ITVS GE Adds New Classic Thunderbirds Partners Ahead of 50th Anniversary

Thunderbirds_monopoly3DLidwrapAs ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) gears up for the 50th anniversary of the TV series, Thunderbirds, in September, the licensor today unveiled details of toy partnerships to bolster the brand’s classic licensing program. ITVS GE is working with its partners to launch new lines of limited edition products targeting collectors and fans of the original series.

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WIT Announces Winning Moves Event for Female Entrepreneurs, Inventors, and Manufacturers

Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WIT) is hosting its first Winning Moves workshop, which will provide WIT members with an opportunity to develop their careers and grow their businesses.

Women-owned businesses can pitch their products to Wal-Mart, inventors can present their product concepts to toy companies, and members seeking professional development advice can meet with toy experts for a speed mentoring session. [Read more...]

Winning Moves Releases Olympic-Inspired Banangrams

Winning Moves announces the launch of a London 2012 edition of Bananagrams. This new version stays true to the original game, while including five additional colored “joker” tiles that sport various Olympic pictograms. The London 2012 edition of Bananagrams is available at Target and select independent retailers.

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Winning Moves Donates Games for ‘Likes’ and Followers

Earlier this fall, Winning Moves Games committed to donate two new games to Kids Wish Network for every 10 Facebook “likes” and Twitter followers through Thanksgiving. The initiative was so successful that the program has been extended until Christmas. So far, 587 games have been shipped out to Kids Wish Network, and Winning Moves has more than 4,000 likes on Facebook and an estimated 1,500 Twitter followers.

If you would like to help with this initiative, visit Winning Moves’ Facebook page and Twitter account.

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Games & Puzzles: 25 Random Things About Me

When people play 25 Random Things About Me, by Winning Moves, they can discover new details about their family and friends, some of which may be surprising. Players try to match fun facts on the game cards with their opponents by guessing yes or no to the cards read aloud. After a match has been made, the player adds a new random thing about him or herself to the list. The first person to complete a list of 25 random things wins.

Check out The Toy Book‘s July/August issue for more games and puzzles!