The wanna-be citizens of Who-ville and Grinch fans everywhere are in for a tasty treat! Jade City Foods is collaborating with Dr. Seuss Enterprises to create a line of Grinch-themed products from Grow Your Heart 3 Sizes Grinch Dark Roast Coffee to Roast Beast Sauce that will be available online at the Whoville Market and at Foxtail Coffee Co stores throughout Florida and Georgia throughout the Yuletide season. The store is also launching just in time for the 65th publishing anniversary of How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
The Pokémon Company International has announced a new special expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG), Crown Zenith, releasing worldwide beginning January 20, 2023. The Pokémon TCG: Crown Zenith expansion will introduce a multitude of new art styles and unique illustrations, with an emphasis on alternate art cards, including the first-ever special art Pokémon VSTAR. Crown Zenith will also introduce a Galarian Gallery subset of 70 cards highlighting regular Pokémon, Pokémon V, Pokémon VMAX, Pokémon VSTAR and Supporter cards with special illustrations that showcase the uniqueness of each featured Pokémon and character. Fans can look forward to discovering Mewtwo VSTAR, Darkrai VSTAR and Hisuian Zoroark VSTAR in the Galarian Gallery. In addition, with a new linked illustration feature, Trainers will also have the chance to collect and connect nine different Galarian Gallery cards to reveal a larger image.
The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) has just announced a bold new logo for their organization. Ahead of their trailblazing new endeavor, the Toy Boat, on February 20-24, ASTRA has revamped its logo and restated its vision statement as they move forward into a new toy landscape. Registration for the Toy Boat can be found here.
MGM has announced the launch of the MGM Clip Locator, an innovative, AI-driven solution that will enable marketers and filmmakers to quickly surface and source clips, reducing hours of research to just a few minutes. MGM is the first Hollywood studio to offer this type of platform, and paired with its vast library of content, the MGM Clip Locator is an absolute treasure trove for those researching clips for their creative endeavors.
Rainbow High, the leading global fashion doll brand and hit animated YouTube series from MGA Entertainment(MGA), takes classic, friendly high school rivalry to the next level with the most highly-anticipated competition of the year, Rainbow Vision. Introduced earlier this year via the animated series and new product launches, the friendly rivalry between fine arts schools Rainbow High and Shadow High will reach new heights in the series and beyond this Fall. In weeks to come, fans can look forward to a shocking season finale, as well as several new ways to engage with the brand, including a first-ever Rainbow High streaming music album and the brand’s first foray into the online gaming platform, Roblox, via a Livetopia integration.
On Thursday, November 3, The Hundreds and Manic Panic are teaming up for the most colorful collab of the year, a collection to truly dye for. In 1977, artists and musicians Tish and Snooky Bellomo opened America’s first punk store on St. Marks Place in New York’s East Village. This not only set the backdrop for the burgeoning American punk scene, it forged the foundation for Manic Panic, the sisters’ avant-garde hair dye company.
Genius Games, a manufuacturer of games both fun and educational, has launched a kickstarter for their newest endeavor, Double-Sided and Glow in the Dark Dinosaur Floor Puzzles. The project has already far exceeded it’s initial goal, but is still accepting pledges through November 17th.
Goliath Group, a family-owned global toy company, announced that it unanimously chose toy industry veteran Brian Weiss as Goliath’s President of North America. Weiss started his tenure at Goliath Group on Nov. 1 and is focused on expanding and accelerating business growth in the United States and Canada.
CMC Pictures, a leading Chinese entertainment company engaged in the development, production, marketing, promotion, domestic and international distribution of live-action and animation films, has tapped Striker Entertainment LLC, a leading independent entertainment licensing agency, to handle worldwide licensing and merchandising for “Meg 2: The Trench”, the much anticipated sequel to the wildly successful original motion picture, The Meg, released in late Summer 2018. Striker Entertainment will oversee multiple categories for the hugely popular underwater megalodon franchise, including toys and collectibles, lifestyle products, publishing, digital collectibles, gaming, and more.