LEGO Systems Inc. introduced its collection of building sets inspired by the DC Super Hero Girls series at the North American International Toy Fair. In addition to the three building sets that launched last year, LEGO introduced three mission-based building sets that are now available, with four more that will launch this August. Read the rest of this entry »
Jazwares partnered with NERF, in collaboration with Hasbro, to introduce a NERF line that includes targets, tactical gear, storage, and more.
Jazwares will offer a variety of products to enhance the NERF lifestyle and blaster play. In addition, Jazwares will also extend the Nerf Sports segment with indoor and outdoor sports and games. The Jazwares Nerf Collection will be available at major retailers this fall in North American and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).
ZAG, Method Animation, and Planeta Junior (Planeta & DeAgostini Group) partnered for co-production on the development of five upcoming animated TV series under the Zag Heroez label.
The collaboration starts with two Zag Heroez animated series Power Players, which features a team of secret heroes formed by a boy and his toys, and Pixigirl, which tells the story of a super-heroine with the supernatural powers of Mother Nature who battles evil witches in New York. Read the rest of this entry »
Cra-Z-Art partnered with Japan-based Dmet Properties to market and distribute BeatMoovz in the U.S. The announcement was made this week at the North American International Toy Fair.
BeatMoovz includes two wristbands that users wear to enable the device to play music and special effect sounds. Using the compatible app, kids can move, dance, and create musical beats.
BeatMoovz is expected to launch at major retailers this August. Global patent is pending.
Breyer Animal Creations was named specialty toy licensee for the new DreamWorks Animation Television series DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free. Breyer debuted the new line at the North American International Toy Fair this week.
The Netflix original series DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free will launch exclusively on May 5. Inspired by the 2002 film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, the reimagined story will enchant a new generation. Lucky, a gutsy twelve‐year‐old girl, befriends a wild mustang she names Spirit. With her two best friends and their horses by her side, they explore a world filled with endless rides, magnificent horses, and never ending fun. Read the rest of this entry »
Hasbro Inc. was named global master toy licensee by Sutikki, the new kids and family division of Bento Box Entertainment. The line of toys will based on the new preschool series, Moon and Me from Andrew Davenport’s Foundling Bird.
Inspired by tales of toys that come to life when nobody is looking, Moon and Me is the comical story of a special friendship between two characters from completely different worlds. Moon and Me will combine the latest production methods with traditional storytelling, comedy, and music to create a picture-book world. Read the rest of this entry »
Condé Nast partnered with Schumacher for a fabric and wallpaper collection, which will be launched under the Vogue Living brand this August.
The collection will consist of approximately 50 products and will include designs inspired by Vogue archives. The line will be sold through interior designers and architects, online at fschumacher.com, and through Schumacher showrooms and designated Schumacher agents.
Kidz Bop partnered with Live Nation Entertainment to announce the Best Time Ever tour, sponsored by Juicy Juice Splashers. The live tour will debut in April and will reach more than 50 cities in the U.S., including Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami. The tour launched with an exclusive pre-sale on Feb. 22 for Kidz Bop social media fans.
Tickets for the tour will officially go on sale to the public on Feb. 24. Special VIP tickets, which include a Best Time Ever private party, exclusive merchandise, and a meet and greet with the Kidz Bop Kids will also be available. Additional tour dates will soon be announced. For tour dates and ticket information, visit ticketmaster.com/Kidz-Bop-Kids-tickets/artist/1852697. Read the rest of this entry »