Hallmark Signs New Licensing Agreement with Mattel
Barbie® ornaments and plush products will be available from Hallmark in 2015.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - January 07, 2015 - Hallmark and Mattel today announced a new licensing agreement that will bring the Barbie® brand license back to Hallmark in 2015.
With this contract, Hallmark secures the rights to create holiday ornaments and plush products in the U.S. and Canada. The products will have broad distribution through multiple retail channels, with exclusive items in the nationwide network of Hallmark Gold Crown® stores.
"It's beyond exciting to have Barbie back at Hallmark," said Cindy Mahoney, Vice President – Hallmark Licensing. "The iconic Barbie brand is so beloved by families and collectors alike, particularly Holiday Barbie. And get ready, because we have some creative, quality products planned to celebrate Barbie's return."
The first new Barbie™ products from Hallmark will appear in Hallmark Gold Crown stores for Keepsake Ornament Premiere in July 2015.
Hot Wheels® Enters Into Licensing Partnership With Toy State®
Hot Wheels and Toy State to Amp Up Mattel's Lights & Sound and R/C Car Toy Lines
NORWOOD, Mass., June 19, 2013 -- Hot Wheels® announced today a new licensing partnership with Toy State®, a leading manufacturer of licensed and highly stylized lights and sound toy vehicles. The agreement, which kicks off this year and runs through 2016, will invite Toy State to design and build a new line of over-the-top lights and sound and remote controlled Hot Wheels-branded cars.
"No doubt our fans will embrace the innovation and style that Toy State will inject into our product lineup," said Simon Waldron, Vice President, Marketing, Wheels. "We've given our partner the 'keys' to the Hot Wheels brand to develop the most exciting R/C and lights and sounds cars on shelf."
Mega Bloks Hot Wheels™ Construction Sets Unveiled At New York Toy Fair
MEGA Brands and Mattel continue to expand construction lines
MONTREAL/NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2013 - MEGA Brands launches its brand-new Mega Bloks Hot Wheels™ collection today at the 2013 American International Toy Fair. Toy insiders will get a full preview of the highly-anticipated construction line hitting stores this summer.
Following their successful launch of the Mega Bloks Barbie line in Holiday 2012, MEGA Brands and Mattel continue to expand the construction category with a full range of building sets based on the iconic and best-selling Hot Wheels® brand. Mega Bloks Hot Wheels brings together the speed, action and performance of this world famous boys brand with easy building fun, cool action features and the world's first collectible Hot Wheels micro-action-figures.
Danica Patrick Hits the Track in a Transforming Hot Wheels® Car in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed™
SEGA and Mattel Team Up to Create an Immersive Sonic the Hedgehog Racing Experience with Limited Edition Diecast "Danicar" and In-Game Vehicle
SAN FRANCISCO -- October 10, 2012 -- SEGA® of America Inc. is thrilled to announce a unique partnership with Mattel, Inc. and the iconic Hot Wheels® brand, offering consumers an exciting cross-platform experience for the upcoming release of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. Within the video game, players who choose to race as Danica Patrick will be able to drive a custom transforming electric green Hot Wheels® vehicle, designed to navigate the dynamic land, sea and air environments. In addition to its in-game presence, the "Danicar" will also be available as an exclusive diecast vehicle available this holiday season with purchase of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed at select retailers.
Saban Brands and Mattel Partner to Produce Power Rangers Hot Wheels Cars
Collaboration on toy products continues growth of Power Rangers brand
LOS ANGELES (June 12, 2012) - Saban Brands and Mattel have partnered to produce a line of Power Rangers inspired Hot Wheels vehicles, targeted for release in 2013, that capture the action and excitement of the Power Rangers series. The toys will be based on the next installment of the series, Power Rangers Megaforce, which will air beginning in 2013.
"With the many iconic toy brands managed by Mattel, our partnership with the company is a natural progression for Power Rangers, which continues to grow at an incredible rate," said Elie Dekel, President, Saban Brands. "We look forward to working with Mattel and introducing toys that are sure to excite Power Rangers fans everywhere."
Mattel Leverages Powerful Portfolio of Properties and Global Footprint to Grow Toy Brands into Lifestyle Brands
Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, Monster High® and Fisher-Price® Extend Play Outside of the Toy Box with New Global Consumer Products Initiatives
LAS VEGAS -- June 11, 2012 -- At the 2012 Las Vegas Licensing International Expo, Mattel, Inc. will showcase its powerful portfolio of iconic brands and successful properties. Mattel is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and the marketing of toys and family products, and leads the way in translating the most popular toy brands in the industry into lifestyle brands through innovative and impactful partnerships around the world. Las Vegas Licensing International Expo will serve as the platform for the company to introduce new and exciting partnerships to an industry audience.
Crayola and Mattel Announce Colorful New Multi-Year Worldwide Licensing Partnership
Crayola Brings the Magic of Barbie® and Hot Wheels® to Life Through New Line of Creative Activities and Digital Coloring App
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- April 11, 2012 -- Mattel, Inc., the world's largest toy company, and Crayola, the largest children's art supply maker, announced today a global licensing partnership. The two companies join forces, giving children creative experiences that bring popular Barbie and Hot Wheels properties to life with Crayola colors.
MEGA Brands and Mattel announce worldwide licensing partnership
Barbie® and Hot Wheels® to be First Mattel Brands Included in New Collection
MONTREAL AND EL SEGUNDO, Calif., March 29, 2012 - MEGA Brands Inc. announced today a multi-year global licensing partnership with Mattel, Inc. - the world's largest toy company - to develop construction toys based on the world's most iconic kids brands, Barbie® and Hot Wheels®. The new lines will be available at retail starting in spring 2013.
This strategic alliance leverages the MEGA Bloks brand and its expertise by bringing Mattel's most powerful properties to life in the fast-growing construction toy category.
The Mega Bloks Barbie™ collection will provide girls with a completely new Barbie play experience. With a focus on creative play and customization, the possibilities are endless. The line will feature Barbie and her friends in a buildable world of fashion and dream locations.