Following this week’s exciting NERF collaboration announcement with mega sci-fi franchise Star Trek, fans were treated to an in-depth look at the NERF LMTD Star Trek Starfleet Type 3 Phaser and Starfleet Type 2 Phaser. The 2-pack is available for pre-order now at Hasbro Pulse and Amazon. The NERF team also revealed the all-new NERF LMTD SHARP92 Blaster, a retro throwback of the NERF Sharp Shooter that debuted in 1992 and was the first NERF blaster to fire the now iconic NERF foam darts, launching a whole new way to blast into adrenaline-pumping outdoor play. The retro blaster is available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse and Amazon now.
Earlier this year, The Western Toy and Hobby Representatives Association (WTHRA) announced the return of ToyFest to The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas, February 27 – March 3, 2023. The Board of Directors and Slate of Officers have spent the summer making plans and exciting changes for the 2023 show. ToyFest 2022 was the most well attended ToyFest show in the past two decades. Buyers came from all over the United States and beyond. And the response was phenomenal. ToyFest has always exuded old-school Toy Industry tradition with a gala night that is free to buyers and celebrates independent toy store owners, iconic manufacturers, and top-notch sales reps by inducting them into the Hall of Fame. This event is always packed with old friends reconnecting with industry pals they haven’t seen since the last gathering.
Award-winning writer-led creator studio Turnip + Duck is significantly ramping up activity ahead of Cartoon Forum and MIPCOM, launching brand new animated series Maddie + Triggs (39 x 7’) and expanding its operations with the appointment of Rob Doherty as Head of Content and Laura Canavan-Hayes as Development Executive.
Award-winning future culture company Mighty Jaxx has gone back in-house to whip up the continuation of their tasty Nyammy Treats line with the launch of Nyan-licious!