Disney+ Day: Trailers & Announcements from Marvel, Star W...

Disney Plus is celebrating its second anniversary on Friday with Disney Plus Day, a morning full of looks at upcoming shows and films for its streaming service. Disney is also releasing new titles for...

November 12, 2021

Disney Lines Up New Content, Partnerships for Disney+ Day
Retail - Streaming - Toys

Ahead of its Disney+ Day on November 12, the House of Mouse has unveiled new content and several consumer products/retail partnerships to celebrate the streamer’s two-year anniversary. The company i...

November 8, 2021

How Big Lots is Restoring the ‘Treasure Hunt’ to its Store...
Branding - Retail

Customers go to Big Lots looking for a deal, but its CEO said giving shoppers something they weren’t looking for is what keeps them coming back. “We’re the home of the hunt – for bargains, fo...

September 2, 2021

Disney Reveals Trailer for Star Wars Hotel That Costs $6,000 P...

Disney released more details about its Star Wars-themed hotel Wednesday, including a trailer and an out-of-this-world price breakdown. Here’s a look inside the company’s Galactic Starcruiser, a t...

Hollywood Reporter
August 5, 2021

G FUEL Debuts ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ Partnership Energ...
Beverages - CPG - Streaming

G FUEL is releasing two new G FUEL Sparkling Hydration flavors: Black Cherry and Kiwi Strawberry. The launch coincides with Disney's "Star Wars: The Bad Batch," an original Disney+ animated series tha...

Beverage Industry
May 12, 2021

Funko and Disney Celebrate Pride Month with New Figures
Theatrical - Toys

It’s the beginning of May right now, but in just 30 days, it’ll be the start of Pride Month for 2021. And this year, Funko is joining forces with Disney for a special collection of Pride-themed Fu...

May 6, 2021

Star Wars Day 2021: New Collectibles Revealed by Hasbro, Sides...

One of the best things about May the 4th (or Star Wars Day, as all dutiful geeks refer to it), is the new collectibles reveals. Companies like Sideshow Collectibles, Hot Toys and Hasbro always have so...

May 5, 2021

Lego Reveals Its Biggest Ever Buildable R2-D2 Set
CPG - Toys

LEGO has revealed its biggest ever buildable R2-D2 construction kit with over 2,300 pieces in the set. The set will also come with an exclusive R2 Minifigure as well as a "special Lucasfilm 50th anni...

April 22, 2021

How the Streaming Wars are Really About IP
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

For years, rumors persisted that Lucasfilm was developing movies based on “Star Wars” characters Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi. But by 2018, after disappointing box office returns for other stand-alo...

April 15, 2021

Get Ready to See More Films Like ‘Cruella’ on Disn...
Streaming - Theatrical

Even as the pandemic pummeled its businesses, Disney managed to eke out a blockbuster success with its streaming service, Disney+. But to keep those subscribers — and, crucially, to attract new ones...

CNN Business
March 25, 2021

Disney & Chewy Partner on Pet Products
Pets - Retail

Chewy just dropped The Disney Collection, a line of over 400 Disney pet products exclusive to the online retailer. The collection not only covers classic Disney characters like Mickey, Minnie, and Don...

March 15, 2021

Disney to Close 60 Disney Stores, Focus on E-Commerce

Walt Disney Co will close at least 60 Disney retail stores in North America this year, about 20% of its worldwide total, as it revamps its digital shopping platforms to focus on e-commerce. The media ...

March 4, 2021

Star Wars: Republic Commando is Getting Remastered for the PS4...

Star Wars: Republic Commando, the mid-2000s cult classic tactical first-person shooter, will get a new life on modern consoles when an HD remaster releases on April 6th for PS4 and Switch for $14.99. ...

The Verge
February 24, 2021

How Disney+ is About to Change Toy Licensing for Good
Retail - Streaming - Television - Toys

Netflix has vastly changed the world of what was once simply called ‘television’. The content proliferation process which has been ongoing for the last decade or more is accelerating, as lockdowns...

February 23, 2021

Nintendo Leans on DC, Star Wars for Switch Games

Nintendo unveiled a new lineup of family-friendly Switch games yesterday at its Nintendo Direct presentation, and the gaming company is leaning on some well-known IPs. First up is DC Super Hero Girls...

