Hanna Andersson Foster Love
Hanna Andersson Announces New Philanthropic Partnership with Foster Love

Leading premium children’s apparel brand, Hanna Andersson, announced in time for National Foster Care Day, that they are kicking off a new philanthropic initiative with Foster Love to champion childhood and create a lasting impact for foster youth everywhere. The partnership will be ongoing and will encompass philanthropic giving, Hanna Andersson product donations, and unique volunteer opportunities with the organization for Hanna Andersson employees.

Monopoly One Piece
Licensing News
The Op Games Launches Monopoly: One Piece Edition Based on Hit Anime Series

The Op Games, the board game and puzzle publisher behind iconic licensed games and best-selling party games Telestrations, Blank Slate, and Hues and Cues, have launched a brand-new official version of the world’s most popular family board game – Monopoly: One Piece Edition. Under license by Hasbro, a leading toy and game company, this new game transforms one of the longest-running Manga turned anime series into tabletop form, giving fans a new adventure with the Straw Hat Crew.

Dallas Market Center Heart on Main Street
Events News
Dallas Market Center and Heart on Main Street Partner for Main Street Activation Launching During Total Home & Gift Market

Dallas Market Center and Heart on Main Street, a non-profit organization supporting independent retailers, have announced an exclusive partnership, starting during the Total Home & Gift Market, June 19-25, to celebrate and support independent retail through a series of captivating and interactive visual displays in the atrium of the World Trade Center. During the Total Home & Gift Market, attendees will see the atrium transformed into a Main Street experience, beginning with a heart wall entryway leading to Main Street displays, four artistically rendered retail storefronts The retail storefronts will represent a florist, gift store, women’s boutique, and home décor store, each stocked with merchandise from Dallas Market Center exhibitors.

Sesame Workshop HiHo Kids
Entertainment News
Sesame Workshop and Cut Media’s HiHo Kids Partner Up Again on Kids Meet YouTube Series

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit media and educational organization, and Cut Media’s HiHo Kids, the viral YouTube channel announced another partnership to create two new episodes of a fan-favorite HiHo series, Kids Meet. The popular series provides kids with the questioning power through one-on-one interviews with a variety of interesting people.

Pokemon Lazy Summer 2024
New Pokémon Center Summer Collection, Featuring Apparel and Picnic Accessories Enticing Trainers to a ‘Lazy Summer,’ Available Now

The Pokémon Company International unveiled the new Pokémon Lazy Summer collection, available starting now at Pokémon Center — the premier online destination for official Pokémon merchandise in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Trainers can enjoy the warm weather in style with apparel and picnic accessories featuring summer-themed illustrations by artist James Turner, who designed a number of Pokémon for the franchise and has contributed to various Pokémon video games since 2002.

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Bicycle Playing Cards Teams Up with America’s Got Talent Sensation Anna DeGuzman as Official Brand Ambassador

Bicycle Playing Cards, the bestselling and most widely used playing card brand for over 135 years, is proud to announce its official Brand Ambassador partnership with star magician Anna DeGuzman. Hailed by GQ as ‘a master magician of the digital age’ and The New York Times as ‘one of the few’ women shaping the future of magic, Anna DeGuzman is leading a new generation of performers. At just 25, she is one of the world’s premier female masters of ‘cardistry’—and a viral star whose talent and charm have brought her to the global stage.

Fun in Motion Confluxion
Fun in Motion Coins a New Buzzword for Construction Toys With A Little Twist: Confluxion

Clean up in Aisle 800 takes on a whole new meaning at this year’s Astra Marketplace. Retailers searching for something truly special to fill their 4th quarter shelves will be dazzled (again) as they fill up their order books with Fun In Motion Toys. Look for them on both sides of the aisle at Booths 804 and 809 and get your hands on the brand new Nockles, the acclaimed TECTI, the beautiful, newly packaged HyperTiles and Wandini Glow.0 and the latest styles of Shashibo. It’s true! No one can sit still when playing with Fun In Motion Toy’s range of playthings so be ready to move and groove at Marketplace. In fact, they’ve coined a whole new toy category within Construction Toys called Confluxion. Confluxion is an evolution of construction toys in that there’s a building element to them, but they also move or flex.

Demon Slayer Kimetsu No Yaiba
Licensing News
Aniplex of America Expands ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’ Franchise

Aniplex of America, Inc has unveiled an extensive expansion of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba franchise in 2024, introducing a wide array of new products and forging multiple new licensing and promotional partnerships, including direct-to-retail collaborations, as well as toy, apparel, gift accessories and gaming products. These launches and new agreements coincide with the season four debut of the acclaimed anime sensation on May 12, exclusively on Crunchyroll in the U.S. The announcement was made by Yosuke Kodaka, President, Aniplex of America, Inc.