Tag: Toy Industry


by Daniel Pickett
November 16, 2016
funko 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
super7reactionbanner1 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
jakksskincare_group_shot_2 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
woodexpressionslogo 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
mattel-logo 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
ScreenHunter_60 May. 18 03.02 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
TIALogo 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 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 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 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
hasbro 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…


by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
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…