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Obituary | Those Licensing People founder and MD, Russell Dever

The vivacious and engaging founder of licensing agency, Those Licensing People, Russell Dever (aged 62), passed away on 11th August having sadly taken his own life after a long battle with depression. Renowned for his passion in children’s entertainment and content, his affection for the genre led him to found the …

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Mattel debuts new He-Man and The Masters of the Universe toys as first Netflix trailer lands

Mattel has lifted the lid on a new collection of toys and action figures inspired by the new animated Netflix series, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, a CGI reinvention of the cult classic series that has been developed for a new generation of fans. Detailed in a post …

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YouTube is driving higher toy purchases than broadcast TV, new Giraffe Insights study reveals

Children have better recollection of adverts they have seen on YouTube than on broadcast TV, with higher purchase numbers being driven by online advertising, a new study from Precise TV and Giraffe Insights has revealed. The children, youth, and family research agency has found that twice as many children (70 …

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Fun guys among us | Toikido talks toys, video games, and its incoming fuel for growth

Fresh from welcoming the latest major gaming IP to the fold in the form of the British indie game developer’s multiplayer title, Gang Beasts, there’s a palpable and persistent excitement among the Toikido team right now. This was an outfit that, upon launch last year, promised to turn the toy …

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Licensing Expo Virtual’s On Demand Content goes live ahead of show’s launch next week

The on-demand content surrounding this year’s Licensing Expo Virtual has now gone live, with the show scheduled to take place only one week from now, when it will play host to some 3,000 confirmed digital meetings. Slated to take place from August 24th to 26th and produced in partnership with …

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Disney bolsters its adaptive roleplay and wheelchair cover sets with Star Wars and Marvel lines

Disney has added a new line up of adaptive roleplay kids’ costumes and wheelchair cover set to a range it launched last year, bolstering its inclusive play lines with the addition of costumes inspired by Marvel Studio’s Black Panther, Star Wars: The Mandalorian and a The Mandalorian Wheelchair cover set. …

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The Insights Family | 46% of kids watch their favourite Christmas ad digitally

Children are more likely to form their Christmas and Holiday wish lists through digital marketing this season, as new research from the Insights Family reveals that 46 per cent of kids report seeing their favourite advert on YouTube, social media, websites, or apps rather than on TV. In the latest …

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Obituary | Licensing industry executive, Bill Burke, 55

The long time licensing industry executive and SVP Marketing and Communications for Licensing International, Bill Burke, passed away suddenly at his home on August 9th, at the age of 55. Prior to joining Licensing International, Bill was SVP Marketing for CBS Consumer Products, where he led Global Marketing (including Retail), …

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Book of Beasties celebrates ‘massive positive response’ to 500 Smiles children’s mental health awareness campaign

The Mental Health Awareness children’s card game, Book of Beasties is celebrating the ‘massively positive response’ to its 500 Smiles Campaign; having delivered more than 300 kits to schools across the UK in support of the mental health of pupils around the country. The success of the campaign, states the …

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Mattel plans to halve its greenhouse gas emissions and hit zero manufacturing waste by 2030

Mattel has detailed new plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent and achieve zero manufacturing waste by 2030 in its 2020 Citizenship Report. The report, published today, features updated Environmental, Social, and Governance strategy and goals, while underscoring the toy maker’s previously announced goal to achieve …

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