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Dentsu and DreamWorks Team Up for Be@rbrick Cartoon

If you have an interest in toys that are currently dominating certain niches of the market, there is a chance that you are familiar with Medicom Toy’s collectible pop-art figure line called Be@rbrick, which consists of bear-headed block figures that come in a variety of colors and design patterns. If you are not familiar with the product, chances are you will soon be – because Japanese ...

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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 ...

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McDonald’s Japan Gets Dragon Ball Super Toys

Add this one to your list of reasons why you’re living in the wrong country: McDonald’s Japan will be running a toy promo that consists of Dragon Ball Super toys. The toys include Super Saiyan Blue Goku, Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta, Trunks, Gotenks, a Dragon Ball, and Shenron. You can watch the video below to see the promo: The toy products that McDonald’s releases as part of their Happy Meal ...

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Oggy and the Cockroaches Gets Lansay as New Toy Master

Award-winning animation studio Xilam has recently assigned master toy partner status to Lansay for the hit animated comedy cartoon Oggy & the Cockroaches. As master toy partner, Lansay will be in charge of production and distribution of an initial line of traditional plush, electronic plush, 3D plastic figures, and board and card games in France for the year 2018. “We’re thrilled to be ...

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New LEGO BATMAN Movie Collectible Minifigures Released

The official LEGO Group account has published a bunch of new images that reveal the upcoming LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigures Series, which are scheduled to hit the stores on January 1, 2017. The lineup, as expected of the LEGO franchise, features wacky characters and funny takes on Batman, including notable ones such as Fairy Batman and Glam Metal Batman. There’s also new villains ...

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Pokemon Happy Meal Toys Make Their Way to Sweden

Now that Pokemon has gone even further towards taking over pop culture (thanks in part to the highly controversial and extremely popular ARG), fans from Sweden will be getting a chance to collect the cute little monsters in yet another form: as a series of 20 McDonald’s Happy Meal Pokemon toys. The fastfood chain has already released the first batch, and it includes fan favorite characters such ...

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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 ...

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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! 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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