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TechCrunch , The Verge

Sphero spinoff Misty Robotics gets $11.5 million to create a mainstream robot for the home

Robotics Intelligent machines Apps & Services
TNW

Observation: Sphero needs to make a smart hub

Star Wars Smart devices
The Verge

Sphero's new Spider-Man toy is like an overly chatty camp counselor

Bloomberg

Mattel's CEO Thinks Internet-Connected Toys Are the Future

Earnings Family
TechCrunch , CNET , VentureBeat

Robotic toymaker Sphero unveils Ultimate Lightning McQueen — a chatty, smartphone-controlled car

Robotics Star Wars
ZDNet

Robo Wunderkind wants to teach children to be robot creators

JPY ¥300,000,000 Venture capital (Series A)
The Bridge

Japan's wearable smart toy Moff gets $2.7M to make entry into healthcare business

Fitness
Adweek

http://www.adweek.com/tv-video/mattel-is-teaming-up-with-abc-for-a-new-competition-series-to-find-its-next-big-toy/

Family
TechCrunch

Toymail adds an app store for its cuddly mobiles for kids

Family Apps Messaging
Acquisition
TechCrunch

Disney has quietly acquired tech and assets of MakieLab, a startup that 3D printed dolls

Strategy
Technical.ly

Brooklyn tech expat Toymail brings home big bucks on ABC's 'Shark Tank' Brooklyn

CNET

We played with the coolest Hasbro and Mattel toys you can't buy yet

Robotics Star Wars
CNN Tech

Hologram Barbie is Mattel's newest toy

Family
$3,000,000 Venture capital (Series A)
TechCrunch , PE Hub

Ozobot raises $3 million for toys that teach kids coding basics off-screen

Adweek

Mattel Picks Publicis Groupe to Continue Its Digital Marketing Evolution

Advertising
$200,000 Seed fund
The Culture

Naturally Perfect Dolls Secures $200,000 Investment on Shark Tank

Acquisition
PE Hub , GeekWire

ACON-backed Funko to acquire UK toy maker UTL - PE Hub

Apps & Services Star Wars
Re/code , WSJD

Google is losing an ads star as Margo Georgiadis moves to Mattel

Strategy
£5,000,000 Undisclosed
Business Insider , TechCrunch , Tech City News

The company that made Prince George's dressing gown has raised £5 million

Funding
$5,000,000 Angel
VentureBeat

Education startup EQtainment raises $5 million to nurture your child’s emotional and social intelligence