New Skylanders Figures Arrive in Time for the Holidays

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This holiday season will see the arrival of Skylanders’ Winterfest Lob-star, which will be on store shelves December 12. Activision Publishing Inc. will also be releasing the fourth Eon’s Elite character, Whirlwind, who made her debut in Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure.

Funko Marches Out Pop! Vinyl for Penguins of Madagascar

Funko is rolling out four new characters in their Pop! Vinyl line of figures based on the Penguins of Madagascar movie. Each of the penguins–Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private–will be available for purchase in February.

Penguins of Madagascar is coming to theaters on Thanksgiving, where the troublesome quartet will work undercover to stop the evil Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world.

HIA and Urban Expositions to Take Over Management, Production of Halloween & Party Expo

The Halloween Industry Association (HIA) and Urban Expositions will acquire Halloween & Party Expo from its current owners, H&P Expo LLC. Scheduled for February 6 to 9 at the New Orleans Convention Center, the event will be operated by H&P Expo. HIA and Urban Expositions will take over the event immediately following next year’s edition.

Under the new partnership, Urban Expositions will be responsible for managing all aspects of the event including sales, operations, marketing, and promotion with guidance and expertise provided by HIA. Urban Expositions and HIA will focus their efforts on increasing awareness of the event, expanding the selection of the product mix and growing the show into an internationally recognized event for the Halloween industry.

Future editions of Halloween & Party Expo will also take place in New Orleans, with dates of January 20 to 23, 2016; and January 14 to 17, 2017.

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HIA and Urban Expositions to Take Over Management, Production of Halloween & Party Expo

The Halloween Industry Association (HIA) and Urban Expositions will acquire Halloween & Party Expo from its current owners, H&P Expo LLC. Scheduled for February 6 to 9 at the New Orleans Convention Center, the event will be operated by H&P Expo. HIA and Urban Expositions will take over the event immediately following next year’s edition. [...]

New York Attorney General Asks Toy Retailers to Be Extra Vigilant About Safety

The New York attorney general has reminded retailers that they are obligated under state and federal law not to sell toxic toys. As reported by the Associated Press, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent letters to 190 retailers. Each letter stated that New York law prohibits the sale, import, and manufacture of children’s products that pose [...]

The Chicago Toy & Game Group Reveals 2014 TAGIE Winners

The Chicago Toy & Game Group has crowned this year’s recipients of the 2014 Toy and Game Inventor of the Year (TAGIE) Awards. More than 400 guests representing 23 countries gathered at Chicago’s historic Navy Pier Grand Ballroom last Friday to toast today’s top playthings. The Chicago Toy & Game Group acknowledged the following winners [...]

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China Toy Expo Shows the Dynamism of the Toy Industry in China

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COMMENTARY: This Holiday Season, Let’s Not Forget the Value of Games

Just this weekend, I attended a party at a friend’s house—a “FriendsGiving” gathering hosted by her and her husband. After a delicious pre-holiday feast of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and veggies, we decided to let the food settle while playing a game of celebrity Charades. Our game was spontaneous, so we worked with what was [...]

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New Exhibition of Antique Trains and Toys Opens at New-York Historical Society

This past Wednesday, the New-York Historical Society Museum and Library hosted a preview for its new exhibition, Holiday Express: Trains and Toys from the Jerni Collection. The showcase arrives right in time for the holidays, and includes a number of toys, toy trains, and scenic elements, some dating as far back as the 1850s. At [...]

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