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The Insight Partners Report Finds Kids Toys Market Worth to Reach $183.15 Billion Globally by 2030

According to The Insight Partners’ latest study on “Kids Toys Market Size Report, Forecast to 2030 – COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis – by Product Type, Distribution Channel, and Geography,” the Kids Toys market is expected to grow from $122.90 billion in 2022 to $183.15 billion by 2030; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.1% from 2022 to 2030.

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Licensing News
James Bond Celebrates 60th Anniversary with VeVe Digital Collectibles

Digital collectibles platform VeVe is excited to share the first of seven digital collectible series continuing the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise. This first of seven planned series features three iconic props from throughout the James Bond films, faithfully scanned and replicated as 3D digital collectibles on the VeVe platform. Fans who purchase one of the collectibles in the series will also receive a 60 Years of Bond logo airdrop reward. Those who collect every collectible from all 7 series, receive a gold logo reward.

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Entertainment News
PBS KIDS Announces Carl the Collector, Its First Series Centering on Autistic Characters

PBS KIDS today announced Carl the Collector, an animated series for children ages 4-8 and its first show featuring a lead character on the autism spectrum. The new series was created by New York Times best-selling illustrator and author Zachariah OHora (“My Cousin Momo!”) and is produced by Fuzzytown Productions and Spiffy Pictures. Through its stories, the series celebrates the diverse ways kids think and express themselves, while helping them develop a strong sense of self and community. Carl the Collector is slated to premiere in Fall 2024 on PBS KIDS.

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Licensing News
The Op Games to Launch TABOO: Disney Edition

Usaopoly (The Op), the board game and puzzle publisher behind iconic licensed games and best-selling party games Telestrations, Blank Slate, and Hues and Cues, is launching the first-ever licensed version of the iconic game, TABOO, later this month with TABOO: Disney Edition. Under license by Hasbro, a leading toy and game company, and Disney, The Op Games will bring one of the most beloved brands to the tabletop in a new form. Now, fans can put 100 years of Disney knowledge to the ultimate test in what is sure to be a must-have holiday gift for Disney fans.

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WildBrain Appoints Nick Gawne as Chief Financial Officer and Realigns Executive Team

WildBrain Ltd (“WildBrain” or the “Company”) (TSX: WILD), a global leader in kids’ and family entertainment, announces senior leadership changes and a streamlined business structure under a focused strategy designed to optimize its existing 360° IP management expertise and drive the growth of key WildBrain and partner franchises across its core capabilities of Content Creation, Audience Engagement and Global Licensing. As part of these changes, Nick Gawne has joined WildBrain as Chief Financial Officer, effective November 8, bringing over 20 years’ experience in finance, operations and business development in the media space with a focus on kids’ and family IP, including almost 15 years with eOne. A Chartered Professional Accountant, Gawne was most recently Executive Vice President and General Manager at eOne for three years following the acquisition of eOne by Hasbro. In that role he oversaw international teams in finance, HR and communications as well as three operating units across location-based entertainment, app publishing and animation.x

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2024 WTHRA Hall of Fame Inductees & Retailer of the Year Announced at ToyFest

While ToyFest has evolved from a regional toy show for specialty retailers, based in Pomona, CA to a national show in Las Vegas, utilizing both permanent showrooms and temporary booths at the World Market Center Las Vegas, the basics have remained the same. The core value to the Western Toy & Hobby Representatives Association (WTHRA), the toy industry community, camaraderie, and celebration are at its pinnacle during the ToyFest Gala where awards are given to respected industry leaders. The 2024 Gala will see the induction of four members of the WTHRA Hall of Fame including Jan and Ken Hatch, The Erin Griffin Group; Tad Kato, Wildthings; Sandy Lepire and Andrea Peterson, Sunshine Sales; and Bruce Reynolds, Toyology. The Retailer of the Year will be awarded to Dinosaur Farm located in Pasadena, CA. The ToyFest Gala will take place at the Resorts World Lily Ballroom, Sunday, March 3, 2024, at 7:00 PM.

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Licensing News
Moonbug and Spin Master, Preschool Industry Leaders Forge Alliance Across Licensing, Content Production and Media Management

Moonbug Entertainment, a part of Candle Media, and Spin Master, a leading global children’s entertainment company, have announced an innovative, strategic global alliance based on a shared vision of creating exceptional kids’ content, products and experiences and making it accessible to audiences around the world. The agreement leverages the powerful capabilities of both companies and will maximize audience growth across a mix of product and content, encompassing licensing, content production and targeted media placement for some of Moonbug and Spin Master’s most iconic brands. This strategic alliance will focus on elevating the intellectual property (IP) of both companies, with Spin Master lending its global expertise in preschool product development and distribution as the global master toy licensee for two of Moonbug’s IPs, Blippi and Little Angel.  

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Video Game Sensation Cuphead Sees Supercharged Global Expansion with Studio MDHR and King Features Syndicate

King Features Syndicate, home to some of the world’s most popular entertainment characters, and Studio MDHR have announced a huge slate of new and expanded Cuphead partnerships across the globe as the award-winning gaming property continues to be a favorite among pop culture lovers of all ages.

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New Puma and L.O.L. Surprise Collection Lights Up the Dance Floor

Get the party started with the fabulous new collection from global sports company PUMA and L.O.L. Surprise! This apparel and footwear collection is inspired by the playful attitude and beloved characters of the show and is available in toddler, kids and junior sizing. The collection features pieces including iconic PUMA footwear styles like the RS-X and Cali Star. The party is about to start with the PUMA x L.O.L. Surprise! RS-X Sneakers. Sugar? Spice? Why choose. Designed after the dynamic duo Sugar and Spice, these kicks sparkle from top to bottom and feature a custom footbed and lace lock modeled after the two characters. Packed with glitz and glamour, the PUMA x L.O.L. Surprise! Cali Sneakers are perfect for fans of Dawn, with added sparkle details on the heel and side bringing some sunshine to every step.