Tag: Toy Industry

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 4, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 5, 2015
Rvckvs Builds Brands and Energizes Games Communities with Authentic Gaming Merchandise San Francisco, Calif. (February 5, 2015) – Long time video game industry veteran Jon Middleton announced today the formation of Rvckvs (pronounced ‘Ruckus”) a company working exclusively within gaming and pop culture and specializing in elevating brands and consumer awareness through custom merchandise.  …

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 3, 2015
Fifteen new stores focus on localization and guest experience, including two TargetExpress locations in the Washington, D.C. area and one in Chicago February 02, 2015 12:29 PM Eastern Standard Time – MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT) will open 15 stores in 2015, including three distinct store formats: eight TargetExpress locations, one CityTarget and six general merchandise…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 26, 2015
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
-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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.  …

 

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