Today, the United States of America celebrates its 238th birthday! That means that its time to fire up the grill, watch a fire works show or visit the newly reopened Statue of Liberty. Happy Birthday America!
The owner of Playmobil’s Zirndorf, Germany based parent company, geobra Brandstätter GmbH & Co. KG, Horst Brandstätter, has just turned 80. Known as HOB inside the company, Brandstätter played a major role in the development of Playmobil during the 70s, when an oil crisis made the production of solid plastic toys uneconomical. Brandstätter has worked in the field of manufacturing for over 55 years and has no intentions to stop anytime soon, as he considers his work at Playmobil and geobra Brandstätter as his purpose in life.
The popular LEGO theme Ninjago will soon be getting its own movie thanks to a tie up between the Danish toy maker and Warner Brothers. The movie will feature the same writers,Dan and Kevin Hageman, as the Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu animated series on Cartoon Network. Despite featuring the same writers, the new Ninjago movie will feature a different storyline from the cartoon. Warner Brothers, which is also releasing The LEGO Movie, is also set to announce in the very near future the director of the Ninjago film.