More than 76,000 professionals from 112 countries traveled to Nuremberg, Germany, for the largest ever Spielwarenmesse toy fair last week. This year’s show saw a 5 percent increase in attendance from 2013.
Among the highlights of the show were the new TrendGallery and an expanded Baby and Infant section. License! Global hosted a seminar at the event to discuss new trends in entertainment licensing that featured executives from Activision, Lima Sky (creators of “Doodle Jump”) and Beanstalk’s new digital licensing division Tinderbox.
Top licensing news to come out of the show this year included: