Tag: Toy Industry

 

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…

 

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…

 

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