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Events News
Alma Train Party at Grand Central Station in NYC a Big Success

Over the weekend, the Alma Train Party was held in Grand Central Station, inviting local families to show up and celebrate with Alma’s Way series creator Sonia Manzano. The event was a rousing success, seeing high attendance from children and their families. The special “block party”-like event featured activities and stations from some of the Bronx’s most famous institutes.

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Moose Toys Predicts This Year’s Holiday Hit with Introduction of New Magic Mixies Magical Crystal Ball

Moose Toys, a leading innovator in the toy industry, revealed today that its newest mystifyingly magical toy, Magic Mixies Magical Crystal Ball will be available for pre-sale at major retailers Sept. 1 and in-store on Oct. 1. Following in the spellbinding footsteps of last year’s global holiday sales phenom, Magic Mixies Magic Cauldron, the toymaker also predicts this much anticipated expansion of the Magic Mixies lineup will disappear from shelves this holiday season. Prior to launch, Crystal Ball already received early toy industry buzz with a 2022 Creative Toy of the Year nomination from The Toy Foundation.

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Kess Sees Kickstarter for Drop Dots D20 Jumbo Dice Fully Funded In Record Time

Kess, a third-generation toy and game company, announced that it has reached its funding goal of $20,000 on Kickstarter for its new Drop Dots D20 Jumbo Dice, a feat it accomplished in just two weeks that was backed by over eager 150 fans. With the introduction of Drop Dots D20 Jumbo Dice, Kess aims to reinvent traditional table-top game play by offering a more vibrant and lively experience through the introduction of bright colors and fun, new textures. Now that it has reached the funding goal, Drop Dots D20 Jumbo Dice are expected to begin shipping June 2023.

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Licensing News
IMC Toys Launches Cry Babies Magic Tears Licensing Program with Key Partners Including Bendon Publishing, Happy Threads and Intimo

This Fall, fans of Cry Babies Magic Tears will have even more to love as IMC Toys signs deals with three leading licensing partners to create products in the publishing, arts and crafts, daywear, nightwear, swimwear and luggage categories. Bendon will bring the characters kids love so much to life within multiple activity books, storybooks, and arts and crafts activity sets. Happy Threads will have kids looking stylish with a full range of daywear including dresses, cardigans, jackets, sweaters and more. Adding to the daywear offerings will be Intimo, who will be producing licensed pajamas, swimwear, backpacks, bags, and lunch bags and cases.

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Licensing News
Bounce Partners with MGM to Launch ‘The Pink Panther and the Case of the Missing Diamond’ Interactive Outdoor Adventure

The Pink Panther Diamond has been stolen! Pink Panther remains one of the most iconic global franchises. Known for his suaveness and style, Pink Panther continues to attract new generations of fans around the globe.  Now, in partnership with MGM, the Bounce app will give users, better known as “Bouncers,” a revolutionary, interactive, app-navigated outdoor adventure, unlike anything before, through ‘The Pink Panther and the Case of the Missing Diamond’ experience. Individuals, friends, and families, led by the inimitable Inspector Clouseau, are navigated through the city, stopping at popular destinations and local gems. Each location unlocks new parts of the story, suspects to interrogate and clues to uncover.

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Licensing News
Toybox Labs Inc and Paramount Consumer Products Sign Licensing Agreement to Have Nickelodeon IP on Toybox Platform

Toybox Labs Inc, in partnership with Paramount Consumer Products, announced that they have signed a licensing agreement to have Nickelodeon IP on the Toybox platform. Paramount will start off with characters from SpongeBob SquarePants, bringing the lovable sea sponge and all his friends to the Toybox Platform.

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Licensing News
Disney & Miko Announce Exclusive Collaboration

The magical worlds of Disney and Pixar have arrived on the Miko 3 robot. The collaboration is a historic first for the consumer robotics space and the latest indication that AI will play a growing role in the future of kids entertainment. Miko, a consumer robotics company specializing in kids education and entertainment, unveiled its Disney collaboration today to customers in more than 140 countries. Animated storybooks featuring characters from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana, Frozen, The Lion King, Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story, Big Hero 6, Coco, and more worlds of Disney and Pixar are available now on the bestselling Miko 3 robot.

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Licensing News
Tubby Todd Launches Eric Carle Themed Skincare Collection

World of Eric Carle has announced an exciting new partnership with Tubby Todd on its Limited Edition Sweet Apple Skincare Collection!  The Collection features iconic Eric Carle illustrations from the classic children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar in a nostalgic, sweet apple scent.