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Licensing Preview A look at the top properties and their partners for 2021. Bluey Moose Toys unveils new toys and games based on animated preschool series Bluey, currently airing on Disney Junior and Disney+ in the U.S. The Bluey Pool Time Playset promotes active and imaginative play. Inspired by the episode, “The Pool,” this playset includes a pool ready to be filled with water, plus a diving board and cabana for one of summer’s favorite activities. The set also features an articulated Bluey figure outfitted in her swimsuit, doughnut and unicorn floaties, and more fun accessories for splish-splash fun. Available May 2021 for ages 3-5. In Bluey’s Hopscotch Race Card Game, players 3+ build a hopscotch path using cards, then spin the spinner to match the color and be the first to the finish line. Includes 44 colorful picture cards, color spinner and the four Bluey family characters as game movers. Preschoolers will take a road trip with Bluey this summer with Bluey’s Caravan Adventures, as they head to the great outdoors in the Bluey Caravan, the coolest RV on the road. This large playset includes everything the Heeler family needs for camping adventures. The side of the Caravan opens to reveal a kitchen complete with a table and benches that are perfect for indoor or outdoor play and feature cabinets and an oven door that opens and closes, and a second-story bunk room with beds for Bluey and Bingo. Inspired by the “Camping” episode where Bluey meets a new friend Jean Luc, the playset includes an exclusive Jean Luc figure, firepit, and food accessories. Bluey, the loveable six-year-old blue heeler who turns everyday family life into endless, playful adventures, is now more playful than ever as the Talking Bluey Plush, arriving August. Children 3 to 5 press her belly to get soft and cuddly Bluey to speak nine phrases – including “I’ve got an idea!” and “For real life?” – and sings the beloved opening song from the hit Disney series. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, the animated series from Fred Rogers Productions airing on PBS Kids, will be featured in a range of new products for preschoolers this year. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Puzzle Eight Pack from TCG Toys is a multi-pack of eight different and engaging puzzles featuring familiar scenes from the Emmy-winning series. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Explore & Find So Many Ways to Play! — from Cottage Door Press — invites children aged 2 to 4 can join Daniel Tiger and friends as they explore all the wonderous seasons in this interactive board book that is filled with engaging search-and-find matching games, counting, new vocabulary words, and lively scenes designed to educate and entertain every little Daniel Tiger Fan. Available April 2021. Preschoolers can also read and play the Colorforms way with Daniel Tiger and his friends with Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (Colorforms Activity Books). The unique, restickable Colorforms allow little ones to use their imaginations by creating new scenes over and over. With over 50 reusable Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Colorforms included, the possibilities are endless. Coming August 2021. Made just for beginner readers, the Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Daniel Tiger Early Reading Game from University Games enables children to explore letter names and sounds and create simple words. This game encourages social, literacy and counting skills. For children 3 and older, available fall 2021. Dr. Seuss Aurora World, manufacturer of plush products, expands its lineup of toys based on the original characters and illustrations of Dr. Seuss — including the Cat in the Hat, the Grinch, and the Lorax. You’re a mean one, Mr Grinch! Bring home Christmas’s most infamous character with this adorable take on the Dr. Seuss classic now in a new soft and squishy form. The Grinch Dr. Seuss Aurora Squishy is 9.5 inches in size, with high quality materials that make for a soft and fluffy touch and hard plastic eye detailing. New to the Dr. Seuss line, kids can place the Cat in the Hat on their shoulders and take him with them on-the-go with this Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss Aurora Shoulderkin. Shoulderkins are magnetic friends that rest securely on your shoulders and go with you anywhere. A magnet sits at the bottom of the plush, which allows it to attach to the fabric-covered metal base. Fun, stylish, and convenient, kids will want to have a Shoulderkin with them at all times. A classic Dr. Seuss character is brought to life with this Lorax Hand Puppet. Using the holes for functioning arms and a head, children can tell their favorite stories with this beautifully detailed puppet. It’s 10 inches in size and the perfect fit for hands of all sizes. It is hand constructed from high quality materials, which makes for a unique and soft touch. For a smaller puppet version of favorite characters, Aurora introduces Dr. Seuss Finger Puppets, featuring characters such as Cat in the Hat, Thing 1, and Thing 2. They are three inches in size, with cute details and textures. 68 tfe February 2021

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