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Toys "R" Us Receives Final Court Approval for $3.1 Billion of New Financing

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia entered a final order granting Toys "R" Us authority to access the full amount of its more than $3.0 billion in debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing. Read more…

RedwoodVentures Launches Smooshy Mushy at Retail

RedwoodVentures Ltd. launched its Smooshy Mushy line of soft and squishy collectible toys at retail in partnership with OLO Industries Inc. Read more…

Alex Brands, Driver Digital Partner for How-To Craft Videos

Alex Brands partnered with Driver Digital to feature its craft kits on the Cool School YouTube series, Crafty Carol. Alex Brands’ craft kits will also include a Cool School Crafty Carol sticker at retail. Read more…

WIT Selects The Toy Association as Management Services Provider

Women in Toys, Licensing, & Entertainment (WIT) will outsource association management to The Toy Association. To keep pace with its expansive growth while maintaining control of administrative costs, WIT will outsource to The Toy Association a variety of services including administrative, financial management, legal coordination, and back-end membership support. Read more…

Halloween & Party Expo Redesigns Retailer Education Program

An all-new and redesigned retailer education program is taking place at the Halloween & Party Expo for the 2018 event, taking place from Jan. 12 to 15 at the Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Read more…

University Games Launches New Card Game

Sababa Toys, under the University Games family of brands, launched the Where in the World is Jefferson Sancarlos? card game. The game will be available at select retailers this holiday season. Read more…

Play Visions Becomes Exclusive Splashlings Partner in North America

Play Visions Inc. partnered with TPF Toys to be the exclusive partner of Splashlings in North America. Play Visions will take the lead on marketing, brand development, sales, and distribution for the brand. Read more…

Merlin Entertainments to Open LEGOLAND Location in New York

Merlin Entertainments is moving forward with plans to build a new LEGOLAND location in New York. The new location will open in 2020 in Goshen. Read more...

Spielwarenmesse's Kids Turkey Begins Today

The 10th annual Kids Turkey in Istanbul opened its doors today and will run through Oct. 29. Read more...

Hasbro Reports Q3 2017 Financial Results

Hasbro Inc. reported financial results for the third quarter of 2017. Highlights include net revenues for the third quarter of 2017 increasing 7 percent to $1.79 billion versus $1.68 billion in 2016. Third quarter 2017 revenues include a favorable $29.6 million impact from foreign exchange. Read more…

Jakks Pacific Reports Q3 2017 Financial Results

Jakks Pacific Inc. reported financial results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2017. Net sales for third quarter 2017 were $262.4 million compared to $302.8 million reported in the year ago period. Read more...

NPD Reports September 2017 Video Game Sales

Total industry spending for video game hardware, software, and accessories from Aug. 27 to Sept. 30 2017 increased 39 percent to $1.2 billion compared to last year, according to analysis from The NPD Group. Read more…

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