Licensing

Mattel’s Real Moves The Child plush steals show at Disney’s first Mando Monday

It was a new remote-control plush version of The Child – affectionately otherwise known as Baby Yoda – from Mattel that stole the show when Disney Consumer Products and Lucasfilm finally lifted the lid on a swathe of new Star Wars toys and products during its first ever Mando Monday …

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HKTDC to host Autumn Sourcing Week Online event with UK Pavilion after toy fair season shake-up

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council is addressing the absence of its physical toy fairs in the coming months with the launch of its own Autumn Sourcing Week Online event, and Overseas Fairs is doing its bit to represent the UK by hosting its own virtual UK pavilion. The decision …

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LEGO introduces 123 Sesame Street building set through LEGO Ideas and Sesame Workshop partnership

The LEGO Group has lifted the lid and taken us all on a trip down Sesame Street, as it prepares to launch its LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street building set. Voted for by LEGO fans the world over, the set is the latest product from the LEGO Ideas collection. Created …

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Steamforged Games and Bandai Namco to launch Pac-Man: The Card Game with John Adams Leisure

Steamforged Games has partnered with Bandai Namco Entertainment to launch the iconic 1980 arcade game Pac-Man to the tabletop gaming space with Pac-Man: The Card Game. The game is billed as an easy-to-learn family game that will see players gobble up fruit and Pac-Dot cards for points, while avoiding ghosts …

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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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