Following the digital launch in February of the first-ever MeteoHeroes video game on PlayStation and PC (STEAM platform), Mondo TV Studios, part of Mondo TV Group, one of the largest European producers and distributors of animated content, has announced the arrival of the game MeteoHeroes – Saving Planet Earth in physical format.
Everyone can live dangerously and build their own dinosaur park with Jurassic World: The Legacy of Isla Nublar from the clever minds at Prospero Hall and Funko Games. Initially launched on Kickstarter, the highly anticipated legacy, campaign-style board game is now widely available for the first time at retail stores nationwide.
CandyRific, in collaboration with Lucasfilm, has created Star Wars Classic-themed Character Candy Fans, inspired by Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, and Yoda characters. These character fans will be available for shipping in December 2022. Star Wars Classic-themed Character Candy Fans – Push the button and feel a burst of cool air from these lovable Star Wars-themed Character Candy Fans. Each fan comes complete with 0.53 ounces of assorted fruit flavored dextrose candies (natural flavors and colors).
ThinkFun, the award-winning world leader in fun brain games that ignite young minds, published a comprehensive report that examines the mental health challenges facing today’s children and teens, and underscores the importance of building MESH (Mental, Emotional and Social Health) skills to build resilience and protect their mental health. The report, titled “Building Products with MESH in Mind,” encourages stakeholders in the games and toys industry – including inventors, manufacturers, and retailers – to embrace the crucial role they play in protecting the mental health of children through the development of MESH skills. The full report is available on MESHhelps.org.
Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street which reaches 156 million children across more than 150 countries, and Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, has announced a new nationwide program to address health and well-being inequities among young children, particularly in low-income, rural, and marginalized communities.
Kids2, Inc, a global company that designs holistic solutions to help early-stage parents and families, announced the acquisition of the assets of Baby Dream Company Inc, adding the Baby Dream Machine as its latest and newest addition to the Ingenuity brand portfolio. Sleep is a huge parenting frustration, especially for parents Bart Lipski and Natalie Rebot. In their journey to find better sleep for their daughter, they worked with the sleep trainers and industry sleep experts to develop a product – Baby Dream Machine – that would help children get a good night’s sleep while using natural and scientifically proven methods.
Brand Central, the exclusive global licensing agency for Bored of Directors, and their network of leading global subagents have been rapidly closing licensing partners around the globe. Bored of Directors offers a collection of top Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) apes featuring a variety of aesthetics and personalities under one umbrella brand. With a full suite of apes, trend forward style guide, and retail partnerships lining up, Bored of Directors is going bananas.
“We continued to see strong retail sell-thru for our product throughout the third quarter,” said Stephen Berman, CEO of JAKKS Pacific. “Our top three toy accounts in the US sustained point of sale results in the high teens in Q3 as we head into the all-important fourth quarter. By leaning into our heritage as an FOB-first company, we’ve managed to ship more of our product earlier in the year to avoid excessive supply-chain expenses and mitigate out-of-stock risks at retail. As a result, our customers are ready for the holiday season with a great range of product and promotional plans. We are on track to deliver full-year 2022 revenue growth around 20% vs. prior year for the second year in a row, which are exceptional results that the team and I are very proud of.
To celebrate 40 years of The Snowman and 10 years of The Snowman and the Snowdog film adaptations, Penguin Ventures (the licensing and consumer products division of Penguin Random House Children’s) has partnered with ODEON to bring the festive films to cinemas nationwide this winter. The hour-long theatrical screening will offer families the chance to experience the magic of The World of The Snowman like never before, with a double-bill of both film adaptions, at ODEON cinemas this festive season. Inspired by the late Raymond Briggs’ timeless picture book, The Snowman, these iconic characters continue to be an intrinsic part of family celebrations each Christmas.