Saturday, November 10, 2018

FYE Unveils New and Improved Holiday-Themed 'Rugrats' Reptar Bars

Update (11/4) - Below is Nickelodeon and Trans World Entertainment Corp.'s official press release announcing the ROOAARR-tastic news!:

The Superist! The Duperist! Reptar Bar is Back at FYE

Albany, NY, November 1, 2018 -- Through a partnership with Nickelodeon, FYE will once again delight fans with a new spin on last year’s very successful Reptar chocolate bar, inspired by the hit Nick ‘90s animated series Rugrats. Hold on to your diapies babies, Reptar is back and better than ever!

The new, limited release of the exclusive Deluxe Reptar Chocolate Bar is the confection fans have been asking for! FYE has created a 6oz, 6.5” tall, beautifully packaged, flavor explosion in the shape of Reptar. You can finally bite into a delicious milk chocolate exterior, swirled with nuts and caramel, featuring a tasty bright green frosting center that turns your tongue green! This edition of the chocolate bar is the first of its kind and will only be available at FYE. Be prepared to enjoy Reptar on a new deluxe level!

Iconic Rugrats character Angelica Pickles said it best, “A Reptar Bar is chocolate and nuts and caramel and green stuff and it’s swirled and stirred and rippled and beaten and sweetened until you can’t stop eatin’. The superist! The duperist! The double chocolate scooperist! The meanest! The best! It’s better than the rest! Reptar Bar! Reptar Bar! The candy bar supreme! The candy bar that turns your tongue green!”

FYE has also just launched the exclusive Reptar on Ice Bar for anyone who missed the original. This year the Reptar on Ice Bar turns your tongue blue! As part of a broader Nickelodeon ‘90s product offering, FYE even has exclusive men’s and women’s apparel, a Christmas ornament, collectible figures, cozy sweatshirt blanket, and more.

These products are available exclusively at FYE stores and both of the chocolate bars are available for order at

About Trans World Entertainment

Trans World Entertainment is a leader in entertainment retail and operates retail stores in the United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, primarily under the FYE brand and on the web at

SOURCE Trans World Entertainment Corp.


Trim your tree this holiday with a Reptar Christmas Tree ornament (image above)!

Besides a T.Rex shaped chocolate bar and Reptar Christmas Tree ornament, there are many more products that will keep the '90s alive. You'll find Reptar shirts to rock to your next cycling class and a Chuckie Rugrats keychain that will ensure you never lose track of your house or car keys ever again.

While '90s Nick Kids might miss certain details of their childhood, like watching a Rugrats marathon without being aware that there would ever be a worry about final exams or big meetings in their future, there are perks to being an adult. For example, getting to make the decision that stocking up on multiple candy bars is a very good idea.

October, November and December 2018 on Nickelodeon Germany and Nick Jr. Deutschland | Highlights [Latest Update: 10/11]

Below is a round-up of Nickelodeon Germany's (Deutschland) October, November and December 2018 programming highlights for Nick and Nick Jr.!:

Update (8/11): NICK verkürzt die Wartezeit auf die Feiertage mit dem Nickelodeon Hit-Advent!

'Dora The Explorer' Stars Matt Hunter and Isabela Moner Release New Single, 'Lista De Espera'

Diego and Dora have released a new track, kind of..

Colombian-Italian-American singer, songwriter and voice actor Matt Hunter has collaborated with Peruvian-American actor and singer
Isabela Moner (100 Things to Do Before High School, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Transformers: The Last Knight, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Instant Family) to release a brand-new single, titled "Lista De Espera"!

What makes this collaboration even more unique is that both Matt, 20, and Isabela, 17, who are both bilingual, are Dora the Explorer stars! Matt voiced Dora's cousin Diego Márquez in two seasons of Nickelodeon's hit animated preschool series Dora the Explorer and it's spin-off series, Go, Diego, Go!, and Isabela voiced Kate in the sequel TV series Dora and Friends: Into the City! and will be starring as a teen Dora in Paramount Players upcoming live-action Dora the Explorer movie, currently set to be released in theaters in August 2019!

"Lista De Espera" is Matt's second single, following the release of his debut track "Dicen" (under the labels Transcend.ent / Universal Music Latin), an explosive duet with Lele Pons, earlier this year. The music video for "Dicen" has so far notched up 150 million views on YouTube, with the song being certified double platinum under RIAA’s Latin Music Program in the U.S.!

"Lista De Espera" is available on digital platforms today, including an exclusive vertical video on Spotify. “Lista de espera” is written by Bull Nene, Matt Hunter, Capi, Dvlp, Alejandra Alberti and Isabela Moner. To support the launch, Matt will be making promotional visits to México, Chile, Ecuador and other Latin American countries. Matt is currently working on his debut album.

