Tag: Toy Industry


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…


by Daniel Pickett
November 11, 2015
VSFunkoAnnounce1 We’ve got huge news: Vinyl Sugar is now officially part of the Funko family! Funko is extremely proud of the figures released under the Vinyl Sugar brand and is fully committed to growing the line in the years to come. Funko will now be the official location for all news, product announcements and image reveals for the…


by Daniel Pickett
October 15, 2015
bob_iger New York, NY | October 14, 2015 – The Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced today that it is excited to induct Robert  A. Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame. Mr. Iger was selected by members of TIA in recognition of his significant contributions to the industry…


by Daniel Pickett
September 25, 2015
Moms Across The World Differ Significantly on When They Feel Their Child’s Development Truly Begins, However Universally Agree What’s Most Important for Development is Love NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Happy, kind, honest, respectful and polite. Surprising to some, those are the most important qualities today’s moms want their children to achieve in life….


by Daniel Pickett
September 21, 2015
Company adds proven leaders across brand strategy, content creation, entertainment, finance, media and talent development EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced the appointment of four executives to key senior roles enhancing the company’s leadership expertise as it implements its plan to deliver improved performance: Richard Gros, Chief Human…


by Daniel Pickett
May 4, 2015
mattel-logo EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)-– Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced the appointment of Joseph B. Johnson as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller, effective immediately. Mr. Johnson, age 52, joins Mattel from Chiquita Brands International, Inc., a leading global marketer and distributor of food products, where he served as Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer &…


by Daniel Pickett
April 2, 2015
MattelSinclair Richard Dickson Appointed as President and Chief Operating Officer Michael Dolan Appointed as Independent Lead Director EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced Christopher A. Sinclair has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Sinclair, who has been serving as Interim CEO since January 2015, also will continue as Mattel’s…


by Daniel Pickett
March 23, 2015
toys-r-us-time-square4 It was announced this past week by CommercialObserver.com the Toys R Us would not be renewing the lease on their flagship store space in Time Square.    There’s a good chance the store will move to a smaller location in Times Square, but the current locating with it’s multi-story Ferris wheel, T-rex and impressive seasonal…


by Daniel Pickett
March 18, 2015
I saw this display at a Target store in November 2014. This was at a Target store in Los Angeles that I don’t normally visit.  I’ve never seen it anywhere else again. It was made of plexiglass and bolted to the shelves.  The projector was fully encased in thick plexi so that it couldn’t be…


by Daniel Pickett
March 10, 2015
hasbro PAWTUCKET, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) announced today that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company®. “At Hasbro, we measure our success not only by the results, but also by how we achieve those…


by Daniel Pickett
February 24, 2015
JakksPacificLogo MALIBU, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leading U.S. toy and consumer products company JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (Nasdaq: JAKK) was awarded the “Vendor of the Year” Award from Toys“R”Us®. The world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer recognized JAKKS Pacific for excellence in its professional service and product offerings in 2014. “We are honored to receive the ‘Vendor of…


by Daniel Pickett
February 10, 2015
CPK Group Kids and BRISTOL, Pa., Feb. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Wicked Cool Toys has entered into a strategic and worldwide licensing agreement with Original Appalachian Artworks, Inc., to become the Master Toymaker for the iconic and beloved brand, Cabbage Patch Kids®. Created by Xavier Roberts, The Cabbage Patch Kids® have been welcomed as family members around the globe…