Tag: Boys

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 6, 2012
mattel.gif Third Global Mattel 12 Days of Play Program Spotlights the Importance of Play Through Events Reaching More Than 50,000 Children Worldwide   EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)— Today Mattel (Nasdaq: MAT) announced the start of its third annual global Mattel 12 Days of Play program, a philanthropic series of events that bring play to children who…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 19, 2012
Announces Inductees into Toy Industry Hall of Fame New York, NY | November 19, 2012– The Toy Industry Association (TIA) kicked off the holiday shopping season today by announcing the 84 finalists for the prestigious 2013 Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY). Between now and January 13, 2013, toy lovers of all ages can visit…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 11, 2012
Some of the AFi readers have been discussing this on the forums, but I thought it might be good to mention it on the front page as well. More and more independent toy makers are turning to Kickstarter.com to secure funding for their projects.  Here’s one that readers of AFi might enjoy.  The good news…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 31, 2012
Toys1.jpg Some interesting toy facts that were forwarded to me from the author.  As we start the countdown to Toy Fair and our coverage it’s interesting to see these stats and the global impact of toys and toy sales.  Things like: Less than 4% of the world’s children live in the US while consuming 40% of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 3, 2012
Announcing – Toy Boarders What do you get when you cross old school green army men with skate boarders?  “Toy Boarders!”  Check out their new promo ad below.   You can check out more information on Toy Boarders here at the official site http://www.toyboarders.com

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 28, 2010
As U.S. Poverty Rate Increases to More than 14 Million Kids in Need, Company Launches Seventh Annual Fundraising Campaign to Help the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation Provide Gifts to Unwrap on Christmas Morning   Shaquille O’Neal Puts on His Shaq-A-Claus Hat to Encourage Holiday Shoppers to Donate Toys and Cash in Toys“R”Us® and Babies“R”Us®…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 28, 2010
BURSTING WITH 80 PAGES OF FUN, MUCH ANTICIPATED BOOK FEATURES THOUSANDS OF TOYS AND MORE THAN $5,600 IN SAVINGS   Even More Incredible Deals That Couldn’t Fit Into the Book to be E-mailed Throughout November The Great Big Christmas Book Goes Digital with iPad App, Facebook Preview   WAYNE, NJ – (October 28, 2010) –…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 21, 2010
TOYS“R”US® INTRODUCES NEW MULTI-CHANNEL SERVICES TO PROVIDE ADDED CONVENIENCE, SAVINGS ON SHIPPING COSTS AND EXPEDITED PRODUCT DELIVERY   Buy Online, Pick Up In-Store Launches at Babies“R”Us® Stores and Designated Toys“R”Us Stores in Major U.S. Markets, Giving Customers the Ability to Browse and Choose from Thousands of Items Online For Pick Up In-Store   Whether Shopping…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 16, 2010
Proceeds from autographed and exclusive toys and games will support children in need   New York, NY | September 16, 2010 – The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) will kick off its second annual “Birthday Bids” online charity auction on Thursday, September 23, 2010, at 3:00 pm (Eastern).  Commemorating the anniversaries of several beloved classic toys…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 7, 2010
New Girls Franchise "Monster High" is Unveiled with Key Partnerships across Multiple Categories including Apparel & Accessories, Publishing, Live-Action Entertainment and More LAS VEGAS, Jun 07, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Today at the 2010 Licensing International Show, Mattel, Inc., the world’s leading toy company, unveils its multi-category line-up of best-in-class partners with new apparel and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 24, 2010
In response to customer demand, Toys“R”Us today announced that its successful in-store layaway program – offering customers the opportunity to make small payments over an extended period of time – will now be available on items such as bikes, ride-ons, swing sets, trampolines, water slides, basketball systems and more in time for summer fun. Layaway…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 20, 2009
***SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN TRANSFORMERS2*** As seen on the big screen, during the climactic battle sequence between the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS, in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, JETFIRE sacrifices himself in a final, desperate effort to help his AUTOBOT brethren defeat THE FALLEN and destroy the solar harvester.  JOLT and AUTOBOT RATCHET swiftly dismantle…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 4, 2009
The Transformer’s Team at Hasbro has once again come through for AFi readers answering your latest and greatest post-BotCon Transformers questions.  These questions were submitted by AFi readers via our Forums.   Q1: My big questions is "Since Transformers Animated has it’s last season on the Cartoon Network, Is there any chance it gets picked up…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 3, 2009
A friend of ours got to see some production samples of Hasbro’s GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra figures from the first wave.  They were able to snap some quick pictures of the front and back of the cards.  Some are a little blury, but time was of the essence.   I also have some…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 2, 2009
Thousands of TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE Licensed Products to Land on Retail Shelves Around the World as Highly Anticipated Movies Hit Theaters   PAWTUCKET, R.I. – June 2, 2009 – The Entertainment & Licensing Division of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS) today announced that the combined licensing programs supporting the movie releases of TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 1, 2009
Battle Force 5(TM) Licensing Extensions Will Allow Boys of All Ages the Chance to Re-Create the Show’s Exciting Adventures EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Jun 01, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Mattel, Inc. (NYSE: MAT) is announcing a full complement of licensing, promotional and distribution partners to support the launch of its new original animated series debuting on…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 1, 2009
Global Licensing Leader Announces Unparalleled Category Alliances With Jonathan Adler, Creative Design International, Buster Brown & Co. and More LAS VEGAS, Jun 01, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Today at the 2009 Licensing International Show, Mattel, the world’s leading toy company, reveals its portfolio of best-in-class partners with new entertainment alliances, home décor offerings, products that…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 27, 2009
Company Will Operate Legendary FAO Schwarz Stores As a Distinctive Business and Purveyor of Extraordinary Toys WAYNE, NJ (May 28, 2009) — Toys“R”Us, Inc., the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, today announced it has acquired FAO Schwarz, one of the most iconic children’s retailers in the world and a brand synonymous with…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 27, 2009
On Friday, May 29, select Toys“R”Us stores will give TRANSFORMERS fans “more than meets the eye” by offering them the first chance to purchase toys based on one of the most highly anticipated movies of the summer – TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN. During a special sneak preview from 9 – 10 pm, customers can…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 7, 2009
This info was posted this morning on Matty’s Facebook Page:  Good Great news, MOTU fans! Nothing bums me out more than fans not getting the figures they want. So, to make sure you get all your fave MOTU figures, I’m starting a subscription service! All the details will be on the sign-up page when it…

 

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