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TCG Extends Collection with New Licensees for Puzzles, Games, Accessories

TCG_HometownCollectionTCG (formerly known as The Canadian Group) will grow its product offerings to include a wide range of puzzles, games, and play accessories featuring licenses for kids and families.

The company acquired the Hometown trademark, featuring the work of folk artist Harry Wysocki, also known as Heronim. In addition, TCG expands into home décor for the first time with its new Tidy Town line of storage and play units inspired by kids’ properties. TCG’s product line-up for this year will launch at mass-market retailers in the U.S. and Canada in the fall. Read the rest of this entry »

Moose Toys Launches Disney Crossy Road Merchandise

71003 DCR Mystery HangerMoose Toys announced plans for its new toy line based on the mobile game Disney Crossy Road. In the game, players hop, dodge, and slide their way through busy lanes of traffic. Since its launch a year ago, it has been downloaded more than 31 million times.

The initial collection from Moose Toys will feature Disney and Pixar characters from the app including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Buzz Lightyear, Simba, Baymax, and more. The line will include collectible micro figures, backpack hangers, and plush, and will be available at select retailers beginning April 1.

Make It Real Debuts Line of Disney Sketchbooks

Elena_MakeItRealBeginning this spring, Make It Real will manufacture and distribute a line of  fashion design and watercolor sketchbooks made for kids ages 6 to 12. Each product comes with a full design style guide, dozens of sketch pages, stickers, stencils, instructions, and inspirations. The line will feature Mickey and Minnie, as well as characters from Disney Frozen, Elena of Avalor, and the Descendants.



Vandor LLC Introduces Ceramic Tabletop Collections

Vandor_MinnieMouseVandor LLC introduces a line of ceramic tabletop collections.The dinnerware sets are available within four of Vandor’s licenses: Star Wars, Disney’s Mickey Mouse, Disney’s Minnie Mouse, and The Beatles Yellow Submarine. Each place setting is sold in a set of four and includes a dinner plate, a salad plate, and bowl. Sculpted salt and peppershakers are also available and matching servewar will be introduced later this year. Read the rest of this entry »

American Greetings to Offer Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars Themed Cards


American Greetings expands to offer Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars themed cards for birthdays, thank you, congrats, weddings, baby, anniversaries, and thinking of you occasions. These cards will include characters like Mickey Mouse, Cinderella, Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Marvel’s Avengers, and Darth Vader.

American Greetings also launches a new line of Big Talkers birthday cards featuring Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars characters in a die-cut format with multiple authentic audio clips.

These cards will be available at participating drug chains, grocery stores, mass retailers, and American Greetings and Carlton Cards retail stores. Ecards can be shared online through

Uniqlo Launches Magic for All Campaign with Disney Consumer Products

Uniqlo has announced Magic for All, a global collaboration with Disney Consumer Products. The unique initiative will add a touch of Disney enchantment, Marvel action, Star Wars adventure, and Pixar creativity to everyday Uniqlo LifeWear fashions, as well as introduce new products, pop-up displays, and in-store and online customer experiences.

Through Magic for All, Uniqlo will extend its collaboration beyond the UT and sweat parka lines and introduce new LifeWear items beginning this fall. Products will range from ultra light down, fleece, and flannel shirts to umbrellas, plush toys, and other offerings featuring Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. The line will then expand to include popular characters from Star Wars, Toy Story, Marvel’s Avengers and Disney Frozen.

In spring, Uniqlo will open its first store in the U.S. southeast at Disney Springs in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. This flagship store will house the brand’s assortment of Magic for All offerings for men, women, and children in a setting that captures the fantasy and magic of Disney.

Vandor Acquires Disney License


Vandor LLC will launch a new product collection that will feature classic Disney and Disney Junior characters. The Classics line, for adults and kids, includes Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. The Disney Junior line, based on popular Disney Junior TV shows, includes Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins, Minnie’s Bow-Toons, and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. The items will be featured in Vandor’s functional collection, available this summer, including water bottles, totes, tins, ceramic mugs, glassware, and more.

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will be presented separately on Vandor products, including recycled shopper totes, 18-oz. spill-proof Tritan water bottles, 18-oz. acrylic travel cups, tin totes, insulated shopper totes, and packable shopper totes.

Vandor’s new products will be on display at major gift markets and industry shows throughout the year, including regional summer gift shows in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas.

Cartamundi Set to Launch Disney Retro Range


Cartamundi is set to launch a new range of card games with packaging and design inspired by classic early Disney. The first three releases will star Mickey Mouse as he appeared in his earliest years. Disney Mickey Mouse Retro Edition Happy Families, Disney Mickey Mouse Retro Edition Game Box, and Mickey Mouse Retro Edition Game Box Compendium (Deluxe version) will be available this fall and winter.

The Happy Families box is a Mickey and Friends-themed take on the game. Disney Mickey Mouse Retro Edition Game Box contains a deck of 55 playing cards; a leaflet with eight different playing card games, including Old Maid, Go Fish, Kilos, and Patience; a Yahtzee game; five dice with a guide to a number of fun dice games; a Yahtzee notebook; and a leather dice cup. The Deluxe version also contains a Happy Families game and a memo game.

All the games and packaging will include imagery from the very earliest days of Mickey Mouse and friends such as Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck, housed in a beautiful box with a pre-faded retro look and illustrated with facsimiles of the original Mickey from 1928.

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