Joint Market Surveillance Action in Europe to Target Non-Compliant Noise-Making Toys

Prosafe, a not-for-profit professional organization for market surveillance authorities and officers throughout Europe, has launched a two-year joint action in which it will partner with 35 market surveillance authorities from 27 European Union (EU) member states and European Free Trade Agreement countries. The action is intended to target non-compliant products in five categories, which include noisy toys.

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Spin Master Corp. Releases Info on Initial Public Offering

spin masterToday, Spin Master Corp. entered into an underwriting agreement for its initial public offering of 12,225,000 subordinate voting shares at a price of C$18.00 per subordinate voting share for aggregate gross proceeds of C$220,050,000. Spin Master filed a supplemented post-receipt pricing prospectus dated July 22, 2015, in respect of the offering with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces of Canada.

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Jakks Pacific Reports Second Quarter Results

Jakks Pacific LogoOn Tuesday, Jakks Pacific Inc. reported its second quarter financial results. For the quarter ended June 30, the company reported net sales of $131.1 million, compared to $124.2 million reported in the comparable period last year.

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Hasbro Reports Second Quarter Financial Results

Hasbro-logo-jpgOn Monday, Hasbro Inc. reported financial results for the second quarter. Net revenues for the second quarter decreased 4 percent to $797.7 million versus $829.3 million last year. Excluding a negative $71.5 million impact from foreign exchange, net revenues increased 5 percent.

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Jakks Pacific Partners with Skechers on New Line of Twinkle Toes Dolls

Jakks,TwinkleToesDollSkechers USA Inc. has partnered with Jakks Pacific Inc. to launch a new line of dolls based on Skechers’ popular Twinkle Toes character. The initial launch includes four unique dolls that stand 6.5 inches in height, and are dressed in colorful, fashion-forward outfits and light-up Skechers Twinkle Toes shoes.

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My Little Pony Brand Celebrates International Day of Friendship with Global Campaign

Hasbro Inc.’s My Little Pony brand will be part of a new campaign intended to teach children about helping others and the power of friendship. GenerationOn, the youth division of Points of Light, has partnered with Hasbro to encourage kids to volunteer in their school, neighborhood, or broader community.

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Mattel Reports Second Quarter Financial Results

logo_Mattel logoFor the second quarter, Mattel Inc. reported flat worldwide net sales in constant currency, and worldwide net sales down 7 percent, reflecting the impact from changes in currency exchange rates.

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LeapFrog Expands Its Preschool Toy Collection

The Number Lovin’ Oven

LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. will release three new preschool toys—the Number Lovin’ Oven and Scout’s Build & Discover Tool Set, which offer pretend play experiences that teach math and measurement, respectively—and the Word Whammer, a phonics game that prepares children for kindergarten in an active way.

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VTech’s New Flipsies Line Inspires Girls to Dream Big

Flipsies Group ShotNow available from VTech, Flipsies combine traditional role play with collectible dolls and accessories, as well as VTech’s proprietary MagicPoint interactive technology. The line offers a variety of ways to play and has eight introductory themes that encourage girls to be anything they want to be, whether it’s a doctor, a marine biologist, a teacher, a baker, a rock star, a veterinarian, a fashion designer, or a princess.

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Disney Interactive Brings Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition to D23 Expo

At D23 Expo 2015 next month, Disney Interactive will showcase more Star Wars characters and play sets for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition. Guests will have the chance to play Star Wars Twilight of the Republic, Star Wars Rise Against the Empire, and Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out, as well as the fully enhanced Toy Box mode.

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