Tag: Toy Industry

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 14, 2019
LicenseGlobal.com is reporting that Super7 is one of the new licensing partners that has picked up a part of the PEANUTS license, specifically for toys. Time will tell what the gang at Super7 have in store for us with the Peanuts license.  Perhaps we could see something as soon as Comic Con in July.

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 18, 2019
Back in early January we brought you the news that Robert Tonner’s long-running fashion and pop culture doll company ‘Tonner Doll Company’ was closing immediately.  Within the text of that announcement letter there was news of Robert picking up with a new partner and continuing some of his projects under a new company called ‘Phyn…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 12, 2019
Tempe, Ariz., – February 12,  2019, 2019 – Batman, Superman and the entire roster of DC’s iconic characters have a new place to hang up their capes and cowls. McFarlane Toys, an award-winning toy company, announced today they have entered into a three-year global licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 12, 2019
PARSIPPANY, N.J., Feb. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ –– Toys”R”Us® has officially emerged as a new company, with new leadership and a new vision to deliver the magic of its iconic brands around the world. Effective January 20, 2019, the new company, Tru Kids Inc. doing business as Tru Kids BrandsTM, became the proud parent of Toys”R”Us®, Babies”R”Us®,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 17, 2019
TORONTO, Jan. 14, 2019 /CNW/ – Spin Master Corp. (TSX:TOY; www.spinmaster.com) and Alpha Group Co., Ltd. of Guangzhou, Guangdong, P.R. China, are pleased to announce that their disputes in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States regarding transformable toys have been resolved amicably.  Among the terms of settlement are Alpha Group’s agreement not to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 2, 2019
Announcement from Tonner Doll Company: My Dear Friends, I was lucky enough to start Tonner Doll at a point when it seemed that everyone was collecting, making, buying or selling dolls.   At the same time, the Far East was willing and eager to produce whatever we wanted at a price that couldn’t be beat.    High…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 27, 2018
PAWTUCKET, R.I.—December 20, 2018– The Chinese court in Dongguan city of Guangdong Province has issued a judgment favorable to Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) in a criminal case involving counterfeit TRANSFORMERS products. Hasbro initiated an administrative raid action in 2017, which was transferred to the Public Security Bureau (PSB) due to the volume of counterfeit product…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 18, 2018
In an effort to empower female factory workers, the company pilots leading worker well-being programs in India and China PAWTUCKET, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), a global play and entertainment company, announced today that it is piloting worker well-being programs in two of its global supply chain locations. In an effort to improve the lives…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 11, 2018
Villasanta (MB), Italy and Hattem, The Netherlands – Nov 9, 2018 Goliath and MacDue are pleased to announce their cooperation for the Italian market. Goliath, global leader in the toy and game industry, has decided to invest strategically on the Italian market, relying on the distribution expertise of MacDue Spa, a company with a history…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 10, 2018
– Mr. Laursen held a variety of leadership roles at The LEGO Group for more than 25 years, including serving as President of LEGO Systems for over a decade, and was most recently CEO of TOP-TOY, the largest retailer of toys and children’s products in the Nordic region– As Executive Director, Mr. Laursen brings global…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 3, 2018
WAYNE, N.J., Oct. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Geoffrey, LLC, Toys “R” Us, Inc.’s intellectual property holding company subsidiary, announced today that it is moving forward with a plan for substantially all of its assets to be acquired by a group of investors led by Geoffrey, LLC’s existing secured lenders. The announcement was made following a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 18, 2018
More than 1,000 Mattel Employees Will Volunteer in Support of Hospitals, Schools and Other Children’s Organizations Around the World EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) announced its first-ever Global Day of Play, a companywide, global community service initiative that aims to bring the power of play to children…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 14, 2018
Toy Company Pursuing Significant Growth Through Acquisitions, Aiming to Become Global Industry Leader   BOCA RATON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Basic Fun!, the Florida-based toy and novelties company, announced that it has received a significant equity investment from Falcon Investment Advisors, LLC, the Boston-based investment fund. Basic Fun!’s strategic goal is to be the next great American toy story by…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 13, 2018
– Dr. Judy Olian, the ninth President of Quinnipiac University and former Dean of the UCLA Anderson School of Management, brings expertise in transformation processes and managing complex people-driven organizations.– Mattel’s Board of Directors now includes 10 directors, five of whom have joined within the last five months, further strengthening its expertise, diversity and capabilities…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 16, 2018
– Longtime Mattel leader Steve Totzke to oversee unified global commercial organization– Latest step in Mattel’s ongoing strategy to realign teams and resources towards key, high-growth, areas EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced the promotion of Steve Totzke to the role of Chief Commercial Officer, with oversight of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 13, 2018
– Ms. Cisneros, CEO of Cisneros, brings expertise in media and entertainment, digital advertising and content, as well as deep experience in the Latin American technology market.– Mr. Lynch, President and CEO of Pandora, is a recognized leader in digital content, social media, online marketing, e-commerce and technology.– Latest step in Mattel’s ongoing process to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 2, 2018
On Friday 8/3, NECA will be in all Target​ stores nationwide! You’ll find the new NECA section of action figures and collectibles in the entertainment area at your local store. Selection will vary by location, but expect to see both the latest and the greatest toys from #NECA. New items will pop up on a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 26, 2018
ELMSFORD, N.Y. , June 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Party City Holdco Inc. (NYSE:PRTY), the leading vertically integrated party goods company in North America , announced today the Company’s strategic decision to expand its temporary store offerings through the expected piloting of approximately 50 new ‘Toy City’ pop-up stores. Party City will launch the temporary…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 7, 2018
LOS ANGELES & PAWTUCKET, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), a global play and entertainment company, and Saban Properties LLC today announced that the companies have signed a definitive agreement for Hasbro to purchase Saban’s Power Rangers and several other entertainment brands, including My Pet Monster, Popples, Julius Jr., Luna Petunia, Treehouse Detectives and others, in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 23, 2018
Voting is officially open! You have 90 days to vote on all your favorite characters! The panel-approved character(s) could earn $1000 and their own animated series. They just need your votes to get there! We received 90+ amazing ideas, and can’t wait to see them all reach 100% voting success. Earn the right to say…

 

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