Sweet Suite 2016

Toy State Introduces New Line of TMNT Vehicles

unnamedToy State secured a licensing partnership with Nickelodeon Viacom Consumer Products (NVCP) to design, develop, and manufacture lines of toy vehicles featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brand.

The two-year deal will allow Toy State to create Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-themed vehicles that will be available this summer at major retailers across the EMEA region.

Toy State also recently added Barbie to its licensing portfolio, joining the company’s flagship Road Rippers and Nikko brands, as well as lines featuring licensed properties including Hot Wheels, Caterpillar, WWE, Thomas & Friends, and DC Super Friends.

Kohl’s Cares Offers Salina Yoon Books, Plush

Kohl's Cares Yoon Provided Image croppedThis summer, Kohl’s will sell children’s books from author and illustrator Salina Yoon as part of the Kohl’s Cares collection. The books and complementing accessories are priced at $5 each, with all of the profits benefiting kids’ health initiatives nationwide. The collection, which has raised almost $300 million to date, is available at all Kohl’s stores nationwide and Kohls.com now through the end of June. [Read more...]

Kobe Bryant, Panini America Team Up for Trading Card Set

Panini America Kobe HeroVillain BoxKobe Bryant has selected 21 favorite memories from his career, including one from each of his 20 seasons in the NBA and one honoring the day he was drafted, for a trading card set from Panini America. Bryant and Panini America teamed up to provide the ultimate retrospective recap from the HeroVillain perspective.

The exclusive Panini America set features two distinct 21-card HeroVillain packs. One pack features Kobe’s most inspiring moments, and the other recaps those moments in Bryant’s own words. There is also a five-card pack that gives collectors a chance at eye catching Red MVP, Blue O’Brien Trophy, Purple Eight, Gold Twenty Four, and the Rare Black Mamba parallels. There is also the opportunity for fans to find Bryant’s signature via a HeroVillain 21-card autograph set.

The box sets are currently available iCollectPanini.com, PaniniAuthentic.com, and KobeBryant.com.

Magformers Creates TMNT Building Sets

Magformers.TMNTMagformers has entered a licensing partnership with Nickelodeon to create a line of magnetic building kits for preschoolers inspired by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.

The Half-Shell Heroes sets allow preschoolers to build with Magformers squares and triangles to create Turtle Towers. Kids can match the characters to their colors and interchange them to tell their own story. [Read more...]

Jakks Pacific Launches R/C Vehicle Inspired by Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War

Jakks.RolloverRumblerJakks Pacific launched the XPV Marvel Avengers RC Rollover Rumbler vehicle, inspired by Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War film. Kids can ride as Captain America or Iron Man and maneuver flips and 360 degree moves. It is available now at major retailers.

Whiffer Sniffers Launches Second Wave of Series 2

WhifferSniffersSeries2Four new Whiffer Sniffers characters will hit store shelves this week as Part II of its second series. The line of scented plush characters expands to include Bearington Collection’s Original Whiffer Sniffers Milton Melon, the happy-go-lucky watermelon who loves to go fishing; Chip, a chocolate chip who spends his days perfecting dessert sauces; King Congo Coconut, the coconut king of soul, music, and cheer; and Sunny Pop, a sweet popsicle ice cream shop owner. [Read more...]

Walkie Chalk Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Walki Chalk Kickstarter  copyWalkie Chalk, a new way to play with chalk, officially launched its Kickstarter campaign today. Meant to eliminate messy hands and sore backs, this new invention adds length to the average piece of chalk. The adjustable 24- to 36-inch stick comes in three separate pieces, allowing it to be lengthened or shortened as needed.

Initially, Walkie Chalk will only be available in the color Lucky Lime, but if enough money is pledged, Walkie Chalk also plans to produce its product in Tropical Teal.

The funding period runs through May 11, and the company has a Kickstarter goal of $12,500. Donations range from $1 to $500 and prizes include Walkie Chalk early bird specials, and packages that range from three to 60 Walkie Chalks.

 

Playmates Toys Launches TMNT: Out of the Shadows Toy Line

TMNT ImagePlaymates Toys will introduce a new collection of products inspired by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, set to release in theaters on June 3. The collection includes action figures, vehicles, play sets, role-play gear, and additions to existing T-Machines, T-Sprints, and mini-figure collections. [Read more...]

Playmates Toys, Mega Bloks to Release Lines Based on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

TMNTOutoftheShadowsPlaymates Toys and Mega Bloks have created lines inspired by the upcoming Paramount Pictures movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. A full range of figures, vehicles, and play sets based on the sequel to the 2014 blockbuster will be available starting next month at major mass retailers and mid-tier, specialty, grocery, drug, and value channels. [Read more...]

Jakks Pacific Introduces New Toys Inspired by Warcraft

JakksWarcraftJakks Pacific has released its full assortment of collectible figures and role-play items inspired by the Legendary and Universal Pictures‘ new film, Warcraft. The full line of toys features a variety of characters in different scales, representing both the Alliance and the Horde. The line is available exclusively at Toys “R” Us, and will be available at all mass retailers in June, coinciding with the release of the movie.