Tag: Toy Industry

 

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…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 14, 2013
TRU_Logo_New2-500x140.jpg TOYS“R”US, INC. ANNOUNCES GERALD L. STORCH TO TRANSITION FROM ROLE AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER; WILL REMAIN CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD  WAYNE, NJ (February 13, 2013) – Toys“R”Us, Inc. today announced that Gerald L. Storch will transition from his role as Chief Executive Officer of the company, while remaining in his capacity as Chairman of the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 24, 2013
mattel.gif EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mattel today issued the following statement regarding Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recent decision. We are pleased that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with Mattel that the verdict and damages on MGA’s toy fair claims must be reversed, and the claims must be dismissed by the District Court. The Ninth…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 6, 2012
mattel.gif Third Global Mattel 12 Days of Play Program Spotlights the Importance of Play Through Events Reaching More Than 50,000 Children Worldwide   EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)— Today Mattel (Nasdaq: MAT) announced the start of its third annual global Mattel 12 Days of Play program, a philanthropic series of events that bring play to children who…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 19, 2012
Announces Inductees into Toy Industry Hall of Fame New York, NY | November 19, 2012– The Toy Industry Association (TIA) kicked off the holiday shopping season today by announcing the 84 finalists for the prestigious 2013 Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY). Between now and January 13, 2013, toy lovers of all ages can visit…

 

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