This year’s Toy Fair in New York attracted more than 10,000 buyers and saw a dramatic increase in licensing. Highlights include:
Bandai Brings the Brands to Toy Fair
Bandai America unveiled several toy lines at Toy Fair, from both popular licenses and unique new brands.
Creativity for Kids Creates New Line
Creativity for Kids celebrated their 35th anniversary by unveiling new products at Toy Fair.
Disney Drives Toy Fair with Cars 2 Toys
Disney unveiled its new Disney-Pixar Cars 2 toy line of more than 300 toys before a capacity crowd at Toy Fair.
Hasbro Partners with Sesame Workshop
Hasbro’s Playskool announced its partnership with Sesame Workshop with the launch a dazzling line of all new toys and games featuring favorite “Sesame Street” characters including Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby and Elmo.
Hasbro’s Verrecchia Makes Hall of Fame
Alfred J. Verrecchia, chairman of the board of directors of Hasbro, was inducted into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place during the Toy of the Year Awards Feb. 12, which opened the 108th American International Toy Fair.
Jakks Pacific Shows New Pokémon Toys
Jakks Pacific introduced a new Pokémon toy line to support the launch of the Pokémon Black and Pokémon White video games for the Nintendo DS and the TV series, “Pokémon: Black& White,” which hits stores in May.
McFarlane Toys Makes Walking Dead Toys
McFarlane Toys announced today two separate deals to produce action figures for AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”
MGA Expands Lalaloopsy Brand
MGA Entertainment introduced new Lalaloopsy characters at Toy Fair, including the very first Lalaloopsy boy doll, Patch Treasurechest, as well as new play sets.
Moshi Monsters Invade North America
Mind Candy announce that the Moshi Monsters toy line will made its U.S. debut Sunday when Spin Master unveiled the products at Toy Fair.
Nick Adds New SpongeBob Toys
Nickelodeon Consumer Products unveiled a new lineup of SpongeBob SquarePants toys from The LEGO Group, Hasbro, THQ and Cardinal at Toy Fair 2011.
Nick Shows New Dora Toys
Nickelodeon Consumer Products introduced a new Dora the Explorer toys from Fisher-Price Inc. and MEGA Brands at Toy Fair this year.
Nickelodeon Signs Victorious Toy Partner
Nickelodeon Consumer Products signed Spin Master to be master toy licensee for the new Nickelodeon show “Victorious.”
PBS Kids Debuts Toys at Toy Fair
PBS unveiled the first-ever PBS Kids toy line, which incorporates practices for developing early childhood skills and offers children hands-on, tactile learning opportunities.
Roary the Racing Car Adds Toys, DVDs
Roary the Racing Car announced upcoming merchandise to support its U.S. broadcast launch on channel Sprout.
Saban Brings Out New Power Rangers Toys
Saban Brands announced eleven new agreements for the new “Power Rangers Samurai” TV series at Toy Fair.
Spin Master Presents Redakai
Spin Master and Zodiak Kids unveiled an all-new boys action property, “Redakai: Conquer The Kairu,” at Toy Fair this week.
SqwishLand Signs TK Brand Group
SqwishLand announced the appointment of TK Brand Group as the exclusive worldwide licensing agent for the brand at Toy Fair this week.
Voltron Returns with Toys, Games
World Events Productions and THQ announced an agreement to bring back the iconic brand Voltron.
Warner Bros. Unwraps Happy Feet 2 Games
Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Pressman Toy Corporation announced a line of board games and puzzles based on Warner Bros. Pictures’ animated film Happy Feet 2.