Tag: Toy Industry

 

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…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 19, 2016
NBCUniversal Brand Development Names Mattel Master Toy Licensee Following Competitive Review   EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Building on an ever-expanding list of strategic collaborations with many of the world’s best-known entertainment companies, Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced that it has been awarded worldwide master toy licensee for Jurassic World beginning in July 2017. Under the terms of the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 18, 2016
Innovative and Interactive Character-Based Night Lights Featuring Colorful Lights and Sounds   SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–One of the leading designers, marketers and distributors of children’s toys and consumer products, JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK) today announced a worldwide distribution agreement with Roxo, LLC for its night lights products, Glow Friends™. The multi-year distribution agreement allows…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 4, 2016
MIAMI, May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced the election of eight new members to the TIA Board of Directors for two-year terms of office expiring in 2018 during its Annual General Meeting held in Miami, Florida. The meeting also saw the chairmanship gavel pass to David Hargreaves of Hasbro, Inc. from…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 29, 2016
Hasbro Named a “Health Champion” by the American Diabetes Association   PAWTUCKET, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), today announced that it has been named a “Health Champion” by the American Diabetes Association for its commitment to the health and well-being of its employees. To qualify for the Health Champion designation, a company must meet healthy…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 16, 2016
Hasbro Expands by 35,000 Square Feet with New Space in Media Studios North   PAWTUCKET, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), a global company committed to creating the world’s best play experiences, and Cushman & Wakefield, a global leader in commercial real estate services, today announced that the company is relocating and expanding its West Coast…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 9, 2016
Hasbro announced this week that profit and revenue are up this year because of sales of Star Wars products.  

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 5, 2016
PAWTUCKET, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)—Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), a global company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences, today announced the appointment of Sir Crispin Davis as an independent director to its Board of Directors. Davis is the former chief executive officer of Reed Elsevier, Plc. (now RELX Group), a leading publisher and provider of information…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 20, 2015
Kidrobot Releasing Archive on HobbyDB You have been asking for it, and we have been listening! Kidrobot is proud to announce that we have partnered with HobbyDB as an archival source for all Kidrobot releases.  Here you can dive into the deep history of Kidrobot releases from Visionaires and De La Soul to the recent A.W.E.S.O.M.-O and The 13 Dunny…

 

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