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1.Mattel and MGM to Develop Polly Pocket Action Motion Picture: Lena Dunham
“Polly Pocket was responsible for countless hours of childhood escapism for me – Polly gave me a tiny world of magic and autonomy to narrate, so it's pretty poetic to be tackling these same ideas now as a director collaborating with the brilliant Lily Collins, Robbie Brenner, Mattel and MGM. I'm so thrilled to bring to bear both my love of this historic property and also my deep-seated belief that young women need smart playful films that speak to them without condescension,” said Dunham...

7/1/2021






Most-Viewed Articles (last 12 months)

1.Boss Fight Studio expands their licensed action figure to include The Umbrella Academy toys
Boss Fight Studio announced their latest action figure line, The Umbrella Academy from television studio Universal Content Productions and brokered by UCP’s licensing agency, Striker Entertainment! With characters based on the wildly popular Netflix show, the action figures will feature Boss Fight’s signature multiple articulation points allowing for creative and...

8/1/2020



2.Part II -- Diamond Announces Top Products for October 2020
How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop. Data for Diamond’s sales charts are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from sales made to thousands of comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world.  Additional sales made to online merchants and other...

12/1/2020



3.Were Female Action Figures Able To Be Fashionable and Fight Evil At The Same Time In 2004?
Could action figures be fashionable and fight evil at the same time? Toymakers are breaking down traditional categories and mixing genres in the female action figure market. Classic superheroes are no longer the only women kicking butt in this niche group; television stars, Goth-teenagers and comic queens are competing for the top slots with kids and collectors...

1/1/2021







Additional Articles (from most recent)

1.Mattel and MGM to Develop Polly Pocket Action Motion Picture: Lena Dunham
“Polly Pocket was responsible for countless hours of childhood escapism for me – Polly gave me a tiny world of magic and autonomy to narrate, so it's pretty poetic to be tackling these same ideas now as a director collaborating with the brilliant Lily Collins, Robbie Brenner, Mattel and MGM. I'm so thrilled to bring to bear both my love of this historic property and also my deep-seated belief that young women need smart playful films that speak to them without condescension,” said Dunham...

7/1/2021



2.Mattel to Develop Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots Live-Action Movie -- Universal Pictures
Mattel will develop Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots®, the classic tabletop game featuring battling robots, into a live-action motion picture. Mattel Films is working with Universal Pictures and Vin Diesel’s production company, One Race Films, on the project. Diesel will also star in the film. Mattel Films will produce the project alongside Diesel and Samantha Vincent (“The Fast and the Furious” franchise) from One Race Films. Ryan Engle (“Rampage,” “The Commuter”) penned the screenplay for the action adventure, which follows a father and son who form an unlikely bond with an advanced war machine. Kevin McKeon will lead the project for Mattel Films...

4/1/2021



3.Marvel Captain America of the Railways LGBTQ
"Throughout the group’s journey, they’ll discover everyday people from all walks of life who’ve taken up the mantle of Captain America to defend their communities, beginning with Marvel’s newest hero, Aaron Fischer!" Marvel said. Aaron is inspired by heroes of the queer community: activists, leaders, and everyday folks pushing...

3/1/2021



4.Co-op Action RPG DARK ALLIANCE; New Gameplay Trailer Revealed
Wizards of the Coast, a division of Hasbro, Inc (NASDAQ: HAS) is proud to announce that DARK ALLIANCE, the explosive action roleplaying game that builds upon the rich lore of the Forgotten Realms in Dungeons & Dragons, launches on June 22, 2021 for PC, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One Consoles and...

3/1/2021



5.Were Female Action Figures Able To Be Fashionable and Fight Evil At The Same Time In 2004?
Could action figures be fashionable and fight evil at the same time? Toymakers are breaking down traditional categories and mixing genres in the female action figure market. Classic superheroes are no longer the only women kicking butt in this niche group; television stars, Goth-teenagers and comic queens are competing for the top slots with kids and collectors...

1/1/2021



6.Part II -- Diamond Announces Top Products for October 2020
How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop. Data for Diamond’s sales charts are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from sales made to thousands of comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world.  Additional sales made to online merchants and other...

