Comic-Con came again, and with it the total transformation of San Diego, Calif., into a pop culture wonderland.
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.
PNY Technologies has partnered with the LEGO Group for a range of LEGO-branded USB flash drives.
Already available on XBox One and PC, the video game "Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare" arrives on Playstation4 this month, with a toy line following in September.
Toys 'R' Us has released its 20th edition of the Toys 'R' Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids.
Activision and Penguin Young Readers Group are continuing their partnership with the addition of two new books.
Feld Entertainment has expanded its Monster Jam licensing program with the signing of five new toy partners.
With theatrical planned and a new animated series primed for delivery, Mind Candy, creators of the Moshi Monster phenomenon, discusses what the future holds as it turn five years old.
Silvergate Media has renewed its partnership with Fisher-Price, which will continue as master toy partner for the Octonauts.
The professional wrestling league WWE has signed a trio of new deals for toys and novelty items in North America.
Toys ‘R’ Us has appointed Wolfgang Link as president of Toys ‘R’ Us Europe and Jacobo Caller as managing director of Toys ‘R’ Us Iberia.
Random House Children’s Books has released a series of new titles from Nickelodeon, Mattel and Sesame Workshop.
Carte Blanche Group has partnered with two distributors in South Africa to develop and grow the Me to You, Tatty Teddy & My Blue Nose Friends and Tiny Tatty Teddy brands.
Discovery Communications has signed two new partners to create augmented reality and role play toys for its Discovery Kids brand.
U.K. Toy Fair took place in London last week, with top toymakers from around world presenting a new offerings and brands.
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