Maybe you can't really have a revival if your popularity hasn't waned much over time, but we've noticed that it's been really busy in Busytown lately! Or at least from a licensing standpoint. Based on the much-loved books of the anthropomorphic animals who live and work in Busytown, you can now find fabric, plush toys, plastic toys, bags, pillows, an app and more.
Busytown and its characters have been licensed many times over the years including Happy Meal toys for McDonalds, a 1994 Sega game and a 1990s animated series The Busy World of Richard Scarry. But here are some more recent ways your kids can enjoy Busytown beyond the books:
• Busytown apparel, bags, pillows, toy caddies and more are sold online at Ty's Toy Box, many of which can be customized with your child's name.
• Night & Day Studios has a knack for smart licensing for many of their apps (like Ed Emberley and Charley Harper) and has recently released Richard Scarry's Busytown app for iPad, iPhone and (soon) Android.