Innovation First, creator of Hexbug, will launch the Tony Hawk Circuit Boards brand and product line, due to hit shelves across Europe and North America, this fall. The new line of motorized remote control skateboards and ramp sets revolutionizes the traditional sport of fingerboarding.
Kids can choose between two ways to play: traditional fingerboard style or using the power axle to take off with a remote control. The initial product assortment will include a 24 Birdhouse and Tony Hawk authentic decks to customize and collect, along with a variety of ramp sets and skateparks.
Ford Motor Co. will collaborate with Burton Morris Studios on a series of original Mustang pony sculptures to celebrate their new global move.
Pop artist Burton Morris is best known for his depictions of various modern icons. His work on the program will include hand-painted depictions of 10 chosen country flags on the sculptures: the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UAE, and the UK in his signature style.
The collection will also include limited-edition, paper, aluminum prints, and posters, available online globally at mustangunites.com.
Mustang will be available globally for the first time in its 50-year history, with the addition of a right-hand-drive model.
Energizer Personal Care has partnered with Morgan Home Fashions to produce Hawaiian Tropic- and Banana Boat- branded beach accessories. Morgan Home’s Hawaiian Tropic line will feature inspired beach towels, beach mats, totes, and swim sacs. The Banana Boat line will include a line of beach towels and beach mats, as well as juvenile line of swim sacs, beach back packs, and roll-up beach mats.
Loudmouth has signed a deal with Jay Franco and Sons Inc. for bedding and bath products. The partnership will allow Jay Franco to develop and sell a collection of home goods including reversible comforters, sheets, throws, bath and hand towels, shower curtains, bath accessories, and decorative pillows in Loudmouth’s patterns and argyle prints. The initial collection is designed to appeal to adults, youth, back-to-school, college, and dorm markets.
The Loudmouth bedding and bath collection will be showcased at the New York Home Fashion Market from Sept. 15-18 in the Jay Franco Showroom. Loudmouth bedding and bath collection will be available to consumers in Fall 2015.
Soho Square Studios has launched its new TV production company, Soho Square Productions. The new company will tailor their programming toward kids’ and family entertainment.
Soho Square Productions’ first preschool CGI-animation will be targeted toward kids aged 4 to 7. Tim Harper will direct the company’s first 52 x 11-minute series, which will be available for broadcasters to view at MIPCOM.
As well as kids’ animation, Soho Square Productions will cover a cross-section of genres, skews, and production styles, including live action, with plans to expand into documentaries and drama.
DC Thomson Consumer Products has entered into a partnership with Food and Drink Hub Scotland (FDHS) for sales and distribution of Maw Broon’s Kitchen products.
The partnership will create a new business, Maw Broon’s Retail Management Ltd, to expand the Maw Broon’s Kitchen franchise into new markets, demographics, and product lines.
Inspired by the matriarch of Scotland’s classic weekly comic strip from The Sunday Post, Maw Broon’s Kitchen is an established fictional celebrity chef with a best-selling cookbook series and line of home goods products.
Food and Drink Hub Scotland will introduce a line of cakes, bakery, confectionery, and gifting items into grocery stores, garden centers, delis, and farm shops in the UK.
Bazooka Candy Brands has announced the winning flavor of its national Choose the Next Big Flavor competition. Cherry Limeade beat out Strawberry Banana and Grape for a limited-time run. Cherry Limeade Ring Pops will be available at major retailers this fall.
The three flavors were chosen by pop rock band R5 as the next phase of Bazooka Candy Brand’s Ring Pop #RockThatRock campaign. R5 encouraged fans to visit the Ring Pop Facebook page and to vote on the flavor of their choice.
This marks the third year of the Choose the Next Big Flavor competition on Facebook, which has also featured teen pop stars Bella Thorne and Mindless Behavior.