2012 Toy Fair

LEGO 2012 Toy Fair Brand Summary

LEGO Systems Unveils 2012 Collection at American International Toy Fair

- Every brick tells a story as children of all ages and interests will find a set or theme to inspire build and play adventures with new construction kits, preschool toys, board games and activity playsets -

NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2012 -- American International Toy Fair -- LEGO Systems, Inc., makers of the world's leading construction toys, unveils its largest collection of build and play toys ever - more than 200 new products for children of all ages and interests – at the American International Toy Fair in New York City. Boys and girls will be inspired to build with open-ended LEGO® building sets or with themes such as city, dinosaurs, monsters, ninjas, heroes, and friendship. New products are displayed at Booth #1353 in Hall 3B of the Jacob Javits Convention Center, February 12-15.

Mega Bloks 2012 Toy Fair Brand Summary

MEGA BRANDS UNVEILS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW PRODUCT LINE FOR BOYS & COLLECTORS

Introducing Mega Bloks World of Warcraft, Halo Universe diecast and Power Rangers for 2012

MONTREAL/NEW YORK – February 12, 2012 – MEGA Brands Inc. showcases an exciting new line-up of Mega Bloks Boys & Collectors construction toys at the 2012 American International Toy Fair in New York City.

These new additions for fall 2012 include toys developed with world-leading partners:

  • Mega Bloks World of Warcraft: Fans can bring the incredibly immersive story of World of Warcraft to life with highly-detailed customizable figurines, dragons, vehicles, battle-scenes & more with the Mega Bloks World of Warcraft collection coming in Fall 2012 (age 8+). Mega Bloks World of Warcraft is the exclusive construction toy collection based on the world's leading MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game).

12th Annual Toy of the Year Awards Announced

Top Toys and Games of the Year Unveiled at "OSCARS®" of the Toy Industry

LeapPad Explorer from LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. Garners Coveted "Toy of the Year" Title

New York, NY | February 11, 2012 - More than five hundred toy industry executives and guests from around the globe gathered in New York City tonight to honor their peers at the 12th annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards and Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

A Toy Industry Association (TIA)-administered event in support of the Toy Industry Foundation, the glittering gala held in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center kicked off the 109th American International Toy Fair and paid tribute to today's superstars, tomorrow's bright up-and-comers and illustrious toy industry icons.

DST Adds Mad Monster Party

mad monster party

Diamond Select Toys to Host "Mad Monster Party" as Toy Maker for the Classic Rankin/Bass Film

February 2012 - Diamond Select Toys knows monsters -- after all, the Maryland-based collectibles company has been making toys and statues of vampires, aliens and werewolves for almost 13 years. But they are especially proud to announce the latest property to join their horror line-up: Mad Monster Party, the classic film by Rankin/Bass, animators of Rudolph and the Island of Misfit Toys and Santa Claus is Comin' to Town. Using the same stop-motion animation style they used for their Christmas specials, Rankin/Bass brought all of pop culture's most famous monsters to the big screen in 1967, and now Diamond Select Toys will bring them to the toy aisle as a line of fully poseable action figures.

DST: The Walking Dead Comic Book Minimates & Banks

The Walking Dead Comic Book Minimates

Diamond Select Toys Acquires Toy Rights to "The Walking Dead" Comic Book

February 2012 - Robert Kirkman, creator and writer of Image/Skybound's hit comic, "The Walking Dead," and writer/Executive Producer on the international hit television show based upon it, has joined forces with Maryland-based Diamond Select Toys, who will handle the toy license. DST has a 13-year-long history of producing quality toys and collectibles, many based on established comic book and horror properties, and is happy to be able to bring the book's well-developed characters and gruesome zombies to three-dimensional life as a line of Minimates and figural banks.

