Tactic Teams Up with Ty for Beanie Boos Games

Tactic Games' Beanie Boos Friends GameTactic Games USA has a new line featuring Ty Beanie Boos, courtesy of a licensing agreement with Ty Inc. The game maker is offering preschool and children’s games featuring the Beanie Boos branded character property.

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University Games Adds Puremco Line of Dominoes and Domino Accessories

UniversityGameslogoUniversity Games has added Puremco, a publisher of dominoes and domino accessories, to its growing portfolio of toys and games. The acquisition of Puremco’s wholesale business by University Games is its tenth acquisition since 1998.

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The Strong Announces National Toy Hall of Fame Finalists

Courtesy of Toy Industry Association

After reviewing thousands of nominations submitted this year by toy lovers of all ages, The Strong in Rochester, Ny., has announced the 12 nominees for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame. Two finalists will be inducted on Thursday, November 15.

The finalists for 2012 are: Clue, dominoes, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Lite-Brite, little green army men, Magic 8 Ball, pogo stick, sidewalk chalk, Simon, Star Wars action figures, tea set, and Twister. The selected winners will join the ranks of 49 toy luminaries already in the Hall of Fame, including Candy Land, cardboard box, Crayola Crayons, Duncan Yo-Yo, Mr. Potato Head, Radio Flyer Wagon, and Tinkertoy.