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 •  December 6

Spin Master Acquires Perplexus Brand Spin Master has acquired the global rights to the Perplexus brand, after distributing Perplexus since 2013. Perplexus was co-invented in 2001 by teacher and artist Michael McGinnis and Klitsner Industrial Design Group of San Francisco (KID Group), and manufactured by Busy Life LCC. Spin Master closed the...

Toy & Family Entertainment

 •  November 29

Sesame Workshop, China’s CCTV Collaborate on New Content Building on a relationship that began 35 years ago with the televised Big Bird in China special, China’s national broadcaster China Central Television Children’s Channel and Sesame Workshop will co-produce segments for CCTV’s annual Spring Festival special. For the first time, CCTV will be on...

Toy & Family Entertainment

 •  November 22

Fat Brain Toys Introduces New Virtual Product Tours Fat Brain Toys has introduced a new way for customers to interact with its website. Virtual Toy Tours gives visitors the ability to engage with select products in an interactive, 3-D browsing experience. “We’re always seeking out new ways to deliver the toy store experience directly to a...

Toy & Family Entertainment

 •  November 8

Paramount Pictures and Hasbro to Produce and Distribute Content Under Five-Year Exclusive Relationship Paramount Pictures and Hasbro, Inc., announced they will team up to produce and distribute content based on Hasbro brands, as well as original stories. 

Toy & Family Entertainment

 •  October 31

NPD Group Predicts Top 10 Selling Toys for Holiday 2017 The NPD Group named the top 10 hard-to-find toys for holiday 2017, based on velocity or how fast these toys are already flying off U.S. shelves and global information company. 

Toy & Family Entertainment

 •  October 25

TRU Receives Final Court Approval for $3.1 Billion of New Financing The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia entered a final order granting Toys “R” Us (TRU) authority to access the full amount of its more than $3.0 billion in debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing. The Court also granted final approvals for the company’s “First...

Toy & Family Entertainment

 •  October 18

Nelvana, Discovery Communications Team for New Venture in Kids’ Content Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana and Discovery Communications announced the formation of a new venture to produce a new pipeline of content for the kids’ market in Canada, Latin America, and around the world. 

Toy & Family Entertainment

 •  October 11

Universal Announces Global Licensing Program for ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Building on the success of Jurassic World, Universal Brand Development announced the global merchandising program inspired by the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Products will hit retail in spring 2018. 

Walmart Acquires New York-Based Delivery Service Company Walmart has acquired Parcel, a technology-based, same-day and last-mile delivery company that specializes in perishable and non-perishable delivery to customers in New York City. As a 24/7 operation that delivers packages the same-day, overnight, and in scheduled two-hour windows, Parcel uses...

WIT to Host New York Comic Con Panel Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WIT) has curated a panel for New York Comic Con (NYCC) on “The Power of Narrative: Iconic Characters and How They Reflect a Dynamic Culture.” WIT has assembled leaders from Nickelodeon, WWE, Saban Brands, Nelvana, and Random House for the 2017 NYCC, to be held on October...