Month: October 2009

Tomy Europe Named Regional Master Toy Licensee for Harry Potter

Warner Bros. Consumer Products has appointed Tomy Europe as the new regional master toy licensee for the upcoming Harry Potter two-part movie. As part of the three-year licensing deal, Tomy Europe will develop a range of action figures, games, electronic toys, and role-play items for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which will be released as a two-part series in November 2010 and July 2011. The agreement will cover the UK and Europe, the Middle East, and...

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Nintendo Announces New Game Console, Third Quarter Decline

Nintendo will launch a new version of the portable Nintendo DS, dubbed Nintendo DSi LL, which will hit retail shelves in Japan on November 21. Nintendo DSi LL will feature a 4.2-inch screen, which is approximately 93 percent larger than the Nintendo DS Lite, and will carry a price tag of $222. Weiging in at 314 grams, the console will have a battery life of four to five hours on the highest brightness, and will be available in dark brown, red wine, and natural white. The DSi LL will release in Europe next year. There has been no announcement yet about a U.S. release date. Nintendo recently announced its third quarter results, reporting than the company’s profits declined 52 percent compared to the same quarter in 2008. The company has cut its annual profit forecast by 23...

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Frogger Returns to Release This Fall on PSN, WiiWare

Frogger comes back to the video game world in Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.’s upcoming release, Frogger Returns. In the latest addition of the video game series, players try to guide Frogger from the bustling city back to his home marsh. The soon-to-be-released game will feature enhanced 3-D graphics, a new camera angle, and new levels. Obstacles include streets, sewers, and subways, while new power-ups will premiere–– such as time reverse, invincibility, and time freeze–– to aid Frogger toward his destination. Players are able to race against the clock, as well as compete with friends by showing off their best scores. Nintendo WiiWare and Playstation Network users will be able to download Frogger Returns later this fall. For more information, visit...

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The Canadian Group Becomes Latest Licensee for Bella Sara

Hidden City Games, Inc., the publisher of Bella Sara, has signed a licensing agreement with The Canadian Group for the children’s entertainment property. The Canadian Group is a manufacturer and distributor of puzzles, games, activities, and novelty items. Bella Sara currently has a family of products including trading cards, DVDs, toys, books, video games, games, and puzzles through various licensing...

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