Sweet Suite 2016

Skylanders SuperChargers Charges into North American Retail

SkylandersSuperChargers,boxedThis Sunday, Skylanders SuperChargers, from Activision Publishing Inc., will arrive at North American retailers. The new game features Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser, two of Nintendo’s iconic characters, re-imagined as Skylanders for Wii U system starter packs, as well as in Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Starter Packs for the Nintendo Wii and 3DS systems.

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Playsmart Labs Inc. Launches Creativas App

Playsmart,CreativasPlaysmart Labs Inc. aims to explore children’s creativity both on and off tablets with the Creativas Design Studio app, which launches this month. The app invites users to join a group of talented young teenagers who are invited into an elite art school for creative designers. Over the course of 14 fully animated app-isodes, kids can follow the Creativas and be awarded for their creativity.

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TIA Takes Members on Fact-Finding Trip to India

TIA LogoMembers of the Toy Industry Association (TIA) will participate in a fact-finding excursion and cultural immersion program at Kids India, the country’s largest trade event for the toy industry, scheduled to take place September 24 to 26 in Mumbai. Created by the TIA and Spielwarenmesse eG, the program will include a full agenda of show-related activities intended to inform U.S. companies interested in entering the Indian toy market.

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Jakks Pacific and WWE Partner on Consumer Products

Jakks Pacific LogoJakks Pacific Inc. has entered a global licensing agreement with World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (WWE) to manufacture, distribute, and market a line of dress up and other consumer products based on WWE’s superstars and divas, as well as its TV series, Monday Night Raw and SmackDown.

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Tomy International Announces Leadership Changes

TOMY,logoTomy Group has accepted the resignation of Gregory Kilrea as the CEO of Tomy International. Harold Meij, the president and CEO of Tomy Group, will act as interim CEO of Tomy International.

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Hasbro Celebrates First-Ever World Play-Doh Day

PlayDohDayToday, Hasbro Inc. celebrates Play-Doh with the first-ever World Play-Doh Day. Recognized as National Play-Doh Day in the U.S. since 2006, fans are encouraged to share their Play-Doh masterpieces and visit the Play-Doh Facebook page to see a virtual parade of fan-made sculpts.

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Peppa Pig’s Big Splash Adds 100 Performances

Jan26.PeppaPigOn the heels of strong U.S. ticket sales for its first leg of tour dates, an additional 65 cities and 100 performances have been announced for Peppa Pig’s first-ever U.S. theatrical tour, Peppa Pig’s Big Splash. Peppa Pig, star of Entertainment One’s (eOne) top-rated TV series, and her all-new live stage show will visit more than 90 cities starting this November.

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Spielwarenmesse eG Makes Changes to ToyAward Participation Rules

SpielwarenmesseegAs reported by Spielwarenmesse eG, the application period for ToyAward 2016 kicked off on September 1, one month earlier than usual. All toy fair exhibitors can register their products and apply for this prize for free.

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LEGO Scooby-Doo Mystery Tour Releases Schedule of Eight Cities

characterArt-legoPromo-SDScooby-Doo and the Gang will visit eight U.S. cities this Halloween season, courtesy of the LEGO Scooby-Doo Mystery Tour. In celebration of the recently released LEGO Scooby-Doo building sets, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, in partnership with the LEGO Group, is launching the multi-city mall tour beginning this upcoming Saturday.

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Barnes & Noble and The Creativity Hub Team Up on Exclusive Design Product

EXTRAORDINAIRESThe Creativity Hub and Barnes & Noble have launched the Extraordinaires Design Studio Pro, available exclusively at Barnes & Noble in stores and online now.

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