ARPO Robot Babysitter | Source: Moonbug Entertainment

The Amazon Kids+ series ARPO Robot Babysitter doesn’t even premiere until this fall, but its cast of characters is already headed for the toy department.

WowWee inked a deal with Moonbug Entertainment to serve as the master toy licensee for the series. Under the new deal, ARPO Robot Babysitter feature plush toys will be available at Amazon for families in the U.S. in time for the holiday season. Next year, additional retailers around the world will carry the extended ARPO line, which is set to include robotics, STEM, early learning toys, and figures.

“Parents are always looking for activities to encourage problem-solving and foster early learning, and we look forward to incorporating these same qualities and sense of humor from the show into the new line,” says WowWee Preschool Brand Director Emily Chacra.

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ARPO is an acronym for Army Prototype Omega, and WowWee says it has “innovative tech applications planned” for its ARPO Robot Babysitter line.

The series is designed for kids ages 3-7 and uses a non-dialogue format to reach kids in all languages. ARPO makes the jump to Amazon Kids+ with a built-in audience. A short-form digital series, ARPO the Robot, racks up more than 110 million views each month from an audience of more than 5 million subscribers.

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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.