Following a monthlong fan vote, Hasbro, Incorporated (NASDAQ: HAS), a global play and entertainment leader, announced that the Thimble token will return in the next generation of the Monopoly game later this year after receiving the most votes during the Monopoly Throwback Token Vote campaign. The “sewing companion” will take the place of the T-Rex token, after the ferocious dinosaur couldn’t fight off the fans – receiving the most votes to leave the game. Players can still get a hold of the current Monopoly game with the T-Rex token before it heads to extinction this summer at Amazon.com!
DeAPlaneta Entertainment closed a deal making Bandai the master toy license holder for animated series MILO. The toy range includes playsets & figurines, role play, vehicles, electronic educational toys and soft toys, and will be available for purchase from Spring 2023. The deal covers the UK, Ireland, Portugal and Spain with other countries such as France, Germany and Italy set to follow.
To celebrate the Care Bear’s 40th anniversary, Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, a world-leading international producer, distributor, and licensor of children’s animated and live-action content, and Cloudco Entertainment, owner of the Care Bears entertainment brand, are bringing the iconic Care Bears brand to life through food, apparel, and experiential event collaborations with companies across Canada.
MasterPieces, Incorporated stepped to the plate and connected with sports fans everywhere as it expands its fastest growing product segment of professional and collegiate sports related games, puzzles, toys, baby products, and household items.
Following a period of acceleration in the company’s growth and production volume, Xilam Animation is further expanding with the appointment of Julie Apperé in the newly created position of Talent Scout – Head of Talent Acquisition and Management.
Fun In Motion Toys is pleased to announce the promotion of Sadie Stewart to the new position of VP of Finance and Administration. She joined the organization in 2021 as the head of finance and has since taken on many additional responsibilities leading to this new departmental leadership role.
Red Monk Studio and Sphere Animation (formerly Sardine Productions) are proud to announce their cooperation to develop Nadia: a 52×11’ animated show that aims to charm kids from upper preschool to age 9. This project, created by the talented Caterina Cappelli, marks the first partnership between both studios, which are eager to present the series next month at MIFA during the Annecy animation festival.
Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS, the latest television series in the popular anime franchise, will premiere in the U.S. beginning June 6 on Disney XD and June 7 on Hulu.