Warner Bros. Consumer Products (BCP) has partnered with licensees including Fisher-Price, Lego, Mattel, The Bridge Direct, Bandai, and Funko to bring fan-favorite gifts for the holiday season. WBCP is presenting products from a range of categories including toys, publishing, apparel, and collectors’ items.
This season’s offerings are inspired by The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Polar Express, A Christmas Story, and Warner Bros. properties Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Godzilla, Scooby-Doo, The Wizard of Oz, Harry Potter, The Big Bang Theory, and Justice League.
All of the products are available online and at retailers nationwide.
Kids and parents can have a blast with the Simon Fun Lab Tour, rolling across 20 malls nationwide in October and November. Simon Malls’ Fun Lab tour offers families a fun and immersive experience with popular kids’ brands. The interactive events feature activities hosted by Simon, PBS, Care Bears, and Strawberry Shortcake. Families can explore the engaging themed Fun Zones featuring activities for kids of all ages.
PBS Fun Zone
Kids and parents can explore the newest digital apps from Wild Kratts and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, get up and moving with the Curious George’s Monkey Jump game, and play with the newest PBS Kids toys.
#ShareYourCare with the Care Bears
Kids can make their very own Care Bears Belly Badges. Once they make a badge, they can get their picture taken and post it to the #ShareYourCare wall. There will also be sneak peeks of new Care Bears home entertainment from Lionsgate and cuddly Care Bears plush from Just Play.
It’s a Berry Good Time with Strawberry Shortcake
When kids visit the Strawberry Shortcake friendship bracelet making station, they can create one-of-a-kind bracelets for their closest friends. The Bridge Direct’s line of Strawberry Shortcake toys and previews of the new Strawberry Shortcake DVD from Fox Home Entertainment will also be on display
Families can play Corn Hole, Plinko, Spin Wheel, and other strategy thinking games for the chance to win prizes or just for some family-friendly competition.
The Simon Fun Lab is one of several educational entertainment programs and seasonal events held throughout the year in conjunction with the Simon Kidgits Club.
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GTech has entered into a licensing agreement with Sony Pictures Consumer Products to create lottery games based on TV game shows Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune. In addition to instant scratch tickets and draw-based games, GTech will develop second chance promotions and other interactive experiences for lottery customers.
Herb Ritts has appointed Artestar as exclusive licensing agent. Artestar will develop new business in a wide range of categories, including apparel, home décor, and stationery, while helping to bring the archive of images held by the Herb Ritts Foundation to the audience of a new generation.
Ritts’ iconic images have been exhibited in museum shows worldwide, including hugely popular exhibitions at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles and The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. In addition to producing portraits and editorial fashion for Vogue, Vanity Fair, Interview, and Rolling Stone, Ritts also created successful advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein, Chanel, Donna Karan, Gap, Gianfranco Ferré, Gianni Versace, Giorgio Armani, Levi’s, Pirelli, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Valentino among others.
Wicked Cool Toys has entered a licensing agreement with Girl Scouts of the USA to introduce a new Girl Scout Cookie Oven and a comprehensive line of role play, craft, and activity products inspired by Girl Scouts.
The Girl Scouts Cookie Oven will feature mixes inspired by some of the most popular Girl Scout Cookies such as Thin Mints, Trefoils, peanut buttler, and caramel coconut varieties. Wicked Cool is also developing a line of craft and activity kits for kids called D.I.Y. girl, to include products like a string art kit, jewelry making kit, collage silhouette kit, garland making kit, and more.
Wicked Cool Toys expects the line to hit mass market retailers beginning next fall.
Sanrio has partnered with restaurants in Los Angeles to launch Hello Kitty’s Hungry Hunt as part of Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary celebration.
Starting October 24 and running through November 21, participating venues will offer a Hello Kitty-inspired food or beverage item. Fans and foodies can follow the official Hello Kitty’s Hungry Hunt map to visit each location, which include Lollicup Coffee & Tea, Zip Sushi & Izakaya, Xlixe Pizzeria, and more.
Each Hungry Hunt menu item will also include a collectible Hello Kitty’s Hungry Hunt pin featuring Hello Kitty enjoying a different treat from each of the participating restaurants. The pins are available while supplies last.