive Nightwing figurine.
The National Football League and the National Football League Players Association have signed a long-term agreement with Topps to publish digital trading cards in the “Topps NFL Huddle” app.
Rovio has secured multiple North American licensees across a range of categories to support its upcoming film, The Angry Birds Movie, in theaters May 20.
Toys “R” Us has appointed Lance Wills to the role of executive vice president, global chief technology officer.
Coastal Limited has secured a number of new deals for several of its Southern California clients.
American Greetings and master toy partner Just Play have joined forces to re-launch a new series and consumer products program based on the 1980’s brand, Madballs.
Sony Pictures Consumer Products has tapped Playmobil to create a line of play sets for its Ghostbusters property.
Bulldog Licensing has secured four new licensees in the U.K. for the animated series, “Yo-Kai Watch.”
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