For the first time in Milan Fashion Week history, iconic and globally acclaimed MGA fashion doll lines, L.O.L. Surprise! and Rainbow High, will inspire the latest fashions set to hit the catwalk during an exclusive show scheduled for the evening of September 23, 2022 at the Spazio Antologico. The famous doll brands produced by MGA Entertainment (MGA), the biggest and fastest growing privately held toy company in the world and a global leader in the fashion doll segment known for its innovative designs, will be the stars of a haute fashion show event at the international showcase in Milan. The show promises amazing and elevated looks inspired by the most glam fashions in the toybox, as well as unexpected production elements and immersive music.
ZAG, the award-winning global independent animation studio behind the hit franchise Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir, has launched ZAG Stream, a new division established to drive forward the company’s direct to streaming content business to be led by Maria Doolan, ZAG’s SVP of TV Content. The first project from ZAG Stream is the animated superhero fantasy series, Fairyon, a reimagining of some of the world’s most famous fairy tale characters told with a superhero twist. Currently in pre-production, the project will be unveiled to buyers at the upcoming MIPCOM. The announcement was made by Jeremy Zag, Founder and CEO of ZAG.
TTPM, the leader in video product reviews for toys, baby, and pet gear, has released their Holiday Most Wanted 2022 List. The list features the items they believe will be in highest demand this season across three categories: Activities & Active Play, Entertainment, and Imaginative Play & Roleplay. “Our team reviews toys throughout the year, testing and playing with them to determine which ones deserve to appear on our coveted Most Wanted list,” said Jim Silver, CEO, TTPM. “The final items that we chose are those that stood out to us for a variety of reasons including creativity, innovation, hot licenses, popular brands, play value, and most importantly, fun. It’s the ultimate holiday shopping list for kids of all ages.”
Crazy Aaron’s, the US-based manufacturer and creator of the award-winning Thinking Putty, is now available at Costco Wholesale locations, making it more readily available than ever before. The retail giant is part of an impressive list of retailers which carry Thinking Putty including Target, Walmart, Barnes & Noble as well as thousands of specialty toy stores nationwide. Only at Costco and just ahead of the holiday season, fans of the brand can now purchase the exclusive Crazy Aaron’s Putty Discovery Kit and Hide Inside! Design Studio for just $20 each.
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