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.
Bif Bang Pow! has renewed its agreement with Universal Partnerships & Licensing to develop a new line of toys and collectibles inspired by The Big Lebowski.
MGA Entertainment has launched the new Vi and Va line of fashion dolls that celebrate unique Hispanic cultural traditions at New York Toy Fair.
Crayola has tapped tween girl lifestyle company Fashion Angels to create a line of activity and lifestyle products targeted to tweens.
Comic book publisher Dynamite Entertainment has expanded its merchandising program with a new creative partnership with The Brewing Factory.
Ravensburger is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the "Thomas & Friends" brand with the addition of new puzzles to its existing range.
IDW has teamed up with Temple Street Productions and Paramount Pictures to bring the TV series "Orphan Black" and The Godfather to a range of games.
Dentsu Entertainment USA is continuing to grow its TV brand "Little Battlers eXperience" with a second season and new product partners.
Mattel has teamed with the online community Quirky to reimagine its portfolio of products and drive growth for brands including Barbie, Fisher-Price, and Hot Wheels.
Madame Alexander Doll Company and Kahn Lucas have appointed Jamie Cygielman as general manager of the Madame Alexander Doll and Dollie & Me brands.
Rubik’s Brand, has created a fashion and art-targeted style guide inspired by the Rubik's Cube, that it will debut at Licensing Expo.
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