Stikbot, from Zing, Uses App to Create, Animate, and Share Stop-Motion Videos

Zing Toy StikbotZing has launched Stikbot, which features a poseable figure with suction cup hands and feet that adhere to almost any flat surface. A free mobile app available on iOS and Android, StikBot Studio, allows users to snap individual photos and stitch them together into a stop-motion film.

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McDonald’s Happy Meals to Feature Monster Jam

McDonalds,MonsterJamFeld Entertainment Inc. has collaborated with McDonald’s to bring Monster Jam-themed Happy Meals to more than 14,000 McDonald’s locations across North America. Customers visiting participating McDonald’s in the U.S. and Canada between August 28 and September 24 can purchase a Happy Meal featuring one of eight exclusive Monster Jam truck toys. They include Grave Digger, Dragon, Max-D, and El Toro Loco.

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Sphero Launches App-Enabled, Programmable SPRK Edition

Sphero SPRK EditionThe Sphero SPRK Edition, which launched today from Sphero, is an app-enabled, teachable robot ball designed to sharpen kids’ math and science skills, and unleash their imaginations through a library of more than 30 free apps.

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Disney Consumer Products Introduces Disney∙Pixar Cars Diecast Line, High-End Collectibles, and Mobile App

Cars,groupDisney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI) will release Cars Daredevil Garage, a new mobile app, as well as collectible Mattel diecast cars, which can be scanned into the app and used to perform extreme stunts in virtual environments.

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Build-A-Bear to Debut First-Ever Multimedia Plush Line, Honey Girls

Build-a-bear-logoBuild-A-Bear Workshop Inc. has launched its first-ever multimedia product line, Honey Girls. The three plush characters, which are available in stores and online, come to life through an interactive app featuring a story of friendship, songs, and music videos.

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Startup Toymail Receives Investment from Amazon, Will Integrate Alexa Voice Service into Toys

ToymailToymail Co., the creator of Mailmen toys and the Toymail app for iOS and Android, has received an investment by Amazon from the Alexa Fund and plans to integrate the Alexa Voice Service into its messaging platform for kids. Toymail will use the investment from the Alexa Fund for product research and to scale its SAS footprint.

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American Girl Unveils Truly Me Doll Line

AmericanGirlTrulyMeAmerican Girl has re-branded its line of contemporary 18-inch dolls and accessories, clothing, and exclusive play-based content as Truly Me. Formerly known as My American Girl, Truly Me lets kids create a one-of-a-kind doll through a variety of personalized options, including 40 different combinations of eye color, hair color and style, and skin color, as well as an array of outfits and accessories.

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Build-A-Bear Launches Promise Pets Line, Fosters Pet Responsibility with New App

Build-A-Bear has launched its newest product line, Promise Pets, a realistic pet plush collection that features a complementary mobile app, which families can download to bring the experience of pet care to life.

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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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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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