Nintendo Reveals New Console with Detachable Controllers, Portable Gameplay

NintendoSwitchNintendo released an introductory video today featuring its new home gaming system formerly known as the Nintendo NX. Set for release in March, the brand new, innovative Nintendo Switch system features a dock that connects the system to a TV for play at home, or it can be lifted from the dock and taken on the go.

A vast upgrade from both the Wii U and the portable 3DS consoles, the Switch features a bright, high-definition display. The portability of the new console is exactly what fans have been waiting for, and extends the gaming experience to wherever players are, with just one console. [Read more...]

Lego Harry Potter Collection Gets Remastered on One Disc

LegoHarryPotterWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, and The Lego Group have launched the Lego Harry Potter Collection, bringing Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 to PlayStation4 for the first time. Both video games are remastered on one disc.

Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the Lego Harry Potter Collection includes spell-casting, potion-making, dueling, and more that fans recognize from the franchise. [Read more...]

Kids Preferred Launches Environmentally Friendly Toy Line

boiserieKids Preferred introduced Bioserie Toys, a collection produced exclusively with natural and plant-based renewable resources. The line was designed by parents to get rid of the harmful chemicals in toys.

Bioserie’s use of bioplastics technology offers less greenhouse gas emissions in the value chain and the prevention of the use of harmful substances such as BPA, PVC, Phthalates, Styrenes, and heavy metals. Developed from durable and renewable plant-based plastic, each toy features textures, colors, and sounds. The collection includes a 2-in-1 Stacker, Star Teether, Round Rattle, Dumbbell Rattle, and Sorter & Stacker.

Playmates Toys Unveils TMNT line of WWE Ninja Superstars

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles- Ninja SuperStarsNickelodeon‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and WWE signed for a line of Ninja Superstars. The co-branded action figures that feature the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as iconic WWE Superstars were revealed during New York Comic Con. [Read more...]

PlayFusion Launches Kickstarter Campaign

PlayFusion Ltd., an independent game, technology, and robotics company founded by the leadership formerly behind the MMORPG RuneScape, launched Lightseekers on Kickstarter. The game is a fusion of fantasy and reality powered by PlayFusion’s proprietary technology platform that integrates video games, smart action figures with artificial intelligence, augmented reality, interactive trading cards, and more. [Read more...]

Toca Boca Launches Kids’ Video Service Toca TV

TocaTV2Toca Boca launched a video streaming service for kids, Toca TV, in more than 150 countries. This marks the company’s first move into kids’ video. [Read more...]

Lego to Launch DC Super Hero Girls Building Sets Earlier Than Expected

LegoDCSuperheroGirls2Lego Systems unveiled its first six building sets inspired by the DC Super Hero Girls franchise. Featuring a roster of renowned female DC Super Heroes and Super Villains, the building sets allow kids to recreate the property’s action-packed, high school based storyline.

To leverage the momentum of the franchise this holiday gifting season, the company is advancing availability of three of the six new building sets to hit shelves on Nov. 27, only in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, with the remaining three becoming available during the originally scheduled global launch in January. Additional mission-based building sets will launch globally next August. [Read more...]

Mattel Launches Monster High Lady Gaga Doll with Born This Way Foundation

Zomby GagaMonster High and Born this Way Foundation today revealed Zomby Gaga, a doll inspired by Lady Gaga. The doll will be available for pre-order starting Oct. 17 at select retailers. Led by six-time Grammy and 2016 Golden Globe winner Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta, Born This Way Foundation was founded in 2012 to support the wellness of young people and empower them to create a kinder and braver world.

The doll was designed by Lady Gaga’s sister Natali Germanotta and inspired by one of her iconic looks created by Zombie Boy in her “Born This Way” music video.

With a shared vision for a positive and bright future for young people, Born This Way Foundation and Monster High joined forces last October to inspire empowerment and acceptance. Zomby Gaga is the latest project of the partnership and newest Monster High character to be welcomed to the school. The doll launch coincides with a donation to Born This Way Foundation to continue to further this joint mission.

Mattel to Launch Gwen Stefani Kuu Kuu Harajuku Fashion Doll Line

Mattel GwenStefaniMattel will launch a new Kuu Kuu Harajuku fashion doll line next spring. Stefani’s new animated series Kuu Kuu Harajuku premieres weeknights at 4 p.m. ET.

Skylanders Releases Creator App Before Game Launch

SkylandersCreatorActivision Publishing and Skylanders Imaginators is dedicating the entire month of October to celebrate the launch of the new video game, the Skylanders Academy Netflix original series, and a new mobile app, Skylanders Creator. [Read more...]