29 Apr 2022

JAKKS Pacific, Inc. has reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022. In summary:  Net sales were $120.9 million, up 44% compared to $83.8 million last year Highest Q1 net sales since 2008 Costume business more than doubled vs. Q1 2021 Net loss attributable to common stockholders of $4.2 million (or $0.43 per share) compared to a net loss attributable to common ...

29 Apr 2022

Posh Paws International is releasing a new collection of plush toys from the hit DreamWorks Animation preschool series Gabby’s Dollhouse this September. Created and executive-produced by celebrated storytellers Traci Paige Johnson and Jennifer Twomey, Gabby’s Dollhouse is a mixed-media preschool series that unboxes a surprise before jumping into a fantastical animated world full of adora...

29 Apr 2022

Hasbro has launched an all-new campaign, Monopoly Throwback Token Vote, which gives fans across the globe a chance to bring back one of six retired iconic tokens from their childhood – Thimble, Wheelbarrow, Iron, Boot, Horse & Rider, or Money Bag. Fans can visit www.monopolytokenvote.com to choose one Throwback Token popularised in the 1990s that they’d like to see in the next gener...

29 Apr 2022

The Insights Family surveys more than 469,040 kids aged 3–18 and 228,800 different parents a year across 22 countries in 6 continents. Its latest report, Making It Matter, highlights changing family dynamics and the importance of organisations taking a “family first” approach. Here, in its latest feature for ToyNews, the company outlines why toy firms need to take into account the views...

29 Apr 2022

Exhibitor registration is now open for Kids India, which takes place from 15 to 17 September 2022 at a new location, the Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai. The trade show – to be held at India’s largest event and conference centre – aims to create the ideal conditions for interested toy businesses at home and abroad who are considering entering the market and building their business ...

28 Apr 2022

Sambro, the UK’s leading global supplier of licensed and own-brand children’s toys and entertainment, has developed a range of Care Bear baby plush toys to help celebrate the Care Bears’ 40th anniversary this year. The new range is in Primark stores now, and will be available at Home Bargains from the end of this month. Care Bears is marking its 40th anniversary with collaborations spann...

28 Apr 2022

Mattel, Inc. has announced a new goal to reduce plastic packaging by 25% per product by 2030. This new target is featured in the company’s 2021 Citizenship Report, published today, which provides a progress update on Mattel’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy and established goals. Mattel’s ESG strategy and goals are organised into three pillars: Sustainable Design and...

28 Apr 2022

Fanattik, the award-winning UK based pop culture gift licensee, has appointed Luiz Ferreira to the position of Sales Director. Luiz started with Fanattik as a consultant three years ago before moving up to head of sales, and now as Sales Director he will be managing relationships with gift retailers throughout the UK, mainland Europe, MENA and Australasia. Fanattik is a gift, home décor,...

28 Apr 2022

Wheeled toys have long been a specialism of the Wilton Bradley team, and with summer fast approaching, the company is currently creating a real buzz around the latest additions to its multi-award-winning Xootz ride-on toy range. Xootz BMW Z4 Roadster TY6324 This officially licensed twin-seat BMW is a scale replica of the sporty Z4 Roadster – and it makes a real statement. It features all...

28 Apr 2022

Acamar Films is partnering with leading children’s charity NSPCC for this year’s Childhood Day, with Bing joining the charity’s 2022 fundraising efforts to help keep children safe. Childhood Day is the charity’s flagship day of fundraising that brings everyone in the UK together to protect children. Whether it’s by fundraising, donating, volunteering at a collection, or taking action, th...