Cartoon Network Toys At American International Toy Fair 2017 18th To 21st February

Cartoon Network Toys At American International Toy Fair 2017 18th To 21st February

Cartoon Network Toys At American International Toy Fair 2017 18th To 21st February

Today (21/02/2017), was the final day of the 2017 North American International Toy Fair at the Javits Convention Center and the Toy Center in New York. A lot of Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation toys were showcased at the event (including Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty), so here’s a roundup of some of the new toys and games on display, also check out the previous Ben 10 toys blog post on the link below for more information.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/02/ben-10-toys-to-be-showcased-at-the-north-american-international-toy-fair-this-weekend/

Steven Universe Construction Sets

McFarlane Toys has unveiled a brand new Steven Universe themed construction set based on Mr. Universe Van on the show, the set was also on display at the Toy Fair. The set also includes Steven and Greg figures. McFarlane Toys has also announced that there will also be construction sets for Steven’s Bedroom Loft, the Temple Door and the Desert Fortress. The playsets will be available from August this year, with suggested retail prices from $7.99 to $34.99.

https://mcfarlane.com/news/nytf-17-reveals-first-looks-at-new-2017-figures-role-play-construction/

Cartoon Network Crossover Crisis: Animation Annihilation Deck-Building Game

Cryptozoic Entertainment will be releasing another edition of the Cartoon Network Crossover Crisis Deck-Building Game, but this time the game will feature The Powerpuff Girls, Uncle Grandpa, Mojo Jojo, Aunt Grandma (Uncle Grandpa’s female imposter), Fionna and Cake (gender-swapped Finn and Jake) and the Ice Queen (gender-swapped Ice King). The game will be released in the third quarter of 2017 with a recommended retail price of $40. The game is also compatible with games featuring Cryptzoic’s Cerberus Engine. Cryptozoic Entertainment has also worked with DC Comics to develop a Teen Titans Go! themed deck-building game, the game will be released in late 2017 with a recommended retail price of $25.

Looney Tunes: Space Jam Funko Pops

Also at the Toy Fair, Funko had their new Looney Tunes: Space Jam Funko Pops on display, the set includes vinyl figures of Bugs Bunny, Marvin The Martian, Taz and the movie’s main villian – Mr. Swackhammer and one of the basketball players from the Monstars – Blanko. A movie sequel to Space Jam – Space Jam 2 is currently in development at Warner Bros. and will be released in cinemas in 2019.

Rick and Morty Tabletop Games

Board games and trading cards company – Cryptozoic Entertainment have announced that they are working with Cartoon Network Enterprises to develop two new tabletop games based on two episodes of the popular animated Adult Swim show – Rick and Morty. The two new games are called “Rick and Morty: Anatomy Park Game” and “Rick and Morty: Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind Deck-Building Game”. Both games have been previewed at Cryptozoic’s booth at the Toy Fair, Rick and Morty: Anatomy Park Game is due to be released on 12th July 2017 and Rick and Morty: Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind Deck-Building Game will be released some time in the fourth quarter of 2017. Production on Rick and Morty Season 3 is now in progress.

Rick and Morty: Anatomy Park Game Description from the Cryptozoic Entertainment Press Release:

Rick and Morty: Anatomy Park Game is based on the first season episode “Anatomy Park,” in which Rick shrinks Morty and sends him into the body of Ruben, a homeless man in a Santa suit. It turns out that, in a joint venture with an eccentric and well-funded amoeba, Rick has built a microscopic amusement park inside a human body that will make them rich beyond their wildest dreams. Morty’s mission is to save the very strange park before it is overrun by the diseases that are running rampant.

The strategy game puts 2-4 players into Anatomy Park, deep inside of Ruben’s body. After choosing from six characters, players must design the best park possible by placing tiles while simultaneously avoiding and fighting Diseases, such as Tuberculosis and Hepatitis A. Certain actions (e.g., moving Ride Tiles around) shift around Ruben’s internal organs during gameplay and cause players to draw Bodily Reaction Cards, which result in unexpected effects and force players to act out embarrassing bodily functions. There are multiple game-ending conditions in which Ruben can live or die, affecting players and their final scores in various ways.

