Moose Toys won the top honor at the annual Australian Toy Industry Association’s Toy of the Year Awards gala held in Melbourne on March 19. Moose won the 2016 Toy of the Year for its Qixels 3D Maker, part of the Qixels craft brand. Set to launch in the second half of this year, the Qixels 3D Maker also won Craft & Activity Toy of the Year and the Australian Development Award. [Read more...]
Last year, Moose Toys topped U.S. toy sales with Shopkins, with the Shopkins 12-pack as the hottest selling toy of the year, according to the NPD Group. The company also grew from the 25th position to the industry’s sixth ranked toy manufacturer in the U.S., according to The NPD Group.
Moose Toys‘s Shopkins brand topped 2015 U.S. toy sales as the hottest selling toy of the year, according to The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service. The company claimed two of the top four positions of the study with the Shopkins 12-Pack as the hottest selling toy of last year and the Shopkins 2-Pack coming in fourth. [Read more...]
Moose Toys is donating $21,500, the full auction amount from the week-long eBay auction for Gemma Stone, to the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF). After 118 bids, a Shopkins fan in Florida is now the owner of the rare Shopkins character.
Moose Toys is also donating Shopkins toys worth $100,000 retail value to the TIF, in addition to the monetary donation from Gemma Stone.
Moose Toys is holding a charity auction for to kick off Cyber Monday. The one-of-a-kind Gemma Stone is the most rare Shopkins in the collection and was revealed at the North American International Toy Fair this past February.
Fans will have a chance to bid on her from November 30 through December 6. All proceeds from the eBay auction will benefit the Toy Industry Foundation.
Limited Edition Shopkins characters, normally retailing at $2.99, are already selling on eBay for upwards of $1,800. Bids for Gemma Stone are forecasted to be even higher. Fans interested in bidding on Gemma Stone can check Shopkins’ Facebook and Twitter pages for the link to the eBay auction.
Moose Toys has launched the Shopkins: Welcome to Shopville app and the Shoppies Dolls. With the first official Shopkins app, fans can explore Shopville and play mini games with their favorite Shopkins characters from all three seasons. Featuring five shops to play among, fans can go shopping in the Small Mart, stock up on candy at the Candy Shop, help sort the Shopkins in the Homewares store, bake a cupcake in the Cupcake Shop, and discover a new secret store. The app is free to download on the iTunes and Google Play stores. [Read more...]
Disguise Inc., the Halloween costume division of Jakks Pacific Inc., has secured a licensing agreement with Moose Toys to create costumes and dress-up based on its collectible franchise, Shopkins. The news follows yesterday’s announcement that Disguise had secured a similar agreement with the LEGO Group.