Tag: Toy Industry

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 12, 2017
The LEGO Group today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Niels B. Christiansen, 51, as CEO of the LEGO Group effective October 1, 2017. Christiansen was most recently CEO of global industrial technology company, Danfoss, a position he held for nine years until end of June 2017. Christiansen replaces Bali Padda, 61, a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 27, 2017
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) and Babytree, the world’s largest parenting portal, today launched the second phase of their strategic partnership, focused on co-developing a network of physical learning centers across China, that will extend their online partnership. With curriculum and activities inspired by Mattel’s trusted and globally…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 15, 2017
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today unveiled its strategic growth plan during the company’s Investor Day event in New York City. Chief Executive Officer Margo Georgiadis and members of the management team presented the strategic plan, a roadmap for achieving growth, as well as the company’s medium-term financial framework. At…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 26, 2017
Deal Also Includes Classic Star Trek Series Tempe, Ariz., Stardate – May 22, 2017 –McFarlane Toys has signed a toy license deal with CBS Consumer Products to create figures, role play weapons and accessories for the new Star Trek: Discovery television series. In addition, McFarlane Toys will also create merchandise from the entire Star Trek…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 24, 2017
Message from Jerry Macaluso: “As PCS nears it’s 10th Anniversary, I would like to thank all of our fans and customers for your unwavering support, as without you we wouldn’t be the Company we are today. PCS started in my garage as a side project that allowed me to sculpt and produce small runs of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 20, 2017
PAWTUCKET, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), a global play and entertainment company, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Edward ‘Ted’ Philip as lead independent director. He succeeds Basil L. Anderson, who retired from his position on the Hasbro Board effective as of the 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders today. Alan R. Batkin…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 9, 2017
SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Licensing Expo, the world’s largest and most influential licensing industry event, is pleased to announce that more than 5000 brands from consumer goods and lifestyle categories including accessories, automotive, corporate, fashion, food and beverage, household, publishing, sports and non-profit will exhibit at Licensing Expo 2017. The Expo returns…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 9, 2017
The Pokémon Company International Will Also Become a Strategic Investor in the Innovative and Growing Toy Company BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Building on its mission to bring the best Pokémon experiences to fans around the world, The Pokémon Company International announced the appointment of Wicked Cool Toys as master toy licensee for the globally popular Pokémon brand,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 24, 2017
Largest National Toy Association Expands Core Member Services and Launches New Ventures   April 24, 2017 | New York, NY – The Toy Association – the largest trade association of its kind in the world – today unveiled a new mission statement, new name, and major rebrand driven by an innovative strategic plan. Formerly called…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 20, 2017
SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK) today announced that the Company has entered into an agreement with Hong Kong Meisheng Culture Company Ltd. (“Meisheng”) to sell 3,660,891 million shares of the Company’s common stock to Meisheng for a total purchase price of $19.3 million. The transaction is subject to approval by the shareholders…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 7, 2017
SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leading U.S. toymaker and consumer products manufacturer JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK) today announced a multi-year licensing agreement renewal with Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media in China for merchandise rights for several entertainment properties. The agreement includes more than 50 Disney entertainment properties such as Disney Princess and Disney Frozen for…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 22, 2017
NEW YORK – February 21, 2017 – Julie Kerwin, Chief Elemental Officer of New York City-based toy startup IAmElemental, received a 2017 Wonder Woman Award in the Rising Star category from Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WIT).  The award was presented at the organization’s 13th annual Wonder Women Awards Gala, held during the 2017…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 15, 2017
Chris Gaslin Assumes Role as Second in Command of Product Development Department MILWAUKIE, Ore., (Feb. 14, 2017)—Just in time for Toy Fair 2017, Dark Horse is proud to announce the promotion of Chris Gaslin to the role of director of Product Development. He will be responsible for helping to oversee the Product Development department in project…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 14, 2017
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. and HANGZHOU, China, Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT), the leading global childhood play and development company, today announced a new strategic partnership with Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA), the world’s largest online and mobile commerce company. Leveraging Mattel’s iconic brands and expertise in play as well as Alibaba’s wealth of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 29, 2016
PAWTUCKET, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today announced that its Board of Directors has agreed with the Company’s Chairman, President and CEO Brian Goldner to extend the term of his employment agreement another three years through 2020. “Through the differentiated strategy he has set for Hasbro and the progressive organization he is building, Brian has…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 13, 2016
Company to Create Pop-Culture Hub in Downtown Everett, WA to Support Continued Growth New Space to Feature Flagship Retail Store Everett, WA, December 12, 2016 – Funko, one of the leading creators and innovators of licensed pop culture products, announced today that it has signed a 10-year lease for an 90,000 square foot office space…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 16, 2016
Strengthens Management Team and Positions Company for Growth with Addition of Chief Operating Officer, Chief Information Officer, and General Counsel   Everett, WA, November 15, 2016 – Funko, one of the leading creators and innovators of licensed pop culture products, announced today that it has added several highly respected executives to key leadership roles to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 10, 2016
November 10th, 2016 San Francisco, Ca. – Super7 Retail, Inc. and Funko, LLC are pleased to announce that, effective immediately, Super7 Retail will resume designing, manufacturing, and distributing ReAction Figures and related merchandise. Since 2013, Super7 has partnered with Funko to release the ReAction line to great success.  Super7 will build on that success by…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 19, 2016
SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK) today announced the acquisition of C’est Moi™, an innovative skincare and performance makeup brand specially formulated for kids 4 to 12 years old, to enhance JAKKS’ position as a diverse children’s consumer products company. “JAKKS has always been a consumer products-driven company with a focus on fun…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 13, 2016
Strategic Move Will Double Company Revenue And Diversify Inventory Traditional board game company, Wood Expressions, Inc. announced today their acquisition of TDC Games. The strategic purchase was made in the spirit of Wood Expressions’ corporate mission statement “to be a leading game distribution company in the USA by providing great service and a quality product…

 

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