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  • FAO Schwarz to Open in Indianapolis International Airport

    Jan 23, 2019

    FAO Schwarz is coming to Indianapolis International Airport. Hudson Group will build the new store as part of a 10-year agreement with the airport to bring in nine new store concepts as part of an overall refresh of the concessions and retail businesses. The Indianapolis location follows the previously-announced FAO Schwarz airport stores under construction […]

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  • Funko, KFC Collaborate on Colonel Sanders Collectibles

    Jan 23, 2019

    Colonel Harland Sanders was immortalized in plastic many times over the years, and today he goes Pop! Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) partnered with Funko on a limited-edition Colonel Sanders Pop! Vinyl line. The Colonel’s official debut as a Pop! Vinyl figure includes two versions of the famed fried chicken salesman in his iconic white suit. A […]

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  • Nintendo Launches Two Open Tournaments for Switch Players of All Levels

    Jan 23, 2019

    eSports and competitive gaming continue to grow, but often it’s the entry point that keeps some players away. Starting in February, Nintendo will launch two online qualifying events to give players of all experience levels a chance to participate in a video game tournament. The Splatoon 2 North America Inkling Open 2019 and the Super Smash […]

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  • ZURU Acquires Funville’s Sparkle Girlz Doll Brand

    Jan 23, 2019

    ZURU acquired Sparkle Girlz, the 10-year old global doll brand developed by Danuta Saville as Funville. The Sparkle Girlz product range includes themed dolls such as fairies and princesses, hair styling unicorns, baby dolls, interactive play sets, castles, surprise collectibles, and more. “The brand is a perfect fit to the ZURU model. Exceptional quality and design at […]

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  • Disney Parks Brings Zootopia Expansion to Shanghai Disneyland

    Jan 23, 2019

    Fans can soon walk through the famed city from Walt Disney Animation Studios‘ Zootopia. Disney Parks unveiled plans to build a Zootopia-themed expansion at Shanghai Disneyland, the second major expansion of the park, and comes less than a year after the opening of Disney•Pixar Toy Story Land. When it opens, Zootopia will become the eighth themed […]

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  • Viacom Acquires Pluto TV as Streaming Wars Continue

    Jan 23, 2019

    Viacom, home to Nickelodeon and MTV Networks, entered an agreement to acquire Pluto TV, a free streaming TV service. The move comes as Viacom looks to strengthen its direct-to-consumer model and leverage its library across developing over-the-top (OTT) platforms. Pluto TV is already the No. 2 free app on Roku, with more than 100 live linear […]

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  • Jakks Pacific Announces Strategic Reorganization

    Jan 23, 2019

    Jakks Pacific Inc. today announced a strategic reorganization that highlights the company’s growth initiatives. “We are strategically positioning our businesses for the future, creating a more effective, global framework to serve consumers worldwide, increase growth, and maximize shareholder value,” said Stephen Berman, chairman and chief executive officer at Jakks Pacific. “Jakks has been a top […]

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  • Warner Bros. Pictures Invites Families to See The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Early

    Jan 22, 2019

    Warner Bros. Pictures invites fans to a one-day-only advance screening of The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. The screening will take place at approximately 500 theaters in North America on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 26. Families will be among the first to catch Emmet, Lucy, Batman and the whole Bricksburg gang in their intergalactic LEGO adventure two […]

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  • Super7 to Issue Ghosts ‘n Goblins ReAction Figures

    Jan 22, 2019

    Widely considered to be one of the hardest video games of all-time, 1985s Ghosts ‘n Goblins spawned a decades-long series across multiple platforms. As retro toys and gaming continue to be hot, Super7 brings characters from Ghosts ‘n Goblins to action figure form as 3.75-inch ReAction Figures. Starting Jan. 23 at noon, two three-packs will […]

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  • Sears Could Still Liquidate as Creditors Raise Objections, Allegations

    Jan 22, 2019

    There’s still a battle with the fates of Sears and Kmart in the balance. As The Toy Book reported last week, both Sears and Kmart are open for the short-term as ESL Investments, a hedge fund controlled by Eddie Lampert, embattled chairman of Sears Holdings Corp., scored the winning bid for “substantially all” of Sears assets. That […]

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  • Auto Upgrade: Ditch Automatic For Manual Transmission

    Auto Upgrade: Ditch Automatic For Manual Transmission

    Manual transmission vehicles are outnumbered by automatic transmission vehicles 10 to 1 on U.S. roads. Though the majority of American drivers prefer automatic automobiles, manual vehicles are still quite popular and have a strong following. Manual transmission, also known as a manual gearbox, standard, or stick shift, is a type of transmission used in motor vehicle applications. It uses a driver-operated clutch, typically engaged and disengaged by a foot pedal or hand lever, for regulating the amount of torque transferred Read More
  • Could These Glasses End Car Sickness?

    Could These Glasses End Car Sickness?

    French car manufacturer Citroen has developed a simple pair of plastic glasses that they claim can reduce or eliminate childhood car sickness. It's possible that with these £89 (or roughly $113) glasses, motion sickness on long road trips could quickly become a thing of the past. Creative Construction These simple specs are designed specifically for children at the moment, but there's no reason that these couldn't be developed for adults in the near future. The "Seetroen," as they have been Read More
  • Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley's Rock & Brews to Offer Free Food to TSA Employees Working Without Pay

    Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley's Rock & Brews to Offer Free Food to TSA Employees Working Without Pay

    Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS announced today that they will offer free food to every TSA employee working without pay throughout the partial government shutdown at their family-friendly Rock & Brews Restaurants nationwide. "We are proud to operate restaurants at airports and respect the diligent, hard work of each and every TSA employee to ensure the safety of travelers," said Simmons and Stanley in a joint statement. "They touch our lives daily, and as long as they are working without Read More
  • Joanna Gaines to Release First Children's Book,

    Joanna Gaines to Release First Children's Book, "We are the Gardeners" in March

    Magnolia co-founder and New York Times bestselling author Joanna Gaines will publish her first children's book, We Are the Gardeners, on March 26, 2019 with Tommy Nelson, the children's division of Thomas Nelson, the company announced today. In We Are the Gardeners, Joanna and her kids chronicle the adventures of starting their own family garden. From their failed endeavors, obstacles to overcome (like bunnies that eat everything!), and all the knowledge they've gained along the way, the Gaines family shares how they learned to grow a happy, successful garden. Read More
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