Monthly Archives: August 2021

Disruption Report #31: The Government Gets Involved, Port of L.A. Sets New Record for Backups and What the Restrictions on American Travel to Europe Really Mean

Fails Building Tower, Concept For Challenge And Fail In Business Port Disruptions: Your Government at Work You wouldn’t know it based upon the continuing and growing congestion at America’s ports of entry, but both the executive and legislative branches are trying to get involved. On the legislative side, Congress had been debating the bi-partisan Ocean […]

The Very Hungry Caterpillar expands master toy range, role-play and party ware collections – ToyNews

The popular preschool property, The Very Hungry Caterpillar is expanding its presence in the toys, role-play, and party space this year thanks to renewed and extended ranges from its master toy partner, Rainbow Designs, as well as product launches from Smiffys, and the Great British Teepee Company. Play teepees, mats, and cushions all based on […]

Women in Toys, Licensing, and Entertainment welcomes six new Board members – ToyNews

Women in Toys, Licensing and Entertainment has elected six new members to its Board of Directors for 2021, with executives from the likes of Mattel, ViacomCBS, and Warner Bros joining the board. Four candidates were elected in January 2021 to serve their first term. Amy Thompson, EVP and chief people officer, Mattel, and Kristi Wasmer, […]

Moonbug Entertainment and Sky Kids bring new Blippi and Care Bears episodes to UK families – ToyNews

Moonbug Entertainment Ltd. is broadening its partnership with Sky Kids to bring a selection of new episodes to of its hit show Blippi as well as Care Bears to kids and families across the UK. A selection of Blippi episodes and specials, including Blippi’s Great Green Adventure, Summer Sports Camp and Halloween, will be available on Sky Kids […]

Licensing Expo will make its in-person live event return for 2022 – ToyNews

Licensing Expo will be returning in-person to Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas in 2022, marking May 24th to 26th as the scheduled dates of its highly anticipated, live, interactive event return. The in-person experience will deliver three days of face-to-face networking, supported by a robust online offering to enhance the attendee and exhibitor experience after […]

Mattel’s all-new Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go pulls into Channel 5’s Milkshake this November – ToyNews

Mattel’s all-new Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go pulls into Channel 5’s Milkshake this November – ToyNews

Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go – a new, vibrantly refreshed, 2D animated series following the iconic Thomas the Tank Engine – is pulling into Channel 5’s Milkshake on Monday, November 8th this year. Produced by Mattel Television in partnership with Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Studio, the new series is a major reimagining of the classic […]

The Entertainer celebrates its 40th anniversary with £27,000 giveaway – ToyNews

The Entertainer is giving away £27,000 in gift vouchers as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations this year, deciding to ‘give back to its customers’ through the big giveaway, as well as hosting free to attend parties in all of its stores across the UK. The £27,000 giveaway is open to all toys, meaning popular […]