Faber-Castell Introduces Inclusive New Colored Pencil Palette
For young artistes everywhere, creating the perfectly pigmented self portrait is about to get a lot easier. Recognizing the limited options in skin tone colored pencils for kids, Faber-Castell USA, introduced its new Faber-Castell’s World Colors collection.   Developed with the expertise of make-up artists, the six skin color pencil set can be blended together so that any skin tone can be created.   “It is truly a proud moment…
Entertainment New Product
Funimation Kicks Off 25th Anniversary Fan Celebration
Funimation, the leader in sub and dub anime content and subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television, kicks-off a yearlong fan celebration to mark its 25th anniversary and commemorate its past, present and future.   The traditional color for a 25th anniversary is silver and Funimation is honoring that tradition. As the first of many fan exclusives for its yearlong celebration, Funimation commissioned a collection of six silver chrome Funko Pop! figures…
aNb Media ShopTalk
ShopTalk Episode 5: Women in Toys’ Ashley Mady

On the latest of aNb Media’s ShopTalk, we sit down with Ashley Mady, president of Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WIT) to discuss WIT’s initiatives, how the organization has evolved to meet the needs of its members, and why there’s still a lack of women in the C Suite of the toy industry.

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Play All May Month-Long Celebration Kicks Off This Month
The Genius of Play announced the kickoff to Play All May, the first-ever month-long celebration of play.   The celebration will further The Genius of Play’s mission by educating families about the benefits of play, helping parents understand how a “prescription for play” supports children, and encouraging a healthy dose of play alongside other activities.   “The benefits of play are proven by decades of research and supported by leading…
Licensing Toys
Mattel, Disney Sign New Global Deal for Pixar Toys
Mattel announced the expansion of its global licensing agreement with Disney to span new titles and to design and develop toys inspired by characters from all Pixar Animation Studios’ film properties.   Included in the new agreement are upcoming 2020 movie releases, including Onward, as well as classic titles such as Coco, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc., and The Incredibles, among others. Mattel’s licensing rights in North America, Europe, Latin America,…