Currently live in game, and lasting through November 30, Tilting Point, with AN Games and Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) are, for the third time, bringing the popular sci-fi series Stargate SG-1 to hit multiplayer mobile game Astrokings, featuring new content, characters, and limited-time events for players to enjoy. For a limited time, players will be able to receive four new heroes, including The Last Ori‘ Adria, ‘Commander‘ George S. Hammond, Mercenary‘ Vala Mal Doran and ‘Major‘ Janet Fraiser, giving players more options for who will command their ships. Additionally, a new flagship will be available, ‘Light of Ori’, with new beam abilities such as increased attack speed and increased missile resistance for players to use in battle for the first time.
Genius Brands International “Genius Brands” (NASDAQ: GNUS) announced its first direct-to-retail program with specialty retailer, Hot Topic, to create a line of apparel for the Stan Lee brand as part of this year’s Stan Lee Centennial celebration campaign. Genius Brands, through a joint venture with POW! Entertainment, owns and manages the global rights to legendary Stan Lee’s name, physical likeness, voice, signature, and IP, called Stan Lee Universe, which includes the Stan Lee Celebrity brand, as well as new content to be created from Stan Lee’s portfolio of approximately 150 unmined ideas and character creations in his post-Marvel career, along with consumer products programs to be developed for these new projects. This year’s Stan Lee Centennial campaign, celebrating Stan’s 100th birthday, is the first phase of a much broader Stan Lee Universe program.
Industry leader Moose Toys is continuing its phenomenal growth in the UK, for the first time entering the Top Ten Toy Manufacturers according to NPD. Currently ranked #9 YTD and #8 in October, the Australian based manufacturer is boasting sales growth well above industry average of +74% YoY. Leading into the festive season, global sensation Magic Mixies Cauldron and the award winning Little Live Pets Mama Surprise have been the clear stand out products at sitting at #3 and #15 in the Total Items respectively according to NPD’s October data.
Nickelodeon and Mattel Television announced the renewal of the original animated series Monster High for a second season (20 episodes), following the children of famous monsters and creatures on even bigger comedy-packed adventures. Season one of Monster High premiered in the U.S. on Friday, Oct. 28 on Nickelodeon. The series also debuted in the UK and will launch later this month in Australia on Nickelodeon and Paramount+. The series will roll out in additional international territories in 2023.
The Blippi franchise, which has been inspiring curiosity in millions of preschoolers around the world, is further expanding its reach with an increased investment in Meekah, Blippi’s beloved best buddy. Moonbug Entertainment, a subsidiary of Candle Media, is spinning off the Meekah character with a dedicated YouTube channel, merchandise items, a music album, and a streaming distribution deal with Netflix.
Miko, the AI robot friend loved by millions of kids worldwide, has become a streaming star. Produced by Moonbug Entertainment and available now on YouTube, Miko: The Animated Series follows six-year-old Liza and her companions Red and Blue — two robot characters based on the bestselling Miko 3 robot.
Looking for the perfect gift for The Office fan in your life? Well, you’re in luck! Build-A-Bear Workshop has just launched their new collection inspired by The Office and all its iconic characters. Relive all your favorite scenes from The Office with gifts and collectibles from the newest collection! Make your bear the World’s Best Boss in the Michael Scott costume or get them ready to run their own beet farm with the Dwight Schrute ensemble. Top it all off with an infamous Dunder Mifflin tee to show your true devotion. The Office collection will be available November 17th under the Bear Cave section at buildabear.com!