“We are proudly an Australian company, which makes winning these awards, which already is truly such an incredible honor, even more special. Winning Toy of the Year for Magic Mixies is validation that our continued focus on doing things differently and our commitment to innovation is resonating with consumers and the toy industry,” said Paul Solomon, co-owner, Moose Toys. “We are grateful for the recognition and so proud of the entire Moose team for these amazing accomplishments.”
Intimissimi Uomo, a leading menswear brand focused on underwear, easywear, nightwear and beachwear within the Italian fashion collective, Calzedonia Group, has created a complete Spring/Summer 2022 collection inspired by King Features’ iconic characters, Popeye the Sailor Man and Olive Oyl.
The new blockchain racing game, K4 Rally, has teamed with various professional race drivers to bring blockchain technology into the world of racing, offering users a game filled with enthusiasm, thrill, and fun. K4 Rally combines racing gameplay, a Play2Earn model, NFT gaming, and is as close to being a real rally sport as it gets.
JumpStart, owner of Neopets, is thrilled to announce a new agreement with premier sports and entertainment collectibles company, Upper Deck, to release a long-awaited new line of Neopets collectible trading cards.
Cyber Group Studios, a leading producer and distributor of animated series for children and families worldwide, is pleased to announce the signature of several series agreements with Gulli (M6 Group), France’s leading children’s channel. The Gulli deal includes the development of two original Cyber Group Studios properties, The McFire Family and George Moby and Co., as well as the pre-acquisition of the recently developed third season of the French hit animated series Taffy. All three shows are slated to begin production this year.
After this year’s earlier cancellation and the announcement of rescheduling and a potential move, The Toy Association has just announced that New York Toy Fair will not be changing locations in 2023. The next New York Toy Fair will take place at long-time NYTF host Javits Center from Saturday, September 30th to Tuesday, October 3rd 2023. During the conference call, the Toy Association also stated that they have entered a multi-year commitment with the Javits Center through 2025.
Introducing KidQuest, the first card game that helps kids and teens connect more deeply with the people in their lives and have fun along the way. Family game time to inspire meaningful conversations between kids and grown-ups has arrived! Created by a mother and son entrepreneurial team, accomplished author Ariane de Bonvoisin and seven year-old Everest van der Zwan, KidQuest is filled with 100 questions that prompt engaging and surprising interactions, such as “When you were a kid, what did you love doing with your grandparents?”, “Did you ever start a business?” and “Who understood you the best?” KidQuest is available now on Amazon.
Canada’s Mercury Filmworks has acquired the rights to develop and produce a new animated children’s series based on Scott Rothman’s popular children’s picture book Attack of the Underwear Dragon (October 2020, Random House), an Amazon Editor’s Pick and National Indie Bestseller, illustrated by New York Times’ Best-Selling illustrator and Annie Award-nominated animator, Pete Oswald.
Little Partners, makers of the Original Learning Tower, has partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant approximately 5,000 trees in advance of the 150th Arbor Day national holiday on April 29. The Arbor Day Foundation is the largest member nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees. Since its inception 50 years ago, the Foundation has helped to plant and distribute almost 500 million trees in more than 50 countries. That is the equivalent to planting every tree in New York City’s Central Park every seven hours for an entire year.