Articles Tagged ‘Jakks Pacific’
US retail toy sales grew by 4% to US$18.08 billion and Disney’s Frozen was the top US property in 2014, according to the latest numbers from market research firm The NPD Group.
With eight nominations, Canada’s Spin Master leads the Toy Industry Association’s annual awards competition, but Lego and Hasbro are in hot pursuit with six nominations each. Frozen’s Elsa, meanwhile, will be duking it out with the likes of TMNT, Minecraft and Paw Patrol for Property of the Year.
Jakks reports a 16.9% increase in net sales for Q2 2014, but still sustains overall losses of US$9.1 million.
The mobile world has given emoji characters a life their own, and soon kids will have a chance to play – quite literally – in Emojiville, a new multiplatform property and toy line from Saban Brands and Jakks Pacific that will initially kick off as an original web series this fall.
The Cabbage Patch Kids have walked a long road since their heyday in the 1980s, so new shoes wouldn’t hurt. Jakks Pacific, which owns the brand, announced a licensing agreement with footwear company Skechers, which will see the dolls wearing miniature versions of Skechers’ Twinkle Toes shoes, as well as backpacks and other apparel.