American Girl Releases Newest BeForever Character

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American Girl released its newest BeForever character, Nanea Mitchell. Nanea is a Hawaiian girl growing up on the island of Oahu during the Pearl War Era.

The Nanea collection features an 18-inch doll equipped with an all-new face mold, hazel eyes, dark brown hair, and several 1940s-era Hawaiian-inspired doll outfits and Nanea-inspired apparel for girls. To help ensure the historical accuracy and cultural authenticity of Nanea’s story and products, American Girl worked closely with an advisory board who provided their expertise in Hawaiian culture, language, and history.

In addition to the collection, the Nanea book series details the character’s love for her family, dancing the hula, fishing with her father, and playing with her dog.

From now until the end of 2017, American Girl will be collecting donations for the American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) program to help provide comfort and care to the members of the military, veterans, and their families. The company will match every dollar donation made at americangirl.com or at any American Girl store in the U.S. up to a maximum total donation of $75,000. American Girl is also giving $575,000 worth of its signature 18-inch dolls to the American Red Cross.

To engage girls in Nanea’s world and her inspirational message, American Girl is also introducing Nanea themed sweepstakes, retail events and online play. The Nanea doll is now available in stores and online nationwide.

 

First Bunch O Balloons #SplashMob Features Top Dance Talent

Dancer Fik-Shun, in collaboration with Bunch O Balloons, surprised unsuspecting pool party goers with an epic #SplashMob performance in Los Angeles. The pool party was attended by over 50 World of Dance performers, including Autumn Miller, the Miniotics Dance Crew, Hall of Fame Dance Team, and Soul Fresh. [Read more...]

Radio Flyer Celebrates 100 Years

Radio Flyer CWO Chicago MayorRadio Flyer, maker of the Little Red Wagon, is celebrating its 100th anniversary. To pay homage to its products, the brand created a video that showcases the 100th year theme of Time Flies, Enjoy the Ride. Watch the video below! [Read more...]

Walmart to Roll Out First Miffy Adventures Toy Line

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Walmart is set to roll out an exclusive toy line based on Miffy’s Adventures: Big and Small, in stores and online this summer. The toy line is the first for the Miffy brand and will include the Miffy 3-inch Family Multipack, Miffy Little Red Plane, Miffy Little Blue Car, and 6-inch Miffy, Melanie and Snuffy plush.

On August 1, Walmart will add to the Miffy toy line with feature plush, a Miffy house and several Miffy figurines. Details on the new line, as well as more Miffy related products will be announced next month.

Toca Boca Launches Kids Product Line At Target

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Toca Boca‘s first collection of consumer products for kids will be available exclusively at Target retail stores and online on July 17. The collection includes apparel, accessories, sleepwear, backpacks, lunch bags, bedding, and activity books.

Toca Boca worked with a core group of licensees to create this unique line of consumer products, including FABNY, The Foundery, Franco Manufacturing and Random House Children’s Books.

Jakks Pacific Signs Exclusive Licensing Deal With Chicco

Jakks Pacific Resized LogoJakks Pacific Inc. signed a multi-year licensing agreement with Chicco for the rights to exclusively manufacture, market, and distribute early childhood dolls, doll carriers, doll outfits, and doll accessories inspired by Chicco for the U.S. and Canada.

FlyBlocks Launches a 4 in 1 Build N’ Fly Drone Kit

flyblockspicFlyBlocks launched a 4 in 1 Build N’ Fly Drone on its website. This new do-it-yourself kit is an educational STEM toy that can be built, flown, crashed, and rebuilt.

Drone enthusiasts and first-time flyers can create four different models from the 72 included components. The 4 in 1 Build N’ Fly Drone Kit has durable pieces to withstand flight tests for users to crash and repeat.

Nintendo to Launch Super NES Classic Edition

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Nintendo will relaunch The Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition—originally launched in 1991 as the Super Nintendo Entertainment System—as an upgraded mini 16-bit system. The system can be plugged into any high-definition TV using the included HDMI cable. The new nostalgic console will launch on Sept. 29.  [Read more...]

Wild Republic Founder Becomes Finalist for EY’s Entrepreneur of The Year Award

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G.B Pillai, founder of Wild Republic is a finalist for Ernst & Young’s (EY) Entrepreneur of The Year(EOY) 2017 Award in the Northeast Ohio region. The awards program, now in its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. [Read more...]