Licensing

Blue’s Clues & You details new UK partners following ‘overwhelming demand for toys and products’

With a master toy line already in the works from the global toy company, Just Play, Nick Jr’s hit pre-school series Blue’s Clues & You has now confirmed a raft of UK partners that include Kids Designs, Imagine8, and Kimm & Miller. The news of the latest signings was announced …

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Playmobil’s CGI series Novelmore to land on YouTube with new play-sets en route

It’s been billed as the moment that Playmobil fans have been waiting for, as the international toy maker confirms that Novelmore, its animated children’s series, will be landing on the Playmobil YouTube channel and YouTube Kids App from this November. Making its UK and Ireland online debut, the Playmobil series …

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London Toy Fair 2021 cancelled over Covid-19 restrictions

Toy Fair 2021 has been cancelled, the BTHA has confirmed in an update sent industry-wide today. Owing to the latest in government restrictions amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the BTHA, in conversation with London Olympia, have made the decision to cancel the 2021 event. The industry body has stated that …

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Jakks Pacific’s Halloween costume division Disguise renews Halo and Minecraft deals with Microsoft

Disguise Inc. – the Halloween costume division of the toy and consumer products manufacturer, JAKKS Pacific – has renewed its licensing partnership with Microsoft and its hit gaming brands Halo and Minecraft. The renewal will give Disguise the worldwide rights to design, market, manufacture and distribute Halo costumes and accessories …

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Hasbro details plans for new Power Rangers film and TV adaptations with eOne and director Jonathan Entwistle

Hasbro and Entertainment One have detailed the plans to develop new film and TV adaptations of Power Rangers with the eOne team leading the development and production of the two projects. The Manchester-born director and producer, Jonathan Entwistle has been tapped to direct the new adaptations, following the success he …

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Asmodee’s licensing game: “It’s about time this happened, the fans out there are starving for stuff”

“The world is going to look very different now that Asmodee – one of the biggest players in the board gaming sector – is very actively pushing into licensing,” Alexander Thieme, manager of licensed publishing and consumer products, Asmodee Entertainment, promises. The board game giant kicked off October with a …

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Spin Master, Crayola, VTech and Sambro among 21 UK partners for PAW Patrol: The Movie

Spin Master, Crayola, VTech, and Sambro have been named among the 21 UK partners to have signed new and renewed licensing partnerships for PAW Patrol ahead of the release of the PAW Patrol movie and its slated August 2021 release. ViacomCBS Concusmer Products UK has signed a raft of partners …

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Licensing special – LEGO and Adidas build multi-year partnership to ‘inspire creativity and foster play’

The LEGO Group has struck up a multi-year partnership with Adidas to co-create a range of new products aimed at inspiring creativity to foster a more playful, positive and inclusive world for adults and children from all backgrounds and sporting abilities. The partnership will span products such as footwear, apparel, …

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Egmont Magazines is launching a new LEGO Explorer magazine this month

Egmont Magazines is launching a new LEGO Explorer magazine, a monthly publication designed ‘to build curious minds’ and inspire readers to design their own LEGO models and ‘unleash their creativity.’ The magazine has been developed by Egmont Publishing with the support of official LEGO designers and aims to combine the …

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Kim Kardashian West and Jimmy Kimmel among voice cast for Spin Master’s PAW Patrol movie

Kim Kardashian West, Jimmy Kimmel, and Tyler Perry are just some of the names confirmed to be lending their voices to the 2021 animated feature film, PAW Patrol. Spin Master, in association with Nickelodeon Movies, and Paramount Pictures released the cast list last night. Kardashian West, Kimmel, and Perry, will …

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