aNb Media News, April 5, 2012

HIT Partners with All Inclusive Collection

The All Inclusive Collection announced a partnership with HIT Entertainment for exclusive rights in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and the Caribbean that brings HIT’s characters to its resorts in the region. HIT’s portfolio, including Thomas & Friends, Barney, Bob the Builder, and Angelina Ballerina, will be featured in the newly designed kids’ clubs and interactive kids’ areas opening this summer at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, Cancun Palace (soon-to-be Hard Rock Hotel Cancun in August 2012) and Aventura Cove Palace (soon-to-be Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in early 2013). These three properties are owned by the All Inclusive Collection, and are operated by an affiliate of the All Inclusive Collection under licensing agreements from Hard Rock International.

The newly redesigned kids’ areas at Aventura Cove Palace, Cancun Palace, and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana will feature HIT Entertainment’s Little Big Club, offering an endless amount of themed activities featuring HIT characters.

The Little Big Club also extends to outdoor play areas. Kids visiting Aventura Cove Palace and Cancun Palace can enjoy the interactive Thomas & Friends and Bob the Builder Splash Park with shooting water fountains. The youngest guests at Aventura Cove Palace can play at Barney’s Tree House and at the Bob the Builder sandboxes.

The Little Big Club and all the installations and activities from the All Inclusive Collection and HIT Entertainment are free to families as part of the all inclusive offerings found at the All Inclusive Collection resorts in Mexico and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The first Little Big Clubs are slated to debut in June 2012 at Aventura Cove Palace and Cancun Palace, followed by the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana in July 2012.

Price Is Right on Facebook

Interactive entertainment company Ludia and FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) announced the launch of The Price Is Right Slots game for Facebook. Players, worldwide, can now experience an original and interactive free slot machine game based on the longest-running game show in television history.

Players start off a game in the lobby, which introduces the unique slot machines based on the famous and popular pricing games such as Cliff Hangers, Plinko, 3 Strikes, and more. Players then proceed to spin and collect chips as the game goes on, hoping to eventually spin the Big Wheel to multiply rewards or win the Jackpot. Players can also win special tokens that lead them to Contestant’s Row or pricing games designed after the slot machine’s theme for bonus rewards.

Hasbro, FashionPlaytes in My Little Pony Deal

FashionPlaytes, the online clothing design experience for girls ages 5–12, and Hasbro announced the launch of the My Little Pony Design Studio, an e-commerce experience where girls can create their own fashions and have them produced to wear.

The My Little Pony Design Studio is an extension of the FashionPlaytes and Hasbro relationship. Since the opening by FashionPlaytes of the inaugural Littlest Pet Shop Design Studio in November 2011, girls have created more than 115,000 designs.