JazWings chose the winner of its inaugural JazWings Student Program, which featured toy design students from Otis College of Art and Design. Dawn Marshall, a 2016 graduate of the school’s toy design program, submitted her Funky Fros idea through the Student Program. It reached voting success in just under three days. [Read more...]
Richmond Management Group signed licensing partners for Tiniez to launch Fall 2017. Tiniez is an aspirational lifestyle brand that empowers girls around the world to be themselves, make their mark, and follow their dreams. There are more than 100 characters, each with her own aspiration and backstory. [Read more...]
Kilpatrick will be based in the company’s Sunrise, Fla. headquarters and will focus on accelerating JazWings in the toy and entertainment space for creators, inventors, and fans. Kilpatrick previously built and sold several websites in the legal service industry, is an independent creator who authored a children’s book series, and has created several other brands. [Read more...]
Jazwares’ Chuggington line will be unveiled to retailers this month and will feature characters from the series. Products ill include collectible characters, play sets, and feature toys. The line will also move away from traditional track systems of train play and will focus on the destinations in the show to allow young fans to build their own world of Chuggington and recreate adventures. The line will launch at retail next spring.
Entertainment One has signed new licensee deals with Colorforms, Fab/Starpoint, Galerie USA, Kurt Adler, Marmont Hill, Montco, and Parragon. Additionally, Jazwares has expanded its Peppa Pig range with new plush, playsets, and figures. Among the new offerings from Jazwares is the Muddy Puddles Family Pack and Peppa Pig’s Picnic Trip (with Red Car) and House Construction Set.
Colorforms has been signed for re-stickable activity sets; Fab/Starpoint for ceramics; Galerie USA for chocolates; Marmont Hill for printed artwork; Montco for corrugated arts and crafts; and Parragon for coloring and activity books.
Jazwares will launch Tube Heroes University, an educational program created by Tube Heroes for future YouTube stars. Building on the Tube Heroes toys, which place YouTube stars as action heroes, the Tube Heroes University program aims to teach kids about the digital world. It will provide kids with tips and advice on what it takes to succeed in the DigitalVerse. [Read more...]
An “idea incubator platform” dubbed JazWings offered New York Comic Con attendees an opportunity to discover the platform, become members, and vote for the next big idea. A subsidiary of Jazwares, JazWings is a resource for toy, comic, gaming, tech, and pop culture fans. It is available for creators who want to take their idea to the next level and for fans who want to vote on these ideas. [Read more...]
Animal Jam is a web-based game and social network for kids, which offers players the opportunity to chat with friends, play games, and learn about animals in the world around them. The new toy line will add to the collection of Animal Jam merchandise, and will feature a collection of play sets with accessories and hidden patterns that can be used in the game online. It will also add a collectable plush toy line of soft and cuddly animal friends.
Cra-Z-Art will develop a wide range of craft and activity products, Accutime Watch Corp. will introduce a range of 12 watches and novelty products, Tin Box Co. will offer various tinware items, Pamson will develop a wide range of seasonal summer products, and Zak Designs will have a broad range of mealtime products. [Read more...]
The Jim Henson Company has selected Jazwares as the new master toy partner for the animated series Dinosaur Train. Jazwares’ Dinosaur Train toy line will offer an array of figures, play sets, plush, and role-play products. The line will debut at retail next fall in the U.S. and in select international markets, followed by a full international rollout.