Cosmetics Against Violence
ng domestic violence is the goal of a new cosmetics line. Each product in the Boyfriend Cosmetics line is named after a boy and includes a message about self-worth directed to young girls and women. The line includes lip gloss, lip compacts, loose shimmer powder and eye shadow, and is complemented by sleepwear and T-shirts with the logo. President and founder Tammy Neihart started the company following her struggle with an abusive relationship, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to "The Tammy Neihart Project," a nonprofit foundation. "I believe if we can all come together to educate our youth, we can work together to end domestic abuse," Neihart said.
Back, Back, Back To DVD
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. -- The "Back to the Future" trilogy is coming to DVD for the first time on Dec. 17 and the release will be supported by a national consumer sweepstakes. Universal Studios Home Video will hold a "Your Ticket to Adventure" contest offering a grand-prize vacation to either the Universal Studios Hollywood or Universal Studios Florida theme parks. Both have the "Back to the Future" ride. In addition, the studio will provide a mail-in offer for a "Back to the Future" die-cast DeLorean toy car, and a $5 instantly redeemable coupon with the purchase of both the "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" DVD and the "Back to the Future" trilogy. A VHS version of the trilogy also will be available.
Little Golden Plushes
NEW YORK -- "The Poky Little Puppy," "The Saggy Baggy Elephant," "The Shy Little Kitty" and "The Tawny Scrawny Lion" will be the first plush toys from Little Golden Books titles produced by Yotoy Productions under a new licensing agreement. The new toys are available this summer, coinciding with Little Golden Books 60th anniversary. The multiyear deal was brokered by Classic Media, which manages the licensing, merchandising and promotional rights for the Little Golden Books brand. All companies are based here. "Characters from the Little Golden Books line hold a special place in the hearts of adults and children throughout the world," said Kate Karcher-Clark, president, Yotoy.