Sweet Suite 2016

Colorforms Brands Launches New Website and App

64cee8c2-fe9a-48ff-87e6-8336e50afe2dColorforms Brands LLC, launched a new website and free app available on iTunes to expand the way children interact digitally with the storytelling brand.

The website offers fun facts, historical information, and past commercials and sets from decades ago. It also provides information on new sets being offered. [Read more...]

Nintendo to Release First App for Smart Devices


MiitomoNintendo will launch its first app, Miitomo, in March for iOS and Andriod phones and tablets. Miitomo allows its users to use Mii characters to interact with friends, start conversations, and ask each other questions such as, “Do you believe in aliens?” or “What song has been stuck in your head lately?” Players will also have the ability to use a Miifoto feature take and share photos featuring their Mii. [Read more...]

Tiggly and Sesame Workshop Create New Educational App

SesameStreetSesame Workshop and Tiggly released a new app, Sesame Street Alphabet Kitchen, which bridges the physical and digital play divide.

Children can now play with Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster and their favorite Tiggly toys. With an engaging original storyline, new animated video developed specifically for the app, and tactile play enabled with Tiggly Words, the app is an engaging educational experience for young learners. [Read more...]

MGA Entertainment Launches Bratz App

Bratz App 1Earlier this month, MGA Entertainment launched its Bratz App, which gives users the ability to create worlds in the digital space by customizing Bratz avatars, fashions, and the Bratz Create It Yourself (CIY) Shoppe.

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Playsmart Labs Inc. Launches Creativas App

Playsmart,CreativasPlaysmart Labs Inc. aims to explore children’s creativity both on and off tablets with the Creativas Design Studio app, which launches this month. The app invites users to join a group of talented young teenagers who are invited into an elite art school for creative designers. Over the course of 14 fully animated app-isodes, kids can follow the Creativas and be awarded for their creativity.

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Bananagrams Named North American Distributor for Crowd-Sourced Trivia Game, Linkee

Linkee Product Shot with MarkBananagrams Inc. will lead North American distribution for Linkee, the first crowd-sourced tabletop trivia game for families. Described by Bananagrams as, “shouty-outy,” the game play calls for players to answer four questions and spot the link between the answers faster than the other teams. Teams that get it right win a letter, and whoever collects enough letters to spell Linkee win the game.

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Marbles: The Brain Store to Be Select Launch Partner of Sphero’s BB-8

StarWars,BB-8,SpheroMarbles: The Brain Store will be a select retailer of Sphero’s BB-8 droid, based on the character from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Through Sphero’s app-enabled technology, users can make BB-8 listen and respond, adapt its personality, and more.

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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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