Sweet Suite 2016

Spin Master, Cepia Sign Global Distribution Partnership

Spin Master Corp LogoSpin Master Corp. has acquired the exclusive global manufacturing and distribution rights for certain Cepia LLC product lines, including the relaunch of ZhuZhu Pets. The agreement also provides Spin Master the opportunity to negotiate the distribution rights to additional new products from Cepia’s Blue Whale Development. [Read more...]

Toys “R “Us Launches #GoRogue Events

toys-r-us-logo 2Star Wars fans can now preorder toys from Rouge One: A Star Wars Story at Toysrus.com in advance of their arrival in stores

To celebrate the release of the movie, Toys “R” Us stores will be transformed into Destination Star WarsRebel Bases at midnight on September 30, where customers can purchase limited edition toy collectibles. The collectibles that will be featured include Star Wars Force Band by Sphero, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story The Black Sergeant Jyn Erso from Hasbro, Rebel U-Wing Fighter Drone from Hasbroand Star Wars The Black Series Imperial Stormtrooper Electronic Voice Changer Helmet from Hasbro.

At the #RogueOne event, fans can enjoy free giveaways including a poster and a t-shirt and be the first to view the “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”  feature shops at the front of all Toys “R” Us stores where Star Wars action figures, construction sets, and other memorabilia will be on display and available for purchase.

For more information about the Star Wars #RogueOne midnight opening events, visit Toysrus.com/DestinationStarWars.

IAmElemental to Donate Action Figures to Honor Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

IAmElementalFightsChildhoodCancerIAmElemental is running a Buy One, Donate One program for every Courage Core Power female action figure purchased on the company’s online store in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September. IAmElemental will distribute one figure to a child affected by cancer for each figure purchased. [Read more...]

Spielwarenmesse eG to Feature New Exhibitor Center

Logo Spielwarenmesse 2016Spielwarenmesse eG created the New Exhibitor Center (NEC), featuring a pavilion for German and international companies exhibiting at the trade show for the first time. Trade buyers can use the space to forge new business contacts and source products and ideas across all toy segments. [Read more...]

ICTI Care Responsible Sourcing Platform Reaches Milestone

ICTICareLess than one year after its launch, ICTI Care’s new Responsible Sourcing Platform (ICPS) is connecting more than 1,000 factories with toy brands and retailers worldwide, enabling data sharing on a broad range of social sustainability issues and ethical compliance data. [Read more...]

ChizComm Becomes C2C Studio’s Agency of Record

PrintChizComm Ltd. continues to expand in the creative solutions and design market with its new client, C2C Studios Inc.

Joining its roster of tech, lifestyle, toy, and children’s entertainment clients, C2C Studios marks ChizComm’s first venture into the business-to-business sector. C2C Studio specializes in bringing fun to life with numerous clients across the toy and entertainment spaces.

Daymond John Joins Hasbro and Indiegogo in Crowdfunding Challenge

HasbroGamingLabEntrepreneur Daymond John, creator of FUBU and co-star of ABC’s Shark Tank, will guest judge in Hasbro and Indiegogo’s Fall 2016 Gaming Challenge. Following its successful debut last year and a follow-up challenge earlier this spring, the gaming challenge this fall offers independent game designers a platform to promote their ideas and allows Hasbro to celebrate the growing gaming community and discover and develop new games. The challenge is open to game designers in the U.S., the UK, Canada (excluding Quebec), France, and Germany. [Read more...]

Paw Patrol Roll Patrol Road Tour Begins in Toronto This Month

PawPatrolTourSpin Master’s Paw Patrol Roll Patrol Road Tour will make appearances in the Greater Toronto Area this weekend.

The fully interactive tour inspired by the animated series Paw Patrol toured the U.S. this summer, and is now heading to Canada. The tour features an 18-wheel semi-truck Paw Patroller to get fans excited about the two new segments launching this fall, Jungle Rescue and Roll Patrol. The tour will also provide photo opportunities for kids with the Paw Patrol pups Chase, Marshall, Skye, and Rubble. [Read more...]

Care Bears to Celebrate National #ShareYourCare Day

CareBearsShareYourCareDayCare Bears will celebrate National Care Bears #ShareYourCare day on Sept. 9. Fans are encouraged to participate all month long by completing one selfless, caring act every day of September in the #CareALotChallenge via @CareBears on Facebook and Twitter. [Read more...]

PlayMonster Acquires Automoblox

PlayMonster.AutomobloxPlayMonster LLC has acquired Automoblox, marking the company’s third acquisition in less than two years. Automoblox is a line of collectible toy vehicles in the wooden car category. Each Automoblox vehicle sports a body made of European beech wood, and includes interchangeable components, including tires, rotors, and calipers. [Read more...]