Tag: Toy Industry

 

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…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 20, 2018
Kreiz Will Also Become Chairman, as Previously Announced, Effective Upon His Election at 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders Margo Georgiadis to Step Down to Pursue New Opportunity Kreiz Will Join Georgiadis On Q1 Earnings Call Scheduled for April 26, 2018 EL SEGUNDO, Calif., April 19, 2018 — Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced that the Board of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 31, 2018
It came a little sooner than I expected, but today, when you log onto ToysRUs.com you get the following pop-up message: When you click on the link to the new www.goodbuytoysrus.com takes you to this fairly bare-bones WordPress site: Farewell ToysRUs.com…  You worked most of the time despite your search engine being worthless.  

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 17, 2018
SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leading U.S. toymaker JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK) today announced it has extended its global master toy licensing partnership with Nintendo, whose properties include Super Mario™, Mario Kart™, The Legend of Zelda™, Animal Crossing™, Pikmin™, Starfox™, and Metroid™. Under the terms of the worldwide agreement, JAKKS will continue to manufacture, market, and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 16, 2018
New Structure Consolidates the Company’s Direct-to-Consumer Services, Technology and International Media Operations into a Single, Worldwide Business to Capitalize on Growth Opportunities Parks and Resorts and Consumer Products Operations Combined to Create New Hub Where Disney’s Stories, Characters and Franchises Come to Life Kevin Mayer Named Chairman of Direct-to-Consumer and International Segment Bob Chapek Named…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 15, 2018
WAYNE, N.J., March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Toys”R”Us, Inc. today announced that it has filed a motion seeking Bankruptcy Court approval to begin the process of conducting an orderly wind-down of its U.S. business and liquidation of inventory in all 735 of the Company’s U.S. stores, including stores in Puerto Rico. Toys”R”Us will provide more details…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 14, 2018
Nominees bring expertise to the board in key areas including supply chain optimization, global commercial management, franchise development and technology partnerships   EL SEGUNDO, Calif., March 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) announced today that the Company’s Board of Directors has selected R. Todd Bradley, Soren T. Laursen and Rosa (“Rosie”) G. Rios to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 8, 2018
SIDESHOW.COM IS PROUD TO OFFER DC COLLECTIBLES TO FANS WORLDWIDE Sideshow.com is excited to announce the addition of DC Collectibles, the award-winning line of collectibles from DC Entertainment, to the online retailer’s impressive catalog of curated high-end collectibles. Collectors around the globe will now find it significantly easier to access DC Collectibles’ stunning collection of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 6, 2018
Acquisition Expands Spin Master’s Brand Portfolio With New Plush Toy Business   TORONTO, March 5, 2018 /CNW/ – Spin Master Corp. (TSX:TOY; www.spinmaster.com), a leading global children’s entertainment company, is pleased to announce the purchase of GUND, the oldest soft toy brand in the United States, from Enesco LLC, a portfolio company of Balmoral Funds,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 23, 2018
NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Alleghany Capital Corporation (“Alleghany Capital”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alleghany Corporation, today announced that its subsidiary, Jazwares, LLC (“Jazwares”), a leading toy and consumer products company, has acquired a majority interest in Zag Toys, a division of Zacks Enterprises, Inc. (dba Zagwear).  Zag Toys is a leader in the…

 

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