Barbie has officially announced the launch of the Bessie Coleman Inspiring Women doll, recognizing the first Black and Native American female pilot with a doll made in her likeness, in advance of her birthday, January 26th, and in celebration of Black History Month. To ensure Bessie’s legacy is truly represented, Barbie teamed up with Gigi Coleman, Bessie’s great-niece and President of The Bessie Coleman Aviation All-Stars, to celebrate this Inspiring Women Doll.
The NY NOW Winter 2023 Market returns to the Jacob Javits Center in NYC on February 5-8, 2023 – With an exciting visual rebranding, a reorganized show floor, modern activations from top-tier brands, an elevated food + beverage experience, and tech-powered activations, this Winter Market will be the gift + home event that NYC knows and loves, but bigger, better, and more grounded in what the future holds for the industry. Leading the charge behind this season’s innovative market approach (and future Markets to come) is the recently acquired online wholesale marketplace Bulletin.
In celebration of Warner Bros Studios’ 100th anniversary, Warner Bros Discovery Global Themed Entertainment and Fever, the leading entertainment discovery platform, are proud to launch Candlelight: 100 Years of Warner Bros, a commemorative international concert series coming to 100 cities worldwide. Part of the company’s global centennial campaign, the series will feature music from award-winning films and unforgettable television shows from the Warner Bros. library in a one-of-a-kind musical experience taking place in majestic venues, noted for their historic nature or unique character, from iconic cathedrals, theatres, museums and gardens, with breathtaking candlelit settings. The concert series will kick off in April and run through December 2023.
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.
Industry votes for the 2022 Kidscreen Hot50 ranking have been cast and counted, and Kidscreen is thrilled to announce the top 50 kids entertainment companies of 2022 in broadcasting, production, distribution, licensing and digital media.
Toys for the North, a national toy collection and distribution charity that distributes toys to some of Canada’s most northern communities, is thrilled to announce that this year’s donated toys value more than $470,000, a 170% increase over 2021, an 840% increase in toys collected since 2019, and a record-breaking amount of toys collected in a single season.
The 10th Annual Christmas with the Curry’s kicked off the holiday season and spirit with a major charitable drive at Bridge Yard in Oakland, California, supporting 500 local Oakland families on Sunday, December 11th. Among the many charitable partners, Hape had the honor of supporting more than 2,000 participants with wrapped branded product to take home. Each family went home with more than $2,000 worth of gifts inspired by Stephen and Ayesha Curry’s Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation – a perfect match and fit for Hape’s “Love Play, Learn” mantra.
2023 will see the induction of three members of the WTHRA Hall of Fame including Lorraine Bozeman, Carol Knight and Mark Parsons. A Retailer of the Year award will be given to a small west coast based toy store chain, Piccolo Mondo located in Oregon. The ToyFest Gala will take place at Resorts World’s nightclub Zouk, Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023, at 7:00 PM. While ToyFest has evolved from a local toy show for specialty retailers, based in Pomona, CA to a national show, utilizing both permanent showrooms and temporary booths at the World Market Center Las Vegas, the basics have remained the same. The core value, toy industry community, camaraderie and celebration are at its pinnacle during the ToyFest Gala at which awards are given to respected industry leaders.
Country Music star Tyler Hubbard, First Responders Children’s Foundation, and leading global toy company Mattel teamed up this week to deliver 2,000 toys to children undergoing treatment at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.