Check out Matt and Isabela's brand-new track "Lista De Espera" below, and let me know in the comments which Dora the Explorer / Go, Diego, Go! characters you would like to see release a duet! Map & Backpack and Booths & Swiper, anybody? Make it happen!

More Nick: First Look at Isabela Moner in Paramount's 'Dora the Explorer' Movie!

Original source: Fotoconciertos; Additional sources: Google Translate, Wikipedia (I, II), Head Line Planet.
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Brands in Proximity: Brands in the Culture of Proximity | A Viacom Velocity Study

What was once mono-directional brand messaging is now multi-directional.

“The Culture of Proximity” has placed brand messaging closer than ever to consumer desires and expectations.

Abigail Posner, Head of Strategy, Google Brand Unit, Google
Kenyatta Cheese, Co-founder, Everybody at Once
Marisa Thalberg, Chief Marketing Officer, Taco Bell
Jamin Warren, Founder, Twofivesix
Feminista Jones, Writer, Community Activist

A proprietary study commissioned by Viacom Velocity

More Nick: Nickelodeon Australia Unveils Results For 'The Grand Illusion: Being Grandparents in the 21st Century' Study.
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Rutizados | Expectativa vs. Realidad | Noobees | Nickelodeon Latinoamérica

Expectativa vs. Realidad, ¡ahora al estilo de Ruth! ¡Es hora de ru-ti-zar-te! Sigue todos los videos con Majo Vargas y Megumi Hasebe cada miércoles y viernes, al término del episodio de Noobees, en exclusivo en nuestro Youtube.

Mystery Man -

Más Nick: Nickelodeon Latin America Kicks Off Co-Production ‘Club 57’ with Italy’s Rainbow Group | MIPJunior | MIPCOM 2018!
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Karisma Hotels & Resorts Appoints Diego Jaramillio to General Director of Latin America

Karisma Hotels & Resorts, a luxury hotel collection that owns and manages properties across Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe, has appointed Diego Jaramillio as the new general director of Karisma Latin America. Jaramillio brings more than 20 years of professional experience to his position, where he will play a role in Karisma’s expansion throughout the region.

Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya

As a part of Karisma Hotels & Resorts’ global growth, the company led the opening and expansion of Allure Hotels by Karisma in Colombia and recently announced a strategic alliance with the Irotama Resort on Pozos Colorados Beach in Santa Marta, Colombia. Under Karisma’s management, the Irotama Resort will undergo a full renovation of all its guestrooms.

“We are proud to announce Diego as general director of Karisma Latin America,” Sasa Milojevic, president of hotel operations and CEO of the Mexico and Caribbean region, said in a statement. “With more than two decades of background and a deep understanding of development within Latin America, Diego brings exceptional experience and passion to his role. We are confident that he will be an integral part of Karisma’s continued growth in the region.”

As general director, Jaramillio will oversee expansion across Latin America with brands such as Nickelodeon and Margaritaville. In addition to driving development of new hotels in the region, he will lead sales and marketing strategies to drive Latin America-based guests to Karisma’s existing portfolio, including Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, El Dorado Spa Resorts, Azul Beach Resorts, Generations Riviera Maya, Karisma Villas, Allure Hotels, and Hidden Beach Resort.

Diego Jaramillio. Photo credit: Karisma Hotels & Resorts

“Karisma has established itself as a global leader in hospitality,” Jaramillio said in a statement. “I am delighted to join this accomplished organization and to build upon the impressive partnerships and portfolio of esteemed properties already in place. I look forward to supporting the forthcoming openings and identifying new opportunities for Karisma’s world-class hotel brands to have a presence in Latin America.”

Before joining Karisma Hotels & Resorts, Jaramillio honed his skills as chief financial officer of Hoteles Decameron in Bogota, Colombia. Having worked for Colombian companies since 1995, Jaramillio brings with him a wealth of experience in the Latin America market. He holds a master of business administration from Inalde Business School.

Karisma Hotels & Resorts’ growth plans include the opening of Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya in 2019 and the first-ever Margaritaville by Karisma in 2020. Karisma now has 32 properties within its portfolio, surpassing its goal of owning and/or operating 30 hotels around the world by 2020.

More Nick: Karisma Looking To Open New Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Properties In Barbados and St. Lucia!

Original source: Hotel Management.
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Santa Gets The Holiday Season Started Arrives at Nickelodeon Land at Mall of America

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - The holiday season got started at Mall of America Thursday night with the traditional grand arrival ceremony for Santa Claus!

Kris Kringle officially landed alongside Mrs. Claus at Santa Land with a grand parade, which kicked off the Holiday Light Show in Nickelodeon Universe -- an interactive nightly show featuring lights, music, fog and snow effects!

No matter if you’re on the naughty or nice list this year, Santa ready to meet you at Santa Land, every day now - Dec. 24!

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