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.

Lego to Produce Women of NASA Fan-Designed Set

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Lego revealed its next fan-design set, Woman of NASA, which celebrates women who had key roles in the U.S. space program. The set met then 10,000 supporteers mark in the Lego Ideas competition, and was approved by the Lego board.  [Read more...]

Legacy Relaunches Crayola Color Blaster

Screen Shot 2017-02-28 at 4.21.55 PMLegacy Games relaunched Crayola Color Blaster, the company’s first augmented reality game.

Legacy is releasing a new storyline content pack for the app, called Paint My Dragon, that includes fairies, tree monsters, ogres, and dragons. Also newly available is an arcade mode for players who prefer faster action. Players can enjoy the new arcade mode update and original zombie-themed story for free, while Paint My Dragon is available as an in-app purchase. [Read more...]

RNA Unveils Guiness World Record Setting Puzzle and More at Toy Fair

RavensburgerDisneyPuzzleRavensburger North America (RNA), a division of Ravensburger AG, debuted a new lineup of Disney puzzles and games at the North American International Toy Fair this week—including the largest commercial jigsaw puzzle in the world, Disney Memorable Moments.

At 40,320 pieces and 22 feet wide by 6 feet tall, the special puzzle features scenes from 10 beloved animated Disney films. Ravensburger also unveiled its latest 3-D puzzle, a 3-D Disney Castle Puzzle that combines puzzling and construction, featuring 10 Disney Princess characters. [Read more...]

Breyer to Introduce DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free Toy Line This Summer

Breyer Animal Creations was named specialty toy licensee for the new DreamWorks Animation Television series DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free. Breyer debuted the new line at the North American International Toy Fair last week.

The Netflix original series DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free will launch exclusively on May 5. Inspired by the 2002 film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, the reimagined story follows Lucky, a gutsy 12yearold girl who befriends a wild mustang she names Spirit. With her two best friends and their horses by her side, they explore a world filled with endless rides, magnificent horses, and never-ending fun.

Breyer will create a line of model horses, dolls, accessories, and craft activity sets for DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free. The collection will be available at specialty retail this June.

Lego Debuts DC Super Hero Girls Line at Toy Fair

LEGODCSuperheroGirlsLego Systems Inc. introduced its collection of building sets inspired by the DC Super Hero Girls series at the North American International Toy Fair. In addition to the three building sets that launched in November, Lego introduced three mission-based building sets that are now available, with four more that will launch this August.  [Read more...]