It looks like Toronto-based children’s entertainment company Spin Master is set for a busy summer. In advance of the premiere of its new original animated series, Rusty Rivets, the company has also announced a number of new licensing deals.
Produced and created by Spin Master Entertainment, Rusty Rivets will premiere on Nickelodeon on August 22, immediately following a PAW Patrol special. PAW Patrol, which airs in more than 160 territories worldwide, is also produced by Spin Master. The first season of Rusty Rivets (26 x 30 minutes) follows the adventures of a tech-savvy young hero. The kids series will also air on Treehouse in Canada.
Spin Master will also release a line of Rusty toys in fall 2017.
On the licensing front, the company will release a line of Powerpuff Girls figures and playsets this fall. (Spin Master is global master toy licensee of the Cartoon Network property.)
Spin Master is also global master toy licensee of Popples, the retro cartoon that found a new home as a Netflix original series earlier this year. The company will release Popplestoys this fall. It will also distribute Teletubbies plush, plastic and bath toy sets in France, Germany and Benelux this fall, and in the US in spring 2017.
Other licensing deals announced include a fall 2016 launch of Noddy toys, figures, playsets, vehicles and games, as well as Build-A-Bear Workshop at-home craft products in the US, Canada, the UK and Australia. A global rollout of Build-A-Bear craft products is planned for 2017.
In other Spin Master news, Toca Boca’s Toca TV soft launched in Canada on June 23. Spin Master acquired Swedish mobile developer Toca Boca in May of this year.