Category Archives: ToyNews

Chaos Orb—Magic: The Gathering’s Wild Card

The card Chaos Orb in a sleeved binder of Magic: The Gathering cards from the personal collection of game designer Arnold Hendrick; The Strong, Rochester, New York. “Charming,” “whimsical,” “masterpiece,” “pretty funny” are just a few of the words used to describe the Magic: The Gathering card, the Chaos Orb.  These accolades are for the […]

Mattel’s Richard Dickson and Roz Nowicki to deliver keynote at Licensing Expo Virtual – ToyNews

Mattel’s president and COO, Richard Dickson and the firm’s head of global consumer products and franchise marketing, Roz Nowicki will be taking to the stage at the upcoming Licensing Expo Virtual next month, when the pair deliver the online conference’s Day Three Keynote address. In a fireside chat titled Mattel and Living its Brand Purpose, […]

Hasbro, The Entertainer and The LEGO Group make The Licensing Awards 2021 list of finalists – ToyNews

Hasbro, The Entertainer, Forbidden Planet, and The LEGO Group have all been named among this year’s shortlist of finalists in the 2021 Licensing Awards. Making a return to its physical format this year, the Licensing Awards will be celebrating the best in collaborations across the categories, from Best Licensed Live Event and Best Licensed Toys […]

Bubblegum Stuff makes tabletop card game debut with Plant-Based Riot – ToyNews

The east London gift and games company, Bubblegum Stuff is making its tabletop card game debut with the launch of its family-friendly title Plant-Based Riot to the Kickstarter platform. Developed by a trio of designers; Courtney Wood, Roberto Rotaru, and Matt Ludlow, the new title is the result of 18 months of productionto land on […]

Blizzard and Z-Man Games unveil World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King – A Pandemic System Board Game – ToyNews

Following a teased collaboration earlier this month, the veil has finally been fully lifted on a new partnership between Blizzard Entertainment and Z-Man Games that sees the World of Warcraft enter the Pandemic Legacy universe. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King – A Pandemic System Board Game see players join forces with classic […]

Baby Born Surprise launches next collectables phase with Mini Babies line-up – ToyNews

BABY Born Surprise is entering a new phase of its journey in the collectables space with the introduction of the 6cm Mini Babies collection, featuring an all new ‘multiple character surprise reveal’ for fans. An evolution of the successful BABY Born Surprise 11cm doll collection, the new Mini Babies range will land with a series […]

Natasha Crookes steps down from BTHA role to launch PR and public affairs consultancy – ToyNews

Natasha Crookes, the director of public affairs and communications with the British Toy and Hobby Association, is stepping down from her role this October to set up her own PR and public affairs consultancy. Crookes first joined the BTHA in 2002 as Deputy Toy Fair organiser, taking over the head of Toy Fair position in […]

The Disruption Report #25: The FMC Steps In, Where Are the Trucks, and the Biggest Container Shipping Companies Are…

Goose looks out the window of the plane in flight Are Containerized Freight Companies Over-Charging? The Federal Maritime Commission Wants to Find Out. In case you have been wondering where the government has been in the stratospheric rise in containerized freight rates, we have an answer. The Federal Maritime Commission intends to get involved…finally. According […]

Acamar Films grows reach of preschool hit Bing with new Amazon Alexa Skill, Bing Time – ToyNews

Acamar Films is extending the reach of its multi-award-winning preschool series Bing with the launch of a new interactive Amazon Alexa Skill, Bing Time. Developed in partnership with voice design agency Voxly Digital, Bing Time aims to bring together new script writing, high production values and technical innovation to deliver exclusive audio stories and play-along […]

Popluar Netflix animated TV series Hilda secures two Daytime Emmy Award wins – ToyNews

Silvergate Media has expanded its trophy collection this week, having secured a double win at the 2021 Daytime Emmy Awards for its highly acclaimed Netflix animated TV series, Hilda. During the live streamed ceremony on Friday, Hilda found itself the recipient of the coveted award in the Outstanding Children’s Animated Series category, as well as […]