Licensing

Playmobil partners with Volkswagen to launch the Original Camper Bus and VW Beetle

Playmobil has extended its partnership with VW to immortalise two of the car maker’s classic models in Playmobil rendering with the upcoming launch of the original Camper Bus ‘Bulli’ from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and the popular VW Beetle. The new range will look to celebrate the innovation, technology, and quality …

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Pre-school IP CoComelon ramps up games, toys, and arts & crafts activity with Crayola, RMS International, and more

The hit pre-school digital series CoComelon is increasing its activity across the toys, games, and art & crafts sectors, having landed a raft of new licensing partnerships, including an agreement for colouring and activity books from Crayola. This line will be expanded upon through a further partnership with Alligator Products …

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Melissa & Doug will continue to evaluate licensing as ‘an area of growth for the firm’

The global toy maker, Melissa & Doug has expressed its plans to continue to evaluate licensing “as an area to grow its reach”, as it looks for the right platforms through which to reach more parents and children. The traditional toy specialist hit a major milestone last month when it …

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Wow! Stuff’s collectable range Wow! Pods tops the Amazon Best Seller Charts

Wow! Stuff’s recently-launched and hit collectable range, Wow! Pods has risen to in the sales ranking to top the charts on Amazon’s Best Seller list in two categories, a result that the company cites as ‘all the more impressive,’ given that the brand’s TV ads haven’t even aired yet. “We …

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JAKKS Pacific extends its global toy partnership with Nintendo for more Super Mario lines

JAKKS Pacific has extended its global toy partnership with Nintendo of America in a deal that will see the toy maker continue to design, manufacture, market, and sell various Nintendo and Super Mario branded toys worldwide. Over the course of the last year alone, JAKKS has launched a vast portfolio …

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BrainBox Games enters the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in what will be ‘a huge year for the brand’

The popular educational games series, BrainBox is expanding its licensing activity into the Wizarding World with the release of its upcoming BrainBox Harry Potter in May next year. It marks a major development for the Green Board Games team, who has earmarked 2021 as a ‘huge year for the brand.’ …

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Wow! Stuff ramps up pre-school toys portfolio with Moonbug’s CoComelon

The British toy innovation company, Wow! Stuff is continuing its move into the pre-school category having signed a multi-territory licensing agreement with Moonbug Entertainment for its popular 3D animated series, CoComelon. Launching in 2021, Wow! Stuff will unveil a new range of products based on the kids’ show, with prices …

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Master Moley “will drive major toy lines” in licensing roll-out, but timing will be everything

The new British-made children’s property, Master Moley – that witnessed a successful premiere on WarnerMedia’s Boomerang channel just last month – has been the focus of ‘several proactive approaches from publishing and toy partners’, as the creative team behind it promises to be meticulous in its licensing strategy. Master Moley …

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CoComelon passes 100 million YouTube subscribers, 100 billion views and sees ‘sell-out success’ of Jazwares toy line

Moonbug Entertainment has hit several record-breaking milestones for its wildly popular CoComelon brand having surpassed 100 million subscribers on YouTube and clocked nearly 100 billion views on the social media platform. According to Forbes, CoComelon has also just broken records on Netflix where it pre-school series debuted on June 1 …

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Yoto brings Diary of a Wimpy Kid to its children’s audio system Yoto Player

Yoto, the team behind the award-winning audio platform for children, Yoto Player, has struck up a partnership with the internationally best-selling children’s book series Diary of A Wimpy Kid to bring three popular stories to the system. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, and …

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