aNb Media News, September 23, 2010

Time to Play Reveals Most Wanted Holiday Toy List (that’s us!) will reveal it’s Most Wanted Holiday Toy List next Tuesday, September 28 during the annual media Holiday Showcase in New York City’s Altman Building. Watch the press conference live, hosted by Jim Silver and Chris Byrne (The Toy Guy), at 10am EDT on or on to find out which toys made the list.

The Holiday Showcase event will have major companies with top execs in attendance such as Mattel, Hasbro, Jakks, Spin Master, LEGO, Toys “R” Us, Nickelodeon, Crayola, and countless others. All major media from the print, TV, and web world along with the most influential mommy bloggers will be in attendance.

CBS Consumer Products Expands in Europe

CBS Consumer Products has signed 12 new international licensees to build upon its merchandising programs throughout Europe. T-shirts, posters, mugs, mouse pads, apparel, board games, gifts, and more will be available throughout Europe over the course of the next year. The new licensees will bolster merchandising programs for CBS’s signature properties including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, NCIS, and Star Trek along with vintage TV series such as Mighty Mouse, Happy Days, and Beverly Hills, 90210.

New licensees and details of upcoming products include the following. Abysse will manufacture T-shirts, posters, phone cases, and other novelty items in France based on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and NCIS. Centre Textile Moliere will make youth apparel available in France based on Mighty Mouse. Contrast will manufacture apparel in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden for Star Trek. Cool Think Licensing will introduce apparel in Spain for Star Trek. Groovy UK will bring bathrobes and dressing gowns to the United Kingdom based on Star Trek. Iron Gut Publishing will produce a range of limited-edition Star Trek fine art. M6 Interactions will manufacture board games in France based on NCIS. Manifutture Zotti will produce apparel in Italy for Happy Days. Moulded Acrylics will manufacture its acrylic special-edition sculptures and gift products in the United Kingdom based on Star Trek. Sabrina will introduce apparel in Italy for Mighty Mouse. Stradivarius will make girls T-shirts available in Spain based on 90210 and Beverly Hills, 90210.

Santex will manufacture apparel in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland based on the following properties: Beverly Hillbillies, Beverly Hills 90210, Brady Bunch, Brady Kids (Animated), Charmed, Cheers, Dynasty, Frasier, Gunsmoke, Happy Days, Love Boat, Mighty Mouse, Mork & Mindy, Rawhide, Taxi, Twilight Zone, Twin Peaks, The Wild Wild West, and Star Trek.