Pop Mart, China’s leading creator and manufacturer of pop art toys, has teamed up with Perfetti Van Melle to create a playful collaboration that brings together the world of Chupa Chups with the popular character Satyr Rory, an adorable mythological creature of Korean designer Seulgie. This September the collectible range will be launched in China, including Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao.
WildBrain Television, one of Canada’s most-loved kids’ and family broadcast networks, announces that Family Channel, its flagship broadcast network, has greenlit three new content projects across live-action and animation, in partnership with independent Canadian producers. Exclusive to WildBrain Television in Canada, the new content will begin rolling out across the company’s broadcast and digital channels this September, continuing into 2023. WildBrain has also acquired global distribution rights for all three properties.
Basic Fun!, a leading global marketer of toys and consumer products and Master Toy licensee for TONKA, along with licensor Hasbro, Incorporated, a global play and entertainment company, announce the kick-off of the TONKA Playcation, on the beloved brand’s official 75th birthday. The campaign calls on families to put down their screens and take a “Playcation” together with their favorite TONKA vehicles.
Award-winning global independent animation studio ZAG has signed an agreement with Born Licensing, a brand licensing agency focused on licensing for the purpose of advertising and marketing, to represent the company’s flagship property, Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir. The announcement was made by Jeremy Zag, Founder and CEO, ZAG.
Autobots, roll out! Award-winning future culture company Mighty Jaxx and artist QUICCS are excited to announce the final piece of the Transformers x QUICCS collaboration with Optimus Prime. This limited figure features the leader of the Autobots throwing down some hot tunes on his boombox to complete the dance battle originally started with Megatron, Bumblebee, and Soundwave.
TOTY award-winning Create A Castle has signed an agreement with TOMY Australia in which the firm’s line of innovative sand castle construction sets will be distributed in Australia for the upcoming Christmas season. “We’re excited to be partnering with the team at Create A Castle, especially since building sand castles is one of the iconic pastimes for so many Australian parents and their children,” stated Mark Robertson, Managing Director, TOMY Australia, “and the unique attractions of their range of products will help create even more fun and memorable moments as they build professional looking sand castles with these detailed sculpting playsets.”
Abner Silverio has joined the leadership team at Fun In Motion Toys in the newly created position of Vice President/Product Development. The news was announced by Kevin Daniels, Founding President. Silverio brings 25 years of Management and Operational leadership to this new post, with considerable experience in IT, manufacturing, engineering and factory operations, as well as negotiation skills and expertise in the supplier/vendor market and supply chain/logistics management, including 15 years of service with several leading firms in China.