Rick and Morty: Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind Deck-Building Game Description from the Cryptozoic Press Release:

Rick and Morty: Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind Deck-Building Game is based on the Season 1 episode “Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind,” in which a group of Ricks from alternate realities arrive and accuse the show’s Rick of murdering other Ricks. After being taken to the Council of Ricks, Rick and Morty escape to track down the evil Rick who appears to be the one behind the murders and the kidnapping of numerous Mortys. However, the true motivations and identity of the villain turn out to be much more complicated.

The deck-building game uses Cryptozoic’s popular Cerberus Engine as various versions of Rick serve as both players’ oversized Hero cards and the Villainous Council of Ricks. Each player’s deck starts with the following cards: seven Genius Waves cards that give you Power, one Beth, one Jerry, and one Summer. The Beth, Jerry, and Summer cards do nothing, but can activate other cards. The “Kick” stack in other Cerberus games is now the Portal Gun stack. The Portal Gun activates the Portal deck, which transports a player’s Hero to a random Location from the episode or other popular places from the series. That player may then utilize that Location during his or her turn and has the option of paying the cost of the Location to put it into his/her deck.

https://www.cryptozoic.com/articles/new-rick-and-morty-tabletop-games-announced-cryptozoic-and-cartoon-network-enterprises-0

New We Bare Bears And Rick And Morty Merchandise

New We Bare Bears And Rick And Morty Merchandise

New We Bare Bears And Rick And Morty Merchandise

Recently, a lot of new Cartoon Network and Adult Swim merchandise has been released or announced, so here’s a roundup of some of the new merchandise.

Nom Nom We Bare Bears Plush

Japanese toy company – Banpresto, has released a soft plush of Nom Nom the Koala from We Bare Bears, now everyone can own this lovable jerk along with Grizz, Ice Bear and Panda. Craneking has also released smaller keychain versions of Grizz, Ice Bear, Panda and Nom Nom.

http://www.bpnavi.jp/toru/item/36816

As previously mentioned on the blog, Stackable plushes of Grizz, Ice Bear and Panda are also now available to pre-order at the Cartoon Network Shop:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/01/we-bare-bears-stackable-plush-toys-preorder-now-at-the-cartoon-network-shop/

http://www.cartoonnetworkshop.com/product/we+bare+bears+panda+12%22+plush+set+wbbguplushset.do?green=3AAE6F2E-819E-5091-960B-E5488B881F5C&AID=10280984&PID=4003003&ref=CJP

We Bare Bears Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream In South Korea

Cartoon Network South Korea has partnered with international ice-cream chain – Baskin-Robbins to sell We Bare Bears themed frozen dessert in the country. In the pilot episode, the Bears wanted to eat ice cream cake and one of the bears is named Ice Bear, so the association with ice cream is very appropriate.

http://www.baskinrobbins.co.kr/

New Rick And Morty Construction Sets

Entertainment Weekly has reported that McFarlane Toys will be releasing building playsets based on scenes in Adult Swim’s hit animated sci-fi sitcom – Rick and Morty. One of the sets will be based on the Smith Family’s Garage (or otherwise known as Rick’s Lab as it’s where he conducts his experiments). Other scenes from the show which will be made into sets include: Scary Terry’s Boiler Room and the Gromflam Base Science Lab. The playsets will be available in stores in the United States from August this year.

http://ew.com/tv/2017/02/15/rick-and-morty-mcfarlane-toys/

New Rick and Morty Funko Pops

Funko will also be expanding its range of Rick and Morty merchandise, including more Funko Pops vinyl toy figurines of Weaponized Rick, Weaponized Morty, Mr. Meeseeks, Mr. Poopy Butthole, Bird Person, Squanchy and Snowball. The new additions to the expanded range will be available from April this year. Funko will also be releasing a range of Rick and Morty Pocket Pop! Keychains, 5” Action Figures and Galactic Plushies in April. Rick and Morty licencing is handled by Cartoon Network Enterprises and Funko holds the master toy licence for Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty. Rick and Morty season three is currently in development and will air on Adult Swim in the US and elsewhere very soon.

