Moose Toys, an innovative leader in the toy industry, boasts two number one hits for the month of October, according to Circana; both distinctions are for the toymaker’s original innovations. Buzzed about sales sensation Cookeez Makery was the #1 top growing new brand for the month, within the total market, and Beast Lab in its first full month of sales on shelves captured #1 Action Figure Playset & Accessories, plus earned the #5 top growing new brand spot, within the total market. “Moose innovations and signature ‘WOW’ is behind the near overnight successes of Cookeez Makery and Beast Lab. Achievements like this serve as another proof point that Moose is making great strides in reaching our Big Hairy Audacious Goal of being known as the world’s most innovative toy company,” said Ronnie Frankowski, global president, Moose Toys. “The incredible popularity of these two new brands puts a bold underscore on Moose’s strategy to disrupt the toy aisle across multiple categories. Our original IP brands have been steadily gaining momentum in action figures and our ‘surprise inside’ multi-layered playsets, like Cookeez Makery, have been a tremendous success for us.”
Spin Master Corporation (TSX:TOY), a leading global children’s entertainment company, and popular children’s educators and entertainers Rachel Griffin-Accurso and Aron Accurso, creators of the Ms Rachel YouTube channel for babies and toddlers, are teaming up to create a collection of developmental and early childhood learning toys. The deal, brokered by CAA Brand Management, a division of leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA), establishes Spin Master as Ms Rachel’s global master toy licensee, delivering hands-on play to Ms Rachel’s avid fanbase of 50 million unique monthly viewers, and counting, with the first items launching Fall 2024.
Zigazoo Kids, a community dedicated to inspiring the next generation with a social media network aimed at connecting kids through their interests and unique talents, proudly announces its latest achievement: surpassing 500 members of its Creator Club. This special group is home to some of the biggest kid Influencers and actors, bringing Zigazoo Kids’ reach to hundreds of millions, garnering kid-famous creators from a wide variety of interest categories. In Zigazoo Kids’ rise to becoming the world’s largest social network for kids, the platform’s roster of kid content creators has grown to become an unparalleled resource for diverse youth talent. The Creator Club allows kidfluencers to partner with brands, participate in its affiliate marketing programs, attend events, and receive exclusive swag. The talent within the Zigazoo community has grown to include kid-famous gymnasts, dancers, musicians, actors, entrepreneurs, cooks, interview correspondents, and even Guinness World Record holders. Zigazoo even has a handful of influential animals.
Crunchyroll, the ultimate anime destination for global fans, has teamed up with Crocs, a world leader in innovative casual footwear, on its first-ever Jujutsu Kaisen limited-edition collaboration. The globally popular anime has been reimagined into a collection of Crocs’ Clogs, Slides, and Jibbitz charms featuring fan-favorite Jujutsu Kaisen Chibi characters and iconic designs from the hit dark fantasy series. The Jujutsu Kaisen collection will be released worldwide (excluding Russia) across select Crocs and partner retail and e-commerce channels. The collection includes two adult styles – Gojo Clog with Hollow Purple accents and Jujutsu Kaisen Classic Slide – with the Yuji Clog available in kid sizing.
Sony Pictures Television – Kids (SPT – Kids), announces that the third season of its highly acclaimed and award-winning animated series, Hilda, will debut on Netflix from 7th December. Having faced Trolls, Safety Patrols, Black Hounds and more, Hilda returns in season 3 with a brand-new appetite for adventure. Our intrepid, blue haired heroine will be lured into mystical worlds that will lead her to a deeper understanding of who she really is. While uncovering mysterious truths about herself, she will embark on train journey outside of Trolberg, face heroes of Old and endure an epic family journey with her Mum and friends by her side. The 7×22 minute episodes will climax with an unmissable 70-minute season finale.
Will the power of friendship overpower all obstacles? On November 23, the hit entertainment series My Little Pony: Make Your Mark returns to Netflix for Chapter 6, with three new 22-minute episodes and a Secrets of Starlight special. The popular animated series serves as a fantastical look into the day-to-day quests of Sunny, Hitch, Izzy, Pipp, Zipp and Misty and features an assortment of sentimental and hilarious stories that have made it a fan favorite series. My Little Pony: Make Your Mark Chapter 6 highlights Opaline’s wrath, after learning Misty sabotaged her in effort to save Sparky. Now with the power of even more dragon fire, Opaline plans to steal the Cutie Marks of every pony in Equestria. As the Mane 6 rush to stop her and save their friends, they’ll find that while evil may overpower them individually, there is power in their friendship! Even after this climactic finale, the Mane 6 will find their work is not yet over as a strange new world appears to them beyond anything the ponies have seen before.
As the giving season approaches, enCourage Kids invites you to be a source of joy and healing for children and families facing the challenges of illness and hospitalization. This Giving Tuesday, your compassionate contribution to our enCourage Kids Teddy Bear initiative can bring courage, peace, and joy to those who need it most.
Symbiote Studios, the global leader in original and licensed plush toys, has revealed its product lineup through the first half of 2024. Featuring a combination of original designs such as company mascot Catnip Bravo in addition to product lines based on leading entertainment and video game properties such as My Little Pony, Transformers, Shovel Knight and Power Rangers, every Symbiote Studios plush features an exciting design that is fun to display or hug. A new trailer is now available showcasing the full Symbiote Studios plush toy lineup, all of which are available for purchase now. In addition to the currently available lineup, new plush toys featuring AiAi from the Super Monkey Ball video game series by Sega and Starlight Glitter from My Little Pony will be launching soon.
Cameo Kids is introducing two beloved Sesame Street characters to its platform, Elmo and Cookie Monster, creating personalized messages for children and fans of all ages. Cameo Kids is a unique platform enabling parents and loved ones to book personalized Cameo videos featuring favorite family entertainment stars, whether for birthdays, congratulations, bedtime, holidays, or just an everyday “we love you!” On November 15th, Elmo and Cookie Monster will become the first Sesame Street characters to join Cameo Kids.