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Saban’s Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger Joins 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Oct7.SabanFans will see the all-new legendary Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger at the 88th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this November. The Power Ranger’s debut at the parade will mark the first-ever Power Ranger balloon.

The parade will air nationwide on November 27 from 9 a.m. to noon in all time zones.

Viewers Can Now Play the Hollywood Game Night Party Game

cardinalCardinal Industries has teamed up with NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products to create a card game based on the show, Hollywood Game Night. The product was initially available at Walmart for an exclusive window and at the NBC online store.

The game is composed of five different card games, which mimics the games played on the show. The game also includes dual-purpose coasters, a timer, and dry erase score sheet card with a marker to keep score.

Tomy Launches Pajanimals Toy Line in Time for the Holiday Season

Just in time for the upcoming holiday season, a new line of toys from Tomy, based on Pajanimals, is now available at retail and online. A co-production with The Jim Henson Company, Sprout, and Sixteen South Television, the television series airs daily on Sprout during The Good Night Show and on Saturday morning on NBC. [Read more...]

Mattel to Produce Board Games From NBC’s “Minute to Win it”

NBC Universal Television Consumer Products Group and Joy Tashjian Marketing Group, LLC, have announced a deal with Mattel, Inc., to produce a line of board games based off the television show Minute to Win it.

Minute to Win it is hosted by Guy Fieri (from Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives) and has average people perform a series of challenges with household products for a chance at winning $1 million. The hour-long episodes have competitors complete 10 one-minute challenges, which increase in difficulty. Challengers are given the opportunity to walk away with the money they have earned at various points throughout the game and are encouraged to practice the games at home.

Games include “Hanky Panky,” where a contestant must pull out all the tissues from a box using only one hand; “Egg Roll,” where a contestant fans three eggs with a pizza box into a designated target area; and more. Mattel’s board games have a tentative market date of Q4 2010.

Monopoly “The Office” to Hit Store Shelves This Summer

USAOPOLY is introducing a brand new Monopoly Collector’s Edition based on NBC’s hit television show The Office. Monopoly “The Office” Collector’s Edition pits players against one another to compete for control of their favorite “Office” location.

In The Office edition, the classic Monopoly game board properties transform into popular locations in the show such as Dunder Mifflin Scranton, Dunder Mifflin Corporate, Michael’s Condo, and the Scranton Art Center.  Players might also land on “RUDIT-DIT-D’DOO!” (Community Chest), “That’s what she said!” (Chance), Donation to Rabies Fun Run (Luxury Tax), or Buy a Hug from Phyllis at Crime Aid Auction (Income Tax).

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