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Mattel launches BattleClaw on Youtube

While we’re seeing a growing shift to digital platforms for long form animated productions, most large companies still value a traditional television run to get people to pay attention to their latest series. It seems 2017 is when that’s starting to change, as Hasbro launched Hanazuki as a digital-only property and their rival Mattel has done the same with the Chinese co-production BattleClaw. The company launched the series as a Youtube-only series on April 11, 2017 and is releasing a new episode ever Friday.

Exclusive TMNT Bebop and Rocksteady Action Figures Launched at Walmart

Even in the original 90s cartoon iteration of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the bumbling dynamic duo Bebop and Rocksteady were already the most popular villains, despite the fact that they aren’t exactly effective (not because they’re not strong – they are – but because they have the IQ of a rubber stopper.) The same might happen when the duo returns to the series to the fore via the current series on Nickelodeon, which is why it’s not surprising that Nickelodeon and Playmates Toys will be launching Bebop and Rocksteady action figures this month.

The catch? The launch is a Walmart exclusive. Mid-November, the two action figures will go on sale exclusively on Walmart, leaving your options limited if you want to get your mitts on these sweet, sweet figures.

10,000 Listens Contest for Let’s Voltron: The Official Voltron Podcast

Let’s Voltron: The Official Voltron Podcast has announced a new contest, where you can win 1 of 10 Voltron Prize Packs!

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For those of you who don’t know yet, back in December of 2013, Let’s Voltron: The Official Voltron Podcast began airing episodes on iTunes and LetsVoltron.com (Part of the The Orange FM Podcast Network). The host of the show is ToonBarn Head Writer Marc Morrell, who started the show with Jeremy Corray. Jeremy was Creative Director of World Events Productions at the time. At the beginning of 2014, Jeremy had left WEP to pursue another position (VP of Digital Entertainment at Coolfire Studios). Jeremy handed the social media reigns for WEP over to RetroBlasting’s Michael French, who also became the co-host of the Let’s Voltron Podcast. Jeremy occasionally joins Marc and Michael as a guest host from time to time.

Nickelodeon Expands Multi-Year Licensing Deal with Funko to Include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Fans of Nickelodeon’s latest take on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise should get ready for a flood of new merchandise, as the cabler has recently expanded their multi-year licensing deal with Funko in order to include a new line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-themed products.

The new line will include vinyl figures, mystery mini-figures, bobble heads, and Hikari vinyl figures featuring series favorites Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Donatello, Splinter, Shredder, April O’Neil, Bebop, Rocksteady, and more.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles product line includes:

Nickelodeon to Launch Bilingual Preschool Learning Toys for Dora the Explorer

Nickelodeon and Smart Play, LLC., have recently joined forces in order to launch a new line of dual-language preschool learning toys based on the Dora the Explorer franchise. Set for a spring debut nationwide, the product line will include a whole slew of electronic learning toys and puzzles that can be played in both English and Spanish languages. The toys are designed to be lightweight and compact, making them ideal for use by kids at home and on the go.

Nickelodeon and Playmates Reveal 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Toy Line

Riding high on the success of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV series, Nickelodeon has recently partnered with Playmates Toys in order to develop the 2014 toy expansion for the TMNT franchise. The toy line was revealed during the American International Toy Fair in New York City, which ran from February 16 to 19.

2013 saw the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as the number one action figure property and ranked among the top ten properties across the entire toy industry, and the 2014 collection looks set to repeat the achievement via two brand new products, including the Z-Line Ninja Playsets, which introduces a zip-line adventure Turtle action figures, and Half-Shell Heroes, small and rounded action figures and playsets designed and safety-tested for the youngest Turtles fans.

Highlights of the 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line from Playmates Toys include the following:

Spongebob Squarepants Toy and Activity Lineup Unveiled at NY Toy Fair 2014

Nickelodeon has recently launched a broad new lineup of toys and merchandise based on their hit Spongebob Squarepants property, during the 2014 New York Toy Fair, which was ran from February 16 to 19. The new line of products consist of plushies, collectible figures, and even role play toys from master toy licensee Just Play, playsets from Fisher-Price®’s Imaginext® brand; remote control and kid powered vehicles from NKOK, Inc. and building sets from recently announced, global construction toy licensee, MEGA Bloks.

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