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Your Year-Round Donations to The Toy Bank Allow for a Quick Emergency Response

Last week, the Midwest was ravaged by dozens of tornadoes, leaving communities destroyed. The toy industry’s year-round product donations to The Toy Bank, a key program of The Toy Foundation (TTF), allowed the team to gather warehoused product and send truckloads of toys and emergency response supplies within 48 hours to Omaha, Nebraska and Sulphur, Oklahoma to impact thousands of children and families in each location.

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Bluey x CAMP, The Smash Hit Immersive Adventure, Comes to Boston Summer 2024

CAMP, the Family Experience Company, announced that it will bring its hit new immersive adventure, Bluey x CAMP, to Boston this summer as the third stop on its US tour. Starting July 19th, 2024, at the CAMP store in Burlington Mall, Boston families can explore Bluey and Bingo’s house in a funny and heartwarming immersive adventure created in collaboration with BBC Studios. Timed entry tickets for Bluey x CAMP are available today and can be purchased here. Following its fast-selling Los Angeles debut, families are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance.

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Disguise Announces New CoComelon and Blippi Halloween Costumes and Costume Accessories

Disguise, Inc, the global costume division of leading toy and consumer products manufacturer, JAKKS Pacific, Inc (NASDAQ:JAKK) has announced the extension of their licensing agreement in North America for Moonbug Entertainment’s hit children’s shows CoComelon and Blippi. Disguise will continue to design, market, manufacture and distribute Halloween costumes and costume accessories for the U.S. and Canada with the latest line hitting retail fall this year.

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Hidden Pigeon Company Signs Retail Monster as Global Licensing Agent

Hidden Pigeon Company (HPC), the dynamic new multiplatform kids and family content company that is extending the reach of award-winning author/illustrator Mo Willems’s beloved character brands, has appointed Retail Monster as its global licensing agent. Retail Monster will develop a full licensing and merchandising program for Willems’s popular character brands such as Elephant & Piggie, The Pigeon, and Knuffle Bunny, among others.

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Dallas Market Center – Amy Harper Promoted to SVP, Retail Development and Market Services

Dallas Market Center veteran Amy Harper has been promoted to senior vice president of retail development and market services, the company has announced. Harper is responsible for the strategic buyer delivery initiatives for Dallas Market Center including retail development, major stores and private buys. She is also responsible for market services including registration and Market Travel. She reports to chief operating officer Karen Ryder. Harper has been with the company since 2001, managing an increasing number of responsibilities to drive buyer traffic to Dallas Market Center beginning with apparel and accessories, international, and then assuming leadership for all industries.

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Sesame Workshop Expands Emotional Well-Being Resource Offerings During Mental Health Awareness Month

Sesame Workshop, the global impact nonprofit behind Sesame Street, announced the latest expansion of their multi-year commitment to the emotional well-being of young children, building on a long history of support in this critical area. New resources launched on during Mental Health Awareness Month expand on existing emotional well-being resources for children and families, providing both everyday tools and strategies centered in helping children process what is happening around them when serious concerns arise.

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Felt Right Signs Global Licensing Agreement with Minecraft for Wall Art Collection

Felt Right, a company that turns single-use plastic water bottles into beautiful, acoustic felt wall tiles, announced that it has signed a global licensing agreement with the best-selling video game of all time, Minecraft, to develop a collection of wall art. “We are so excited to partner with Minecraft to create this collection,” said Talley Goodson, Felt Right founder. “For 15 years, Minecraft has encouraged its community to explore and pursue infinite design possibilities. We are bringing this sense of exploration and possibility into our design process, creating dozens of  products to appeal to Minecraft fans of all ages.”

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Horizon Group USA Launches New Star Wars STEM Activity Line

Horizon Group USA, a leading global provider of innovative educational activity products, is unveiling a galactic new Star Wars collection. In the company’s first collaboration with Lucasfilm Ltd, Horizon Group’s Star Wars line will deliver STEM-based kits that will provide fans with Star Wars-inspired edu-tainment experiences.

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Toysmith Announces Exciting New Partnership with Anne McGilvray & Company

Toysmith, the leading distributor of toys and gifts in the United States, is thrilled to announce a dynamic new partnership with Anne McGilvray & Company (AMCI). This strategic collaboration brings together two industry leaders to further expand market reach and enhance customer experience. Toysmith serves over 15,000 independent retailers and over 150 key accounts nationwide with its extensive portfolio of high-quality toys and gifts. With a commitment to innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction, Toysmith has earned a reputation as a trusted partner in the industry.