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  • Jakks Pacific Unveils ‘Treats at Home: Halloween’ with Super Mario, Frozen II Characters

    Sep 18, 2020

    Jakks Pacific Unveils ‘Treats at Home: Halloween’ with Super Mario, Frozen II Characters The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to force creativity and evolution across a variety of industries, including toys that incorporate seasonal elements. As the owner of Disguise Inc., Jakks Pacific is a major player in the Halloween business, and this year, the company is introducing a new product range in an effort to connect […]

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  • The Pandemic Gaming Boom Continues to Level Up at Retail

    Sep 18, 2020

    The Pandemic Gaming Boom Continues to Level Up at Retail It’s been a big week for video game news as preorders for Sony’s Playstation 5 console came and went while jamming retailer websites across the country. The holiday season launch of that console and Microsoft’s competing Xbox Series X and Series S units should bode well in terms of dollars spent at the register, albeit […]

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  • Identity Games Shutters U.S. Office, Shifts Focus to Distribution Partners

    Sep 18, 2020

    Identity Games Shutters U.S. Office, Shifts Focus to Distribution Partners Identity Games International BV is refocusing its efforts in the U.S. Following the downsizing of its U.S. office in Washington over the past year, the Rotterdam-based company made the decision to close its Stateside outpost in favor of distribution partnerships. “In the U.S. we are happy to have Spin Master as our mass-market distribution partner […]

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  • Spin Master Gains ‘League of Legends’ License

    Sep 17, 2020

    Spin Master Gains ‘League of Legends’ License Products are expected to launch next fall.

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  • People of Play Reveals 13th Annual TAGIE Awards Finalists

    Sep 16, 2020

    People of Play Reveals 13th Annual TAGIE Awards Finalists People of Play (formerly known as the Chicago Toy & Game Group) announced the finalists for the 13th annual Toy & Game International Excellence Awards (TAGIES). The TAGIES now feature eight categories and 80 nominees and honorees. The newest category for 2020 is the “Most Innovative Supplier of the Year.” This year’s awards are sponsored […]

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  • Kelvyn Gardner Launches ‘Living with Licensing’ Podcast

    Sep 16, 2020

    Kelvyn Gardner Launches ‘Living with Licensing’ Podcast Licensing industry vet Kelvyn Gardner of Asgard Media is getting into the podcast game. The former managing director of Licensing International UK launched the first episode of his ‘Living with Licensing’ podcast this week. On the show, Gardner chats with Keith Chapman, the creator of PAW Patrol and Bob the Builder. “I listen to many […]

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  • Educational Insights Debuts Reusable Face Masks

    Sep 16, 2020

    Educational Insights Debuts Reusable Face Masks Educational Insights is introducing three new packs of face masks for kids ages 3 and up. The packs each have three designs and are made out of double-layered, breathable cotton and stretchy elastic that shouldn’t pull on ears. Kids can choose the Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Edition; the version with a Dinsosaur, Tiger, and Shark; or the Puppy, Kitty, […]

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  • LEGO Chooses Paper Over Plastic in Latest Sustainability Push

    Sep 16, 2020

    LEGO Chooses Paper Over Plastic in Latest Sustainability Push The LEGO Group is making yet another big move in its ongoing efforts toward sustainability. The Danish brickmaker is dumping the single-use plastic bags that have been a staple of LEGO building sets for years in favor of environmentally friendly, easy-to-open paper bags. The move comes alongside a $400 million pledge over the next three […]

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  • RedwoodVentures Names Rick Greenberg as CEO

    Sep 16, 2020

    RedwoodVentures Names Rick Greenberg as CEO RedwoodVentures named a new CEO to replace Gary King, who resigned from the company to accept a leadership position with a U.S.-based food company. The maker of toy lines such as Smoothy Mushy, Lil’ Fishys, and GoGoGochas, appointed Rick Greenberg as King’s replacement. Greenberg is a toy industry executive with a broad range of experience, […]

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  • Former WWE Executive Stefan Kastenmüller Appointed as General Manager, Sesame Workshop Europe

    Sep 16, 2020

    Former WWE Executive Stefan Kastenmüller Appointed as General Manager, Sesame Workshop Europe Sesame Workshop tapped Stefan Kastenmüller to assume the newly created position of general manager for Europe. In his new role, Kastenmüller will be responsible for expanding Sesame Workshop‘s brand and business in the region by developing a long-term strategic plan. He will lead a team working to identify issues that are relevant to European kids in […]

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  • How to Prepare Your Home for Cozy Fall Weather

    How to Prepare Your Home for Cozy Fall Weather

    The leaves on the trees are finally changing and that means one thing: fall is here. Grab yourself a pumpkin spice latte and say hello to all things sugar, spice, and of course, everything nice.

    With an autumn scented candle wafting through your home, you can tackle anything, including preparing your home for the fall season. Here are some tips to create the coziest atmosphere for your home this fall.

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  • 3 Ways Working Dads can Spend More Time with Their Kids

    3 Ways Working Dads can Spend More Time with Their Kids

    Being a dad is one of the greatest jobs in the world. Unfortunately, being a dad doesn't pay the bills. If you're a busy working dad and you want to spend more time with your kids, you're not alone! Here are a few great activities you can do with your kids, even as a busy working dad.

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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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