Six-Year-Old from Ohio Creates Winning Outfit for Super Lottie

Oct9.LottieUK toymaker Arklu has announced the winning design for its Lottie doll superhero competition, which was part of a campaign launched to demonstrate that girls can be superheroes, too. The contest was independently judged by the Brave Girls Alliance.

The winning design was inspired by 6-year-old Lily from Ohio. As part of her entry, Lily was asked to define Super Lottie’s abilities. She said Lottie’s superpowers should include “the power to be anything, to do anything, and to make the world a better place. She is unique and special in her own way.”

The set marks the first time that a crowd-sourced design by a child has gone into commercial production.

Lottie dolls were created with a focus on maintaining wholesome characteristics. The dolls have a healthy, childlike body shape, wear childlike clothing (no make-up, high heels, or tattoos), and represent wholesome pastimes. This year, Arklu also introduced a range of dolls exploring gender-empowering, adventurous themes.

Lottie’s new outfit and a matching kids costume inspired by Lily’s design are available now.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Video Game to Launch Next Spring

Oct14.SpiderManActivision Publishing Inc. and Marvel Entertainment LLC have revealed that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game is planned to launch next spring, alongside the Sony Pictures Entertainment feature film of the same name. Developed by Beenox, the action-adventure video game builds on the story of the previous video game, while taking on events of the upcoming movie. Players will also be given a free-roaming experience through an expanded and virtual New York City.

In The Amazing Spider-Man 2 players will assume the role of Spider-Man, but will choose to be a hero or a menace. Super Hero behavior is rewarded in the game and consequential when crime is not taken care of. The narrative will even give Peter Parker a greater role in the spotlight as he investigates the Marvel menaces threatening Manhattan.

The game will be available on Playstation4Playstation3Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo’s Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS.

Burger King Launches Digitally Interactive Toys for The Simpsons Superheroes Kids Meal Program

BK.SimpsonsTwentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and Burger King Worldwide Inc. have introduced digitally interactive The Simpsons toys to Burger King Kids Meals. Beginning September 29 in North American and Latin America, Burger King Kids Meals come with one of six unique Simpsons superhero toys, each featuring a superpower brought to life through a digital game.

The Simpsons Kids Meal toys serve as virtual joy sticks that allow kids to interact with the digital game through motion detection technology and the use of a webcam. At bkcrown.com, users can battle a range of villains directly from Springfield, as each character features its own game environment and three levels of increasing difficulty. Players earn points by hitting their targets using their superhero’s unique superpower, which may include throwing pies or shooting radioactive rays. The six Simpsons superheroes include Radioactive Man, Pie Man, Cupcake Kid, Fallout Boy, Clobber Girl, and Stretch Dude.

The Simpsons Kids Meal interactive toys and digital games were conceived by Surge Innovations and executed through its digital partner, Pod Digital Design.