Sweet Suite 2016

Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Gets New Rise Against the Empire Play Set

DisneyInfinityPlaysetDisney Interactive and Lucasfilm launched Star Wars Rise Against the Empire for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, a new Play Set that takes place during the original Star Wars trilogy. Developed by Studio Gobo, in partnership with Avalanche Software, the Play Set takes players through the iconic moments and adventures from Episodes IV through VI, including the characters, vehicles, and locations. The new Play Set includes the Play Set piece and Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa figures. Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Darth Vader figures are also sold separately. [Read more...]

Summer Infant Launches Kiddopotamus Toy Collection

Summer Infant KiddopotamusSummer Infant announced the launch of its new Kiddopotamus brand and line of playthings to inspire play between parents and babies. The inspiration and creation of the line came from the idea that parents and kids experience a unique and strong bond when at play together. The animal-themed Kiddopotamus toys feature a multitude of tactile and interactive activities to keep babies, ages 0 to 6 months and up, and their parents or caregivers entertained and connected through purposeful laughing, smiling, and sharing. [Read more...]

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The Lego Group Launch Lego Dimensions

LegoDimensionsWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, and The Lego Group launched Lego Dimensions, the new entertainment experience that allows players to merge physical Lego brick building and interactive console game play in 14 fan-favorite universes. Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Lego Dimensions is available for PlayStation4, PlayStation3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Wii U. [Read more...]

Toy State, Mattel Partner for Barbie R/C

ToyStateLogoMattel has partnered with Toy State, manufacturer of stylized lights-and-sound radio controlled (R/C) vehicles for a Barbie R/C. Toy State will manufacture an innovative lineup of Barbie licensed and custom R/C vehicles under the Nikko franchise. The Barbie R/C vehicles are scheduled to hit retail stores in the U.S. and Canada starting next fall.

Hess Toy Truck Available in Select Shopping Malls for First Time

For the first time, customers can purchase the 2015 Hess Toy Truck at 10 select shopping malls throughout New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The new truck will be revealed in late October, and will be available online on November 1 at www.hesstoytruck.com. Customers can begin purchasing the toy at Queens Center, Kings Plaza, Green Acres, and Broadway in New York; Paramus Park, Woodbridge Center, Willowbrook, and Cherry Hill in New Jersey; and Willow Grove Park and Capital City in Pennsylvania beginning November 12.

In another first, 100 fans will unwrap a Silver Edition 2015 Hess Toy Truck, which will be randomly awarded in place of the 2015 Hess Toy Truck.

KD Interactive Introduces Kurio Smart, First Windows Tablet Computer for Kids

KurioSmartKD Interactive has introduced two new Kurio devices for kids this year: the Kurio Smart and Kurio Xtreme2. Both devices were designed and built specifically for kids, and are available now for purchase in the U.S. [Read more...]

MGA Entertainment Launches Bratz App

Bratz App 1Earlier this month, MGA Entertainment launched its Bratz App, which gives users the ability to create worlds in the digital space by customizing Bratz avatars, fashions, and the Bratz Create It Yourself (CIY) Shoppe.

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Skylanders SuperChargers Charges into North American Retail

SkylandersSuperChargers,boxedThis Sunday, Skylanders SuperChargers, from Activision Publishing Inc., will arrive at North American retailers. The new game features Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser, two of Nintendo’s iconic characters, re-imagined as Skylanders for Wii U system starter packs, as well as in Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Starter Packs for the Nintendo Wii and 3DS systems.

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Playsmart Labs Inc. Launches Creativas App

Playsmart,CreativasPlaysmart Labs Inc. aims to explore children’s creativity both on and off tablets with the Creativas Design Studio app, which launches this month. The app invites users to join a group of talented young teenagers who are invited into an elite art school for creative designers. Over the course of 14 fully animated app-isodes, kids can follow the Creativas and be awarded for their creativity.

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Barnes & Noble and The Creativity Hub Team Up on Exclusive Design Product

EXTRAORDINAIRESThe Creativity Hub and Barnes & Noble have launched the Extraordinaires Design Studio Pro, available exclusively at Barnes & Noble in stores and online now.

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