Comic-Con came again, and with it the total transformation of San Diego, Calif., into a pop culture wonderland.
"Toyze," an app for creating 3D-printed customizable character toys, has signed a licensing agreement with the developers of the popular app pet Pou.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment and its master toy partner Vivid have appointed Headstart International as the local toy distributor in Australia for “Thunderbirds Are Go.”
Mattel is re-launching its line of BeForever historical American Girls dolls with a little help from the Lifetime fashion competition series "Project Runway."
GiGGo Toys has partnered with the city of New York (NYC & Company) to produce licensed ride-on toys featuring iconic brands such as NYPD and FDNY.
Toy company Arklu will run a Holiday Adventure Storywriting competition for children ages 10 and under featuring its Lottie doll brand.
Toy and consumer electronics company Jazwares has hired Dan Sugrue as its new U.K. sales director.
The National Football League, NFL Players Inc. and licensee Bleacher Creatures have unveiled the 2014 NFL player plush collection, which includes more than 50 NFL stars.
Mask-arade has signed a new license with Disney Consumer Products to create a line of facemasks featuring the hit film Frozen.
Plush toy manufacturer Gund has launched its first-ever line of home textiles.
Children’s line Bunnies By the Bay, a division of plush toys and gifts supplier Kids Preferred, has introduced the Pretty Girl fall apparel collection.
LEGO has teamed up with Funcom for the new “LEGO Minifigures Online” game, which is set to debut in the second half of 2014.
Nerd Corps Entertainment has had a flurry of licensing activity in Central and South America for Slugterra.
20th Century Fox Consumer Products and Burger King Worldwide have launched a new kids’ meal program that features interactive The Simpsons toys.
Nelvana Enterprises is presenting an array of classic and new content this year at BLE.
Silvergate Media has made two new additions to the Classic Peter Rabbit licensee roster, with new partners for plush and tableware.
Ubisoft and Square Enix have teamed up to offer their collectibles and gear on each others’ e-commerce sites.
Bandai is planning to re-launch the ‘90s virtual pet toy Tamagotchi as a new multi-platform brand with new devices, lifestyle products and animated content.
Traditional toys will always have a place in the toy aisle, but increasingly digital products and properties are driving trends in children’s play.
Magic Light Pictures has signed a deal with Bajo to craft five new Gruffalo wooden toys as part of the brand’s anniversary celebrations.
Following a 1 percent decline in the U.K. toy sector in 2013, this year will see a turnaround and even moderate growth.
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