Hijinx, Chirp Partner for Sound Technology in Beat Bugs Toys

Hijinx entered a multi-year partnership with Chirp to create toys that interact with content on any device.

The company will use Hijinx Alive, powered by Chirp’s proprietary technology, for the first time in the upcoming Beat Bugs interactive toys. These official Beat Bugs toys will interact and sing along wth the TV show and each other, and will be available at Target in the U.S. Beat Bugs episodes stream on Netflix, which explore the narrative of songs made famous by The Beatles in a child-friendly fashion.

Smallest Skylanders Make Big Debut with Skylanders Minis

SkylandersMinis.SpryFans attending the recent Gamescom 2014 in Cologne, Germany, got a hands-on opportunity to play Skylanders Trap Team with cute, pocket-sized characters called Skylanders Minis. The new line of 16 characters, from Activision Publishing Inc., is playable with upgrades and abilities just like any other Skylanders, including the ability to trap villains.

The figures are roughly one-third the size of regular Skylanders playable with Skylanders Trap Team. The Skylanders Minis available for play at the Gamescom booth were Spry, Mini Jini, Drobit, Trigger Snappy, and Hijinx.

Skylanders Minis will be sold in two-packs and will be available at Wal-Mart.