Sweet Suite 2016

Rubie’s Costume Co. Releases Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Collection

unnamedRubie’s Costume Co. will launch officially licensed costumes, accessories, and masks inspired by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Available in toddler, child, tween, adult, and plus sizes, the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Collection includes DC Comics superheroes Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and more. Each detailed costume reflects a representation of the characters portrayed in the film. The collection will be available this Halloween season.

Disney Magic Kingdoms Game Available Now on Smartphones and Tablets

a7270f5cccc9d30c634ab87beaf34ebbe17d9dc3cfd6fe4f994efde3feb853dcGameloft, in collaboration with Disney, has launched the Disney Magic Kingdoms app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android, and Windows Phone.

Disney Magic Kingdoms allows players to enter the world of Disney and Disney Parks as they endeavor on a quest to restore the kingdom’s magic from evil powers. The app allows players to build attractions from the parks like Space Mountain, California Screamin’, and It’s a Small World. Disney Magic Kingdoms also allows users to share moments with their favorite Disney characters from Disney Pixar’s Wall E, Toy Story, Tangled, and more. [Read more...]

Jakks Pacific Introduces Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Big Figs

JakksBigFigsJakks Pacific has has expanded its Big Fig action figure line with new superheroes inspired by Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeThe assortment includes Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman as fully articulated action figures. The new figures are available in 20-inch and 31-inch scales at retailers nationwide.

American Girl Expands Line with Mega Bloks Building Sets

American Girl Grace's 2-in-1 Buildable HomeAmerican Girl has expanded into the building category for the first time, developed in collaboration with Mega Bloks. The new products feature detailed building sets and fully articulated minifigures, based on American Girl’s “Girl of the Year” dolls, including Grace, Isabelle, Saige, McKenna, and Nicki. [Read more...]

Marvel Debuts Black Panther Merchandising Program

black panther comicMarvel is rolling out a new merchandising program inspired by Black Panther in time for his first appearance as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a new comic book written from Ta-Nehisi Coates, and 50th anniversary. The campaign will touch on all major categories including publishing, apparel, toys, collectibles, home goods, and more.

The licensing program features a wide range of products inspired by both the new Marvel comic book debuting April 6th and Black Panther’s first film appearance in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War film in May. The products will feature standalone representations of the hero, as well as team-oriented sets inspired by the new film. [Read more...]

Walkie Chalk to Launch Kickstarter Campaign

WC-4x3-w-LOGOSay goodbye to sore backs, scraped knees, and chalky hands. The solution to everyone’s chalk problems is now here. Walkie Chalk LLC introduces Walkie Chalk a patented chalk-holding foam technology that lets kids and adults easily draw with chalk on any surface.

For ages 3 and up, the final product will include chalk, but kids can also use nearly any sidewalk chalk they already have—including square and round shaped ones. The product is made of three pieces and is 36 inches long when put together. Kids and adults can easily assemble and dissemble the tubes together for storage.

Walkie Chalk is launching for one month on April 12 on Kickstarter. Crowdfunded orders will ship once the campaign ends, and then Walkie Chalk will be available at the Walkie Chalk website, Amazon, and other retailers on May 12.

Who ya gonna call? Cryptozoic Entertainment and Sony!

GhostbustersII_Cryptozoic_Kickstarter_TeaserCryptozoic Entertainment and Sony Pictures Consumer Products have teamed up for a second Ghostbusters board game. Next month, the companies will launch a Kickstarter campaign for Ghostbusters: The Board Game II.

The game features a new original story from Ghostbusters comics writer Erik Burnham, and the new figures for the game are based on designs from Ghostbusters comic book artist Dan Schoening. The story has the Ghostbusters investigating mood slime that has flooded the city, creating earthquakes and riots in another attempt to bring Vigo and his minions back.

The second board game has new game elements including Slime Blower Pack Ghostbusters, Ooze entities that split apart and join back together, allies, new equipment such as Ecto Goggles and Portal Destabilizers, and more. The map tiles in the game depict buildings destroyed by earthquakes and fires, collapsed streets that expose slime infested sewers, tunnels with derailed subway cars, and ghost trains.

Douglas Company Introduces Lil’ Saks

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Lil’ Saks, from Douglas Co., will hit store shelves this month. The new collection comes in seven designs that complement today’s fashion trends. All Lil’ Saks are single carry with zipper closures.

The designs include: Whale Lil’ Sak, a 9.5-inch long bag made of whale print fabric; Snail Lil’ Sak, a 9-inch wide snail shaped bag; Dog Head Lil’ Sak, an 8-inch wide bag shaped like a puppy head with calico print; Cat Head Lil’ Sak, a 6.5-inch wide bag in the shape of kitten head with shades of pink, gray, and white polka dots; Horse Head Lil’ Sak, an 8.5-inch tall bag with a horses head bridled on a floral print background; Girl with Pig Tails Lil’ Sak, a 6-inch wide face with pink blushed cheeks, sleepy embroidered eyes, parted bangs, and heart shaped button mouth; and Girl with Pony Tails Lil’ Sak, a 9-inch wide face with pink blushed cheeks, sleepy embroidered eyes, and ponytails tied off in satin ribbon.

MasterChef and MasterChef Junior Products to Debut at International Home and Housewares Show

logo-masterchefWicked Cool Toys and Unibrands Toys will debut cooking product lines inspired by Endemol Shine North America’s TV shows MasterChef and MasterChef Junior at the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago from March 5 through 8.

Unibrands will debut a MasterChef-inspired BBQ Grilling Set and accessories. The collection will include a spatula, tongs, fork, and basting brush with signature stainless steel and a rubberized grip design. Accessories for the grill will include grill lights, covers, oven mitts, and thermometers. [Read more...]

Play-Doh Celebrates 60 Years

Play Doh 60th Anniversary TownHasbro is celebrating Play-Doh‘s 60th birthday this year. The Play-Doh brand recently introduced Play-Doh Town, a new system of play that inspires creative storytelling through town-themed play sets, vehicles, and figures.

The Play-Doh Town line is available at retailers nationwide for kids 3 and up and includes play sets, vehicles, and figures that work together to build a world for expansive, storytelling play. With scenes and themes kids are familiar with, such as a Town Center, Pet Shop, Ice Cream Truck and Firehouse, and figures such as a police officer and a hairdresser, kids can use their imaginations to create unique stories each time they play. Play-Doh will also celebrate its birthday with the reintroduction of iconic play sets including the Play-Doh Dr. Drill N’ Fill playset, as well as new licensed offerings from some of kids’ favorite properties.