Author: Sierra McCleary-Harris

Delta Children, Kids In Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) Donate Cribs to Phildelphia Families in Need

Delta Children donated 200 new cribs—valued at $60,000—to Pennsylvania United Medical Association (PUMA) in Warrington, Pa. The donation was made possible with the help of Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S), a non-profit organization that connects companies and children in need. The Safe Sleep demonstration was held at PUMA, where Delta Children’s Co-President and K.I.D.S. Board Member Joseph Shamie stressed the importance of a safe crib and offered tips to the families. K.I.D.S. implemented the distribution of the cribs on behalf of Delta Children to the families in...

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Mezco to Create Figures Based on the Batman Classic TV Series

Mezco Toys is partnering with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, to produce toys and vehicles based on the classic 1960’s Batman Classic TV Series. The Mez-Itz line will feature the likeness of the actors from the series such as Adam West and Burt Ward, famed for their portrayals as the dynamic duo, Batman and Robin. Mezco’s Mez-Itz line will also debut the Batman Classic TV Series toys, including the Batmobile. While the Batmobile appeared throughout the Batman comic books, the iteration designed by George Barris for the classic TV series was radically different and quickly became a fan favorite. Batman and Robin both fit in the Mez-Itz Batmobile, as do most other Mez-Itz figures. Mezco will also be producing Mez-Itz of the Rogues Gallery as well, including The Penguin, The Joker, Catwoman, and The Riddler. Every Super-Villain needs henchman, so Mezco will also produce The Riddler’s Thug, inspired by the one seen on the original show. Mezco’s first wave of Batman Classic TV Series products will hit stores in...

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Dreamworks Animation Packs a Powerful Punch with Cast Additions for Kung Fu Panda 3

“Pandamonium” is back for a triple kick with a trio of new cast members in DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.’s Kung Fu Panda 3, which will be distributed by 20th Century Fox. Bryan Cranston, Mads Mikkelsen, and Rebel Wilson join Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, and other original cast members in the third installment of the action-packed franchise. The film, slated for December 23, 2015, marks the first planned co-production with China-based Oriental DreamWorks and follows Po, the chosen one, as he continues on his journey mastering the art of Kung Fu… and noodle...

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LIMA Cares on Track to Raise $4 Million for Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation

Through the dedication of the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) and the generosity of the licensing industry, the LIMA Cares campaign is well poised to raise $4 million for the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF), the organization’s charity of choice. LIMA expects to reach the achievement just in time for May’s National Brain Tumor Awareness Month–and the group’s commitment will continue strongly, as it works to meet its goal of raising an additional $5 million in the next five years. As part of the 2013 LIMA Cares campaign theme, “Save the Bravest,” LIMA is encouraging all of its members and licensing industry professionals to “Tweet for the Bravest” on April 17. In addition, companies and individuals of the licensing community can invest in a tribute ad to appear in the official program distributed at the LIMA Awards Ceremony on June 18, 2013 during Licensing International Expo in Las Vegas.  The funds that LIMA and the licensing industry are raising directly benefit the CBTF Tissue Consortium–a collaborative research effort by doctors from four hospitals working to accumulate, analyze, and evaluate treatments of all pediatric brain tumor types. LIMA is the exclusive corporate sponsor of the Consortium, with 100 percent of the money donated going directly toward research. To learn more on participating in the “Tweet for the Bravest,” reserving an ad in the official Awards tribute program, direct donation options, and...

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Small World Toys Recalls Spin-A-Mals Farm, Safari Puzzles Due to Choking Hazard

Small World Toys has recalled two of its children’s wooden puzzles. Ryan’s Room brand Spin-A-Mals Farm and Spin-A-Mals Safari puzzles contain small pegs that can loosen and separate from the boards, posing a choking hazard. Consumers should immediately take the puzzles away from children and contact Small World Toys for a free replacement toy. After contacting Small World Toys, the recalled toys should be destroyed and disposed of in a manner to prevent future use. Contact Small World Toys at (800) 421-4153 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, e-mail recall@smallworldtoys.com, or visit www.smallworldtoys.com and click “Recall” for more...

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