http://www.animationmagazine.net/licensing/cartoon-network-names-funko-master-toy-for-rick-and-morty/

Cartoon Network At Licensing Expo 2016

Cartoon Network At Licensing Expo 2016

Cartoon Network At Licensing Expo 2016

Yesterday (19/06/2016), Cartoon Network Enterprises (Cartoon Network’s merchandising and licensing division) have announced their new licensing partners for merchandise based on their most popular, critically-acclaimed and award-winning shows including Adventure Time, Steven Universe and Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty. The announcement was made prior to the 2016 Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA which is held this week (21/06/2016 – 23/06/2016) at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Cartoon Network Enterprises will be attending the event and will be based at booth #D170.

Over thirty licencees alone have a licence for Cartoon Network’s newly revived show – The Powerpuff Girls, which also includes the toy licence holder, Spin Master. New Licensing deals have been made for the newly rebooted intergalactic action-packed Ben 10 animated show due to premiere on Cartoon Network in Europe, Middle East and Africa as well as the Asia-Pacific region in Autumn 2016. The new Ben 10 series will also premiere in the United States and Latin America in 2017.

New Licensing Deals

New Powerpuff Girls Products

Funko is set to create collectible vinyl figures including POP! and Pocket Pop! Keychains. Funko will also create salt & pepper shakers, string lights, utensils and more. The exclusive POP! figures will launch in 2016, the other items will be released in 2017.

Backpacks, lunch bags, messenger bags and more from Accessory Innovations.

Jewelbots is introducing programmable, interactive friendship bracelets featuring Buttercup, Blossom, and Bubbles in late 2016.

Sakar International will be offering Smartphones, tablet cases and consumer electronics including headphones, digital cameras, selfie sticks from early 2017. Also includes flash lights, walkie talkies, and text messengers.

Bulls-i will produce trading cards, stickees, slapbands, puzzle erasers and more in early 2017.

Galerie will make The Powerpuff Girls seasonal candy which will be released in late 2017.

New Ben 10 Products

Playmates Toys is the global master toy partner for Ben 10 and will introduce figures, playsets, role-play items and more in Autumn 2017.

New Adventure Time Products

DC Shoes will be manufacturing Adventure Time themed Adult and children’s footwear, outerwear and snowboards which will be released Autumn 2016.

Astro Gaming is introducing headphone speaker tags in late 2016.

An Adventure Time four title library collection and cookbook from Insight Editions will be released in October 2016.

New Steven Universe Products

Abrams will be releasing Steven Universe books and calendars, the product range will be introduced at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con International convention.

Headphone speaker tags from Astro Gaming will hit stores in late 2016.

New Rick and Morty Products

Dark Horse will create a Rick and Morty Art of Book that will be available during 2017 San Diego Comic-Con International.

Astro Gaming is set to introduce headphone speaker tags in time for holiday 2016.

From The Cartoon Network Enterprises Press Release

Cartoon Network Enterprises today announced its strong, diversified portfolio, which includes this year’s global launch of the re-imaged franchise, The Powerpuff Girls, the relaunch of Ben 10 in Europe and Asia in Fall 2016 and the Americas in Spring 2017, and new licensing partners for many of its popular brands including Adventure Time, Steven Universe and Rick and Morty. The announcement comes at the beginning of the Licensing Expo held in Las Vegas, where the network will display this expanded portfolio at the Cartoon Network booth, #D170.

“We’re delighted to reveal our broadest and most varied portfolio to date, providing fans an opportunity to connect with each of our brands through diverse and well-curated consumer products programs,” said Pete Yoder, vice president, Cartoon Network Enterprises for North America. “We’re thrilled to be working with a great roster of partners, and fans can expect unique offerings ranging from toys and games to apparel and accessories that will help bring their favorite characters to life.”

