April 6, 2018
Sababa Toys Merges with Front Porch Classics
Sababa Toys merged with Front Porch Classics with plans to operate under theSababa Group Inc. moniker and be headquartered in New York City. Bob Wann,co-founder of Sababa Toys, will be chairman and CEO, and Stone Newman,co-founder of Sababa Toys, will continue as president and oversee sales,marketing, and new business development for the combined company. Helen Rockey,CEO of Front Porch Classics, will become vice chairman, and Erika Cottrell,vice president of Front Porch Classics, will become president of Front PorchClassics. Ron Hayes will head up product design and development, while ArthurLevine will be CFO, and Richard Gill will head up international.
Taffy Entertainment Bows Kids' Program Service
Taffy Entertainment launched Kabillion, a multiplatform, kids' program service,available both as a free online broadband site (www.Kabillion.com
) and a free videoon-demand channel. The new service, developed in conjunction with REMIXEntertainment Ventures, offers animated and live-action kids' seriesentertainment and is available to digital cable subscribers nationwide onComcast Cable systems. Initial programming will include Pet Alien and MixMaster: King of Cards, an original anime trading card-themed series. To helpguide viewers through the new service, Kabillion will offer "Kablab," acomedic, live-action preview show to inform kids about some of the otheravailable programming and content choices. Future plans also call for mobile,gaming, and wireless platforms.
Teen Retail Haunt Develops Bedding Line
Claire's Stores, Inc., will extend its brand into lifestyle bedding and roomd
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