MGA Launches True Hope Bratz & Moxie Girls

True Hope Bratz & Moxie Girls

MGA Entertainment Steps Up Fight Against Cancer

"True Hope" Bratz® and Moxie Girlz™ Dolls Launching in June 2012 at Toys"R"Us

Company to Support Cancer Research at City of Hope

NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2012 -- American International Toy Fair -- Today, MGA Entertainment announced its commitment and support to the fight against cancer by launching new hairless versions of their hit doll brands, Bratz® and Moxie Girlz™. Under the banner "True Hope," MGA will release three Bratz® dolls - Cloe™, Yasmin™ and Cameron™, and three Moxie Girlz™ dolls, Avery™, Sophina™ and Jaxson™. Available at Toys"R"Us® stores and toysrus.com beginning in June, MGA will donate $1 for every "True Hope" Bratz® and Moxie Girlz™ doll, sold to distributors, to City of Hope for cancer research.

Playmates: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Summary

Fresh From the Sewer, All-New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Return to New York City

Playmates Toys to Unveil New Toy Line Inspired by Nickelodeon's New CG-Animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at American International Toy Fair

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb. 10, 2012 -- In a totally epic return, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, one of the most popular kids' entertainment brands of the past 25 years, will emerge from the sewers just in time for Toy Fair in New York City, February 12–15, Booth #1829.

Playmates Toys, the driving force behind the global toy sensation for decades, will unveil an incredible new product line consisting of all-new TMNT basic and deluxe action figures, playsets and vehicles as well as Ninja role-play gear. Inspired by Nickelodeon's all-new CG-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, currently in production at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, Calif., the series is set to premiere in Fall 2012. And the excitement is already building...

Hasbro: Star Trek Toys in 2013

Hasbro Teams Up with CBS Consumer Products for STAR TREK Toy Line

Product Line Fueled By Upcoming Major Motion Picture in 2013 to Include KRE-O STAR TREK Building Sets and More

PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- February 10, 2012 -- Hasbro, Inc. announced today it has entered into agreement with CBS Consumer Products to manufacture and globally market a variety of products based on the STAR TREK property beginning in 2013. The toy line will launch in support of the STAR TREK movie sequel from Paramount Pictures, which will open May 17, 2013.

Leading the product offering from Hasbro will be a line of premium KRE-O STAR TREK building sets featuring fantastical spaceships and legendary characters from the franchise. The KRE-O STAR TREK sets will offer high-quality KRE-O bricks as well as new KREON figures in the likeness of popular characters. Among its additional new play experiences, Hasbro will also offer robust line of roleplay toys for kids and fans to act out the intergalactic saga as well as select new figures.

Dark Horse: Good Luck Trolls

 Good Luck Trolls

GOOD LUCK TROLLS RETURN IN 2012!

DARK HORSE DELUXE OFFERS UP A NEW TWIST ON A CLASSIC TOY WITH AN ALL-NEW MYSTERY-BOX ASSORTMENT TO DEBUT AT TOY FAIR!

MILWAUKIE, OR, February 9, 2012 - The Good Luck Trolls became one of America's biggest toy fads in the early 1960s, and again in revivals over the years. In 2003, the Toy Industry Association commemorated them as one of the hundred most creative toys of the twentieth century. History repeats itself like never before in 2012, when Dark Horse Deluxe offers up these beloved and timeless figures in various iterations!

Thanks to a law passed by Congress, the US copyright for the Good Luck Trolls has been restored to its rightful Danish owner. Now Dam Things has licensed to Dark Horse the right to issue the Good Luck Trolls in the ever-popular "mystery box" style assortment, marking the first new troll products in the US in many years.

JAKKS Pacific 2012 Boys Toys Highlights

February 2012 - JAKKS Pacific

Train World™

All aboard! JAKKS Pacific modernizes a classic play pattern with a new line of realistic, motorized toy trains at an affordable price point, called Train World™. The line of small-scale trains have realistic proportions and detailing, just like the collector versions, but at a budget-friendly price that today's kids can easily collect without paying top dollar collector prices.

Begin building your Train World with the Train World Motorized Train Set which includes a motorized train with one car, caboose and complete train track loop. Kids can select from three different styles of trains: diesel, bullet and metro. (SRP $9.99) The Train World Themed Car Packs includes four cars that connect to any train, world engine, or rail cars. (SRP $7.99)

Kids can build a huge, expanded track layout with the Train World Deluxe Set. This track includes bridges, track switches and a motorized-engine train. (SRP $19.99)

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