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Jazwares Names Jeremy Padawer Chief Brand Officer

Jazwares, a global leader in toys and licensing, has announced that Jeremy Padawer joins the c-suite as Chief Brand Officer, effective immediately. Padawer is a toy industry veteran with deep expertise in brand development across multiple toy categories including collectibles, as well as an experienced executive in e-commerce and animated content. Padawer has been instrumental in Jazwares’ growth since joining the company in 2019 when Jazwares acquired Wicked Cool Toys. In this newly created role prioritizing brand and growth strategies, Padawer will be responsible for the company’s global brand building, design, marketing, and communications across all business units.

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Far Out Toys Announces Open Casting Call for New Glo-Up Girls Talent

Far Out Toys has officially announced an open casting call for new talent to represent the Glo-Up Girls doll line in 2022. The announcement comes on the heels of a momentous year for the fashion doll line, which debuted in retail stores across the UK and on Target.com in the US in the Fall of 2021. The line is expanding in the US this year, starting with Target stores nationwide in February. Glo-Up Girls was also nominated for the highly-coveted Toy of the Year Award in the Dolls category.

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SmartLab Toys Inspires Scientific Minds with New Ultimate Squishy Human Body

SmartLab Toys, a leader in educational and STEAM toys, announced the launch of Ultimate Squishy Human Body, the most advanced, complete and accurate human anatomy learning toy on the market. Raising the bar for all other human body kits, this comprehensive kit features a 16-inch-tall human anatomy model with realistic removable squishy organs, articulated joints and an electronic sound module powered by SmartScan Technology. SmartLab Toys is on a mission to inspire the next generation of scientists and medical professionals, inviting kids to take a fascinating and interactive tour of the human body.

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Care Bears: Unlock the Magic Sets New Broadcaster and Toy Deals in China and France

Cloudco Entertainment, owner of iconic entertainment property Care Bears™, has launched its new Care Bears: Unlock The Magic animated series on China’s CCTV14 public broadcasting network and French free-to-air television channel, Gulli. These content launches come in tandem with new toy deals in both territories that will support the new TV series as well as the Care Bears’ forthcoming 40th anniversary in 2022.