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  • Micro Puzzles, Viz Art Ink Collaborate for Hand-Drawn Puzzle Collection

    Aug 13, 2020

    Micro Puzzles, Viz Art Ink Collaborate for Hand-Drawn Puzzle Collection Micro Puzzles entered into a new licensing deal with Gregg “Viz” Visintainer’s Viz Art Ink for a colorful new collection of puzzles. The offerings feature Viz Art Ink creations reproduced on Micro Puzzles’ signature 150-piece, 4- by 6-inch puzzles. “Gregg’s art is beautiful, and it’s even more amazing when you look at it up close,” […]

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  • Disney+ to Premiere Exlusive ‘LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special’

    Aug 13, 2020

    Disney+ to Premiere Exlusive ‘LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special’ The Life Day celebration will premiere on Nov. 17.

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  • Mattel Celebrates International Lefthanders Day with Left Hand UNO

    Aug 13, 2020

    Mattel Celebrates International Lefthanders Day with Left Hand UNO Mattel Games is celebrating International Lefthanders Day with a new UNO deck aimed at giving lefties and advantage. Left Hand UNO switches the numbers to the opposite side of the card so that left-handed players can better see their hand. Related — Backstory: UNO Racing The game is played just like traditional UNO with players […]

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  • Abacus Brands to Release Bill Nye’s VR Science Kit this Fall

    Aug 13, 2020

    Abacus Brands to Release Bill Nye’s VR Science Kit this Fall The star of Bill Nye the Science Guy is lending his face and voice to the first-ever branded version of Abacus Brands‘ virtual reality (VR) science kits. Bill Nye’s VR Science Kit features uses augmented reality (AR) tech to illustrate scientific themes as animated and live-action versions of Nye appear to pop out of each […]

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  • Blueprint Collections Set to Bring Moose Toys’ Kindi Kids School Supplies to the UK

    Aug 12, 2020

    Blueprint Collections Set to Bring Moose Toys’ Kindi Kids School Supplies to the UK Bulldog Licensing inked a new deal with Blueprint Collections Ltd on behalf of Moose Toys‘ Kindi Kids. Under the new licensing agreement, Blueprint will design and market a full range of Kindi Kids backpacks, notebooks, coloring books, pencils, crayons, and scrapbooks for the UK market. At the core of the Kindi Kids brand is a […]

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  • Fisher-Price Debuts ‘Work at Home’ Preschool Set, Other Grown-Up Inspired Toys

    Aug 12, 2020

    Fisher-Price Debuts ‘Work at Home’ Preschool Set, Other Grown-Up Inspired Toys As parents and companies adapt to doing business in the COVID-19 era, the home office has become a necessity for most. Just weeks after memes circulated showing off a fan-created Fisher-Price “Work From Home Playset,” Mattel has pulled back the curtain on the real deal and other preschool role-play sets inspired by grown-up careers and […]

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  • FAO Schwarz Reopens NYC Flagship with New Safety Measures, Brand Experiences

    Aug 12, 2020

    FAO Schwarz Reopens NYC Flagship with New Safety Measures, Brand Experiences The iconic toy soldiers at FAO Schwarz have been “fine-tuning their piano keys” over the past few months in order to get back into the business of play during the COVID-19 era. The company’s flagship store in New York City‘s Rockefeller Plaza has reopened with new safety and wellness measures in place to protect customers […]

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  • ReedPop Cancels New York Comic Con

    Aug 11, 2020

    ReedPop Cancels New York Comic Con New York Comic Con (NYCC), the last major U.S. pop culture event still on the calendar for this year, has officially been canceled. ReedPop announced today that, while there will be no in-person event at the Javits Center this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company will partner with YouTube for a digital version of the event. […]

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  • Delanie West Appointed to Women in Toys’ Board of Directors as Diversity & Inclusion Chair

    Aug 11, 2020

    Delanie West Appointed to Women in Toys’ Board of Directors as Diversity & Inclusion Chair BeSuper Creative‘s Delanie West has been appointed to the board of directors at Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WIT) as its first Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Chair. In her new role, West will lead WIT’s efforts to foster diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the industry throughout WIT’s global community. She will also lead the […]

