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Super Impulse Brings Fans the “Mashup” They’ve Been Looking For With Poptaters!

Super Impulse, makers of World’s Smallest and the leader in miniature toys and collectibles, creates the ultimate fan mashup by combining the iconic Potato Head from Hasbro with a series of pop culture classics, to create hilarious, fun collectibles called Poptaters. Fans can get their hands on four “mashed” potatoes: KISS Gene Simmons, Transformers Optimus Prime, Bob Ross, and Garbage Pail Kid (GPK) Adam Bomb! Each Poptater includes an authentic Potato Head featuring interchangeable facial and body parts, including one surprise original piece!

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Toonz Media Group and ELE Animations Join Forces on Spooky Chase Comedy “Drac and Skeletons”

Global kids and family entertainment major Toonz Media Group has partnered with India’s ELE Animations Pvt Ltd to co-produce Drac and Skeletons, both companies said in a joint statement. Developed and owned by Toonz and ELE, it has an international appeal for kids 4 to 7 years old. The spooky chase comedy series will be produced into a 78×7” animated series in 2D Digital format in two versions— International version in English and Indian version in Hindi.

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Moose Toys Pursues Strategic M&A to Accelerate Global Growth

Moose Toys, a leading innovator in the toy industry, announced the launch of a new business division focused solely on mergers and acquisitions. Led by Moose’s global head of business development and industry veteran, Giles Musker, the newly-formed Moose M&A team is tasked with aggressive portfolio expansion across games, collectibles and traditional toy categories. “The tremendous success of our Worlds Apart acquisition proved the opportunity to diversify and expand our portfolio,” said Musker. “We are actively seeking acquisitions and investment and strategic partnership opportunities that will enhance our strength in existing categories and offer the ability to enter, and disrupt, new categories.”

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babyark Launches the World’s Safest Car Seat at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

babyark, a tech company reimagining child safety, announced today the launch of the babyark convertible car seat at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The car seat introduces a holistic approach to safety, focusing on both the materials it is made of and the technology that has been added to it. Developed by Shy Mindel, an aeronautical engineer turned parent, the seat is introducing a new standard of safety for children.

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Genius Brands Expands Kartoon Channel! with Launch on Vizio Smart TVs

Genius Brands International, Inc (NASDAQ: GNUS) continues to expand distribution of its Kartoon Channel!,  Apple store’s highest user-ranked kid’s streaming app (rated 4.9), with the launch of a dedicated application and channel on the Vizio Smart TV platform, reaching millions of additional television households across North America. 

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NERF Blasts into 2023 with All-New NERF Elite Junior Blaster Line

NERF has entered the new year with some huge news that will help Unleash the Play in You. For the first-time ever, the brand is introducing a brand-new NERF blaster segment for rookies ages 6 years and up with the NERF Elite Junior line! This collection of easy-play NERF blasters is designed for boys and girls who are blasting into NERF battles for the first time.

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Toho International Makes Multi-Million Dollar Investment to Acquire 50% Ownership in Select Content and Products from Genius Brands’ Frederator Network

Genius Brands International, Inc, through its WOW! Unlimited Media subsidiary, Frederator Network, announced it has completed a deal with TOHO International, a subsidiary of one of the largest media companies in Japan, whereby TOHO International is making a multimillion-dollar investment to acquire a 50% stake in two of the Company’s original productions, the critically-acclaimed series, Bee and PuppyCat, following its successful launch on Netflix, Frederator’s pop culture phenomenon Bravest Warriors, and the upcoming series Catbug, based on the popular character created in the Bravest Warriors’ series.

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Classic Clue Board Game by Hasbro Reimagined in Thrilling New Experience

Who killed Boddy Black? Solve the mystery in a suspenseful and newly reimagined Clue board game early next year! Hasbro, Inc (NASDAQ: HAS), a global branded entertainment leader, announced that the iconic mystery-solving board game Clue received a refresh that combines classic Clue gameplay with rich new takes on the original murder mystery storyline, an intriguing diverse cast, highly-stylized game pieces, and the glamorous Tudor Mansion. The next chapter of Clue is now available at most major retailers for fans.

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The Loyal Subjects Expands Marvel Partnership

The Loyal Subjects, a leading brand in the collection space known for creating lineups of high quality, detailed figures based on fandoms biggest properties is pleased to announce their expanded partnership with Marvel, one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, with an extension to their Marvel Superama line.  Marvel fans can now experience their favorite characters in Superama form. Superama is an original collect-and-display brand by The Loyal Subjects – a hybrrid SuperHero/Diorama portmanteau, which includes a great character design, crisp deco, a scene packing plenty of action, a dynamic background, and sculpted relief on the base, finishing in a beautiful gift style window box packaging. Take your imagination to even higher levels by swapping the backboard images that are interchangeable for each diorama – a lineup we know that will surely be a hit for collectors and fans of Marvel.