Tuesday, July 23, 2013

NPD Announces Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Takes Number One Action Figure Brand Spot For June 2013

ToyNews, a monthly trade magazine for the toy business, is reporting the fantastic Nickelodeon UK news in the following article that Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products UK brand new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" toy line, by Playmates and Flair, was the number one Action Figure brand in June 2013, according to NPD data! Booyakasha!

In the same article, ToyNews is also reporting the exciting Nick News that Mark Kingston, General Manager (GM) and Senior Vice President (SVP) of Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Australia, has announced plans to launch more brand new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" products and merchandise across multiple categories in the run up to Christmas 2013 and into 2014, to help make sure Turtle Power continues in the UK!:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles takes number one action figure brand spot for June, says NPD

The Turtles Action Figures have consistently featured in the best selling category month on month.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has taken the number one Action Figure brand spot for June, according to NPD data.

Flair reports that since returning to screens in October 2012, Nickelodeon's popular brand has swept the UK, and attributes much of this success to the character figures - the number one best selling Action Figure time since the beginning of the year.

The Turtles Action Figures have consistently featured in the best selling category month on month, driving the brand into the top slot overall.

Mark Kingston, GM and SVP Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products, Europe Middle East, Africa and Australia, said: "For Turtles to reach the number one spot in such a competitive category is a testament to the strength of the property and the translation of the innovative animation into engaging action figures.

"With new products rolling out across multiple categories in the run up to Christmas and into 2014, Turtle power is only set to continue."

Andrew Brown, product manager, GP Flair, added: "What a great start to the year. As more lines are being added to the Turtles collection this summer, these latest results have given us every confidence that Turtles' popularity will continue to grow."

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Nickelodeon USA To Premiere One-Hour Series Finale Episode Of "Big Time Rush", "Big Time Dreams", On Thursday 25th July 2013

The television news website The Futon Critic is reporting that bittersweet Nickelodeon News that Nick has announced that Nick USA will premiere and show the brand new one-hour season four finale episode of their hit original musical comedy series "Big Time Rush", called "Big Time Dreams", which also could be the series finale episode of BTR, on Thursday 25th July 2013 at 8:00 PM ET/PT.

In the all-new episode of "Big Time Rush", called "Big Time Dreams", which is rumored to be the shows final episode, the BTR guys are invited to the 24th annual Tween Choice Awards, where the boy banders are nominated for a award and are booked to close the show.

However, before the foursome can take the stage, they uncover an evil plot to brainwash everyone in the audience. So Big Time Rush have to take down the bad guys and make sure the show rolls on as scheduled. The episode will guest star Austin Mahone as himself, Mindless Behavior as themselves, Nick Cannon ("All That", "The Nick Cannon Show", "Rags", the host of the "TeenNick Halo Awards" and the Chairman of 'TeenNick') as himself, Karmin as themselves, and Alexa Vega as herself. Episode notes: The Tween Choice Awards is a parody of the Teen Choice Awards. The goop that fell on Camille and Jo when they went up to present an award was a parody of the green slime used at the Kids Choice Awards. This is an hour-long TV special which could possibly connected with "Big Time Movie", based on similarities in plots (both contain spy elements and dream plot points).

Although currently unconfirmed by Nickelodeon and his band mates/co-stars, Carlos Pena, Jr., who portrays Carlos Garcia in the popular Nick show, has hinted in Tweets (posts) on his official Twitter profile page (@TheCarlosPena) that BTR and Nickelodeon might not be making a fifth season of "Big Time Rush" ("Big Time Rush" season 5), including in the following Tweet he posted on Monday 22nd July 2013 stating that "Big Time Dreams" would be the last ever episode of "Big Time Rush":
such a HUGE week!! #bigtimenewtown today! And on thursday make sure to tune into the LAST episode of Big TIme Rush!!!!!!
Currently in its fourth season, Nickelodeon's popular live-action original comedy show, "Big Time Rush", ranks as one of the top ten live-action series with kids 2-11, kids 6-11 and tweens 9-14 across all of North American TV. The North American series premiere of "Big Time Rush" on Nickelodeon USA was the highest-rated and most-watched live-action debut among all Nickelodeon series with kids, tweens and total viewers (6.8 million). Also an international breakout hit, "Big Time Rush" ranks within the top 10 programs on Nickelodeon in key markets with key demos, including Germany, Mexico, Italy, Brazil, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Poland, South Africa and Australia, and is seen in over 100 territories and in 20 languages via Nickelodeon channels and syndication.

Nickelodeon's hit Kids' Choice Awards winning original musical series "Big Time Rush" (or "BTR") is an North American television series created by Scott Fellows (Nickelodeon's "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide", Cartoon Network first original show "The Moxy Show", and The WB's "Johnny Test") about the Hollywood misadventures of four hockey players from Minnesota — Kendall, James, Carlos, and Logan, after they are selected to form a boy band. The series premiered with an hour-long pilot episode, "Big Time Audition", on Nickelodeon USA, on November 28, 2009. Its official debut episode premiered on January 18, 2010, earning 6.8 million viewers, making it Nickelodeon's highest-rated live-action series debut ever. Nickelodeon's "Big Time Rush" stars Kendall Schmidt as Kendall Knight, the leader of the band, James Maslow as James Diamond, the handsome one in the band, Carlos Pena, Jr. as Carlos Garcia, the one who always wears his helmet, and Logan Henderson as Logan Mitchell, the smartest one in the band, and co-star's Ciara Bravo as Katie Knight, Kendall's little sister, Stephen Kramer Glickman as Gustavo Rocque, the band's manager, Tanya Chisholm as Kelly Wainwright, Gustavo's assistant, Erin Sanders as Camille Roberts, Logan's girlfriend, and Challen Cates as Jennifer Knight, Kendall and Katie's mother.

Nickelodeon boyband Big Time Rush is currently touring the USA with Nickelodeon Star Victoria Justice ("Zoey 101", "Victorious") in their all-new summer tour called "Summer Break Tour".
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