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Women in Toys, Licensing, and Entertainment welcomes six new Board members

Women in Toys, Licensing and Entertainment has elected six new members to its Board of Directors for 2021, with executives from the likes of Mattel, ViacomCBS, and Warner Bros joining the board. Four candidates were elected in January 2021 to serve their first term. Amy Thompson, EVP and chief people …

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YouTube sensation Like Nastya to launch first toy line with Jazwares

The YouTube sensation, Like Nastya, has detailed the autumn launch of her first toy line, a range developed by the international toy maker, Jazwares in a partnership brokered by the global licensing agency, IMG. The seven-year-old social media star’s toy line represents the latest expansion of Nastya’s universe in which …

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Squishmallows eyes extension into film, TV, gaming and live events with CAA partnership

The popular Jazwares toy line, Squishmallows, is embarking on a whole new licensing endeavour. having signed with the global licensing agency, CAA as it eyes opportunities across film, TV, video games, publishing, live touring, and more. First launched in 2017, Squishmallows – a globally successful range of plush characters and …

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Jazwares continues its ambitious European growth strategy with key new hires

As part of the company’s ambitious and ongoing growth strategy for the European market, toy maker and licensing specialist, Jazwares, has appointed a new European Commercial Director and European Licensing Director. After almost two decades at Argos and Sainsburys, most recently as the Buying Manager for Sports, Leisure, Outdoor Toys …

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Jazwares taps costume industry veteran Stephen Stanley to lead its new Costume Play division

Jazwares has detailed the formation of its Costume Play division, a new department that will focus on the development of licensed costumes for all ages to be led by the costume industry veteran, Stephen Stanley. Under Stanley’s watch, the division will look to bring stylised features and innovation to the …

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Star Editions launches online shop for hit preschool series CoComelon and Blippi in Moonbug partnership

The personalised giftware specialist, Star Editions has opened an e-shop for CoComelon and Blippi, featuring exclusive products and an extensive range of toys, games, and customisable gifts for the globally popular preschool IPs. The launch of the online store is part of Star Editions’ ongoing licensing partnership with Moonbug Entertainment Ltd. It has …

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Pokémon takes over Harrods toy floor with 25th anniversary pop-up

The Pokémon Company International is taking over Harrods’ toy floor for a month-long activity built to celebrate the brand’s 25th anniversary this year. From July 27th, Pokémon fans will find themselves immersed in a distinctive branded area in the iconic London department store, featuring digital screens and displays themed with …

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News from the US | Jazwares unveils its Dino Ranch toy, plush, playset and vehicle line-up

Jazwares has finally unveiled its highly anticipated Dino Ranch toy line, expanding on the dinosaur themed world of play from the popular animated series which has become the number one preschool show on US cable since it launched in January. Items in the new range from Jazwares will be making …

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Hornby, LEGO, Playmobil and Zuru make Licensing International Excellence Awards short list

Hornby Hobbies, LEGO, Playmobil, and Zuru have joined a list of major global toy brands in the running for industry recognition at the 2021 Licensing International Excellence Awards taking place in August. Items such as Hornby’s The Beatles Eurostar Yellow submarine Model Train Set or LEGO’s Andy Warhol LEGO Art …

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Jazwares and Moonbug Entertainment launch Squishville animated YouTube series

Jazwares and its Kellytoy subsidiary are expanding the world of Squishmallows with the launch of a new animated YouTube series Squishville, developed in partnership with Moonbug Entertainment. The original content, produced by the award-winning global entertainment company behind CoComelon, will kick off with the launch of its first episode on …

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