Tag: Toy Industry

 

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.  …

 

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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…

 

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