Octonauts: Above & Beyond | Source: Silvergate Media

Fire up the Creature Report and sound the Octo-Alert because the Octonauts are back for a new generation.

Moose Toys inked a deal with Silvergate Media to create a new line of Octonauts toys, including figures, vehicles, playsets, plush, games, and more. The new range will debut later this year to support the new preschool series, Octonauts: Above & Beyond.

“We’re incredibly honored to partner with Silvergate to bring the next chapter of Octonauts to fans across the world,” says Joe Smith, senior director of global marketing, licensed brands, Moose Toys. “The rich storyline and characters make for an incredible sandbox to develop fun, original toys. Octonauts is widely regarded as one of the top preschool properties, and this partnership further solidifies Moose’s strength and expertise in the preschool aisle.”

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Based on a 2006 series of books, Octonauts first hit screens in 2010 and quickly gained a following around the world. The first generation series spawned a toy line from Fisher-Price and gained steam with live events, including a U.S. mall tour to support airings on Disney Junior.

Octonauts: Above & Beyond is said to “take the much-loved crew of intrepid explorers beyond the sea and onto land with an exciting array of new locations, vehicles, and storylines to enjoy.” The series will teach real-world facts about weather, water, extreme environments, and creatures.

Moose Toys’ recent licensing hits include Bluey and Collins Key. Meanwhile, the company has experienced success in the preschool aisle with its own Kindi Kids brand.

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James Zahn

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James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.