Tag: Toy Industry

 

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…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 2, 2012
Toy makers such as Hasbro and Mattel showed off their entrants to the busy holiday toy season at the Time to Play Holiday Showcase Friday. A new Furby and Barbie are among the holiday hopefuls. MarketWatch’s Andria Cheng reports via WSJ’s WorldStream.

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 25, 2012
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) announced today that Jessica Dunne, former executive vice president, Licensing, Disney Classic Characters and Disney Baby, was appointed GM & senior vice president, Consumer Products, responsible for overseeing licensing for Mattel’s stable of powerhouse brands, including Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, Monster High®, Fisher-Price® and American Girl®. Dunne also joins…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 22, 2012
Mattel honors and takes inspiration from Ruth and Elliot Handler — True Visionaries in the Toy Industry   EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– At a ceremony earlier today at its Southern California headquarters, Mattel, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAT) renamed and dedicated its design center the Handler Team Center in honor of founders Ruth and Elliot Handler. Joined…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 10, 2012
BURBANK, Calif., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — If you “tawt you taw a puddy tat” or you’ve been asking yourself “What’s up, Doc!?,” it might just be because the beloved characters that have made such sights and sayings part of the universal lexicon are hotter than ever. Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) is looking to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 9, 2012
EDISON, NJ, (June 7, 2012) – GUND®, maker of the world’s most huggable plush, announced today it has signed a licensing deal with Pretty Ugly™, LLC to make UGLYDOLL® branded plush characters.   GUND, the plush division of Enesco LLC, will begin selling and shipping UGLYDOLL plush products to current and new retail customers worldwide this…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 14, 2012
Concept Connects Industry Leaders, Young Inventors and General Public In Casual, Creative Competition on Facebook, Pinterest and New Dedicated Website Chicago, IL (May 14, 2012) – The Chicago Toy & Game Group, in partnership with local toy inventor Ruth Green Concepts, Inc., has launched a creative and casual social media contest that spotlights the inventiveness of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 14, 2012
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) announced today that Trevor A. Edwards, 49, vice president, global brand and category management for NIKE, Inc. was elected to the Mattel Board of Directors on March 14, 2012. “As we focus on our key goals and strategy for growth, Trevor’s notable experience in brand management and his…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 16, 2012
“Generation App” … “Glowing Wild” … “Little Learners” … “Save ‘n’ Splurge” Among Key Trends NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — A slate of hot new toy trends for 2012 that keep pace with advancements in the tech world, mirror societal trends and aim to produce well-rounded, lifelong learners were unveiled today by the…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
February 5, 2012
Introducing the new place for all the latest news and buzz surrounding NYTF 2012 – Toy Talk!  Why did we do this?  The mighty Toyotter explains… So what is this “Toy Talk”, and why would we create it when we have a perfectly good forum on AFi already? Basically, all of us here at AFi…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 31, 2012
Toys1.jpg Some interesting toy facts that were forwarded to me from the author.  As we start the countdown to Toy Fair and our coverage it’s interesting to see these stats and the global impact of toys and toy sales.  Things like: Less than 4% of the world’s children live in the US while consuming 40% of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 14, 2012
  MONTREAL, Jan. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – MEGA Brands Inc. (TSX: MB) today filed an action against Lego Juris A/S and Lego Group in the U.S. District Court of the Central District of California seeking to invalidate Lego’s 1999 functional U.S. trademark, as well as other remedies.   U.S. Customs and Border Protection has advised…

 

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