Anchoring the portfolio is The Powerpuff Girls, one of Cartoon Network’s most popular and enduring brands. Since their debut in 1998, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup have charmed girls and women of all ages as the original ambassadors of girl power, juggling school work, fighting bad guys, and always saving the world before bedtime. The Powerpuff Girls are taking the world by storm this year with a new animated series from Cartoon Network Studios that premiered globally in April 2016 — and a full worldwide licensing program with a roster of more than 30 licensing partners in the U.S. alone. In addition to the previously announced global master toy partner, Spin Master, The Powerpuff Girls has a wide range of new licensing partners in various categories including:

Funko is set to create collectible vinyl figures including POP!, Pocket Pop! Keychains and more. In the home category, Funko will create salt & pepper shakers, string lights, utensils and more. The exclusive POP! figures will launch in 2016, while the rest of the items will have wide distribution in 2017.

Kids can bring their favorite girls back-to-school this year thanks to backpacks, lunch bags, messenger bags and more from Accessory Innovations.

Jewelbots is introducing programmable, interactive friendship bracelets featuring Buttercup, Blossom, and Bubbles in late 2016.

Smart phones, tablet cases and consumer electronics including headphones, digital cameras, selfie sticks and more will be offered from Sakar International in early 2017. They will also introduce flash lights, walkie talkies, and text messengers.

Bulls-i will produce trading cards, stickees, slapbands, puzzle erasers and more in early 2017.

Galerie will make The Powerpuff Girls even sweeter in late 2017 with the introduction of seasonal candy.

Cartoon Network will debut a fresh take on the beloved Ben 10 animated series by re-introducing an energetic, fun-loving, 10-year-old Ben Tennyson with international premieres this fall in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and the Asia-Pacific region (APAC), and will continue into 2017 with the U.S. and Latin America (LATAM). The series will feature many new and fan-favorite aliens and center around a healthy serving of action, excitement, and all-around fun.

Playmates Toys is the global master toy partner for Ben 10 and will introduce figures, playsets, role-play items and more in fall 2017.

A hit since its debut in 2010, Adventure Time is currently in its seventh season and has been greenlit for an eighth season. In addition to a massive and highly-engaged social media following, the show has received significant critical acclaim and awards. The series follows the adventures of Finn, his best friend Jake, and a dog with magical powers. Adventure Time has more than 100 licensees globally, with products in all categories and all channels of distribution. New Adventure Time licensing partners include the following:

Characters from Adventure Time will be ready to head back-to-school this fall and then the slopes next winter thanks to adult and children’s footwear, outerwear and snowboards from DC Shoes.

Astro Gaming is introducing headphone speaker tags in late 2016.

An Adventure Time four title library collection and cookbook from Insight Editions is set to hit shelves in October 2016.

On the heels of being named one of WIRED’s 15 Best Shows of 2015, Cartoon Network Studios’ original series Steven Universe was recently greenlit for a fifth season. Created by Emmy® and Annie Award-nominated writer and storyboard artist Rebecca Sugar (Adventure Time) and featuring a stellar voice cast including Grammy-Award winner Estelle and BTVA Voice Acting Award-winner Zach Callison, Steven Universe, tells the story of three magical defenders of the planet and Steven, the proverbial “little brother” to the Crystal Gems – a team of magical guardians of humanity. New Steven Universe licensing partners include:

Abrams is set to bring Steven Universe to life through books and calendars with an introduction at 2017 San Diego Comic-Con International.

Headphone speaker tags from Astro Gaming will hit stores in late 2016.

An Adult Swim brand, the popular Rick and Morty animated comedy series follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. The series has been picked up for a third season following its immensely successful season two premiere in July 2015 in which it ranked #1 in its time period among all key adult demographics.

New Rick and Morty licensing partners include:

Dark Horse will create a Rick and Morty Art of Book that will be available during 2017 San Diego Comic-Con International.

Astro Gaming is set to introduce headphone speaker tags in time for holiday 2016.

About Cartoon Network Enterprises

Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) is responsible for building consumer products and merchandising programs for a wide range of brands by securing and supporting long-term licensing partnerships across all categories. As the global branding and merchandising arm of Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, the division manages the consumer product programs for the networks’ award-winning original programming, brands and characters including Ben 10, Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, The Powerpuff Girls, Adult Swim and more. CNE also serves as the exclusive global licensing agent for LazyTown Entertainment and the PGA of America for the youth marketplace.

http://citybizlist.com/article/360234/cartoon-network-enterprises-unveils-expanding-portfolio-at-licensing-expo-2016