The Daily News, Friday, March 5, 2021

News from Retail, Marketing & the World of Kids:

Walmart and Amazon Are Going Hard After This Huge Opportunity

Prices Could be Going Up at Your Target Store Very Soon

Walmart and Target among retailers spending billions to catch Amazon

Amazon opens first no-checkout store outside US in London

12 year-old Aiden Hepburn Steps Into His Dream Job as Toys”R”Us Canada’s New Chief Play Officer!

Disney to close at least 60 North American stores
 

Results of Kidscreen’s Industry Survey
 
2021 Toy Trends Shifting to ‘Toys that Teach’ and ‘Talking Technology’
 
Meet Kunda Kids: Publishing Company Increasing Diversity In Children’s Books
 
Fortnite is jumping on the ShantyTok craze with this new emote

Is Social Media Really Killing Your Kid’s Creativity?  
 
TikTok for education

Watching YouTube Through My Daughter’s Eyes

Mastercard SpendingPulse: U.S. Retail Sales Grow in February Despite Winter Blast

 
13 of the Coolest Games and Toys From Amazon Launchpad That You’ll Love




News from ChizComm Clients (Earned PR):

emma_and_olivia_play – Emma and Olivia had so much fun unraveling the new @raveltales Patch-A-Roos 🧶

bearyfunadventures – I wanted to show you this really cool @raveltales my auntie gave me!

theunboxers24 – How cute is this Ravel Tales DIY Series 2: Sparklers Collectible Plush Toy from our friends at @sunnydaysent

TheUnboxerrs24 – How cute is this Ravel Tales DIY Series 2: Sparklers Collectible Plush Toy from our friends at @sunnydaysent1

The Toy Insider – MAXX BUBBLES BUBBLE FLOWER POT
 
Thelisteningslp – Rattlesnake Jake is a great new interactive game by @goliathgamesus!

Babysamskylar – Thanks @goliathgamesus and @chizcomm for #gifting this super cute game!

Thewaldockway – Emily and I spent the entire day playing most of our favorite two-player games.

Romance University – The Best Shark Board Game of 2021 – Reviewed and Top Rated

lovinfee – “But you know, happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
 
doms_style – It’s time to dig in to these super funny super mini Wacky Packages Minis!!

squirrelstampede – I Bumped the Squirrel’s lunch over, and they are eating really weird things!!

ceritasbella – #wackypackages #superimpulse #superimpulsetoys

thepreparedmom – We had a #wacky delivery!

sugarrushshop – #worldssmallesttoys
 
Unboxing @vippetsofficial 🐶🐾🎀 These cute pets have long hair, come with 9 surprises, and love to style their hair!

Today we opened *Gwen* from the @vippetsofficial collection. We had a blast styling her long pretty pink hair


Ella loves seeing her name on toys and thinks it is the coolest thing!! 
 
Plush danger from #bobsburgers her hat is so cute ,these plushies are very soft.
 
rr_funstagram – Welcome to Oceans & Coasts
 
BenSpark – SNAP SHIPS FUSION BUILDS REVIEW – FORCE AND KOMPLEX SETS – BUILD TO BATTLE

Drew Bennett – Snap Ships FUSION Builds Review – Force and Komplex Sets – Build to Battle

Livin With Littles – Snap Ships Zoom Unboxing Party- Build Party!

Living_with_littles – #sponsored Did you guys catch our stories where we hosted a @snapships zoom unboxing party?

ashleyandmegan__ – Artists of all ages can create amazing designs with the Spirograph Jr. set! 🌈




News from Toy Companie
 
Barbie reveals Clara Amfo doll ahead of International Womens Day
 
MISSION: PLAY! BY MATTEL SET TO OPEN FIRST LOCATION IN EUROPE NEXT YEAR
 
Check Out Hasbro’s New PJ Masks Toys
 
Kids, don’t bother! Lego launches sweet, adults-only Winnie the Pooh set
 
PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM TO ACQUIRE MICHAELS STORES
 
MOOSE TOYS NAMED 2020 WALMART TOY SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR
 
Little Tikes tips Growing Garden range for sell out success
 
Celebs front Lego #VIDIYOVibes campaign to encourage creativity
 
Funko Virtual Con: Shop New Spring 2021 Pops Now
 
Two Great Things And Once Concern About The Leaked Nintendo Switch Pro Screen
 
EOLO Toys and Panini on board for new animated series and app game SuperMasked



News from Entertainment, Gaming and Licensing:

Nickelodeon signs up for Drama Club
 
Nickelodeon Greenlights SpongeBob SquarePants Spinoff The Patrick Star Show
 

Netflix to adapt Asterix comics
 
Genius Brands International Issues CEO Newsletter
 
Kartoon Channel! Expands Distribution With Launch of Digital Linear Channel for Ad-Supported Scheduled Viewing Experience
 
Universal Studios To Reopen Park, But Rides Remain Closed
 
WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar On Movie Outlook And Adding Cheaper AVOD Tier To HBO Max: “It Turns Out That Most People On This Planet Are Not Wealthy”
 
Warner Bros. Exec Thinks Theatrical Windows Still Important To Streaming
 
Will Paramount+ be a mountain or a molehill in streaming?

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