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  • DC Direct Shuttered Amid WarnerMedia Restructuring

    Aug 11, 2020

    DC Direct Shuttered Amid WarnerMedia Restructuring After a 22-year run, the in-house toy and collectibles arm of DC Comics is no more. Launched in 1998, DC Direct marketed a collector-focused range of action figures, statues, prop replicas, and other items. For eight years, the division rebranded as DC Collectibles prior to returning to its DC Direct name during Toy Fair New […]

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  • Dad 101: Important Considerations to Make When Buying a Family Car

    Dad 101: Important Considerations to Make When Buying a Family Car

    Buying a car can be a very exciting time for you, especially when you're starting a new family. Even though the thought of a new car is exciting, there are still things you want to consider when making such an investment. If you've never bought a car before or just want to make sure you make the right choice for your new family, consider these simple but helpful tips.

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  • Building an In-Law Suite: What to Keep in Mind When Adding a Space For Mom and Dad

    Building an In-Law Suite: What to Keep in Mind When Adding a Space For Mom and Dad

    Last year, we took a look at a booming trend in multigenerational living: the in-law suite. Now, with more families staying home than ever and many sharing concerns about the health of older Americans, it's no wonder that families are getting creative when it comes to expanding the possibilities for the extended family. Hence, we're serving up some thoughts on building an in-law suite, 2020 style!

    Although 90% of seniors say they'd want to remain in their own homes as

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  • COVID-19 Cybersecurity: Tech Tips to Keep Your Information Safe

    COVID-19 Cybersecurity: Tech Tips to Keep Your Information Safe

    In our digitally-driven world, we rely on the internet for just about everything. But while technology provides us with a lot of conveniences, it also makes it easier for our personal information to fall into the wrong hands. And during a pandemic, those events can become even more damaging—and are also proving to be even more commonplace.

    Whether you're continuing to work from home for the foreseeable future or you want to bolster protection for your small business, cybersecurity is

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  • How to Choose the Right Vehicle For Your Road Trip

    How to Choose the Right Vehicle For Your Road Trip

    As the summertime looms, the urge to get out and explore the world is growing. Many of us abhor staying in one place; we'd rather look toward the next great adventure away from our houses. When going on vacation, there are several different modes of transportation to consider. Flying on a plane still remains the most popular but many enjoy going by boat or even train.

    However, many travelers enjoy loading up their vehicles and heading out on the open

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  • 3 Tech Gadgets That Could Help You Identify COVID-19 Symptoms

    3 Tech Gadgets That Could Help You Identify COVID-19 Symptoms

    Hopefully, life returns to normal soon, but no one really knows when that will be. It could be a few weeks, it could be a few months, and it could be much, much longer. It's important to focus on your health and your family's health throughout these wild times -- and technology is playing a major part.

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  • Static-X, Dope Gear Stolen from L.A. Warehouse

    Static-X, Dope Gear Stolen from L.A. Warehouse

    Nearly $200,000 worth of musical gear and touring equipment has been stolen from a warehouse space shared by STATIC-X and DOPE.

    The bands, which are currently on touring hiatus due to the spread of coronavirus and the COVID-19 pandemic, filed a report with the Los Angeles Police Department, which advised the bands to take the story public in hopes of raising awareness and potentially gaining leads on the whereabouts of the stolen gear.

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  • Clever Curb Appeal Improvements to Make This Spring

    Clever Curb Appeal Improvements to Make This Spring

    With winter finally gone, it’s time to usher in spring — the time of year when flowers begin to blossom and trees regain some semblance of life. If you’ve been thinking about selling your home, perhaps now is the best time to get down to business. Spring tends to bring out the most home buyers as buyers time their move with the school year.

    Home improvement is big business, with the industry roughly worth $394 billion . Curb appeal improvements are just

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  • How to Support Small Businesses While Social Distancing

    How to Support Small Businesses While Social Distancing

    The coronavirus has made it difficult for many to perform their jobs, but none have been hit quite as hard as small business owners catering to the local populace. Restaurants have had to close their doors and offer solely take-out options, hairdressers and salons have had to close indefinitely, and locally run shops have run out of ways to serve a needy community. While some of us are lucky enough to work from home, those who run a small business

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