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Moose Toys Debuts Disney Doorables at Vidcon
Moose Toys launched a new franchise, Disney Doorables, at Vidcon. Read more… Debuts Ryan's World Line Based on Ryan ToysReview launched Ryan's World, a toy and apparel line based on the Ryan ToysReview YouTube channel. The line will include blind bag collectible toys, slime, vehicles, stuffed animals, squishies, putty, and more, and will be available exclusively at Walmart beginning Aug. 6. Read more…

Nintendo Labo Releases Vehicle Kit
The Nintendo Labo: Vehicle Kit is the newest addition to Nintendo Labo, the game that combines the technology of Nintendo Switch with customizable cardboard creations, called Toy-Con. Read more…

Tudor Games Celebrates Electric Football 70th Anniversary with National Toy Hall of Fame Campaign
Tudor Games is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Electric Football game. Electric Football began in post-war Brooklyn, N.Y. as a plug-in vibrating board game. Read more…

North Star Games Launches dude
North Star Games introduces dude, a new game now available exclusively at Target and Target.comThe game dude celebrates the versatility of a word that can be a question (dude?), an exclamation (dude!), an objection (DUDE), an expression of wonder (dooode), and many other things. Read more…

Learning Resources Invites Kids to Design New Beaker Creatures Collectibles
Learning Resources launched the Beaker Creatures Create a Creature Contest, which invites kids to design their own Beaker Creature collectible now through Aug. 15. Read more…

Submissions Closing Soon for the 10th Annual TAGIES CHITAG 2018
Nominations for the 2018 Toy & Game Innovation Awards (TAGIEs) will close on Wednesday, Aug. 15. Nominees will be honored and winners announced during the Chicago Toy & Game Week (ChiTAG), from Nov. 15 to 18 at Chicago’s Navy Pier. Read more…

ZURU Launches New X-Shot Products, Seizes Counterfeit Bunch O Balloons in the U.S.
ZURU launched new products and a global marketing campaign for the company’s X-Shot foam dart blaster toy line. The digital-focused global campaign began last month to promote the full rebranding and improved performance of current models, as well as the launch of new products. Read more…

WIT Offers Assistance to Rebuild Careers After Job Loss
Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WIT) will offer complimentary six-month memberships to anyone (men and women) affected by job loss. The move is aligned with WIT’s mission to champion professional growth for women through leadership, networking, and educational opportunities. Read more…

The NPD Group Reports June Video Game Sales
According to the NPD Group report, June spending across video game hardware, software, and accessories and game cards grew 25 percent when compared to a year ago, to $1.1 billion. Significant growth in both hardware and accessories and game cards offset a slight decline in software. Read more…

Spin Master Reports Q2 Financial Results
Spin Master Corp. shared its financial results for the second quarter ending on June 30. Read more…



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