Author: Stephanie Grassullo

Goliath Games Founder Adi Golad to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Toy & Game Innovation Awards

Goliath Games’ founder Adi Golad will receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the Toy & Game Innovation Awards in Chicago. Golad founded Goliath Games in 1980, where he distributed games out of the trunk of his car. He also sold more than 600,000 games in Holland in one year, setting the current world record for a single game sold per capita in one year. Today, Goliath has hundreds of products, including many that Golad invented, as well as others that he worked with inventors to develop and...

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Mattel Launches Star Wars Bloxels

Mattel Inc. and Pixel Press, in collaboration with Lucasfilm, will introduce Star Wars Bloxels, allowing kids to create their own video games with characters and stories from the Star Wars universe. Bloxels video game creation platform that gives kids an introduction to video game development, where they become the game designer, artist, storyteller, publisher and player.  Players can use the Death Star themed gameboard and colored blocks to customize and build their stages, and watch their game come to life in app. Kids can customize the game’s graphics into a Star Wars galaxy by choosing from different environments, including Hoth, Jabba’s Palace,...

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Goliath Games, Mike Conley Jr. Partner for Holiday Contest

Goliath Games partnered with Mike Conley Jr. to offer five families a toy prize pack with 20 toys and Target gift card with a $1,000 value. Conley announced the contest in a video be posted to his Facebook page, encouraging fans to nominate families in need by submitting an essay. Conley will post a second video to announce the winners. The prize pack will include games for all ages with Pressman Toys’ classics, including Rummikub and Mastermind, as well as arts and crafts, puzzles, toys, and outdoor activities. Nominations are open from November 14 through December 17. For more...

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Toy Industry Joins Forces with Friends of Puerto Rico to Send Toys to Kids in Need

Toy companies, suppliers, and supporters will join forces to bring toys and gifts to kids in Puerto Rico this holiday season. Woody Browne, owner of licensing and marketing firm Building Q, initially proposed the idea. For decades, Browne has helped toy and juvenile product manufacturers acquire licenses for their products. He reached out to contacts across the industry and secured thousands of new toys for donation.    The group of industry professions led by Browne teamed up with Friends of Puerto Rico (FPR) to bring toys to the island next month. The toy will be distributed from Pronce, and stored...

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Moose Toys Launches Fundraiser to Inspire Shopkins Fans to Give Back

Moose Toys launched an online fundraising campaign, where one lucky fan will take home Winnie Award, a gold-plated and diamond-encrusted Shopkin of the Year. First introduced to fans at this year’s New York Toy Fair, Winnie Award is ready to find her home with a lucky Shopkins fan. Fans can participate by making a minimum of a five dollar donation on the Winnie Award’s GoFundMe page. All proceeds will benefit the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF), a 501(c)3 children’s charity that provides toys to kids in need. The contest will be open from Nov. 15 through Nov. 27 at 11:59 p.m. EST. This is the...

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