February 19, 2021

New Hasbro Animated Shorts Introduce Star Wars Mission Fleet
Streaming - Toys

The Star Wars Kids YouTube channel will be the home for three new videos featuring toys from Hasbro’s Mission Fleet figures and vehicle line. The new adventures aim to teach kids valuable lessons wh...

The Toy Book
February 11, 2021

Hasbro’s eCommerce Sales Top $1 Billion Amid Digital Shift F...

Hasbro, the world’s largest toymaker, said on Monday (Feb. 8) that its gaming and entertainment units drove sales last quarter, as homebound shoppers in the U.S. and Canada bought more games to keep...

February 10, 2021

Disney+ will fuel Hasbro gains long after the pandemic is over...
Streaming - Toys

Hasbro is proving that it doesn’t need movie theaters to sell Star Wars toys. While the Rhode Island-based company saw sales of its licensed content from entertainment studios fall 12% to $1...

February 8, 2021

From ‘WandaVision’ to ‘The Mandalorian,’ The Disney Pl...
Streaming - Television

Well, if you don’t have volume, you need quality. And if you have quality, you might as well spread it around. That has been the philosophy of Disney Plus so far, a service that had a very, very slo...

February 8, 2021

COVID Contributes to Hasbro’s Difficult 2020
CPG - Toys

Lockdowns and retail disruptions connected to the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to a tough year for Hasbro. The toymaker has reported an 8% decline in revenue for the full fiscal year, to the tune of ...

February 8, 2021

USPS announces new stamps based on droids from ‘Star War...
Branding - Household

Your mail will soon feature characters from a galaxy far, far away thanks to a new line of stamps coming from the United States Postal Service. In an official release, USPS said its latest collection...

Good Morning America
January 28, 2021

U.S. Toy Industry Grows 16% as Pandemic Fuels Play

Despite retail sales being flat for the first quarter and fears of catastrophic declines as nationwide stay-at-home orders took effect amid the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. toy industry sales...

The Toy Book
January 25, 2021

No brand is safe from Fortnite
Gaming - Sports - Theatrical

Crossovers like these are by no means a new thing for Fortnite. The game’s last season was a multimonth Marvel mashup, there have been multiple Star Wars-themed cosmetics, other real-world streamers...

The Verge
January 22, 2021

Funko to Reveal 2021 Lineup with 2-week Virtual Event

A new calendar year means new product reveals from Funko and its subsidiaries. However, with Toy Fair New York postponed this year, those reveals will come via a virtual event. This morning, Funko an...

The Toy Book
January 6, 2021

‘The Mandalorian’ has the goodwill to usher in a n...
Streaming - Television

'The Mandalorian,' a show that launched with the Disney+ platform several weeks before 'The Rise of Skywalker' entered theaters, had instantly captivated audiences with its back-to-basics Star Wars st...

December 21, 2020

Major Announcements at Disney Investor Day
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

Obi-Wan, She-Hulk and a new Pinocchio: Disney+ is about to get a lot bigger, and more expensive. Last year, Disney debuted Disney+ at an investor event on its famed studio lot. The new streaming se...

CNN Business
December 11, 2020

Nerf takes aim at The Mandalorian with its latest Star Wars ri...
Streaming - Toys

The Nerf Amban Phase-pulse blaster rifle is more than four feet long, and costs $120. The Mandalorian has used plenty of awesome weapons and gadgets over his two seasons of adventure, but the Jawa-...

December 7, 2020

The Madalorian and ‘Baby Yoda’ come to Fortnite
Gaming - Streaming

Following a cataclysmic event starring the supervillain Galactus, the latest season of Fortnite is almost here. Chapter 2: Season 5 has been dubbed “zero point,” and it involves hunters from diffe...

The Verge
December 2, 2020

SpaceX Crew-1 team harnesses the Force with Baby Yoda
Streaming - Tech

An adorable — and powerful — stowaway is currently on board SpaceX’s Crew-1 flight, floating freely inside the company’s spacecraft as it heads toward the International Space Station. Full Sto...

November 16, 2020

Zynga launches studio dedicated to developing ‘Star Wars...

Based out of Zynga's office in Austin, Texas, the studio will be led by Jeff Hickman and Matthew Hemby. For the full story, visit Hollywood Reporter  -  https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/zyn...

Hollywood Reporter
November 16, 2020

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