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ASTRA Announces 2022 Excellence and Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

ASTRA is excited to announce the winners of the 2022 Excellence and Lifetime Achievement Award recipients for their accomplishments in 2021! The annual ASTRA Excellence and Lifetime Achievement Awards recognize the outstanding contributions made by members of the specialty toy industry. Join us in congratulating this year’s recipients! The winners will be recognized and honored at ASTRA’s award ceremony on Monday, June 13th at Marketplace and Academy.

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Licensing News
Batman X Spyscape Experience Opens for Public Previews

Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment on behalf of DC, and Spyscape are delighted to announce the opening of Batman x Spyscape, a brand-new interactive experience that will drop fans into the heart of a Gotham City mystery, with public previews beginning on June 8th in New York City. Fans will be able to sign-up online at

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Entertainment News
Off-Broadway’s Newest Stage Show ‘Sesame Street: the Musical’ will Premiere in NYC

Rockefeller Productions, a leader in quality family entertainment, and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind the iconic Sesame Street, announce the world premiere of the new stage production: Sesame Street: The Musical, in New York. Sesame Street’s beloved furry friends will appear in their original puppet form in an Off-Broadway musical, with previews starting September 8, 2022. Opening night is set for September 22 and will run through November 27, 2022. Performances will take place at Theater Row, 410 West 42nd Street.

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Sesame Workshop Launches ‘Welcome Sesame’ Resources For Families Affected by Crises in Afghanistan and Ukraine

Sesame Workshop is launching Welcome Sesame, new educational resources for displaced and refugee children, available on in Dari, Pashto, Ukrainian, Spanish, and English, with additional languages to follow. The teaching and learning materials, which are part of the Welcome Sesame initiative to support families affected by conflict and crisis, are designed to help families cope with the trauma of forced displacement, communicate and process what they are experiencing, and develop a sense of belonging in new places.