Spin Master Expands Zhu-Universe with New Toys and Accessories

Spin_ZhuZhuSpin Master Corp. expands the world of ZhuZhu Pets with new interactive Zhu Zhu Pets products and accessories.

The colorful hamsters feature increased playability with three modes of play, including Explore, Nurture, and Dance. With the push of a button located on their back, the Zhu will scurry around using a motion sensor in their nose to navigate and avoid obstacles. Several characters from the ZhuZhus, an animated series from Nelvana and Cepia LLC, include Pipsqueak, Num Nums, Chunk, and Mr. Squiggles.

New accessories include the ZhuZhu Pets Adventure Ball, Wheel and Tunnel, and Hamster House Playset. ZhuZhu pets are available now at all major retailers.

Spin Master Acquires Aerobie

Spin Master Corp. acquired certain assets of Aerobie Inc., a producer of outdoor flying discs and sports toys. The acquisition expands Spin Master’s presence to the outdoor business segment, building on the 2016 acquisition of Swimways Corp.

Swimways will manage Aerobie and will join the Coop family of branded active, outdoor lifestyle products. Since Spin Master’s IPO in 2015, the company has acquired seven companies, including Aerobie and the recently announced Marbles acquisition.

Spin Master, Feld Entertainment Partner for Monster Jam

MonsterJam_SpinSpin Master Corp. entered a licensing partnership with Feld Entertainment as the new worldwide master toy partner for Monster Jam. The ten-year partnership begins in 2019.

The Monster Jam franchise includes a wide range of toys and products featuring larger-than-life intellectual property such as Grave Digger, Max-D, Megalodon, Monster Mutt and El Toro Loco. Monster Jam produces more than 400 events each year across five continents. Its broadcasts of live events reach millions on the FOX Sports family of networks in addition to their digital reach.

Spin Master Launches Rusty Rivets Toy Line

RustyRivetsRivetPlaysetSpin Master Corp. launched the new Rusty Rivets preschool toy line inspired by Spin Master Entertainment’s newest animated show. The toy line will be available exclusively at Toys “R” Us stores and North America and online on August 1. 

Kids can build vehicles and characters from the show, while inventing new builds inspired by Rusty and Ruby, the lead characters in the show. The line is designed for kids ages 3 and up and includes the Rusty Rivets Botasaur, Rivet Lab Playset, Mini Build Packs, and Core Build Packs.

Spin Master Expands Paw Patrol Roll Patrol Road Tour in the U.S.

Spin Master Corp. will debut the third annual Paw Patrol Roll Patrol Road Tour, a multi-city tour that combines the toy line with the preschool. The tour kicks off on July 28 and will run until October, travelling throughout North America. [Read more...]

Air Hogs Partners with World Championship Drone Pilot Luke Bannister

Spin Master Corp. added Luke Bannister to the Air Hogs roster of drone pilots. The partnership will see Bannister, known as BanniUK, support the RC brand’s growing drone race portfolio through event appearances, advertising, and digital content.  [Read more...]

Donna MacNeil Appointed Vice President of Marketing at ChizComm

chizDonna MacNeil joins the ChizComm Ltd. team as its new vice president of marketing. Her roles in the position go into effect immediately.

MacNeil has experience in publishing, toys, and entertainment, and will add new executive leadership to the ChizComm team. Previously she worked at marblemedia, a company joining ChizComm’s roster of entertainment clients.

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Spin Master Reports Q1 2017 Financial Results

Spin Master Corp LogoSpin Master Corp. reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017.

Highlights include a $227.7 million in revenue, a 40.8 percent increase from the same period last year. Excluding revenue from Swimways, acquired in Q3 last year, Q1 revenue grew 19.8 percent. In constant currency, revenue increased by 42.6 percent. [Read more...]

Rubie’s Costume Co., Spin Master Partner for Hatchimals Costume Collection

rubies_spin_hatchimalsRubie’s Costume Co. Inc. partnered with Spin Master to produce the official licensed Hatchimal Costume Collection.

Available in child sizes extra small, small, and medium, the Hatchimals Collection will feature hatched and ready to hatch Pengualas and Draggles characters. Each costume is designed with plush fabrics and specific coloring replicating the traits of the Pengualas and Draggles. In addition, Imagine by Rubie’s offers dress-up costumes and accessories for kids in separates and boxed sets. [Read more...]

Spin Master Launches Hatchimals Colleggtibles

hatchawholeworld-1493416000551-null-HRSpin Master Corp. launched Hatchimal Colleggtibles, the latest addition to its Hatchimals line. [Read more...]