Jazwares to launch dolls, toys, and more for latest YouTube sensation Like Nastya

The next six months will witness the global launch of a new line of toys based on and inspired by the current YouTube sensation, Anastasia (Nastya) Radzinskaya, lead by the leading toy company, Jazwares. The new range will encompass the first Like Nastya doll land in January 2021, followed by toys, games, dress-up, role-play and more.

Anastasia Radzinskaya is a six year old YouTube sensation who has risen to fame having hit more than 170 million subscribers and over 85 billion total views on YouTube – more than any other creator in the world currently. The YouTube channel and its fun, educational videos will now be brought to life through the Jazwares toyline and a subsequent lifestyle collection.

In a suite of new partnerships brokered by IMG Licensing, the brand’s global exclusive licensing agent, and launching just in time for the holiday season, a colorful collection of apparel, accessories, bags and stationery featuring Nastya will be available globally on Amazon by early November, with additional Like Nastya sleepwear, headwear, accessories, bags, girls underwear and apparel collections set to launch in stores and online in spring 2021.

January 2021 will see the first Like Nastya doll, created by leading toy company Jazwares, released exclusively on Amazon, with a full Jazwares collection of toys, games, dress-up, role-play and more set to launch widely online and in stores from spring 2021.

“Over the past couple of years, Nastya has become a global phenomenon and the most popular YouTuber in the world with localized content in 12 languages,” said Eyal Baumel, CEO at Yoola and Anastasia’s manager.

“Her fun, playful, educational, and unique content has created such a deep connection with her fans, that they see her not just as an entertainer and role model, but more importantly, a good friend.

“We are excited to expand the franchise into consumer products that represent Nastya’s spirit and values, and will allow kids and families all over the world to enjoy the Like Nastya experience in a variety of ways.”

Laura Zebersky, chief commercial officer, Jazwares, added: “With her vibrant personality and relatable adventures, it comes as no surprise that Like Nastya has quickly become one of the most popular YouTube channels for kids and parents to co-view.

“We are looking forward to bringing families a robust toy line that embraces the playful, imaginative nature of Nastya’s storytelling and gives kids a new way to engage with their favorite YouTube superstar.”

Gary Krakower, vice president of licensing, IMG, said: “The fact we’ve built such an extensive licensing programme in just a few short months shows Like Nastya’s global influence and ability to inspire and entertain through imaginative, playful and educational content.

“We’re excited to explore additional categories including outdoor toys, footwear, homeware, food and beverage, and arts and crafts.”

Nastya was recently named to Variety’s 2020 Power of Young Hollywood list and is ranked third on Forbes’ 2019 Highest-Paid YouTube Stars list.

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both ToyNews and Licensing.biz, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@biz-media.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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