TOMY, PlayFusion Introduce Lightseekers Trading Card Game

PlayFusionTCGPlayFusion and TOMY are introducing the Lightseekers Trading Card Game, augmented reality trading cards that are playable as a physical, standalone game. The trading cards can be used to enhance gameplay within the Lightseekers mobile game, and is available to download in the U.S., the UK, and Canada in the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Amazon App Store. [Read more...]

Zing Launches Spinzipz Stackable Spinners

Screen Shot 2017-05-04 at 4.23.50 PMZing launched new Spinzipz spinners, the latest in the exploding fidget toy craze. Unlike ordinary fidget spinners, Spinzipz can be stacked on top of each other and also feature LED lights that activate when spun.

Spinzipz will be sold later this month in retailers such as Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, and Walmart. Zing previously released another iteration of fidget toys—Thumb Chucks—earlier this year.

Spin Master Launches Hatchimals Colleggtibles

hatchawholeworld-1493416000551-null-HRSpin Master Corp. launched Hatchimal Colleggtibles, the latest addition to its Hatchimals line. [Read more...]

Nintendo to Launch New Nintendo 2DS XL

unnamedNintendo will release its newest addition to the Nintendo 3DS line, the New Nintendo 2DS XL, on July 28. It offers pricing and features that fit between the Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo 3DS XL systems.

The new portable system only displays games in 2-D, unlike some if its predecessors that use 3-D functionality. It offers features that are compatible with the New Nintendo 3DS XL system, including amiibo compatibility. New games such as Hey! PIKMIN and Miitopia will launch on the same day.

The system uses the same size screens that are on the New 3DS XL and comes in a lighter weight. The New 2DS XL can play any previous 3DS game.

Moose Toys Launches Despicable Me Mineez

58203 Mineez Despicable Me Deluxe Character PackMoose Toys launched Despicable Me Mineez at retail, a new line of squishy character collectible figures based on the Illumination Entertainment animated film franchise, Despicable Me.

Fans can collect more than 75 Season 1 figures, available in 3-packs, 6-packs, and blind packs including Ultra Rare and Limited Edition figures. The collectibles are based on characters from the movie such as Gru, Agnes, Margo, Edith, and the Minions, and are available in styles that fans are familiar with, in addition to never-before-seen character themes.

Rubie’s Costume Co. to Launch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Costume Collection

rubies_guardiansgalaxyRubie’s Costume Co. Inc. will launch a range of costumes, masks, accessories, and makeup inspired by the upcoming action-adventure film, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which premieres worldwide on Friday. [Read more...]

License-2-Play Debuts Fake News/Real News Card Game

51DAIHr+l6LLicense-2-Play LLC released Fake News/Real News: The Game of Fake News and Alternative Facts. 

This satirical card game challenges up to six players to decipher hundreds of real quotes from the Trump administration and distinguish them from fake quotes. The game includes quotes from Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, and the Secretary of Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The game was made available for pre-order on Amazon on April 29, the 100th day of Donald Trump’s presidency. It will be released on July 15 and will be available at other major retailers such as Barnes and Noble and Hudson News.

Hasbro, TOMY Unveil Transformers Masterpiece Movie Series Figure Line

C08930620_630509586127_detail_17-300x295Hasbro and TOMY co-created a Transformers Masterpiece Movie Series, a line of figures based on Michael Bay’s series of Transformers films. The line was unveiled at the Beijing and Guangzhou Midnight Sales Event and commemorates the 10th anniversary of Michael Bay’s Transformers movies.

The first figure for release will be the Optimus Prime MPM-4 Figure, designed after the character’s appearance in the 2007 film, Transformers. It can transform from truck to robot and comes with a variety of battle accessories.

The fifth installment of the franchise, Transformers: The Last Knight, premieres this summer.

Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Co. to Offer Custom Surprizamals

teddyThe Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Co. is now offering custom Surprizamals through its Custom Plush division. Businesses can now order custom-made Surprizamals.

Surprizamals are stuffed animals that are wrapped in custom labels. Though there are a variety of animals in a given Surprizamal series, the animal itself remains a mystery until opened. [Read more...]

American Girl Introduces New Contemporary Character

Z Doll and Book WS-HRAmerican Girl will launch the latest character to join this year’s series of contemporary dolls this week. Z Yang, a Korean-American girl, is the star of American Girl’s web series Z’s Crew, and will be available as an 18-inch doll for the first time. Z (short for Suzie) Yang, is a stop-motion vlogger from Seattle who creates and shares stop motion videos.

The launch will be accompanied with welcome events at American Girl retail locations worldwide on April 28. Another event will take place on May 6 at retail stores in New York, Chicago, Seattle, Washington D.C., and Dallas, where fans can meet with girls who have gained popularity online through photography and stop motion videos. [Read more...]