NORWOOD, MA and EL SEGUNDO, CA - Toy State has partnered with Mattel to design a new line of R/C toys under its Nikko brand featuring Monster High. The toys are scheduled to hit retail stores in the U.S. and Canada next fall. More
BRISTOL, PA - Wicked Cool Toys has partnered with Bagdasarian Productions and PGS as the master toy licensee for ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks, the new CG-animated show on Nickelodeon. More
TORONTO - Spin Master Corp. has completed its acquisition of 100% of Cardinal Industries Inc., one of the oldest privately-held game and puzzle companies in the United States. More
BRISTOL, PA – Wicked Cool Toys and its co-president, Jeremy Padawer, were sued by Jakks Pacific in New York Supreme Court on Sept. 24 over the licensing of Cabbage Patch Kids. More
WASHINGTON - Of the more than 157 million Americans planning to celebrate Halloween this year, the average person will spend about 4% less this year, or $74.34, on decorations, candy, cards and costumes. Total spending is expected to reach $6.9 billion. More
NEW YORK – The Toy Industry Association and LeftField Media will launch Play Fair, “a celebration of play and entertainment for all ages,” a consumer-driven, interactive event for families, collectors and media during the next years Toy Fair at the Jacob Javits Center North. More
PAWTUCKET, RI - GenerationOn and Hasbro Inc., have joined The Martin Richard Foundation to create the Martin Richard Bridge Builder campaign, which honors the 8-year-old boy who lost his life during the Boston Marathon Bombings of 2013. More
Toy of the Week: Little Fairy Door
Lil' Fairy Door can be placed low on the floor or in a secret place where fairies roam. $38. Lil' Fairy Door. 800.525.9521.
Toy Soldiers in the Sahara
Against the washed-out backdrop of the Western Sahara, a team of Polisario Front soldiers appears to be made of plastic. Read More.