aNb Media News, August 25, 2016

TAGIE Award Nominations Underway

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Toy & Game Inventor of the Year (TAGIE) Awards. Through September 1, 2016, toy and gaming industry professionals may submit nominations online here.

The ninth annual TAGIE Awards will once again honor the masters of toy and game innovation. The 2016 categories now open for public nomination by all members of the toy and gaming industry include:

  • Excellence in Toy Design
  • Excellence in Game Design
  • Excellence in Digital Toy or Game Design
  • Rising Star Inventor of the Year
  • Young Inventor of the Year

Finalists for these five categories will be announced on September 15, 2016, at which time voting will open to the general public, media, and industry leaders.

A separate committee of industry experts will determine the honorees for the following closed TAGIE Award categories:

  • Hassenfeld Family Initiatives Humanitarian Award
  • Inventor Advocacy Award
  • In Memoriam Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

The TAGIE Awards ceremony takes place Friday, November 18, 2016, with an evening of entertainment that includes cocktail hour, a seated dinner, the awards program, and a toy-inspired fashion show. For the first time ever, the TAGIE Awards and the playCHIC Fashion Show will come together for this event.

PTX Performance, Edge Brands in Distribution Deal

Edge BrandsPTX Performance has entered a distribution agreement with Edge Brands. PTX will distribute Edge Brands products to the North American market including Edge’s wheeled goods and swim and water products. PTX Performance Product will focus on expanding Edge Brands’ presence in mass market retailers and major specialty sporting good stores.

Voice Talent Announced for Yu-Gi-Oh MovieYu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions

4K Media announced that Dan Green and Eric Stuart are reprising their roles as the voices of Yugi Muto, Yama Yugi, and Seto Kaiba respectively in the North American feature film release of Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions, which is set for release in 2017.

A decade in the making, Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions features new designs and an all-new story from the original creator of the global phenomenon, Kazuki Takahashi.

What’s New in Strollers on TTPM

TTPM is showcasing newest strollers. For the latest in Toys, Tots, Pets, and More as well as what’s trending, visit