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Funko to move operational base to ‘state of the art’ distribution centre in Coventry

Funko is relocating its operational base to a new ‘state of the art’ distribution centre located in Coventry, in the Midlands, in a move prompted by the firm’s continued ‘exceptional growth’ across the UK and Europe. Since it began trading in January 2017, Funko EMEA has seen significant expansion, with …

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Mark Hamill and Lena Headey lead all-star voice cast for Mattel’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation

Mattel Television and Netflix have revealed the cast of the upcoming Netflix anime series, Masters of the Universe: Revelation, a new series based in the iconic He-Man, Skeletor, Teela, and cast of classic characters. The series is being produced by Mattel Television with Adam Bonnett (Descendants), Christopher Keenan (Justice League, Batman …

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Bandai named exclusive Funko distributor across Japan

The Japanese manufacturer and toy licensee, Bandai, has been named the exclusive distributor for Funko products across Japan, in the latest global move from the pop culture specialist. Under the new deal, Bandai will take full control of the distribution channel in Q4 of this year, with the goal of …

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New York Toy Fair: Konami readies to showcase latest Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game line up

Konami Digital Entertainment is taking to New York Toy Fair, kicking off later this week and into next, with a new 2020 Yu-Gi-Oh Trading Card Game line up. This year will see a swathe of staggered releases among the popular trading card game portfolio that will include duelling accessories, movie …

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Disney reveals toys and products line up for both Mulan and Onward

In a double whammy for the studio, Disney has revealed the consumer products portfolio for not one but two of its upcoming blockbuster movies, detailing the toy lines and licensed products line-up for both Mulan and its new animated feature film, Onward. Hasbro, Mattel, and Funko join the ranks of …

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Kids Insights continues global expansion with launch of Kids Insights Brazil

Kids Insights, the kids’ market intelligence specialists, and part of The Insights People, is continuing its plans for global expansion with the launch into its eighth market with the establishment of Kids Insights Brazil. The move marks the fourth continent to now house a Kids Insights unit, and will mean …

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Netflix picks up Spin Master’s latest animated series Mighty Express

Spin Master Entertainment’s new CG-animated series Mighty Express has been picked up by Netflix to debut globally (excluding Canada) in September this year. The 52 x 11-minute series is executive produced by Spin Master Entertainment’s EVP Jennifer Dodge and co-CEO Ronnen Harary, alongside the Canadian outfit, Atomic Cartoons, providing animation …

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Mattel encouraged by ‘progress and momentum’ reflected in Q4 and 2019 results

With $4.5 billion in sales for its Q4 and full year earnings for 2019, Mattel has come out flat on the year prior, beating the expectations of industry and market analysts. For the US toymaker, Q4 revenue declined three per cent to $1.47 billion, reflecting the numerous challenges that the …

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Jazwares named first toy partner for the hit YouTube channel CoComelon

Treasure Studio Inc, the team behind the hit YouTube channel CoComelon, has tapped Jazwares to create the first line of toys inspired by the musical and educational 3D video series. Launched on YouTube back in 2006, CoComelon boasts more than 72 million subscribers and over 2.5 billion monthly views. It …

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