aNb Media News, October 18, 2012’s People’s Play Awards Voting Now Underway (that’s us!) announced its nominees for this year’s People’s Play Awards during this year’s Holiday Showcase, which took place in New York City on September 28. The nominees are chosen by Time to Play’s editorial team.

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Hasbro, Alpha Animation to form Joint Venture

Hasbro, Inc., and Alpha Animation, a toy and entertainment company in China, announced plans for a strategic co-development partnership for China and the global markets. With the signing of this Letter of Intent, Hasbro and Alpha Animation plan to form a Chinese joint venture company for the co-development of toys and games.

This initial Letter of Intent—which according to Hasbro’s announcement is still subject to agreement on definitive terms—focuses on the brand Blazing Teens from Alpha Animation. A brand from Hasbro’s global portfolio will be selected for development. Hasbro and Alpha Animation will, in turn, collaborate to develop these brands for China and global markets.

Scanstyle to Distribute Cloud b

Scanstyle is now the exclusive authorized distributor of Cloud b products serving the Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland region. Cloud b, known for the Twilight Turtle, Tranquil Turtle, and Sleep Sheep, offers products developed in consultation with an advisory board of pediatricians and specialists to soothe and comfort children.