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.
MGA Entertainment will reveal details for its new global licensing program for its doll line L.O.L. Surprise! at Licensing Expo, May 23-25.
Both Hasbro and Mattel have revealed their financial results for the first quarter 2017, with Hasbro reporting a 2 percent increase in net revenue and Mattel reporting a 15 percent decrease in net sales.
U.K.-based toy retailer The Entertainer will expand its presence in Cyprus with existing franchise partner Ermes.
The Toy Association, formerly called the Toy Industry Association, has revealed a new mission statement, name and major rebrand.
Marvel and Build-A-Bear Workshop have joined forces to release a new line products inspired by the upcoming film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Studio Bozzetto has tapped a host of new licensees to create a range of “Tip the Mouse”-branded products for the Italian market.
Moose Toys and Koba Entertainment have joined forces to debut the first live theatrical production based on the collectible toy brand Shopkins.
MGA Entertainment has secured nearly 40 new global licensing partners for its scented novelty and collectibles brand Num Noms.
Kids Preferred has unveiled a new line of toys based on Beatrix Potter’s classic tale Peter Rabbit.
Kids Preferred has unveiled its latest back-to-school collection, which features several licensed characters including The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Pete the Cat, among others.
Moose Toys has released its fifth collection of Shopkins toys in the U.S. and Canada.
Australia-based Headstart International and U.S.-based Roxo have partnered with Jakks Pacific for distribution agreements for both company’s respective products.
Nickelodeon has partnered with Toys “R” Us Europe to bring a series of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-themed products, activations and digital experiences to Europe.
The Henry Ford, a cultural destination in Dearborn, Mich., will begin licensing its television series “The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation.”
NBCUniversal Consumer Products has appointed Mattel as the global master toy licensee for its Fast & Furious franchise.
Toy and consumer electronics company Jazwares has acquired First Act, a musical products business.
Crayola and Kidrobot have joined forces to release a DIY capsule based on Kidrobot’s Munnyworld DIY platforms.
U.K.-based publisher Egmont Publishing will feature the craft brand Crayola in its latest issue of Showcase magazine.
Disney Consumer Products and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have tapped 2 Blue Ducks to create and distribute Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse plush figures donning RCMP uniforms.
PlayMonster, formerly Patch Products, has acquired Automoblox, marking its third acquisition in less than two years.
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