A year in review and look ahead at the market Down Under. Editorial is provided by License! Global’s Australian content partner, The Bugg Report.
Walls 360 is featuring the work of artist Caleb Gray in a new line of removable wall decals for kids.
Wham-O and Precious Tales are planning a line of pet products inspired by classic Wham-O toy brands such as Frisbee and Hula Hoop.
Perry Ellis International has signed with Parigi Group to develop children’s apparel for its Perry Ellis and Original Penguin brands.
Barnes & Noble is celebrating the 45th anniversary of Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar with a series of hands-on events across the U.S.
Spin Master has filed a civil lawsuit in California to stop the manufacture and sale of Stafly toys, which it claims infringe on its Flutterbye toy.
Dynamite Entertainment has partnered with Ubisoft for a comic book series based on the “Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell” video game franchise.
Oscar de la Renta is planning a limited edition tabletop collection created in collaboration with the New York Botanical Garden.
Marvel and Feld Entertainment have unveiled a prequel comic book to set the stage for the upcoming "Marvel Universe Live!" arena show.
Outfit7, the company behind Talking Tom and Friends, has appointed a raft of new licensing agents to expand its reach globally.
Cupcake Digital and Discovery Communications have unveiled the second kids’ app in their ongoing collaboration, this time featuring Discovery Kids.
343 Industries and Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books imprint have signed a multi-year co-publishing program based on Microsoft Studio’s Halo video game franchise.
The Fred Rogers Company is planning a second season of its animated series “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.”
Spending has leveled off in the beginning of the year due in part to severe winter weather in much of the country.
Discovery Communications is displaying new product for the Discovery Kids, TLC, Animal Planet and Discovery Channel brands at Toy Fair this week.
Paper Punk has unveiled paper-based construction toys inspired by Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and SpongeBob SquarePants.
The Toy Industry Association gave its predictions for the trends that will drive the toy industry this year.
Ubisoft has inked a new deal with Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing to bring the video game character the Rabbids to a full line of books.
Facebook has acquired the cross-platform mobile messaging company WhatsApp for approximately $16 billion.
Stein Mart will open 10 new stores this year, marking the company's largest store expansion since 2007.
Useful Home Products is planning a line of homewares inspired by the ABC cooking show “The Chew.”
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