Sweet Suite 2016

Automoblox Company to Exhibit New Line at Toy Fair

Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 1.27.38 PMThe Automoblox Company will kick off the year with its first-ever overhaul of its flagship Automoblox Originals line. The line has a new color palette that features automotive colors and finishes and personalization with wheel colors. Gloss white, bronze, blue, charcoal, and matte black are added to the traditional bright silver and chrome finishes. The company is also partnering with California-based HRE Performance Wheels for motorsport, performance, SUV, and luxury vehicles.

The new packaging features new graphics and updated Automoblox branding, designed to deliver more impact at retail with a wrap-around graphic in the center. Also for the first time, Automoblox will offers accessories, including brembo brakes, HRE Wheels, and an assortment of new passengers and drivers. Accessories will be available in the second half of this year.

The new line of Automoblox Originals will be available for purchase on or before March 1. The line will be exhibited during at the North American International Toy Fair in New York City.

Underground Toys Now Delighting Star Wars and Doctor Who Fans of All Ages

UnderGround Toys shipUnderground Toys released a new collection of Star Wars and Doctor Who houseware products, an expanded line of toys, and other gift items.

A Darth Vader oven glove twin pack, lightsaber BBQ tongs in both Yoda and Darth Vader options, droid salt and pepper shakers, and an X-Wing knife block will be available for this holiday season. The company is also catering to fans of Doctor Who this season with a TARDIS lidded tumbler and travel mug.

Underground Toys has also expanded its toy and other gift offerings for Doctor Who and Star Wars enthusiasts. The company has released a 16-inch Lightsaber Battle Yoda with animatronic movement and spoken phrases and a 48” giant Chewbacca premium talking plush. In addition, the company is now carrying a Doctor Who Dr. Sonic Screwdriver, available in 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th doctors, as well as Day of the Doctor, 50th Anniversary 10th Dr., Future 10th Dr., and The Master’s options, and a Doctor Who Dr. with Fez Plush, featuring a talking 11th doctor.

The Underground Toys holiday lineup is available for purchase at major U.S. retailers including Walmart, Target, Hot Topic, Toys “R” Us, Gamestop and Barnes & Noble. Canadian retailers include Pixelberry, Sunrise Records, and HMV.

Folkmanis Puppets Celebrates 40 Years

Folkmanis Puppets ImageTo celebrate the induction of the puppet into the National Toy Hall of Fame, Folkmanis Puppets launched its 40th year with several new designs. The line will be shown at The North American International Toy Fair 2016 in New York City from Feb. 13 to 16. [Read more...]

Care Bears & Cousins Season 2 Premieres on Netflix

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The American Greetings Entertainment Netflix Original Series Care Bears & Cousins premieres its second season today. The gang of Care Bears Cousins from the Forest of Feelings is back with six new episodes on Netflix’s streaming service.

Care Bears & Cousins premiered around the world last fall. The brand also has a robust social media following, more than 5 million views of new and classic videos on YouTube, and has a portfolio of popular apps for mobile devices. [Read more...]

Nintendo to Release First App for Smart Devices


MiitomoNintendo will launch its first app, Miitomo, in March for iOS and Andriod phones and tablets. Miitomo allows its users to use Mii characters to interact with friends, start conversations, and ask each other questions such as, “Do you believe in aliens?” or “What song has been stuck in your head lately?” Players will also have the ability to use a Miifoto feature take and share photos featuring their Mii. [Read more...]

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Video Game Set to Launch This Summer

LegoDimensionsStarWarsWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and Lucasfilm will release LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens on June 28. The new game allows players to relive the action from the blockbuster, and will introduce new gameplay mechanics and new story content exploring the time between Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, providing additional insight about the new movie and its characters. [Read more...]

Bandai America to Unveil Toy Line for Zag Heroez Series Miraculous

MiraculousBandai America will showcase its toy line for the new animated series Miraculous during the North American International Toy Fair from Feb. 13 to 16. The series’ first season premiered on Nickelodeon, having already debuted in France and Korea with consistent number one ratings.

Bandai will introduce an assortment of toys centered on aspirational action play, transformation and friendship. Targeted to girls ages 4-8, the Miraculous toy line is set to launch this fall at mass and specialty retailers across the globe. [Read more...]

Disney Announces Global Release of Star Wars Tsum Tsum Collection

Screen Shot 2016-02-03 at 4.10.13 PMDisney Store today unveiled the newest characters as a part of their Star Wars Tsum Tsum collection, first introduced at Disney Store in Japan in 2013. [Read more...]

Wicked Cool Toys, Alchemy II Team Up to Relaunch Teddy Ruxpin

WickedCoolTeddyRuxpinWicked Cool Toys and Alchemy II partnered to relaunch the Teddy Ruxpin brand and franchise globally with toys, content, and a comprehensive licensed merchandising program.

Teddy Ruxpin launched in 1985 as the world’s first animated talking toy. Returning in fall 2017, the new Teddy Ruxpin will engage with a new generation of kids with interactive adventures and new technology.

IAmElemental to Debut Season 2: Wisdom at Toy Fair

hr+IAE_S2_back-largeIAmElemental will reveal Series 2: Wisdom at the North American International Toy Fair from February 13 through 16. The design of the action figures will continue to represent a strong, healthy female figure, and the series of seven figures are inspired by ancient warriors and modern superheroes. [Read more...]