Kadho Joins TechStuff PR Roster

TechLogo_HRTechStuff Public Relations, a division of KidStuff PR, has added Kadho to its tech client roster. TechStuff PR will promote the preschool game app and e-book-maker’s linguistics program to consumers.

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Gazillion Bubbles Named the Official Bubbles of the Los Angeles Dodgers

GazillionBubblesFunrise Toy Corporation has signed an exclusive agreement, making its premium Gazillion Bubbles brand the Official Bubbles of the Los Angeles Dodgers for the 2015 Major League Baseball (MLB) season.  Throughout the season, more than one million Dodger fans and families will be treated to extraordinary Gazillion Bubbles activations at Dodger Stadium.

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Lionel Celebrates 115th Anniversary with Boxcar Design Contest

LionelLionel is giving fans a chance to design a new boxcar in celebration of the company’s 115th anniversary. The winning boxcar design in the Design Your Own Boxcar contest will be produced and featured in Lionel’s Fall 2015 Signature Edition catalog.

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Midroll Launches Cardboard!, a New Podcast about Board Games

Cardboard,RichSommerAs part of Midroll Media’s latest slate of podcasts, Cardboard! with Rich Sommer will debut this month. In episode one, actor Ty Burrell, from ABC’s Modern Family, joins Sommer as his first guest.

Featuring actor Sommer as host, Cardboard! revolves around how board games have changed significantly since people started gathering around the bridge table. In every episode, Sommer will discuss the games he loves, introduce friends to new ones, and take on games that went wrong.

The show page features an audio clip from the first episode.

New episodes of Cardboard! with Rich Sommer will be released every other Thursday on wolfpop.com.

Disguise Receives Seasonal Vendor of the Year from Target

DisguiselogoDisguise Inc., the Halloween costume division of Jakks Pacific Inc., received the 2014 Vendor of the Year Award for Seasonal from Target. The Target Vendor of the Year Awards distinguish a select group of vendor partners each year based on certain performance and relationship criteria.

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LEGO Dimensions Introduces a Whole New Universe of Play This Fall

LegoDimensions2,StarterPackWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, and The LEGO Group will launch LEGO Dimensions, which merges physical Lego brick building with interactive console game play. Scheduled for release on September 27, the game will fuse a number of fan-favorite LEGO universes together, including DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The Lego Movie, The Wizard of Oz, LEGO Ninjago, Back to the Future, and more.

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New Look for Junie B. Jones Series to Roll Out This May

JBJonesThis spring, Random House Books for Young Readers is rolling out a new cover look for the Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park. All 28 books, as well as the interactive journal, will feature the new branded look, which includes colorful polka dots and a new title font. The iconic illustrations by Denise Brunkus will remain the same.

The re-branded series launch will be supported by a major marketing and publicity campaign. It will include the Laugh Yourself Silly with Junie B. School Campaign (formerly the Junie B. Jones Stupid Smelly Bus Tour), which will bring Junie B. and her bus driver, Mr. Woo, live and person to schools in May.

Border Agents Seize Undeclared Tobacco Amid Load of Toys

As reported by the Associated Press, U.S. border agents found $300,000 worth of loose-leaf tobacco hidden in a truck hauling toys.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Thursday that agents made the discovery at the Lewiston-Queenston bridge in western New York in December and that the load was formally seized this week.

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Best-Selling Yo-Kai Watch Is Coming to U.S. on Nintendo 3DS

YoKaiWatchNintendo’s Yo-Kai Watch, a role-playing game that was a cultural phenomenon in Japan for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, is coming to the U.S. The title launched in 2013, became a top-seller, and beyond video games, manga, and anime TV shows, has generated more than $1 billion in retail sales of toys and other merchandise in Japan.

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My Little Pony: Pinkie Pie’s Sister Storybook App Is Available Now

PlayDate Digital MY LITTLE PONYMy Little Pony: Pinkie Pie’s Sister, a new app from PlayDate Digital under license from Hasbro Inc., is available now in the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, or at www.appstore.com

. This ninth installment in PlayDate Digital’s My Little Pony app collection is based on the episode, “Maud Pie,” from the fourth season of the animated series, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, created by Hasbro Studios and currently airing on Discovery Family Channel in the U.S.

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