Sweet Suite 2016

Hasbro Launches Monopoly Ultimate Banking Promotion

MonopolyUltimateBankingMr. Monopoly is giving away part of his fortune to help celebrate the launch of Hasbro’s new Monopoly Ultimate Banking game. Inside specially marked Monopoly Ultimate Banking games, U.S. fans will find a promotional Vault Giveaway Card that they can tap on the Ultimate Banking Unit and check MonopolyVault.com to see if they are a potential winner of a piece of Mr. Monopoly’s fortune. Eligible fans will have a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 to $20,850, the latter of which is the total amount of money in a standard Monopoly game. Mr. Monopoly himself announced the promotion with a Facebook Live event.  [Read more...]

MasterPieces, Xplorer Maps Partner for New Puzzle Line

MasterPiecesXplorerMapsMasterPieces Puzzles and Xplorer Maps teamed up for a new line of 13 new 1,000-piece puzzles, featuring custom-crafted, hand-drawn Xplorer Map illustrations.

The new line features famous places such as the Grand Canyon, Great Smoky Mountains, San Francisco Bay, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Lake Tahoe. Other puzzles are of The World and the states of Texas, Montana, California, and others. The puzzles are exact replicas of the map drawing and offer the same points of interest, historic places, attractions, indigenous wildlife, mountain ranges, and more. Each puzzle is made on recycled blueboard and packaged in matte-finish display boxes.

Next Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens DLC Now Available for PlayStation

LSWTFA_PhantomLimb_C-3PO_2_1470731353The next downloadable content for Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now available. The Phantom Limb Level Pack is a free download exclusively for players on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems. [Read more...]

Rubie’s, WBCP Partner for Suicide Squad Costume Collection

RubiesSuicideSquadRubie’s Costume Company partnered with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, to product officially licensed costumes, accessories, and masks inspired by Warner Bros. Pictures’ film Suicide Squad.

Available in teen, adult, and plus sizes, the Suicide Squad collection of costumes features villains Harley Quinn, The Joker, Deadshot, Killer Croc, and Katana. The collection also offers specially designed costume kits for fans to transform into their favorite antihero. [Read more...]

Fat Brain Toys Launches Mind & Body Collection

Fat_Brain_Toys_LogoFat Brain Toys created a new collection, Mind & Body, made up of toys, games, and books designed to build emotional intelligence, physical health, mindfulness, and empathy. The line will focus on bringing together products that help kids focus, become mindful, control emotions, strengthen muscles, eat healthy, and make good decisions. [Read more...]

Bananagrams, Narragansett Partner for Themed Beer

BananagramsBeerBananagrams and Narragansett Beer teamed up for Hi Neighbor! Have a Hafeweizen! for the latest collaboration in ‘Gansett’s “Hi Neighbor Mash-Up Series.” The beer is the fourth installment in the series where ‘Gansett partners with a Rhode Island company to create a unique beer.

The beer is brewed with 40 percent wheat malt and notes of banana and clove. Narraansett’s Hi-Neighbor Have A Hefeweizen will be available in six-packs of 16-ounce tallboy cans, and will be distributed throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Virginia, Portland, Nashville, and Chattanooga.

Scholastic Sells More Than Two Million Copies of Latest Harry Potter Book in First Two Days

HarryPotterCursedChildRetailer reports estimate that Scholastic sold more than 2 million copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two script book in the first two days of sales. The script book is the eighth installment in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne. The book hit stores nationwide at 12:01 a.m. on July 31, 2016.

The first seven Harry Potter stories, published by Scholastic in the U.S. between 1998 and 2007, have sold more than 160 million copies in the U.S., more than 450 million copies worldwide, and are distributed in more than 200 territories, translated into 79 languages, and have been turned into eight blockbuster films.

Warner Bros. Releases First DLC Content for Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens

2562Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released the first downloadable content for the Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens season pass.

The Prequel Trilogy Character Pack allows players to play as characters such as Anakin Skywalker, Darth Maul, Jango Fett, Jar Jar Binks, Padme Naberrie, Captain Panaka, and more. Vehicles, including the Naboo Starfighter, will also be playable.

The Freemaker Adventures Character Pack features characters from the Lego animated series. Playable characters include Graballa the Hut, Naare, Baash, and Raam.

The downloadable content is available now for Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Moose Toys Expands Qixels Line

6d6b8286-a7fa-4e4b-904c-00e41b068c44Moose Toys is growing its Qixels activity line with the Qixels 3D Maker, a tool to let kids create 3-D, pixelated 8-bit designs. Kids can create 3-D characters of their favorite animals, space ships, bugs, monsters, and more. [Read more...]

Build-A-Bear Launches Mixters

Build A Bear MixtersBuild-A-Bear Workshop unveiled its newest property, Mixters, where kids can mix and match pieces to create their own personalized monster. The first Monsters Mixers line includes two body options, four leg designs, and four arm styles, which are sold together as a set.

Additional Monster Mixers parts—including hands, feet, wings, a monster sound chip, and costumes—are sold separately. The exclusive Mixters in-store play experience allows guests to choose a body, pick legs, and grab arms of their choice to customize their new furry friends from head to toe.

Monster Mixers officially launched today at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores and online in the U.S. and the UK. Guests can make their monsters online with the Make A Mixter digital experience that mimics the in-store process.