On November 18 and 19, Target held an open air 2023 Holiday Wonderland for New York citizens and families to attend. The event was packed with activities and opportunities to earn treats, target gift cards, swag, and more! Attractions included a full display of hot upcoming Target toys for holiday 2023, a miniature target check out counter and photo opp, a Nintendo booth with competitive Mario Kart, and a demo of the highly anticipated Super Mario Wonder, a full gingerbread house village diorama, a VR station, a cameo appearance from Bullseye the Dog, and much much more.
Peppa Pig is back for another season of fantastic adventures! Hasbro, Inc (NASDAQ: HAS), a leading toy and game company, has announced that Peppa and her family and friends will return to screens with an all-new season, premiering on the Nick Jr Channel December 4 at 7 p.m. EST. Season 10 introduces viewers to Granny Sheep for the very first time, voiced by legendary American-British actress Sandra Dickinson, who moves in with Suzy Sheep and Mummy Sheep. This new character and narrative serve as a representation of the first multigenerational household in the Peppa Pig series.
Hasbro, a leading toy and game company, in collaboration with Amazon announced a free pop-up event in New York City to help families kick-off the enchanting holiday celebrations alongside their favorite Hasbro brands and characters. Showcasing a diverse selection of Hasbro’s top holiday toys now available in Amazon’s store (Hasbro Toyland), the special event will feature fun-filled holiday-themed activities, photo opportunities, product displays and more. The three-day event will take place on Friday, December 8 through Sunday, December 10, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in New York, NY, on the High Line (between 15th St. and 16th St.).
Wizards of the Coast has announced a partnership with publisher Ghostfire Gaming to bring two exciting new products to its digital toolset on D&D Beyond. Grim Hollow: Lairs of Etharis showcases twenty horror-fantasy adventures with more than 75 new monsters while Dungeons of Drakkenheim presents a full campaign set in a ruined city for players to explore created by the popular Dungeon Dudes YouTube channel. Maps, monsters, and more in these offerings will be available for Dungeon Masters to use across D&D Beyond, including full integration in the Maps feature available to subscribers. With these two additions and more on the horizon, Dungeons & Dragons continues to invest in its talented partners and the inspiring creative community and surrounding the World’s Greatest Roleplaying Game.
BARK, a leading global omnichannel dog brand with a mission to make all dogs happy, in partnership with Warner Bros Discovery Global Consumer Products, announced it is launching a National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation BarkBox and Super Chewer box to celebrate the “hap-hap-happiest” time of year with our dogs. New and current subscribers of BarkBox, a monthly themed surprise of toys and treats, and Super Chewer, a monthly subscription of tough toys for dogs who play harder, can play with Griswold family Christmas-themed toys starting today and all season long while supplies last.
The Pokémon Company International announced that the new Pokémon animated series, Pokémon Horizons: The Series, will premiere in the U.S. on Feb. 23, 2024, exclusively on Netflix. The highly anticipated series will arrive just in time for Trainers to tune in as part of Pokémon Day celebrations, the annual fan-focused pop-culture holiday commemorating the launch of the original Pokémon video games on Feb. 27, 1996. Featuring a never-before-seen storyline, Pokémon Horizons: The Series will follow dual protagonists Liko and Roy — and their partner Pokémon, Sprigatito and Fuecoco, respectively — as they set off on action-packed adventures, encounter endearing characters like Friede and Captain Pikachu, and uncover the mysteries of the Pokémon world.
Playview Brands, a toy company home to gallery-worthy collections of puzzles, is giving art admirers a new appreciation for renowned artists’ work with an ever growing line of jigsaw partnerships. Aiming to elevate the experience of puzzle-solving to an art form in itself, Playview’s collaborations with creatives range from painters to digital artists, and continue to expand piece by piece! Playview understands that puzzles are for everyone and caters to every type of jigsaw enthusiast with their praised brands: KI Puzzles, which has been providing high quality art puzzles to puzzlers for over twenty years, and Enigma Art Puzzles, a women-run puzzle company that supports and empowers female artists from all around the world, providing a platform to share their stories.
Wild Republic, an international toy company committed to the development of high quality plush and toys that nurture our children and encourage a love of nature, is pleased to announce the grand opening of a brand new, glow-in-the-dark immersive experience developed for Kappa Toys in Minnesota at the Mall of America. Wild Republic developed this unique encounter to connect families and nature together, offering an engaging sensory experience complete with glow-in-the-dark and light-up plush creatures. Families can also strike a pose in front of a unique butterfly backdrop, making a fun photo-opt, and will have a variety of its sustainable plush including Monsterkins, for purchase.
WildBrain has secured a wave of international distribution deals for the beloved animated preschool series, Brave Bunnies. The news comes as producers WildBrain, Glowberry, Anima Kitchent and KidsMe launch a brand-new second season of the highly popular series, following last year’s announcement of their global partnership on the brand.