Laurent Doll Creates Accessory Set to Support GEMS

Microsoft Word - GEMS stands for Girls Excelling in Math and SciGirls Excelling in Math and Science (GEMS) has a goal of helping girls develop confidence, creativity, and interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), as well as art and learning as a whole through making. To help in this effort, Laurent Doll has launched a School Days accessory set for dolls, which includes school clothes, a backpack, a book, a pencil, paper, a ruler, and a calculator.

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Toys “R” Us to Debut Toys Based on DreamWorks Animation’s Dinotrux

Dinotrux LogoBeginning on October 1, Toys “R” Us stores nationwide and toysrus.com will begin carrying playsets, vehicles, and more based on DreamWorks Animation‘s upcoming Netflix original series, Dinotrux. The initial line, from Mattel, will feature Ty Rux, Revvit, and other Dinotrux characters, and select items will be available for pre-order online beginning August 14.

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Mega Bloks Debuts New Building Sets Ahead of Halo 5: Guardians

In anticipation of Microsoft‘s upcoming video game, Halo 5: Guardians, scheduled for release on October 27, Mega Bloks has released four new sets modeled directly after the game. All sets are recommended for kids ages 8 and up.

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McDonald’s Happy Meals to Feature Monster Jam

McDonalds,MonsterJamFeld Entertainment Inc. has collaborated with McDonald’s to bring Monster Jam-themed Happy Meals to more than 14,000 McDonald’s locations across North America. Customers visiting participating McDonald’s in the U.S. and Canada between August 28 and September 24 can purchase a Happy Meal featuring one of eight exclusive Monster Jam truck toys. They include Grave Digger, Dragon, Max-D, and El Toro Loco.

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OgoSport Launches OgoBILD Shorts Stop-Motion Animation Website

Ogosport,bild_animateThis past Wednesday, OgoSport launched OgoBILD Shorts, an online platform that lets kids showcase stop-motion animation movies they create using OgoSports Bild + Animate It kits. The website pulls together videos in real-time from YouTube that use the hashtag #OgoBildShorts, displaying them for other community members to see.

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Hasbro Studios and Sony Music/Legacy Recordings to Release Truly Outrageous: A Jem and the Holograms Tribute

HasbroStudios.logoHasbro Studios and Sony Music/Legacy Recordings will release a tribute album to Hasbro’s 1980s cult classic Jem and the Holograms on August 7, featuring modern renditions of hit tracks from Starlight Records’ Jem and the Holograms, The Misfits, and The Stingers.

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New Funko My Little Pony Figures Include Mystery Minis and Vinyl

MLP,MysteryMinis1Funko has released Series 3 of its Mystery Minis: My Little Pony Series. The blind-box packages could include a Party Pony such as Cheese Sandwich or Pinkie Pie.

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Sphero Launches App-Enabled, Programmable SPRK Edition

Sphero SPRK EditionThe Sphero SPRK Edition, which launched today from Sphero, is an app-enabled, teachable robot ball designed to sharpen kids’ math and science skills, and unleash their imaginations through a library of more than 30 free apps.

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MGAE Launches New STEAM-Based Franchise, Project Mc2

MGAEMGA Entertainment (MGAE) has introduced a new Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) curriculum-based franchise, Project Mc2, a full line of dolls and experiments pairing fashion doll play with making a lava light, a volcanic eruption, and more at-home kitchen-based experiments.

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Ty Introduces Cecil the Lion Beanie Baby

Ty Inc BB CecilTy Inc. has created Cecil the Lion Beanie Baby in memory of the lion tragically killed on July 2. Ty has pledged 100 percent of the profits from sales to the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) of the University of Oxford in Oxford, England.

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