Playmobil and DreamWorks Animation signed a licensing agreement for How to Train Your Dragon with a collection of original Playmobil sets die to release next fall. The deal marks the first time Playmobil’s product line will include licensed play sets inspired by an entertainment property. [Read more...]
The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, and Playmobil USA held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the hospital’s new Playmobil Playroom. The playroom is fully equipped with play sets, a life-sized Playmobil character, and themed backdrops. [Read more...]
As part of Playmobil’s continued partnership with the National Hockey League, the company expanded its line of NHL playsets. The expanded line is inspired by 12 more NHL teams and will include player and goalie figures. The initial line of 16 Playmobil NHL-inspired play sets included figures from the Original Six franchise teams, a fully functional NHL Hockey Arena, a Zamboni, referees, and the Stanley Cup Trophy. [Read more...]
Playmobil has launched the first line of official National Hockey League play sets. This partnership with the NHL also marks the first licensed line of Playmobil products in North America. The full product line is available now in stores nationwide.
The initial Playmobil NHL figures focus on the Original Six franchises— Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, and Toronto Maple Leafs—with player and goalie figures for each team. Products in the line include a full NHL Hockey Arena with score-keeper, a Zamboni, NHL referees, and the Stanley Cup Trophy.
Today, the Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced the 83 finalists for the prestigious 2015 Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY). Between now and January 11, toy consumers of all ages can visit www.toyawards.org to vote for their favorite toys, games, and properties across 12 categories.
The 2015 finalists were selected from more than 600 nominees submitted for consideration by 159 companies. Sixty academics, journalists, toy trend experts, play therapists, toy inventors and designers, and toy retailers staffed the nomination committees that narrowed the field to the slate of finalists.
Votes from mass retailers, specialty toy retailers, media, TIA members, and consumers will be weighted and used to determine each of the 12 category winners. The winners—including the overall Toy of the Year and the People’s Choice awards—will be announced at the TOTY Awards ceremony held on February 13, 2015 as the kick-off to the 112th North American International Toy Fair. [Read more...]
PGS Entertainment is announcing a raft of global sales for Super 4, the new animated series inspired by Playmobil, which will debut in early 2015. Produced by Method Animation and Morgen Studios, and commissioned by France Télévisions, PGS represents the series in all territories and has secured broadcast licensing agreements across Europe, Asia, and North America.
Current sales include Neox Kidz (Atresmedia) in Spain, TV3 in Catalonia, Canal Panda in Portugal, RTBF in Belgium, RTS in Switzerland, RTL téléKids in Netherlands & Luxembourg, MTV3 in Finland, Canal+ in Poland; Noga in Israel; Workpoint in Thailand; and Radio-Canada in Canada.
PGS Entertainment has secured broadcast deals with Cartoon Network in Italy and Latin America for the new animated series Super 4. Inspired by Playmobil’s universe, Super 4 is a CGI comedy-adventure that marks the first time the children’s brand has come to TV.
Playmobil has launched its Playmobil Around the World campaign in celebration of the brand’s 40th anniversary this year. The program will engage fans and collectors worldwide as they take video and photographs of Tim the Traveler, a figure equipped with camera and red backpack, as he travels around the world.
Approximately 150 members of the Playmobil Collectors Club (PCC), an international community for Playmobil enthusiasts of all ages, have volunteered to participate in the campaign. Fans will use a digital camera provided by Playmobil to document Tim’s stay before he is sent to the other volunteers.
Playmobil will place the fan-submitted pictures of Tim on a public map found on the brand’s anniversary and PCC websites.