Licensing

Paddington Bear to take over The British Library with exclusive exhibition

Paddington Bear is taking over the British Library this summer with the launch of a special, family-friendly exhibition celebrating 60 years of one of the world’s most beloved bears. Paddington: The Story of a Bear will run at the library from July 9th to October 31st with an exhibitions spanning …

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Mojo Nation and The Toy Association to celebrate the cultural impact of toys with Brands Untapped at Toy Fair New York 2022

The Toy Association and Mojo Nation have detailed a new partnership to showcase the creative collaborations between toy companies and high profile partners spanning the worlds of apparel, food & drink, hospitality, video gaming, film and TV, and publishing, at Toy Fair New York 2022. The showcase will be housed …

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LEGO unveils its Star Wars: The Bad Batch Attack Shuttle inspired by Disney’s new animated series

The LEGO Group has extended its LEGO Star Wars line-up once again, this time with a new launch inspired by the new Star Wars animated series – currently on Disney+ – Star Wars: The Bad Batch. The new LEGO Star Wars: The Bad Batch Attack Shuttle construction set has been …

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Licensed collectables specialist Eaglemoss taps Norton PR for its first Advent Calendar campaign

The licensed collectables specialist and pop culture expert, Eaglemoss Hero Collector is entering into the advent calendars market for the first time, having appointed the PR, marketing, and digital agency Norton PR to spearhead its first campaign. The company plans to target fans and collectors at launch, as well as …

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LOL Surprise, Barbie, and Fortnite join Little Brother Books latest Annuals portfolio

LOL Surprise, Barbie, Fortnite, Roblox, and Minecraft will each be expanding their presence across the children’s Annuals market, thanks to a bolstered new portfolio of titles to launch from Little Brother Books. The UK Annuals publisher is preparing to launch a range of six new titles this spring/summer, which will …

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Funko achieves record first quarter as net sales grow 38 per cent

Funko has seen record first quarter net sales increases across both its US and European markets, reflecting what the pop culture specialist has cited as ‘broad-based strength across geographies, products, and channels.’ Net sales grew 38 per cent to $189.2 million compared to $136.7 million in the first quarter of …

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Miko welcomes Michael Beckett to licensing director role as it eyes accelerated global growth

Miko, a global name in consumer robotics, is positioning itself for growth in the global licensing space with the appointment of Michael Beckett to the role of director of licensing. Beckett brings with him a wealth of experience in the global licensing space, having worked with a number of leaders …

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Garfield and Odie mosey into the plush aisles through Dan Dee and ViacomCBS partnership

Garfield is moseying into the plush aisles of retailers across the globe, thanks to a new partnership between Dan Dee International and ViacomCBS Consumer Products. The new global licensing agreement will see a selection of Garfield and Odie plush products land at retailers worldwide with a range spanning everyday, seasonal, …

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BBC Studios grows licensing and consumer products division with double hire

BBC Studios is expanding its consumer products division with the appointment of Louise Rigby and Gaby Dior as its new licensing managers, with a focus on expanding the programmes around Bluey, Hey Duggee, BBC Earth, and Doctor Who. The pair will report to BBC Studios’ licensing director merchandise, partnerships, and …

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