Jakks Partners with American Red Cross for Earthquake/Tsunami Relief Fund

Jakks Pacific has partnered with the American Red Cross for the Jakks Cares Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief Effort. Jakks is seeking to raise $100,000 on its micro site, http://american.redcross.org/JAKKS-emp. The company will match all donations, aiming to raise a total of $200,000, which will directly support the Japan Red Cross disaster relief efforts.
Jakks encourages everyone to make a donation via its American Red Cross microsite at http://american.redcross.org/JAKKS-emp.

JAKKS Pacific to Manufacture Product Line for Real Steel

JAKKS Pacific, Inc., has signed a master toy licensing agreement with DreamWorks Studios to manufacture, distribute, and market a line of toys based on the upcoming live-action feature film Real Steel, directed by Shawn Levy and starring Hugh Jackman.

The agreement, brokered by licensing agent Striker Entertainment, includes action figures, accessories, play sets, roleplay, youth electronics, novelties, games and puzzles, Halloween costumes, and more. JAKKS expects to launch the Real Steel product line next fall to coincide with the film’s November 18, 2011 premiere in theaters nationwide.

Alice in Wonderland Halloween Costumes

Look out for new Alice costumes this Halloween! Disguise will debut new Halloween wear based on Alice, The Mad Hatter, and the Red Queen from Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.

The Toy Book’s Toy Report 01/13/10

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The Toy Book’s Toy Report 12/07/09

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Catch up on last week’s news! Read The Toy Book Toy Report for 12/07/09.

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WWE Extends THQ and JAKKS Pacific Licensing Deadline

The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has extended a deadline for THQ and JAKKS Pacific to agree on if they want to renew their joint venture’s licensing deal for the wrestling company. THQ says that the two companies have until December 31, the date their current license expires, to decide if they want to renew the joint deal through December 31, 2014.

JAKKS to Give Away UFC Tickets and Toys to Facebook Fan

JAKKS Pacific is giving away a UFC prize pack, which includes a pair of tickets to UFC 107 in  Memphis, Tennessee on December 12 and a full set of JAKKS UFC action figures and toys to one lucky Facebook Fan!
Become a fan of the JAKKS UFC Action Figures Facebook page by December 1, 2009 to automatically be entered to win the JAKKS UFC prize pack, which includes 2 tickets to UFC 107 (the main event title fight will be BJ Penn vs. Diego Sanchez), air transportation to Memphis for 2 people, hotel accommodations for 1 night in Memphis (double occupancy), a full set of JAKKS UFC Wave 0 Action Figures, the Official Scale Octagon Playset, and a replica UFC Championship Belt.

You must be 18 years of age or older to participate. This special Facebook giveaway will run until noon, PST on December 1, 2009. The winner will be announced thereafter on JAKKS’ Facebook page. Visit www.facebook.com and search “UFC Action Figures – JAKKS Pacific” to become a fan.