Faber-Castell Launches Target Collection Nationwide

50212708Faber-Castell launches its Premium Children’s Art Products brands at Target stores nationwide. The 12-piece collection is set to debut this week, and will include spring-inspired kits and classic staples for kids.

New products available include the Paint by Numbers Museum Series, Sunflowers, Do Art Watercolor Pencil Art, and Young Artist Learn to Paint Set.

Bonkers Toys Launches Slither.io Blind Bags

BonkersSlitherLaunchSlither.io bendable blind bag toys, from Bonkers Toys, arrived at Target stores across the U.S, and will roll out at Toys “R” Us, Hot Topic, and other national and regional locations starting next month.

Featuring 15 mystery Slithers in the first assortment, the collectibles in the blind bags are based on a selection of skins from the free app and game, Slither.io. Fans can can collect a variety of colors and patterns including rainbow, patriotic, and ultra rare versions.

To celebrate the launch, Bonkers Toys is hosting a #SlitherSelfie contest, where fans can share creative photos capturing their Slither in everyday adventures, such as at a soccer game, on the way to school, or any other Slither adventure in a real life situation. Bonkers Toys will select its top five favorite photos and the winers will receive a pre-release Slither.io plush toy.

The Slither.io product line will continue to expand this summer and fall with small and large plush, collector vinyl figures, backpack clips, and more.

Not familiar with the app? Check out our review!


Build-A-Bear Workshop Rolls Out Spring Collections

BABWEasterBuild-A-Bear Workshop Inc. launched several new furry friends in its stores and online for the Easter season, and more additions will roll out later this month and in April. Guests can also personalize voice messages to any furry friend to create a Build-A-Sound recordable sound chip, available in stores and online.

Build-A-Bear Workshop introduced five Make-Your-Own Easter furry friends: Spring Splash Bunny, Cocoa Créme Bunny, Spotty Dotty Bunny, Vanilla Swirls Lamb, and Cheerful Chirps Chick. Hide & Go Beep sound chips can be added for kids to play hide and seek.

Promise Pets are now available, including a Shih Tzu, Tuxedo Cat, Copper Golden Retriever, and Lop Bunny. Kids can host an elegant tea party with the Make-Your-Own Time for Tea Bear. The bear features satin pink paws and a flower print on white fur, and kids can complete the party look with a sequin dress and floppy hat accessory. In addition, Starlight Glimmer has joined the My Little Pony collection.

Debuting later this month, Build-A-Bear Workshop will introduce the Panda Cub and Tiger Cub. The Grey Arabian Horse will join the Horse & Hearts Riding club.

In April, Cakes ‘n Treats Bear, part of the baking collection, will roll out, featuring bright blue fur, pink ears, and paw pads that resemble a cupcake. The Pastel Swirl Kitty will also be introduced, featuring soft purple, pink, and blue fur.

This spring, Build-A-Bear Workshop and Build-A-Bear Foundation have partnered with Petfinder Foundation to help teach children about the kindness, compassion, and responsibility associated with owning a pet. From April 1 to May 31, Build-A-Bear Workshop guests can make a donation in stores or online to support Petfinder Foundation’s local outreach programs that educate children about pet ownership. All money collected will go directly to the national grant program administered by Petfinder Foundation.




eOne Debuts New Toy Lines for its Properties at Abrin Toy Fair

PJ Masks 2Entertainment One (eOne) outlined plans to strengthen its brands in Latin America with a new appointment to manage its portfolio for TV properties including, Peppa Pig, Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, and PJ Masks.

Bruna Sawada joins the company in the newly created role of regional territory manager – Brazil and will report directly to London-based Murilo Hinojosa. Hinojosa leads consumer products for the entire Latin American region.   [Read more...]

Jay@Play Launches Mini FlipaZoo Collectibles

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Jay@Play, creators of the two-in-one FlipaZoo, launched a new line of FlipaZoo Minis collectibles. [Read more...]

Jakks Pacific Launches Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Line of Toys and Role Play

JakksBATBJakks Pacific launched a line of Beauty and the Beast products to celebrate the live-action adaptation of the classic Disney movie.

