Market-research firm ConsumerQuest, Inc. is behind The Kringle Report, which is the first study to track kids’ holiday wish lists on an unaided ongoing basis. More
The U.S. National Rummikub Championship, which takes place every three years, will be held for the second time during the Chicago Toy and Game Week (ChiTAG) Fair. More
NEW YORK – Nickelodeon is partnering with Encantos Media Studios, PBC (Encantos) to develop the first collection of consumer products for infants and toddlers, inspired by the award-winning bilingual baby property, Canticos. More
HOLLYWOOD, Calif.– The Jim Henson Company will develop a new animated children’s television series based on the popular female action figures by IAmElemental. More
The toy, game and license finalists for the 2018 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards have been unveiled. The 122 finalists were announced at an exclusive press event held this evening to help kick off the second annual Play Fair in New York City. More
GLENDALE, CALIF. – Nov. 1, 2017 – Jeremy Zag, founder and CEO of ZAG, the independent animation studio specializing in the creation and production of intellectual property for kids and family entertainment in the film and TV sector, announced the digital trifecta launch of its latest original, boys’ action/adventure comedy TV series under the ZAG HEROES brand, Zak Storm – Super Pirate. More
To remain focused on its mission and members, Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WIT) has decided to outsource its association management services to The Toy Association. More
Tucker Toys will mark the new year with an exclusive distribution deal with Swimways Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Spin Master Ltd. More
Halloween came a bit early this year for fans of Ghostbusters. Earlier this month, PLAYMOBIL had its first showing at New York’s Comic Con and gave attendees a sneak peek of its forthcoming Ghostbusters line, expected to ship sometime next year. More
The Joester Loria Group, the exclusive licensing agent for Zing’s Stikbot, has announced its first set of licensees for the company’s social media action figure star. The first Stikbot licensees will be in the categories of toys, bedding and apparel and be available at retail in the U.S. and Canada. More
According to the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA), a record number of specialty toy retailers and toy manufacturers have committed to participate in this year’s Neighborhood Toy Store Day. 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.
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