HoliDAY of Play 2015

Moulin Roty Expands with the World of Mademoiselle Et Ribambelle

This year, Moulin Roty is adding fairytale forest characters with a nostalgic touch to its pastel Mademoiselle Et Ribambelle world. The newest collection—which includes Owl, Otter, Mouse, and Rabbit—consists of dolls, rattles, squeakers, and loveys for babies and toddlers.

New dolls include the Mademoiselle Doll, a plush little lady with a bonnet and whimsical cat ears; the Rabbit Doll, a 13-inch plush with fancy pantaloons; the Musical Plush Owl, an 8-inch doll with a yellow dot cotton tutu lined with tulle, which plays music when its sequined tab is pulled; and the Musical Plush Otter, which has a square-patterned cotton waistcoat and dot jersey men’s tie, and like Owl, plays “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

New rattles include the soft, 7.5-inch Mouse Rattle; the Mouse with Ring, which offers visual stimulation with colorful balls and sound; and the Owl Ring Rattle, a soft toy with velvet, tulle, and fur plus two teething rings.

The squeakers are 8-inch grasping toys available in characters Mademoiselle and Otter. Each is a soft toy dressed in sequined jersey and wearing a pink bonnet.

Loveys are a twist on the traditional security blanket or favorite dolly. They measure 10 to 11 inches, and are available in characters Mademoiselle, Mouse, and Rabbit. Each comes with a Velcro strap.

Finally, the Owl Activity Doll measures 14 inches and has crinkle paper, a mirror, a ring rattle, and soft fabrics on its front and back. It also has a baby owl speaker tucked into its front pouch. This pink and white activity toy is intended to boost the motor skills and stimulate the senses of kids ages 1 and up.

The exclusive distributor for Moulin Roty in the U.S. is Magicforest.

Geronimo Stilton Animated Series Coming to U.S.

GeronimoStilton imageInternationally successful animated kids series, Geronimo Stilton, based on books of the same name, hits U.S. retail shelves on September 24. Co-producers Atlantyca Entertainment and Moonscoop  partnered with Entertainment One for the premiere DVD debut in the U.S.

Geronimo Stilton features the adventures of the famous Geronimo Stilton, a brilliant, bookish mouse and media empire mogul who would prefer to spend his days reading and playing chess with his very bright 12-year-old nephew, Benjamin.

Adventure always comes knocking at Geronimo’s door, and Geronimo and his pals are ready. Geronimo Stilton the animated series has proved itself popular with children across various countries worldwide.