Hunter Products Appoints U.S. Vice President

Hunter Products LOGOHunter Products Pty Ltd. appointed Tom Neville as vice president of Hunter Products USA LLC effective immediately.

Neville returns to the toy industry, where he spent the last 20 years working for The Canadian Group and DSI Toys. He will build on the success in North America and expand the business into Latin America.

Hunter Products will release three new concepts next year to add to its lineup, including the Shibajuku Girls fashion doll line.

Play Visions Expands Global Distribution

Sands Alive, a new line of organic sand activity sets from Play Visions, has added distribution partners in Europe, South America, Australia, and Canada. Play Visions has joined forces with Goliath Games for Europe, Character Options for the UK, Macro Toys for Latin America, Hunter Products for Australia, and Incredible Novelties for Canda.

An organic compound that feels soft and doughy, Sands Alive can be molded or poured—just like real sand. It can also be packed to create paths or roadways with a rolling tool, or shaped into castles, forts, and other creations. Sands Alive will launch in February at the American International Toy Fair in New York City.