Author: Madeleine Buckley

AtGames Digital Media, Disney Partner for Gaming Products

AtGames Digital Media Inc. partnered with Disney and Lucasfilm for its upcoming full-size Legends Ultimate Home Arcade machine and its Blast! family plug-n-play console line. The new products will feature games from properties including Disney’s Donald Duck and Tron; Walt Disney Animation Studios’ The Jungle Book, The Lion King, and Wreck-It Ralph; and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars. The Legends Ultimate Home Arcade is a full-sized home arcade machine featuring more than 250 built-in arcade and home games. The machine has an authentic control panel, along with a matching set of premium joysticks and six buttons for two players; a trackball controller;...

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Factory Entertainment to Debut Collector-Focused Diecast Line, KUZOS

From a tiny Aquaman trident to a mini Michael Myers mask, the new KUZOS collectible series from Factory Entertainment features small versions of items from many prominent pop culture brands. The line will debut in booth No. 5206 at Toy Fair New York from Feb. 16-19. The first wave of these die-cast metal collectibles will feature items from the Batman, Wonder Woman, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Halloween franchises. Future waves will include collectibles from Star Trek, Harry Potter, The Beatles, Looney Tunes, and more. Each KUZO comes in a clamshell package, but collectors can also purchase a...

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Loot Crate, Adult Swim Partner for Robot Chicken Crate

Subscription fan commerce company Loot Crate partnered with Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken to launch a new, limited-edition crate. This one-time-only crate will ship this spring and features exclusive apparel, collectibles, and more from the Robot Chicken universe. “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Adult Swim to launch this limited-edition crate for fans of the hilarious, hit-series Robot Chicken,” says Chris Davis, CEO of Loot Crate. “The Robot Chicken Crate will deliver exclusive items that are reflective of the iconic comedic franchise and we know fans are going to love.” The Robot Chicken Crate is available for purchase now, while supplies...

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Cryptozoic Releases New Collectibles, Games, Trading Cards

Cryptozoic Entertainment, creator of board games, trading cards, and physical and digital collectibles, released the products it plans to showcase across all categories at Toy Fair New York. Cryptkins: Series 2 Based on Cryptozoic’s original intellectual property, this series of 2.25-inch figures includes 13 vinyl figures, including Kraken, Cerberus, Unicorn, Gryphon, and Blue Dragon. The series also includes six “Bone-Chilling” variants, featuring bones painted on the figures’ exteriors. Each figure comes in a blind-box miniature crate and includes a bio card with information about the creature. Vinyl Terrorz: Freddy Krueger Cryptozoic launches its horror-inspired Vinyl Terrorz line with a Nightmare...

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FanWraps Launches Print on Demand Shop

FanWraps Inc. will have its own Print on Demand and Custom Shop, starting this April. The company started as an automotive wrap and decal company, formed strategic licensing relationships throughout the years, and grew into selling goods in the consumer electronics, home décor, and collectibles categories. The initial offering will utilize FanWraps’ existing licenses, featuring products categories such as wall décor, cell phone cases/kits, mugs, posters, and apparel. It will sit as an additional shopping experience on their existing site. The company plans to expand its licensing partnerships, contracting FanGirl Consulting & Brand Management to seek out and acquire top...

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Funko, Pokémon Expand Partnership

The Pokémon Company International and Funko Inc. will launch a new series of 12 Pokémon figures by Funko this year, continuing the brands’ partnership and licensing agreement. Called “A Day with Pikachu,” the collection will be available on PokemonCenter.com. Each figure from the line will depict the iconic Pokémon Pikachu celebrating a different season or holiday, with one new figure arriving every month. The first figure will be available on Feb. 13 and features Pikachu holding Luck Incense. Each figure will also come with an insert showing a silhouette sneak peek of the Pikachu figures scheduled for release in the...

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The LEGO Group, Marvel Entertainment Release Video Game Collection

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, The LEGO Group, Marvel Entertainment, and TT Games will release a three-pack of LEGO Marvel games this March. Called the LEGO Marvel Collection, the pack includes LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers for the Play Station 4 and Xbox One. The pack also includes previously released DLC packs for the games, including Black Panther and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War character and level packs for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 feature original storylines with dozens of Marvel heroes and villains, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wolverine, Thor, Captain America, the Hulk, Ant-Man,...

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Bandai Acquires Bluefin Distribution, Appoints New CMO

Bandai Namco acquired California-based collectibles and hobby distributor Bluefin Distribution. Bluefin’s catalog includes action figures and model kits from a variety of Bandai product lines. Bluefin is also the exclusive channel distributor for brands including Storm Collectibles, the official North American consumer products and retail development partner for Studio Ghibli, and the exclusive distributor for Mr. Hobby/GSI, SEN-TI-NEL, and Flame Toys. Bandai and Bluefin developed several initiatives for this year to expand Bandai’s market share across the North American collectibles market. These initiatives support product releases based on properties such as Mobile Suit Gundam, Star Wars, and Godzilla. The companies will also continue...

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GameStop Releases Holiday Sales Results

Video game retailer GameStop released its sales results for the holiday shopping season. The company reported overall sales of $2.63 billion, a decline of 5 percent when compared to the 2017 holiday season. GameStop attributes the decrease to a shift in the company’s 2017 fiscal calendar and the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 release moving from November to October. Looking at specific categories, new hardware sales decreased 6.1 percent, new video game software sales decreased 8.3 percent, and pre-owned sales decreased 16.4 percent. Video game accessories increased 28.7 percent, collectibles increased 3.7 percent, and digital receipts increased...

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Toy Association Releases Statement on Recent Counterfeit Toy Injury

The Toy Association released a statement regarding a 4-year-old boy who recently sustained injuries after ingesting parts from a magnetic toy. The statement reads: “Our hearts go out to the child and his family as they deal with a counterfeit toy situation that they should have never been put in the first place. Toy safety is the U.S. toy industry’s number one priority and one child hurt from a toy is one too many. The recent horrible incident in Wisconsin where a young boy was harmed by illicit product illustrates that counterfeit products are a safety concern and should...

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