12/1/2020



7.Boss Fight Studio expands their licensed action figure to include The Umbrella Academy toys
Boss Fight Studio announced their latest action figure line, The Umbrella Academy from television studio Universal Content Productions and brokered by UCP’s licensing agency, Striker Entertainment! With characters based on the wildly popular Netflix show, the action figures will feature Boss Fight’s signature multiple articulation points allowing for creative and...

8/1/2020



8.Toy Fair flashback: Vin Diesel sells Street Sharks at the 1994 NYTF
You know him for his action filled rolls in movies like the Fast and Furious franchise and XXX...

2/1/2016



9.Activision is undergoing fundamental change – and none too soon!
Activision’s core business – video games played on consoles – has been struggling for the past four years...

2/1/2016



10.Don't Lose Tween Cusomers to Video Games and Computers - Games Workshop Can Help
Your store is set for infants & toddlers, has preschool toys galore, and your customers couldn't ask for a better selection of toys for tween girls. But when it comes to tween boys, many specialty toy store owners struggle...

2/1/2015



11.Interview with Alexandre Pariente, CEO of Safari Ltd®
Alexandre Pariente recently took over as CEO of Safari Ltd®, a third-generation educational toy company...

11/1/2014



12.Top-5 Most-Wanted Action Figures
Action figures aren't huge sellers in specialty, according to half the retailers TDmonthly Magazine interviewed in August 2014. However, for some, these toys do generate sales...

9/1/2014



13.Games Workshop Captures Big Brothers & Dads
"If you've got the teens coming into the store, if you're carrying Rio Grande or Mayfair, or any of the Eurogames, then you've got the demographic," said George. "That's when you want Games Workshop."...

6/1/2014



14.Action Figures in the Doldrums
Action Figures represent about 6% of the U.S. toy market and are completely dominated by Hasbro. This is how the picture has developed since 2007...

11/1/2013



15.Relativity Halts Stretch Armstrong Production
Relativity Media has announced that the Stretch Armstrong movie, slated to come out April 11, 2014, is no longer moving forward with production...

10/1/2013



16.Action Figure Sales are Up - But Not in Specialty
As we reported last month, The NPD Group has found that action figures are one of the only toy categories showing significant growth in 2013...

9/1/2013



17.Diamond Comic Distributors' Top-10 Toys
As we recently reported, action figure sales are up. But what products are top-sellers...

9/1/2013



18.Summer Blockbusters Give Licensed Toys a Boost
Sales of licensed action figures have increased 20 percent, fueling the 4 percent increase in sales of licensed toys overall...

8/1/2013



19.TDmonthly's Toy Fair Videos: Dolls, Plush, and Figures
TDmonthly Magazine was at Toy Fair, scouting out the newest toys and hottest trends of 2013. Our videographer captured these new toys on tape, so that retailers who couldn't visit their booths can still get a taste of what these new toys have to offer...

3/1/2013



20.Movies and Toys 2013
Movies are big business. Here are the box office estimates over the past few years...

2/1/2013



21.Activision Skylanders vs. Disney Infinity
Activision/Blizzard, the world’s largest provider of video games, has been in the news lately. Firstly, their Call of Duty: Black Ops II game was not only the #1 game for the month of December; it was the #1 game for the whole of 2012. Secondly, their 2011 entry Skylanders has just broken the $500 million barrier at U.S. retail...

2/1/2013



22.Safari Ltd® Supports Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Holiday Toy Drive
PRESS RELEASESafari Ltd®, a worldwide distributor of quality, hand painted animal replicas, donated more than 2,000 of its toys to Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation’s annual Holiday Toy Drive last week.The Holiday Toy Drive benefits children spending their holidays in the hospital. On Christmas morning, patients will wake up to a...

12/1/2012



23.Safari Ltd® Announces New Glow-in-the-Dark Collection
Safari Ltd®, manufacturer and worldwide distributor of museumquality, educational toy collections, will be releasing 15 new glow-in-the-dark replicas due to popular demand in January 2013...

11/1/2012



24.Spin Master Ltd. Acquires Key Brands from Wild Planet
"We are very excited with the acquisition of Spy Gear and other key Wild Planet assets," states Anton Rabie, Co-CEO and Founder of Spin Master Ltd...

11/1/2012




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