Articles Tagged ‘Mattel’
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.
World Wrestling Entertainment’s stop-motion animated web series WWE Slam City is heading to TV, thanks to a deal with Nickelodeon that will see the original short-form kids program debut tonight on Nicktoons’ new NickSports primetime programming block in the US.
Mattel also announced a new global content distribution team structure for its major brands, including Barbie, Hot Wheels, Monster High and Thomas & Friends.
Fresh off the debut of the one-hour animated movie Star Wars Rebels: Spark of the Rebellion, Disney announces a Star Wars Hot Wheels line from Mattel and interactive figures from Thinkway Toys.