Rachel Lowe to develop new puzzles, board games and card games for Beano

Award winning board game designer, Rachel Lowe has joined a brace of new licensing partners to develop and launch a new range of official Beano consumer products this year.

The prolific board game creator has signed with the popular children’s property to develop, produce and market a collection of Beano licensed puzzles, board games, and card games for Dennis and his Beanotown friends. The product range will be developed for both adults and kids.

Lowe is one of five new licensing partners to have been signed to the Beano property by Rocket Licensing, Beano’s UK and Ireland licensing agency. She will be joined by thee likes of Smiffy’s who will be offering myriad products in the partyware space, including paper plates, bowls, cups, napkins, as well as paper decorations and bunting.

Beano confectionery in personalised packaging will also be created by Great Gifts. The unique gifting lines are set to include gift boxes, jars and advent calendars and launch across retail later this year.

Health and beauty experts H&A will also be developing a creative range of Beano products to include everyday essentials, play cosmetics, health and beauty accessories and hair care. These will be targeted at both boys and girls and launching into high street retail for autumn/winter 2020.

In licensed apparel, Park Agencies are supporting the brand, with adult and kids tees and sweats currently in development to launch into high street and online retail.

These new deals take place in the run up to Dennis’ 70th birthday in 2021, for which Beano Studios and Rocket Licensing are planning a raft of celebrations, partnerships and new product launches.

Rob Wijeratna, joint managing director of Rocket Licensing, said: “2019 was an incredibly busy and successful year for Beano, with a fabulous calendar of consumer products deals, marketing initiatives and campaigns. It’s great to be able to start 2020 with the same momentum, and five new best-in-class licensing deals for the brand, as we look ahead to a big celebration year in 2021.

“Beano continues to capture the hearts of the British public and offers a huge depth of content for great consumer products partnerships.”

Angeles Blanco, director of Global Licensing at Beano Studios, added “Adding five new partners to our licensing programme shows huge momentum as we build up to Dennis’ 70th birthday next year. We plan to continue this, adding more partners to bring Beano products to more fans, young and across the globe.”

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