The first quarter of 2014 brought net losses of US$11.2 million for Mattel, as the worlds largest toymaker saw Barbie sales drop 14%. Meanwhile, Barbie’s American Girl and Ever After High sisters continues to rise in popularity.
A line Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles specialty figures – including a four-foot-tall rendering of Michelangelo – and interactive toys are in the works at Jakks Pacific following a licensing deal between the US toymaker and Nickelodeon.
Ireland-based Smyths Toys Superstores has announced that Saban’s Power Rangers Megaforce are to make their Irish debut while visiting children and their families at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin, Dublin, before embarking on a six-stop tour at selected Smyths stores throughout the country.
Nurture Rights, the kids entertainment company established by Peter Curtis and Nick Barrington last year, has announced a multi-year deal with the Birmingham Stage Company to produce a stage production of the classic picture book, Dinosaur Roar!.
As you open your Kidscreen Daily and click through to read this week’s blog, I’ll be speaking at the Lego IDEA Conference in Billund, Denmark. With only four minutes to speak, I plan to suggest four dimensions to the challenge of engaging parents in co-play.
Following a deal between Viacom and The Sunway Group, the first Nickelodeon-themed attraction- dubbed Nickelodeon Explorer’s Oasis – is set to debut within Malaysia’s Sunway Lagoon theme park in March 2015.