The line features dolls, dress-up, and role play items including the Enchanted Rose Jewelry Box, Enchanted Objects Tea Set, Belle’s Ball Gown, Belle’s Dress Up Accessory Set, Ballroom Belle, and Baby Belle.


Hasbro, Harmonix Announce Dropmix

HasbroDropMixThe global launch of Dropmix, Hasbro‘s new fast-paced music mixing game, will launch globally in September. Developed in collaboration with video game developer Harmonix Music Systems Inc., creators of Rock Band and Dance Central, Dropmix uses technology that lets players create unique mixes of songs by placing cards on a game board connected to a mobile app.  [Read more...]

WBIE, TT Games, and The Lego Group Launch Lego Worlds

LegoWorldsLaunchLego Worlds, a galaxy of imaginative worlds made of digital Lego bricks where players can explore, discover and create together, is now available for PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and STEAM. Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Lego Worlds will be available for Nintendo Switch later this year.

In Lego Worlds, players embark on a creative adventure to become a Master Builder and uncover hidden treasures in environments, where worlds come to life with a variety of vehicles and creatures—from gingerbread men riding elephants to cavewomen scaring polar bears, to swamp police helicopters, hot air balloons and arctic snow scooters.

Gamers can embark on a quest to become a Master Builder by helping other Lego characters along the way, such as finding a sword for an Egyptian Queen, protecting a fisherman from a giant troll invasion, or building a home for a cyclops. Kids can build environments and creations in any ways they can imagine, either by building brick by brick, placing down enormous prebuilt LEGO structures, or by using tools that let them paint and shape the landscape. Lego Worlds’ online multiplayer functionality allows players to explore each other’s worlds together and engage in cooperative and competitive play experiences that players can build themselves.

A Lego Agents pack, featuring new characters, vehicles, weapons and more from the Agents range of play materials, will be available exclusively on PlayStation 4 for a limited time.

Funko’s Disney Treasures Subscription Service Now Available

FunkoDisneyTreasuresCrateConsumers can now subscribe to Funko‘s newest subscription box service, Disney Treasures. The officially licensed Disney Treasures subscription box is the latest box among Funko’s additional subscription offerings from Marvel, Star Wars, and DC Comics, and will focus on delivering exclusive Disney Collectibles directly to collectors every other month.

The first Disney Treasures box theme is “Pirates Cove,” a pirate-themed box now available here. The Pirates Cove box will include exclusive pirate-themed collectibles from Disney movies and Disney Parks, such as a Smee Pop! Vinyl from the original Peter Pan animated Disney film, and a “Wicked Wench” Captain with Pirate Ship Dorbz Ride from the Pirates of the Caribbean Disney ride.

The Disney Treasures subscription program is a bimonthly subscription model delivering six full boxes per year. Each box delivers exclusive Disney collectibles that can only be acquired through the Disney Treasures program, especially curated for Disney fans by Funko.

Funko also revealed a new “founders program” as part of the Disney Treasures box. With the purchase of a full year’s subscription, starting with the Pirates Cove box, members will automatically be enrolled in the Pioneer program. The Pioneer program includes an exclusive Disney pin with the first box, as well as an exclusive anniversary gift at the completion of the year. Pioneer members will also receive a digital founder’s badge that will appear in their account profile and other exclusive offers from the Disney Treasures website.

Skylanders Imaginators Now Available on Nintendo Switch

SkylandersImaginatorsNintendoActivision Publishing Inc.‘s Skylanders Imaginators is now available for the new Nintendo Switch platform.

Skylanders Imaginators for the Nintendo Switch introduces a digital library that allows players to load and store their toys from the Skylanders franchise directly to the new home gaming system. Players can take their adventures on-the-go with the arrival of the digital library, removing the need for a Portal of Power.

This month, additional characters, including Painyatta and Grave Clobber, and an expansion pack of the game will also be available.The Cursed Tiki Temple level pack is a first in the franchise’s history, which unlocks more than 100 new offerings to Skylanders Imaginators. The pack comes with Sensei character Wild Storm who will unleash a new level to players, a life Creation Crystal, and an Imaginite Mystery Chest.