Tag Archives: Collectables

Hasbro lifts the lid on its first Ghostbusters: Afterlife collectable Mini Pufts

This week saw Sony Pictures scale things down for one of its biggest stars, when it released the first teaser clip of the upcoming Ghostbusters: Afterlife, featuring Paul Rudd and a cast of miniature Stay Puft Marshmallow Men with a video that has tantalised movie buffs the world over. Moving …

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24 Hours of Le Mans eyes toys, games, and collectables ahead of 2023 Centenary

The world’s oldest active sports car endurance race, 24 Hours of Le Mans is eyeing a new move into the toys, games, and collectables space as the prestigious annual event nears its 100th anniversary in 2023. Under the renewal of its longstanding licensing representation agreement with IMG, the brand owner, …

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Iconic trading card company Topps is going public in deal valued at $1.3bn

The 80 year old trading card company, The Topps Co, best known for its Topps Baseball Cards and Garbage Pail Kids collectables, is going public in a SPAC deal valued at $1.3bn. The company revealed this week that it was merging with Mudrick Capital Acquisition Corporation II – a special …

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Game changer | Funko celebrates potential for NFT market with TokenHead acquisition

Funko is strengthening its position amid the global collectables scene by making a play for the NFT space through the acquisition of a majority ownership stake in TokenWave, the developer behind TokenHead. TokenHead is recognised as a leading mobile app and website for showcasing and tracking Non-Fungible Token or NFT, …

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Hasbro and Jazwares launch first licensed Micro Machines collection with General Motors

Hasbro and Jazwares are expanding the new Micro Machines universe with the launch of the first licensed collection of vehicles, partnering with the popular General Motors brand for the first official line. The popular miniature vehicles and play-sets act to build on last year’s relaunched Micro Machines collection that was …

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Hasbro’s fan and collector-focused platform Hasbro Pulse lands in the UK

Hasbro has strengthened its UK direct to consumer offering with the launch of its online destination for fans and collectors, Hasbro Pulse, here in the UK. The arrival follows its successful initial launch to audiences in the US and Canada. Hasbro Pulse serves as a source for Hasbro products, news, …

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Global demand for anime ‘shows no signs of slowing’ as Crunchyroll details international licensing deals

The global anime brand, Crunchyroll, has detailed a full slate of licensing partnerships to span toys, collectables, board games, outdoor, and more, across its library of anime series, including the hit action series Jujutsu Kaisen, Bananya, and the Crunchyroll original series, The God of High School. The new suite of …

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Passionate about vintage toys? The BBC is looking for collectors and experts for a new TV series

The BBC has put a call out to toy collectors as its nation-wide search for experts and specialists within the vintage toys and memorabilia sector continues. Issuing a journo request via ToyNews, BBC Studios is on the lookout for top specialists to act as on-screen guides for a new series …

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Fanattik builds on eighth year of growth and ‘significant 2020’ with enviable new office

The award-winning pop culture specialist, Fanattik is scaling things up somewhat. Following what the company behind some of the most sought after collectables and gift lines on the pop culture scene has billed as a ‘year of rapid growth,’ Fanattik is positioning itself for further expansion across the sector, with …

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MGA Entertainment launches LOL Surprise Dance Dance Dance series

MGA Entertainment has detailed the launch of its newest LOL Surprise brand extension, with the arrival of LOL Surprise Dance Dance Dance featuring a new range of characters, new fashions, and unique dance moves that kids can unbox, collect, learn, and then remix. The new line includes the LOL Surprise …

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