Jazwares Expands Minecraft Line

JazwaresMinecraftJazwares introduced six fully articulated three-inch figures and three multi-figure accessory packs to its Minecraft line, expanding its toy collection based on the digital world. [Read more...]

Nintendo Switch Launches on March 3

The new Nintendo Switch console, from Nintendo, will launch worldwide on March 3.

The system will include the main console, Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R) controllers, a Joy-Con grip (to which two Joy-Con are attached and used as one controller), a set of Joy-Con wrist straps, a Nintendo Switch dock (which holds the main console and connects it to a TV), an HDMI cable, and an AC adapter. Two versions of the system will be released: a version with a set of gray Joy-Con, and a version with one neon blue and one neon red Joy-Con.

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WBIE Releases First Lego City Undercover Trailer

LegoCityUndercoverWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games released the first trailer for Lego City Undercover. The video game features Chase McCain, a police officer who goes undercover and dons multiple disguises to hunt down the notorious and recently escaped criminal, Rex Fury, to put an end to his city-wide crime wave. [Read more...]

Spin Master, Rube Goldberg Partner for New Line of STEM Kits

Spin Master Corp. and Rube Goldberg, Inc. partnered for a line of activity sets under the Wonderology Science Brand. The sets are available exclusively at Target. [Read more...]

MasterPieces, Realtree Debut New Line of Camouflage Puzzles

MasterPiecesRealtreeMasterPieces Inc. and Realtree partnered for a new line of Realtree camouflage puzzles. The puzzles combine original woodland scenes with camouflage patterns for a line of 1000-piece puzzle sets.

The first four puzzles in the line include North American animals in forest scenes, as well as cabin and fishing scenes. The new puzzles will be on display at the North American International Toy Fair in New York City next month, with anticipated retail availability this spring.

Zoofy International, Accessory Innovations Partner for Emojination Inflatable Toys

EmojinationZoofy International LLC partnered with Accessory Innovations (AI) for the AI-created Emojination brand. The agreement grants Zoofy rights to manufacture Emojination-branded inflatable play structures for worldwide distribution. The first products will be introduced at the North American International Toy Fair in New York City this month.

Teen Sisters to Launch Curly Petz Kickstarter Campaign

curly petzThe Curly Petz 45-day Kickstarter campaign will launch on Jan. 17, National Kid Inventors’ Day. Invented by Tana and Myla Zapf, the creation won first place at the annual San Diego Inventor’s Forum Contest. The duo secured patents in the U.S. and the European Union for their stuffed animal invention. [Read more...]

American Girl Introduces 2017 Girl of the Year

AmericanGirloftheYearAmerican Girl debuted Gabriela McBride, the company’s new 2017 Girl of the Year. Gabriela uses the power of poetry to help her break down barriers and overcome a personal challenge with stuttering.

The 18-inch Gabriela doll features dark-brown hair and brown eyes, an exclusive outfit that reflects her creative side, and a book chronicling her story. She also comes with several performance-inspired outfits and accessories, including a dance barre, rehearsal and dance outfits, plus pretend headphones and a microphone. Additional Gabriela products and books will be available starting in the spring, and—for the first time—the new Girl of the Year collection will be available for more than a full 12 months. [Read more...]

Lego Introduces Lego Boost at CES

LegoBoostThe Lego Group unveiled Lego Boost, a building and coding set that lets kids add sound, personality, and movement to their creations, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Lego Boost will be available in August. [Read more...]

Rovio Entertainment Introduces Angry Birds Blast

AngryBirdsBlastRovio Entertainment launched Angry Birds Blast, a new game for mobile devices where players burst balloons as they move through different levels. Each player begins with 2050 gold coins, which allows them to navigate through more than 270 levels. [Read more...]