Category Archives: Industry

NY Toy Fair: Streamers, Influencers and Digital Properties Lead the Way

Toy Fair NY 2020

Toymakers are looking to a mix of evergreen properties and a broad selection of IP based on streaming platforms, YouTube channels and influencers and videogames to drive their license-based sales, manufacturers told us at Toy Fair New York In the days before Toy Fair, Disney grabbed attention by unveiling a slew of “Baby Yoda” products, Hasbro gave financial analysts […]

L.O.L. Surprise! by MGA Entertainment Snags Prestigious “Toy of the Year” Award for Third Straight Year

Toy Fair NY 2020

More than 700 toy, play, and youth entertainment executives gathered at Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City tonight to honor the year’s finest toys and industry icons at the 20th annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards and Toy Industry Hall of Fame induction ceremony Proceeds from the awards program and event supported The Toy Foundation’s charitable work to bring toys […]

Michael Block As New CEO of Witty Toys

Italy-based global entertainment specialist Rainbow just announced former partner and director at Toy Plus and previous senior Hasbro executive Michael Block will join the group as new CEO of Witty Toys, the toy company established and run by Rainbow since 2008.   With a proven track record as an executive and entrepreneur in the management […]

Paula Taborda dos Guaranys Joins Planeta Junior to Lead Content Strategy


Paula Taborda dos Guaranys joins Planeta Junior as Director of Content She will lead the creation of a strong content portfolio through coproductions, original productions and acquisition, reporting directly to Diego Ibáñez, International Commercial Director. Paula Taborda dos Guaranys was the creative and business mind behind the Globo Group children’s channels. She was responsible for […]

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