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Australian collectables brand Boxed Warriors is preparing to go global

Boxed Warriors, a new animated series based on the Australian company Headstart’s range of collectable toys, is preparing for a global launch in the coming months, having already hit the heights of fame on its home ground. The series has already ranked as the leading show among kids aged five …

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The team behind Exploding Kittens card game is expanding its IP with live gaming convention

The tabletop card gaming title, Exploding Kittens set all manner of records when it launched to the crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter around three years ago – helping to fuel the flames of a burgeoning hobby scene across the globe. The game was the brainchild of the former Xbox game designer, Elan …

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Hip-hop culture brand Mass Appeal is diversifying the pre-school sector

The US media and entertainment brand Mass Appeal is looking to play a role in diversifying the current pre-school space, turning its attention to developing toys, apparel and publishing, all with a hip-hop twist. Since the brand’s formation in 1996, Mass Appeal has made it its mission to ‘represent and …

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Iconix lands skateboarding brand Zoo York in Korea ahead of sport’s Olympics debut

Zoo York, one of the East Coast’s first skateboarding-inspired lifestyle brands, is landing in the Korean market, thanks to a new four-year licensing agreement signed with Iconix Brand Group and Sparks Glencoe Korea. The deal will provide the Korean outfit with the exclusive rights to design, manufacture and market Zoo …

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Marvel encourages kids to co-author their own comics with a new educational storytelling app

Disney’s Marvel has partnered with the mobile app publisher Kuato Studios to launch a new educational storytelling platform inspired by and featuring the cast of the heroic universe. Called Marvel Hero Tales, the mobile app offers a new way to experience Marvel stories while helping kids aged nine to 11 …

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Mattel and DHX Media give nod to Polly Pocket season two

DHX Media and Mattel have greenlit a 26-episode second season ofPolly Pocket, the popular animated series based on Mattel’s original micro-scale doll brand. On top of this, Universal Kids, part of NBCUniversal’s Entertainment and Lifestyle Group, has pocketed both seasons, and will begin airing season one in the US this …

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Egmont and LEGO partner for new STEAM learning focused kids’ magazine

The UK children’s magazine publisher, Egmont has detailed the launch of a new LEGO title, boasting a STREAM focus to inspire young readers into topics across science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. The title will combine the creativity of LEGO with Egmont Publishing’s editorial to introduce a playful and educational …

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Netflix is launching a ‘Pokémon Go-style’ app game for Stranger Things in 2020

In a move that sees the streaming platform align itself closer with the gaming space, Netflix has detailed the upcoming launch of a Stranger Things app game. The new role-playing game-puzzle hybrid will use location-based technology – the kind popularised by the Pokémon Go hit title – to allow players …

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Disney launches first full Frozen 2 trailer

Having tantalised fans around the world with the release of its teaser trailer this February, Disney has delighted Frozen fans everywhere with the first Frozen 2 full trailer launch. Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel make their return to voice the Arendelle princesses, Elsa and Anna, while Josh Gad once again …

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