Author: Maddie Michalik

Circuit Scribe Introduces DIY Electronic Kits

Circuit Scribe launched a Kickstarter campaign for do-it-yourself (DIY) electronic kits. Creators can draw anything with a non-toxic, highly-conductive silver and water based ink with the Circuit Scribe’s Conductive Silver Ink Pen, letting kids draw instantly-functioning circuits by hand. Backers of Circuit Scribe’s first Kickstarter campaign received this pen, which is used for education, prototyping, and electronic art. The campaigned raised $675,000 from more than 12,000 backers, more than its original goal of $85,000. Kids can use this pen for the new DIY kits. One of the kits available in the company’s current campaign is The Drone Kit, in which parents can work with their kids to create a four-propeller drone using cardboard and the conductive pen. This DIY drone kit will include perforated sections that ensure symmetrical shapes, which can be configured and reconfigured in multiple variations to change the drone’s...

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Hasbro, Harmonix Unveil New Details For DropMix

Hasbro Inc. and Harmonix Music Systems Inc. revealed ten new songs and a new game mode for its upcoming music mixing game DropMix. First announced in March, the game features multiple game modes, including Clash Mode and Party Mode, and allows players to create mixes of songs by playing cards on a game board connected to an app. Unlike Clash Mode, which pits two teams against each other as they battle to master the mix, players in Party Mode work together to fulfill crowd requests coming from the DropMix app. Playing together, friends will create a stream of music...

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Rubie’s Costume Co. to Launch Wonder Woman Costume Collection

Rubie’s Costume Co. will produce officially licensed costumes, accessories, and masks inspired by Wonder Woman, which hit theaters on June 2. Available in child and adult sizes, the collection features the film’s main characters: Wonder Woman, Queen Hippolyta, Super-Villain Ares, and fighter pilot Steve Trevor. Rubie’s collection closely replicates the ensembles portrayed on the big screen. In addition, Imagine by Rubie’s offers dress-up costumes and accessories for kids in separates and boxed sets. The Wonder Woman collection from Rubie’s will be available this Halloween season. Wonder Woman has exceeded expectations at the box office, earning more than $100 million domestically in its opening weekend, the largest opening for a female-directed feature film....

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Deadline Set for Spielwarenmesse’s World of Toys Pavilion in Hong Kong

Registration for the World of Toys Pavilion at Spielwarenmesse eG’s Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair ends on Sept. 30. The next edition of the show will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, is scheduled to run from January 8 to 11. At last year’s Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, 31 companies (up from 27 in 2016) from 14 countries (13 in the year prior) appeared at the World of Toys Pavilion. The range of services offered includes a complete exhibition stand with basic furnishings, a selection of service providers with recommendations, announcements and publicity in the fair organizer’s publications, and marketing measures and promotions. Spielwarenmesse eG gives its international exhibitors both technical and organizational assistance before and during the fair, while supporting them with an extensive range of services including stand construction, marketing, and contacts on site....

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Mike Bettiga Joins Fun2Play Toys

Mike Bettiga joins Fun2Play Toys as the company’s COO/CFO to help build the brand and boost sales. He will provide the company guidance as it works to cultivate its branding and position within the consumer market. Bettiga will also help ensure that sales meet and exceed current goals. Bettiga joins the company with 38 years of corporate retail experience, most recently as former CEO/COO at national retail chain Shopko. During his previous work with Shopko, Bettiga pioneered several businesses within the...

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