In January, Sesame Street will premiere a new season on HBO with a reimagined “Elmo’s World” segment and a kindness curriculum relevant to today’s preschoolers as it heads into its 47th season. [Read more...]
Hasbro Inc. is launching the first-ever HasCon family and fan event to be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin Donuts Center. Coming next September 8 to 10, the three-day convention will treat attendees to live interactive experiences, exclusive products, talent appearances, and more. [Read more...]
CJ E&M has appointed Silverlit Toys as master toy partner for its new series, Robot Trains.
The 3-D CGI animated series airs globally and revolves around Train World fighting evil to save its village. As a coming-of-age story, the main character Kay displays courage and adventure. The show explores themes of self-development, friendship, and teamwork. [Read more...]
The Jim Henson Co. has named Snaptoys as the master toy licensee for its new animated Netflix original interactive preschool series, Word Party. The show premiered on July 8 and is currently in its first season with 14 episodes. The second season will roll out on Oct. 12 with an additional 12 episodes. [Read more...]
With increases in consumer spending expected to remain solid during the remainder of the year, the National Retail Federation (NRF) says retail sales for 2016 are now expected to grow 3.4 percent over last year, rather than the 3.1 percent forecasted earlier. Online and other non-store sales, which are included in the overall figure, are expected to increase 7 to 10 percent year-over-year rather than the 6 to 9 percent forecast earlier. [Read more...]