MasterPieces Donates More than $117,000 to TIF’s Toy Bank

tif_logoMasterPieces Puzzle Company recently donated just over $117,000 worth of jigsaw puzzles to the Toy Industry Foundation’s (TIF) Toy Bank during TIF’s annual Summer Toy Drive. Beneficiaries include: the Huntington Area Food Bank, of West Virginia; New Threads of Hope, of Wisconsin; and First United Presbyterian Church, of Ohio.

K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers served as the Toy Bank’s logistics partner. TIF’s 2014 Summer Toy Drive is ongoing through August 31.

Big Tent to Roll Out More Than 50 New Discovery Kids Products

Discovery Communications has expanded its relationship with Big Tent Entertainment by signing a three-year deal that extends Big Tent’s licensing representation for Discovery Kids-branded products.

As part of the extended agreement, Big Tent will release more than 50 new Discovery Kids products from licensing partners including Parragon Publishing, MerchSource, 505 Games, JAKKS Pacific, MasterPieces, SRM, and Kids Station. Big Tent will also expand its Discovery Kids licensing program in the following categories: platform-based video games, electronics, computers/computer peripherals, R/C, apparel, room décor, furniture, outdoor sport, and select food categories.

Discovery has also appointed Big Tent as the exclusive North American licensing agency of record for its TLC network. Big Tent will spearhead licensing efforts for the TLC brand and the network’s lineup of programming in categories such as home & organization, cooking, fashion, and weddings.