Sweet Suite 2016

Rubie’s Costume Co. Announces Star Wars: The Force Awakens Costume Collection

unnamed-5Rubie’s Costume Co. Inc. is launching costumes and accessories inspired by new characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Available in toddler, child, and adult sizes, the new collection includes costumes based on Finn, Rey, Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma, Flametrooper, and Stormtrooper.

Playmates Toys Introduces New TMNT Collections

PlaymatesTSprints-1Playmates Toys is launching T-Sprints, a new figure and wheels play pattern that goes beyond traditional play. The new line is available first at Toys “R” Us stores nationwide for December, and will roll out into additional retailers in January.

The figures capture the personalities of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and each comes with a different vehicle and features a flywheel so kids can rev and send them sprinting into action. Kids can collect all of the T-Sprints figures and vehicles, including Lickety Split Leo with Shellraiser, Mad Motion Mikey with Party Van, Rapid Assault Ralph with Stealth Bike, Dasher Donnie with Patrol Buggy, and Supersonic Shredder with Shreddermobile.  [Read more...]

Super Impulse Expands into Blaster Category

Super Impulse, the company behind the World’s Smallest line, is set to release Precision RBS (Rubber Band System), a new twist on traditional foam dart blasters, in the spring.

BACK CORNER CHIRONPrecision RBS is a line of rubber band launchers that allows for safe and intense fun. Super Impulse says that the Precision RBS line with feature more ammo, more power, and more accuracy than any other launchers currently on store shelves. The company will launch the brand with various events hosted across North America throughout the year. [Read more...]

Tiggly and Sesame Workshop Create New Educational App

SesameStreetSesame Workshop and Tiggly released a new app, Sesame Street Alphabet Kitchen, which bridges the physical and digital play divide.

Children can now play with Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster and their favorite Tiggly toys. With an engaging original storyline, new animated video developed specifically for the app, and tactile play enabled with Tiggly Words, the app is an engaging educational experience for young learners. [Read more...]

Hasbro Launches Companion Pets for Seniors

unnamed-2Hasbro has launched the new Joy for All brand with its first product line Companion Pets. The first product in the line is Joy for All Companion Pet Cat, an animatronic pet designed to reach a new demographic this year.

The Companion Pet Cat is Hasbro’s first foray into products designed specifically for seniors. Inspired by consumer feedback, extensive consumer research with older adults and their caregivers nationwide were considered during the development of Companion Pets. [Read more...]

Things Remembered Teams Up with Melissa & Doug For Holiday Collection

Things Remembered has collaborated with Melissa & Doug to carry a line of personalized products, ranging from toys, games, and arts and crafts.

Things Remembered will offer 10 items available for customization, including the Melissa & Doug Fire Truck, Stacking Train, Unit Block on Wheels, Alphabet Truck, Xylophone, and Wood School Bus Play Set. The collection at Things Remembered will range from $17 to $20 and is available in stores and online.

Sakar Celebrates The Peanuts Movie with Themed Tech, Accessories

snoopyheadphonesSakar International has expanded its collection of branded products based on the Peanuts comic strip with a new line of youth electronics, audio products, mobile accessories, and musical instruments. The line features characters Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Woodstock, and more, with updated artwork the match the style of the 3-D computer-animated comedy, The Peanuts Movie.

Developed under license with Peanuts Worldwide, the new product include earbuds, kid-safe headphones, smartphone and tablet cases, light-up message boards, binoculars, flashlights, a dance mat showing Snoopy doing his happy dance surrounded by his gang, and more. The products will be available at Target and Toys “R” Us[Read more...]

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Spin Master Partner for Craft Activity Line

build a bear logoBuild-A-Bear Workshop Inc. and Spin Master Corp. have partnered to make, market, and distribute a line of craft activity products. Spin Master will also allow children to stuff their furry friends from home to introduce another dimension to the Build-A-Bear Workshop experience. The line will launch in multiple markets next fall with plans to rollout globally in 2017.

The Spin Master agreement comes on the heels of several outbound licensed product deals for Build-A-Bear Workshop signed in North America, including Clever Cookie iced and mini cookies; Chasing Fireflies premium children’s clothing and costumes; a Jakks Pacific Inc. co-branded MiWorld playset assortment, and more.

Hasbro Announces Finalists in Crowdfunding Gaming Challenge

hasbroHasbro has announced the top five finalists in its search for a face-to-face party game. A team of Hasbro game experts and designers has narrowed the submissions down to five finalists, which are: [Read more...]

Diamond Select Toys Reveals X-Files Toy Plans for 2016

XFilesDiamond Select Toys will release a line of toys in honor of The X-Files returning to Fox this January based on the original TV series as well as items from the new 2016 event series.

A two-pack of Minimates captures Mulder and Scully in their new looks as fully posable 2-inch mini-figures, and is currently available for pre-order through comic shops. Diamond Select is also offering a pair of 4-inch Vinimates – static vinyl figures sculpted in the Minimates style. [Read more...]