Day 6 and NBA Take Backyard Sports Franchise to Mobile

Stephen Curry Backyard Sports NBA Image 12_10_14Day 6 Sports Group (Day 6) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) have joined for the re-launch of Backyard Sports, a series of digital games starring kid versions of popular professional sports stars.

Backyard Sports, which originally debuted in 1997, will be released in mobile game form for smartphones and tablets.  A roster of new professional sports stars will join the Backyard Sports team and will be enhanced by in-game power ups and never-before-seen features.

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has joined forces with Day 6 Sports Group as the face of the Backyard Sports Basketball line and is the first NBA player to sign an endorsement deal with the franchise. Backyard Sports NBA Basketball will be released next spring.

Worlds Collide as World Tech Meets the Marvel Universe

WorldTechToysWorld Tech Toys is teaming up with Marvel for R/C toys based on Avengers, the Amazing Spider-Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy. Avengers characters will include Iron Man, Captain America, and the Hulk, while the Guardians of the Galaxy lineup will feature Star-Lord, Groot, and Rocket Raccoon.

The company has also added Shark Week, and will introduce flying R/C robots based on National Football League (NFL) and National Basketball Association players. The NFL line-up will include Johnny Manziel and Peyton Manning.

Jazwares Melds Super Heroes and Athletes into NBA Heroes

Feb.20.JazwareslogoJazwares has entered a licensing agreement with the National Basketball Association (NBA) to create the first-ever line of NBA Heroes action figures, play sets, and role play toys. The line will be available in both the U.S. and Canada this fall.

These new basketball player-based toys will feature classic action figure attributes fused with super-heroic alter egos. The collection’s tagline helps establish character duality: Stars of the game. Heroes off the court.

NBA Heroes will start its lineup with some of the NBA’s top players, including LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Derrick Rose, Carmelo Anthony, and Deron Williams. Each fully articulated figure will be done in six-inch scale proportionate to each player’s height and build, and the collection will be accompanied by a separate, feature-filled environmental play set.