CAMP Bluey
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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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Nominations Open for 2025 Toy Industry Hall of Fame
The toy community is invited to submit nominees for induction into the 2025 Toy Industry Hall of Fame. Consideration for the Hall of Fame is open to living individuals who have made outstanding contributions and/or provided impactful service to the toy industry and The Toy Association throughout their careers. Nominations may be submitted online through Friday, June 7.   Candidates may be nominated by any stakeholder in the toy industry…
Dallas Market Center Heart on Main Street
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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.

Licensing International Global Study 2023 2024 finalists award excellence hall of fame winners
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Licensing International Announces 2024 Hall of Fame Inductees

Licensing International, the leading trade association for the global brand licensing industry, has announced the 2024 Hall of Fame inductees. The Hall of Fame and Rising Star Awards honor executives’ legacies, bodies of work, and unique contributions to the global brand licensing community. This year’s inductees are Joseph Kaminkow, Chief Innovation Officer, Pixie Dust at Aristocrat; Maca Rotter, President & CEO at La Panadería Licensing & Marketing; and Stu Seltzer, President at The Seltzer Licensing Group.

B&LLAs 2024 Winners
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Brand & Lifestyle Licensing Awards (B&LLAs) 2024 Announces Winners

Hosted by Cally Beaton, the Brand & Lifestyle Licensing Awards 2024 was attended by some 400 retailers, licensees and brand owners who shared in the joy as the worthy winners made their way to the stage to collect their trophies. Before the awards, revered fashion designer Jeff Banks – who described himself as a ‘humble tailor’ – captivated the audience with the story of how he turned his brand into a household name. The grand finale of the B&LLAs 2024 winners ceremony was the Brand Ambassador Award, which was presented to Louise French, svp of business development and operations at Beanstalk, for her continued contribution to this dynamic sector.

LA Fall Preview
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Global Companies Join The Toy Association’s LA Fall Preview

Momentum is building for The Toy Association’s LA Fall Preview, with nearly 70 percent of available showroom space already sold. Taking place at 2250 East Imperial highway in El Segundo, in the heart of the LA “toy district,” the marketplace will welcome Hasbro, LEGO Systems, Inc, Crazy Aaron’s, Elenco, Horizon Group USA, and more as the toy industry gathers for preview activity in the fall, including a dedicated Toy Association market week from September 9 to 13.

Women in Toys Empowerment Day 2024
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Date of Women in Toys Empowerment Day 2024 Announced, Along with Speakers

Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WiT) has announced that WiT Empowerment Day, the organization’s annual event that helps women who are looking to take their business, brand, or product ideas to new heights, will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2024 during Licensing Expo at Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Imagine you have a groundbreaking idea for a toy, game or consumer product. You’re passionate and driven, but navigating the complexities of the toy and consumer products industry feels like an insurmountable challenge. That’s where Empowerment Day steps in. Through access, mentorship and education, you will find yourself sitting across from top toy companies, retail buyers, and industry executives, pitching your idea with confidence.

Cally Beaton B&LLAs
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Cally Beaton to Host the Brand & Lifestyle Licensing Awards 2024

Media entrepreneur, comedian, podcaster, writer and performer Cally Beaton has been confirmed as host of this year’s Brand & Lifestyle Licensing Awards (B&LLAs) taking place on Thursday 25 April. Cally has three decades’ experience distributing TV programs and formats around the world – combining working with on-screen and production talent with business planning and strategy, bridging the divide between creative and financial priorities. But that’s not all! While working for Viacom’s Comedy Central, she also developed a parallel life as a performer and stand-up comedian.

Toy Fair 2023 2026 2025 exhibitors
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Save the Date – Educational Sessions will Give Exhibitors Tips for Navigating Toy Fair 2025

Toy Fair exhibitors are encouraged to mark their calendars for six upcoming Exhibitor Academy sessions, which will provide valuable insights and practical tips for a successful Toy Fair, taking place March 1 to 4, 2025 at the Javits Center in New York City. Key contacts will receive an email when sessions are open for registration.