License! Global takes a look at trends in the global toy market that will influence retail sales and how children play in 2016.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and Lucasfilm will release “LEGO: Star Wars: The Force Awakens” this summer as the newest addition to the LEGO video game franchise.
WWE and 2K have extended their video game partnership that grants 2K the worldwide rights to develop and publish WWE video games across all major platforms and distribution channels.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, the LEGO Group and Marvel Entertainment have joined forces to launch the new video game “LEGO Marvel’s Avengers.”
Activision Publishing and PlatinumGames have partnered to create the new third-person video game “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan.”
Vandor has released a collection of 102 new products that feature seven new licenses in the TV, movie and retro gaming categories as well as seven new product formats.
Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment will release five expansion packs for the video game “LEGO Dimensions” based on Ghostbusters, DC Comics, “Doctor Who,” Back to the Future and "LEGO Ninjago."
In celebration of Pokémon’s 20th anniversary, the Pokémon Company International will is telling fans to “Train On” with new products and events throughout the year.
Activision kicked off 2016 with the introduction of a new character–the Birthday Bash Big Bubble Pop Fizz.
Lionsgate has partnered with Animoca Brands and Splash Entertainment to produce two mobile games for its upcoming film Norm of the North.
Bandai Namco has partnered with Spreadshirt to produce a wide range of merchandise featuring its top entertainment franchises including Pac-Man, Tekken, Galaga and Tales of.
Classic gaming company Atari has launched its new wellness app, "Atari Fit," for iOS and Android devices.
Accessories licensee RockLove continues to grow its slate of entertainment brands with new additions including the TV series "Outlander" and Warner Bros.' The Hobbit.
Jazwares has expanded its partnership with the hit video game “Terraria” to now represent the brand's licensed product portfolio and animation rights worldwide.
Ubisoft is featuring "Assassin's Creed" and "Tom Clancy's The Division" at Comic-Con International in San Diego, Calif., this week.
The latest iteration in Activision's pioneering toys-to-life game franchise, "Skylanders," will feature online multi-player functionality for the first time ever.
A mobile version of the new game "Skylanders SuperChargers" (launching on all major consoles Sept. 20) will be available for iOS devices in North America Oct. 25.
Power A has developed a new line of Disney accessories for video game consoles and mobile devices.
The Pokémon Company International and McDonald’s USA have unveiled plans for the latest Happy Meal promotion.
Toys 'R' Us executives outlined initiatives that are being implemented to improve operational performance and drive profitable growth at a meeting Tuesday.
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