HoliDAY of Play 2015

Tactic Teams Up with Ty for Beanie Boos Games

Tactic Games' Beanie Boos Friends GameTactic Games USA has a new line featuring Ty Beanie Boos, courtesy of a licensing agreement with Ty Inc. The game maker is offering preschool and children’s games featuring the Beanie Boos branded character property.

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Toys “R” Us to Debut Toys Based on DreamWorks Animation’s Dinotrux

Dinotrux LogoBeginning on October 1, Toys “R” Us stores nationwide and toysrus.com will begin carrying playsets, vehicles, and more based on DreamWorks Animation‘s upcoming Netflix original series, Dinotrux. The initial line, from Mattel, will feature Ty Rux, Revvit, and other Dinotrux characters, and select items will be available for pre-order online beginning August 14.

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Mega Bloks Debuts New Building Sets Ahead of Halo 5: Guardians

In anticipation of Microsoft‘s upcoming video game, Halo 5: Guardians, scheduled for release on October 27, Mega Bloks has released four new sets modeled directly after the game. All sets are recommended for kids ages 8 and up.

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New Funko My Little Pony Figures Include Mystery Minis and Vinyl

MLP,MysteryMinis1Funko has released Series 3 of its Mystery Minis: My Little Pony Series. The blind-box packages could include a Party Pony such as Cheese Sandwich or Pinkie Pie.

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Toys “R” Us to Launch New Star Wars Saga Products with Midnight Openings Worldwide

Force Friday ArtworkOn September 4, aka Force Friday, Toys “R” Us will celebrate the debut of toys based on the next chapter of the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens. Toys “R” Us locations worldwide, as well as toysrus.com, will transform into Destination: Star Wars with hundreds of new products, including those available exclusively at Toys “R” Us. Toys “R” Us stores around the globe will be opening their doors at 12:01 a.m., providing customers with the opportunity to be the first to purchase the new Star Wars merchandise.

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Ant-Man Toys from Marvel, DCP Now Swarming Retail Shelves

Ant-Man AntMan and AntMarvel’s Ant-Man is still going strong in theaters, and so is Disney Consumer Products’ (DCP) and Marvel‘s Ant-Man product collection. The lineup includes costumes, construction sets, action figures, and more from licensees such as Hasbro, LEGO, Funko, Hot Wheels, Rubie’s Costume Co., and Uncle Milton.

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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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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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Atari and Dynamite Ink Publishing Deal

Atari - Atari LogoAtari has entered into a collaborative publishing agreement with Dynamite for a comprehensive retrospective hardcover book, which would collect game production and concept artwork, photos, behind-the-scenes info, marketing art, and interviews with key people involved in Atari’s history. The deal also includes the right to create original comics and graphic novels in all sizes, as well as reprint existing comic material.

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Rubie’s Introduces Marvel’s Ant-Man Costume Collection

RubiesLogoRubie’s Costume Co. Inc. has joined forces with Marvel to produce officially licensed costumes, masks, and accessories for Ant-Man, the latest installment in the Marvel cinematic universe.

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