aNb Media News, September 26, 2013

TimetoPlayMag Announces 2013 Most Wanted List (that’s us!) announced its 2013 Most Wanted List this morning during the annual Holiday Showcase for the media in New York City. Presented here in alphabetical order is the Most Wanted List, which are the items that the editorial team predicts will be the hottest products this holiday season. See a video review of each item here.

Barbie Digital Makeover—Mattel


Big Hugs Elmo—Hasbro

Boom Boom Balloon—Spin Master

Despicable Me 2 Minion Dave—Thinkway Toys

Disney Infinity—Disney Interactive

Disney Princess Palace Pets—Blip Toys

Doc McStuffins Get Better Check Up Center—Just Play

Flutterbye Fairy—Spin Master

Go! Go! Smart Wheels Airport Playset—VTech

Hexbug Nano V2 Black Hole—Innovation First

LeapPad Ultra—LeapFrog

LEGO Star Wars Jabba’s Sail Barge—LEGO

Monster High 13 Wishes Dolls—Mattel

Nerf N-Strike Elite Mega Series Centurion—Hasbro

Playskool Showcam 2-in-1 Digital Camera and Projector—Hasbro

Shimmer ’N Sparkle Cra-Z-Loom Bracelet Maker—Cra-Z-Art

Skylanders SWAP Force—Activision

Sofia the First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends—Mattel

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Figures—Playmates Toys

Grand Theft Auto V Passes $1 Billion Sales Mark

Reuters is reporting that Take-Two Interactive’s video game Grand Theft Auto V, crossed the $1 billion mark in sales in three days. Read the stats here.

Zak to Close 34th Street Showroom

Zak Designs announced that it will close its showroom at 7 West 34th.

“We are currently exploring other options for possible showroom spaces,” said Irv Zakheim, president and CEO of Zak Designs. “Our goal is to find a new showroom space before the Spring Tabletop Market in April 2014.”

Zak will have its current showroom at 7 West 34th, Suite 700 open for the upcoming Fall Tabletop Market on October 15–18. Zak will also participate in the January Gift Shows in New York City, but will do so from the floor of the Jacob Javits Convention Center instead of 7 West 34th.