Robo Force Nacelle Company
Licensing News
Robo Force Gets Relaunch with the Nacelle Company

The Nacelle Company’s first step into the toy world begins with the highly anticipated, reimagined Robo Force action figure line now available to pre-order on Nacellestore.com! After announcing its entry into the toy business this past February, the studio behind Netflix’s The Toys That Made Us, The Movies That Made Us, A Toy Store Near You, and Behind The Attraction on Disney+ is revitalizing the 1980’s property with a new television show, books, and merchandise starting with the action figures created by the eminent toy designer, David Vonner.

KidKraft Lil' Green World
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KidKraft Introduces Walmart Exclusive ‘Lil’ Green World’

KidKraft is excited to announce their latest sustainability effort with the launch of the Lil’ Green World collection exclusively at Walmart.com. Available for pre-order now, Lil’ Green World is a magical collection of nature-loving, eco-friendly playsets and characters made from 100% recycled and recyclable products. This is KidKraft’s first fully recyclable product segment and it will include four sets featuring helpful forest friends, magical fairies and sidekick sprites that encourage a universe of sharing, caring, and responsibility for the environment and others.

Lorax Earth Day
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The Lorax Celebrates Earth Day with Contest and Plantable Book!

For years, The Lorax has instilled the importance of environmental conservationism to generations of readers. The timeless tale by Dr. Seuss quickly became a cultural phenomenon, with its eco-friendly “Go Green” message that encourages young readers to not only speak up for the protection of our trees, but to also use their voice to enact change.

Paragon FX and Universal Logos
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Paragon FX and Universal Studios Sign to Create Prop Replicas from ‘Jurassic Park’ and More.

Specializing in entertainment memorabilia, Paragon FX Group is proud to announce their recent partnership with Universal Studios where they will be manufacturing high-end prop replicas and merchandise from the 1993 film, Jurassic Park. John Hammond’s cane will be among the first of many iconic prop replicas to be offered by Paragon in what’s promised to be an exciting series of museum quality replicas.

Latchkits Yarnimals
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PlayMonster Expands Latchkits Craft Line with the New Easy-to-Loop Yarnimals

Latchkits, PlayMonster’s popular DIY crafting brand, releases Latchkits Yarnimals, craft kits which teach kids how to make their own adorable 3D plush. Kids can proudly create their own Latchkits Koala, Panda, or Penguin, and discover hours of cuddly fun when they’re done creating.

Miko Kidoodle.TV
Entertainment News
Miko and Kidoodle.TV Deliver Immersive Kids Experience

Miko, the little robot loved by millions of children around the globe, is now a host to kids’ streaming platform Kidoodle.TV. With the just-announced collaboration between Miko and A Parent Media Company Incorporated, families can explore Kidoodle.TV’s ever-growing kids’ content catalog on their Miko 3 robots. That includes kid favorites like Booba, Big B Statz Roblox, SuperHeroKids, Talking Tom Shorts and T-Rex Ranch — plus dozens of other shows available ad-free on Miko 3.

University Games Forbidden Games
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University Games Acquires Forbidden Games and Raccoon Tycoon

University Games and Forbidden Games have announced the acquisition of Raccoon Tycoon, Mosaic, and the rest of the intellectual property of Forbidden Games, the brainchild of Glenn Drover, game designer and president of Forbidden Games. “I am extremely excited that our games will join the impressive product line at University Games, where they will benefit from University’s broad market penetration and channel expertise,” stated Glenn, who will be joining the team at University Games as VP of the Strategy Games Division. He continued by adding, “And I anticipate being able to add a ton of value for University Games in a booming category that weaves perfectly into their existing strengths.”

Popeye Metaverse Madness NFT
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UNDONE x MediaLink and MADworld Launch Popeye Metaverse Madness

Popeye the Sailor Man is partnering with UNDONE, the world’s leading custom watch brand and MADworld to release a specialized NFT collection across Asia. The Popeye Metaverse Madness tells the story of Popeye in different parallels, where the balance of time and space is broken and chaos occurs. The program will include more than 4,000 Popeye character variations dressed in an assortment of costumes, set against a variety of backgrounds, and released in the form of Algorithmically Generated NFTs. The deal was brokered by MediaLink, Popeye brand owner, King Features’, local agent in China.

Care Bear Earth Day
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New ‘I Care Bear’ Celebrates Earth Day All Year Long

As part of a Walmart-led environmental initiative, the 14’ plush version of I Care Bear (Ages 4+) is being introduced to the world to celebrate Earth Day, with a beanie version to follow in August 2022. I Care Bear is here to remind us how important it is to take care of the Earth. He encourages us to recycle, reduce waste, and walk or ride our bikes when we can. He’s always there to make sure his friends care for the environment. For this nature-loving bear, there is no greater joy than keeping our earth clean for generations to come. I Care Bear is made of approximately 94% recycled polyester, and his box is made from 100% recycled paper and printed with eco-friendly soybean ink. Upon launch, I Care Bear was selected as the “Unlock the Magic” winner for the NAPPA Parenting Product Awards.