Tag: Toy Industry

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 26, 2015
mattel-logo Bryan Stockton Resigns as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Company Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results Company Announces Quarterly Dividend EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced that Christopher A. Sinclair has been named the Company’s Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. The Company also announced…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 23, 2015
LegoScoobyDoo2 -New LEGO® Scooby-Doo animated content to roll-out, including 22-minute special and made-for-video movie releases, from Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group-   LONDON, BRITISH TOY AND HOBBY ASSOCIATION TOY FAIR (January 23, 2015) – The LEGO Group today announced its partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to develop a collection of LEGO®…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 15, 2015
TargetLogo1 Target Canada takes steps to ensure a fair and orderly exit, seeks Court approval to begin liquidation process under the CCAA Company provides update on fourth quarter performance in the U.S. MINNEAPOLIS — January 15, 2015 – Today Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) (the “Company”) announces that it plans to discontinue operating stores in Canada through its…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 13, 2015
DCCJusticeLeague7pk Today, Diamond Distributors, via their Toy Chest page, released their annual list of the top 50 selling/ordered toys in the Direct Market for 2014.    So you know that that means… SPREADSHEETS!!!!   The greatest heroes of the DC Universe come together in DC Collectibles’ The New 52: Justice League Action Figure 7-Pack Boxed Set, the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 22, 2014
DHArtOHeManLimitedEd1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Milwaukie, OR – Just in time for fans’ holiday wish lists, Dark Horse and Mattel announce that the biggest art book of 2015 – The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe – will receive a limited edition release. Restricted to 4,000 copies, The Art of He-Man and the Masters…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 3, 2014
MattelTent14pic1 It’s that time of year again! Once a year, at Mattel’s  headquarters in El Segundo, they hold their annual holiday tent sale.  This sale typically runs from Halloween until just before Christmas around the corner from their main building in an adjacent parking lot.   The sale is primarily made up of bulk overstock toy of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 24, 2014
TOTY15-logo Consumers invited to vote for their favorites at ToyAwards.org – now until January 11, 2015   New York, NY | November 24, 2014 – The Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced today the 83 finalists for the prestigious 2015 Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY) – also known as the “Oscars” of the toy industry.  Between now and January 11, 2015,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 24, 2014
FunkoGPKAnnounce1 Just announced over on Funko’s official Facebook page: We are excited to team up with Garbage Pail Kids to produce a line of GPK toys, figures and vinyl collectibles to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Garbage Pail Kids in 2015! I expect we will see a full press conference/announcement coming soon.

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 21, 2014
mattel-logo EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)-– Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced that Ann Lewnes, 53, has been elected to the company’s Board of Directors, effective February 1, 2015. Ms. Lewnes currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Adobe Systems Inc., a position she has held since 2006. “We are very pleased to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 19, 2014
KidRobotLogo URBAN VINYL ICON KIDROBOT JOINS NECA FAMILY OF COMPANIES Will Again Be Run as an Artist-Driven Company Under the Creative Direction of Frank Kozik. Hillside, NJ – November 19, 2014 – In an announcement sure to bring cheers and tears of joy to die-hard fans and artists around the world, KR Purchase, LLC (a wholly…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 13, 2014
mattell-PGP-studio Officially announced back in October, Mattel’s new Playground Productions has been relatively quiet in the following weeks.   However, today they updated their website to include a new PGP sub page and included this sizzle reel that should give people a better idea of the sorts of projects this new division of Mattel will be tackling.  …

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 29, 2014
Funko is excited to be part of Target’s “Collector’s World” section in stores nationwide! Visit a Target store to find the “Collector’s World” endcap in the toys department. Visit the store finder on www.funko.com to find your nearest Target. Visit the trading card section, located at the front of Target stores, for a Pocket Pop!…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 16, 2014
BBCDoctorWhoLogo Today, over on their official site, Big Chief Studios made a significant announcement about the distribution of their upcoming Doctor Who production in North America:   Special Notice to North American & Canadian Retailers Plus Customers Purchasing BIG Chief Products from US & Canadian Retailers Tue, 16th September 2014 12:05 It is with deep regret…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 21, 2014
ScreenHunter_416 Aug. 21 00.55 Here’s a fun little clip that popped up on line showing a UK toy factory back in 1962.    See how yesterday’s collectibles got made back in the day in this great old Throwback Thursday clip…    

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 20, 2014
Mattel-logo Dickson to Lead Unified Global Brand Strategy for World’s Leading Toy Maker   EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)— Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) announced today the creation of a new, unified marketing and creative division to span the company’s global portfolio of consumer brands. To lead this new global brand team, Mattel has named Richard Dickson Chief…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 16, 2014
Mattel-logo Kilpin to Lead Mattel’s Growth in Established and Emerging International Markets EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) announced today that company veteran Tim Kilpin has been named Executive Vice President, International, effective immediately. Kilpin will be responsible for advancing Mattel’s already strong international presence, and for leading the company’s growth in emerging markets throughout…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 2, 2014
TRU_Logo_New2 New CEO and U.S. President Discuss Plans to Make Company Fit for Growth by Fixing Foundational Issues, Putting Disciplines into Operational Processes and Right-Sizing Cost Structure; Strategic Plan Places Focus on Improving Customer Experience In-Store and Online, Simplifying Promotions and Developing a Clear Pricing Strategy   WAYNE, NJ (March 26, 2014) – At presentations today…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 28, 2014
MattelMega1 MEGA Brands to Add Its Leading Construction and Arts & Crafts Portfolio to the Mattel Family of Companies and Best-Selling Brands Transaction Highlights MEGA Brands shareholders will receive C$17.75 per share in cash (“Purchase Price”) The transaction represents a total enterprise value of approximately US$460 million, including the net debt of MEGA Brands to be…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 3, 2014
gentle-giant-news-rls Accesses decades of licensed content from industry’s greatest brands Expands leadership capabilities and know-how in retail merchandising ROCK HILL, South Carolina – January 3, 2014 – 3D Systems  (NYSE:DDD) announced today the acquisition of Gentle Giant Studios, the leading provider of 3D modeling for the entertainment and toy industry. For over two decades, Gentle Giant…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 27, 2013
JAKKS_LOGO.jpg Malibu, Calif. – February 25, 2013 – Leading U.S. toymaker JAKKS Pacific, Inc., (Nasdaq: JAKK) announced today that it has been granted rights in major toy categories by Nintendo of America Inc. to manufacture, market and distribute a line of toys and related consumer products based on a robust library of iconic Nintendo characters that…

 

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