U.S. toy industry dollar sales increased 27%, or $1.5B between January and April 2021, according to The NPD Group.
License This!, a licensing competition created by Informa Markets’ Global Licensing Group, will make its U.S. debut at Licensing Expo Virtual.
Tommy Hilfiger has released a late-1990s and early-2000s Blast From the Past capsule collection in partnership with ViacomCBS Consumer Products and several of its Nickelodeon and MTV properties.
ROYBI Inc., creator of the ROYBI robot, has partnered with New York-based Grove Street Publishing to develop interactive digital books.
WeCool Toys, the company behind the Compound Kings and Activity Kings brands, has entered into a licensing deal with Mattel to develop a new line of Barbie and Hot Wheels branded compounds and activities.
George R. Ditomassi, former Milton Bradley and Hasbro executive for more than 40 years, died on May 31 at the age of 86.