Bandai expands Tamagotchi

Bandai brand named best selling toy in the UK for the third year in a row, according to NPD Data.
Author:
Publish date:
Social count:
0
5_Pocoyo.jpg

Sales figures show 70 million pieces have been sold worldwide since the product’s launch in 1997.

Bandai expands the brand this year to include Tamagotchi Familitchi, which gives players three on-screen characters to nurture and raise.

Available from January 24th, the product includes new games, designs and game-play options. The infra-red function has also been updated.

The firm has also launched a corresponding virtual world, which allows players to chat and play games. To view the website click here.

Related

5_Pocoyo.jpg

Vtech and Bandai shine at TRA Awards

Vtech and Bandai were the big winners at last night’s Toy Retailer Association Awards, scooping the top two accolades, Toy Supplier of the Year and Toy of the Year 2005 respectively.

5_Pocoyo.jpg

Boyers steps up at Bandai

Long serving sales director, Julian Boyers has been promoted to Managing Director of Bandai UK with immediate effect, replacing Shusuke Takahara.

5_Pocoyo.jpg

Bandai catches Bubble

Bright Things? kids? games console, Bubble, took another important step towards launch this week, as the firm revealed it has secured a UK distribution deal with Bandai...

5_Pocoyo.jpg

Turner expands online Home

Turner’s Cartoon Network is expanding its online promotion for its Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends programme, adding a number of new features to its Big Fat Awesome House Party site.

5_Pocoyo.jpg

Bandai swoops for Namco

A new Japanese toys and games powerhouse has been created, with Bandai acquiring video game firm Namco in a deal worth some $1.6bn.

Featured Jobs

Vivid Job Logo 620 x 349

Digital Marketing Executive - Toys & Games

Vivid is Britain’s biggest toy company and the 20 largest in the world. With offices across the globe, they sell an amazing portfolio of toys and games to over 60 countries. Vivid is best known for its association with blockbuster brands and is very excited about future opportunities around the world.

Liberty

UK Sales Agents

Liberty House Toys have been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for the BiOBUDDi brand, and we are pleased to introduce this new unique, innovative and exciting range of 100% environmentally-friendly toy building blocks. We are seeking experienced sales agents with existing network in the toy retail market.

Gameplan Job Logo 620 x 349

Head of Product Development & Marketing

Our client is a privately owned French toy and games manufacturer which sells through distributors in forty countries. The company develops and sells innovative electronic interactive toys and games for the educational and gaming markets, and also takes suitable licenses. To progress its successful business development a Head of Product Development & Marketing is to to recruited.

HIT Entertainment Job Logo 620 x 349

Licensing Systems Administrator

The Contract System Coordinator is a newly created role to support the deal term entry process into Mattel’s new Contract Management System for its Licensing business. The role will support the Business Teams at the Deal & Amendment phase of the contracting process and act in conjunction with the System Administration team.