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JAKKS Pacific launches new toy line for Disney’s ‘Encanto’

Leading toy and consumer products manufacturer JAKKS Pacific has announced the launch of its new line of toys developed for the upcoming theatrical release of Disney’s Encanto, which is set to hit movie theatres worldwide on 24 November. A heartwarming story of a young Colombian girl faced with being the only …

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JAKKS Pacific brings on board former Disney executive Lori MacPherson

JAKKS Pacific, the designer, manufacturer and marketer of toys and consumer goods whose popular brands include Creepy Crawlers, Eyeclops, Fly Wheel and Kitten Catfe, has appointed Lori MacPherson to its Board of Directors.MacPherson served as Executive Vice President, Global Product Management for The Walt Disney Studios from 2010-2014, following her …

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Disney to launch new global event World Princess Week with LEGO, Hasbro and JAKKS on board

Disney is readying for the launch of its first World Princess Week, a global event that will celebrate the courage and kindness of its Disney Princess heroes to inspire fans around the world to adopt the same attributes in their daily lives. The event – kicking off on August 23rd …

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Dress up specialist Disguise Inc expands EMEA presence with UK senior leadership appointments

Disguise Inc, the costume division of the global toy company, JAKKS Pacific, has tapped industry veterans Tony Lewis and Lynda Morris to head up its expansion and recruitment efforts across EMEA, as it looks to build a team of costume experts across sales, design, and marketing within the region. David …

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Jakks Pacific sees Q2 sales grow 43 per cent as it hits $112.4m in net sales

Strong performances across North America and its international network has helped the global toy manufacturer, Jakks Pacific reach net sales of $112.4 million this second quarter, an increase of 43 per cent on the same period last year. Amid challenges posed by the pandemic and supply-chain and logistics issues caused …

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Jazwares continues team expansion with appointment of new SVP of communications

The global toy maker, Jazwares has appointed a new senior vice president of communications in the form of Sara Rosales, an accomplished communications executive boasting 20 years toy industry experience. In her new role, Rosales will focus on corporate communications, brand public relations, the company’s philanthropic efforts, working with digital …

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SEGA unveils new Sonic the Hedgehog content, games, and toys amid 30th anniversary event

SEGA has lifted the lid on a plethora of upcoming entertainment experiences surrounding its iconic Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, as the 30th anniversary celebrations of the flagship character continue, spanning animated series, live orchestra events, a host of new gaming announcements, and plenty of licensing activity. The grand unveiling of …

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Nintendo, Sonic, and Disney Princess help Jakks Pacific to “an excellent” Q1 2021

An “excellent beginning” to 2021 has seen net sales at the international toy maker, Jakks Pacific increase 26 per cent for the first quarter of the year, to $83.8 million compared to the $66.6 million of the same period last year. The results, the company has been quick to point …

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JAKKS Pacific expands global toy partnership with SEGA of America for Sonic the Hedgehog

JAKKS Pacific has renewed and expanded its global toy partnership with SEGA of America for the classic and modern versions of the hit entertainment franchise, Sonic the Hedgehog. Under the extended partnership, JAKKS will design, manufacture, market, and sell Sonic the Hedgehog branded toy product lines worldwide, commencing in 2022. …

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JAKKS Pacific backs its Disney slate to lift toy sales following Q4 and full year 2020 declines

JAKKS Pacific is heavily backing its Disney partnership and the boost in toy sales it expects to see over the course of the year, driven in part by the “extraordinary success of Disney+” and its new model of delivering content in the midst of the pandemic. The toy firm highlighted …

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