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Banned In Germany: Kids’ Doll Is Labeled An Espionage Device – NPR

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

Germany has banned the My Friend Cayla dolls, which are also the subject of a complaint by privacy groups in the U.S. who say the toys spy on children. Brian Naylor/NPR hide caption toggle caption Brian Naylor/NPR Germany has banned the My Friend Cayla dolls, which are also the subject of a complaint by privacy groups in the U.S. who say the toys spy on children. Brian Naylor/NPR It’s nice…

Transgender Doll Based on Jazz Jennings to Debut in New York – New York Times

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

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4 Must See Quotes From Hasbro’s Management — and One from Mattel – Motley Fool

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

When toymaker Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) reported its financial results this week, the stock soared, ending the day up 14%. It’s easy to see why. Revenue grew 11% for the quarter and 13% for the year, exceeding $5 billion for the first time in the company’s history. It exceeded expectations for both revenue and profits by wide margins, and the press release and conference call provided a wealth of insight into…

Here’s How Alibaba Can Benefit From Its Partnership With Mattel – Forbes

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

Recently, Alibaba and Mattel entered into a strategic partnership which will allow the latter both to sell toys in China via Alibaba’s marketplace and to use its data and insights on the Chinese consumers to develop new toy products specifically targeting the Chinese market. This deal not only furthers Alibaba’s goal to bring foreign brands to China via its marketplace, but also allows the company to monetize its huge data…

Here’s How Alibaba Can Benefit From Its Partnership With Mattel – Forbes

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

Recently, Alibaba and Mattel entered into a strategic partnership which will allow the latter both to sell toys in China via Alibaba’s marketplace and to use its data and insights on the Chinese consumers to develop new toy products specifically targeting the Chinese market. This deal not only furthers Alibaba’s goal to bring foreign brands to China via its marketplace, but also allows the company to monetize its huge data…

Here’s How Alibaba Can Benefit From Its Partnership With Mattel – Forbes

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

Recently, Alibaba and Mattel entered into a strategic partnership which will allow the latter both to sell toys in China via Alibaba’s marketplace and to use its data and insights on the Chinese consumers to develop new toy products specifically targeting the Chinese market. This deal not only furthers Alibaba’s goal to bring foreign brands to China via its marketplace, but also allows the company to monetize its huge data…

Mattel partners with parenting website to expand China presence – Reuters

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

Barbie maker Mattel Inc (MAT.O) said it would partner with Chinese parenting website Babytree to create an online learning platform for early childhood development, the latest in the No. 1 U.S. toymaker’s push into China. The partnership with Babytree announced on Thursday comes two days after Mattel said it would sell its products on Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s (BABA.N) online marketplace Tmall. Mattel said it would also…

Here’s How Alibaba Can Benefit From Its Partnership With Mattel – Forbes

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

Recently, Alibaba and Mattel entered into a strategic partnership which will allow the latter both to sell toys in China via Alibaba’s marketplace and to use its data and insights on the Chinese consumers to develop new toy products specifically targeting the Chinese market. This deal not only furthers Alibaba’s goal to bring foreign brands to China via its marketplace, but also allows the company to monetize its huge data…

‘Star Wars’ Force Friday Toy Unveiling to Return for ‘The Last Jedi’ – Variety

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

“Star Wars” Force Friday is getting a sequel! Inspired by the upcoming “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Disney and Lucasfilm have announced the return of “Star Wars” Force Friday, a global fan event celebrating the launch of new products. The unveiling will feature toys, collectibles, books, and apparel that will go on sale beginning on Sept. 1 at 12:01 a.m. The movie opens three and half months later on Dec. 15. “Star Wars”…

Here’s How Alibaba Can Benefit From Its Partnership With Mattel – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017

Recently, Alibaba and Mattel entered into a strategic partnership which will allow the latter both to sell toys in China via Alibaba’s marketplace and to use its data and insights on the Chinese consumers to develop new toy products specifically targeting the Chinese market. This deal not only furthers Alibaba’s goal to bring foreign brands to China via its marketplace, but also allows the company to monetize its huge data…

Make Mine Marvel At ComicsPRO – Bleeding Cool News

Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017

Force Friday II Announced For ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017

Disney and Lucasfilm As the headline says, Disney and Lucasfilm just announced plans for a sequel to their big Star Wars merchandising launch. As you may recall, they did something they called Force Friday in September of 2015 as a kickoff to the official merchandising campaign for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. At midnight on Sept. 5, 2015, the stores around the world opened their doors and Star Wars fans participated in a kind of…

So Long, Thimble: Hasbro Axes Classic Monopoly Token – Huffington Post

Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017

“We were a little bit surprised that the thimble got among the lowest votes because it’s been in the game for so long,” Jonathan Berkowitz, senior vice president of marketing for Hasbro Gaming, told CNN.

I built a Lego mosaic of my face and you can too – CNET

Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017

Special Features: I built a Lego mosaic of my face and you can too 1:12 / February 16, 2017 Lego’s mosaic maker turns a picture of your face into a sculpture that will make your friends jealous.

You can count Hasbro’s CEO among corporate leaders NOT freaking out about a border tax – CNBC

Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017

Hasbro Chairman and CEO Brian Goldner told CNBC on Thursday he would deal with a border tax on imports in order to get a U.S. corporate tax rate reduction. “You have to think about it holistically,” Goldner said. “The border adjustment tax, we would see [it] in line with the reduction of corporate tax rates,” he said on “Squawk Box,” adding he sees it “as a total package.” House GOP…

Force Friday II Announced For ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017

Disney and Lucasfilm As the headline says, Disney and Lucasfilm just announced plans for a sequel to their big Star Wars merchandising launch. As you may recall, they did something they called Force Friday in September of 2015 as a kickoff to the official merchandising campaign for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. At midnight on Sept. 5, 2015, the stores around the world opened their doors and Star Wars fans participated in a kind of…

What Canada’s Trudeau Must Understand – The Only Fair Trade Is Free Trade – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017

There’s much to like in Justin Trudeau’s defence of trade and trade deals before the European Parliament following the Ceta vote. But there’s an extremely important point that he’s still not quite getting. And it’s one that, as and when people do get it, entirely solves our trade problems once and for all. That point being the recognition that the only form of fair trade is free trade. So, yes,…

Mattel’s shares rise after it forms partnership with Alibaba – CNBC

Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017

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Hasbro Thinks Big With My Little Pony Toy Fair Reveal – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017

(Photo credit: Hasbro) For 2017, Hasbro has big things planned for one of its most lucrative franchises: My Little Pony. At Toy Fair New York, the company means that literally. This week, they’re revealing one of the physically largest iterations of the show’s protagonist, alicorn Twilight Sparkle. As you can see in the teaser photo, this is either one of the largest pieces of merchandise from My Little Pony: Friendship…