The NPD Group launched a digital point-of-sale (POS) sourced service, tracking SKU-level sales data on digital games for consoles, portables, and PC games. This is the first service to provide the U.S. gaming industry with publisher-sourced data on digital games sales, aggregated from the participants of a Digital Panel that includes leading publishers in the country. [Read more...]
As GennComm LLC celebrates its fourth anniversary this month, Allyson Frome joins the team as director of licensing and business development. The 20-year toy industry veteran was most recently at Funrise Toys, where she headed licensing and investor relations for 12 years.
Frome will service a variety of business development and growth initiatives to benefit GennComm’s clientele. She will harness new integrated business development opportunities for toy and tech companies, studios, and other entrepreneurs.
Jazwares LLC, a subsidiary of Alleghany Capital Corp., acquired First Act Inc. Headquartered in Boston, First Act designs, markets, and supplies musical products, instruments, and accessories for kids and young adults under the First Act and First Act Discovery brands, as well as an array of licensed properties. [Read more...]
More than 500,000 hoverboards have been recalled from 10 companies and retailers, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The hazard is in the lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters, which may overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire, or exploding. [Read more...]
A sequel to Disney‘s Wreck-It Ralph is set to hit theaters on March, 9 2018. The team from the first film will be back for the sequel with director Rich Moore and producer Clark Spencer, and Phil Johnson will also direct and write the film. In addition, John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman will play the characters they played in the first movie, Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz, respectively. [Read more...]
Civic 50 recognized Hasbro as the most community-minded company in the consumer discretionary industry. The Civic 50 creates a guide for companies looking to best use its time, talent, and resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where it does business.
Hasbro has been recognized each year since 2012, and its programs focus on empowering childhood with leveraging its company assets to make the best impact for the kids it supports. Hasbro also gives employees four hours of paid time off each month to volunteer with organizations that benefit children.