Sutikki, the kids and family division of Bento Box Entertainment, has named its first group of U.K.-focused licensing partners for Moon and Me, the new preschool series from Andrew Davenport (Teletubbies, In the Night Garden). More
Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WIT) has announced that it will host its annual WIT Empowerment Day on Monday, October 2 at the Dallas Market Center, the day before Fall Toy Preview opens. More
Fans of Eloise can experience the playful side of this beloved children’s book character, thanks to a new exhibition at The New York Historical Society. More
Representatives of national toy trade associations from around the world convened in Sydney, Australia last month for the International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI) 43rd Annual General Meeting. More
On Sunday, June 25, Kiril Alexandrov, co-founder of Gorilla Gym, gave an in-depth discussion entitled “Exploring the Link between Exercise and Childhood Development and Obesity,” during ASTRA’s Marketplace & Academy. More
On Tuesday, June 27, ASTRA Marketplace & Academy attendees were invited to a discussion focused on women-focused businesses in the toy industry. More
At last week’s American Specialty Toy Retailers Association’s 2017 Marketplace & Academy, KidStuff Public Relations president Lisa Orman conducted a presentation on the topic “How Toy & Game Companies Can Compete in an Amazon World.” More
Tens of thousands of children in foster care throughout Southern California and across 10 states will receive the gift of play, thanks to nearly 300 local toy industry volunteers who recently took part in the annual “Play Your Part LA” event. More
Video games, electronics and apps make up a combined 22 percent of kids’ licensed product dollar sales in the U.S. – on par with the volume represented by toys, which is the No. 1 licensed industry at most retailers, according to the U.S. Kids License Report from The NPD Group. More
Toy of the Week: We Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts
Ever wondered what ghosts do in a haunted mansion? Light up all of the ghosts in each challenge by placing all the flashlight puzzle pieces correctly. Featuring 60 challenges, Ghost Hunters is designed for all ages. Includes one game board which can be used as a storage case, 6 transparent puzzle pieces, 30 challenge cards with 60 challenges and 1 booklet with game rules and solutions. $14.99. Smart Toys & Games. 800.542.6375. San Francisco.
Star Wars in Scotland
Stuart Robertson, a father of two from Scotland, recreated scenes from Star Wars using action figures and a wee bit of imagination.
Read the entire story here.