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.
Hasbro's board of directors has appointed current company president and chief executive officer, Brian Goldner, as chairman of the board.
LEGO Systems, the North American division of the LEGO Group, is celebrating its 10th consecutive year of U.S. sales growth at New York Toy Fair this weekend.
Factory Entertainment has picked up the license for Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin this week at New York Toy Fair.
Corus Entertainment's Nelvana has partnered with Cepia, the toy company behind the robotic hamster toy brand ZhuZhu Pets, to re-launch the property.
Jelly Jam Entertainment has partnered with Kids Preferred for the new Moodsters line of toys and books designed to teach young children about feelings.
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and the LEGO Group are planning a new Simpsons construction set, this time featuring the show's iconic Kwik-E-Mart.
PlayDate Digital will launch a new My Little Pony digital storybook Thursday, two days before the season five premiere of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
Licensing agency Brandberry has launched the new social expressions brand Beary Sweet with an innovative promotional campaign.
Zalemark is bringing the Crayola brand from children to adults with a new fine jewelry collection inspired by the iconic crayons.
Hong Kong-based toy company Boti Global has acquired the global license to manufacture toys for the preschool property "Miffy."
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