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Hasbro details its collector and fan-focused event Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest

Hasbro has detailed the spring launch of a new collector-focused event called Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest, an all-virtual event that will bring new content and product reveals to the global entertainment company’s community of collectors. The event will be held in lieu of Hasbro’s annual Entertainment Brand Preview Event which …

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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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Disney content and licensing hit hard by Covid-19 but consumer products offer glimmer of hope

Content sales and licensing revenues at the Walt Disney Company have suffered big losses at the hands of the pandemic with dramatic decreases of 56 per cent and an operating income decrease of 78 per cent driven primarily by the closure of theatres, parks and experiences over the course of …

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US toy sales surge $3.5bn with outdoor, fashion dolls, and building sets leading the charge

Skateboard, skates, and scooter sales surged 31 per cent, fashion dolls and accessories soared by 56 per cent, and building sets grew by 26 per cent over a year in which overall toy sales in the US grew by $3.5 billion. Toy sales in the US generated $25.1 billion in …

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Funko to kick off the New Year with all-virtual Funko Fair event

The pop culture specialist, Funko, is kicking off the New Year with the launch of its first Funko Fair, a two-week long virtual event that aims to introduce fans and partners to new products expected to hit retail later this year. Funko has already confirmed a line-up of licensing partners …

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Asmodee to launch PAW Patrol, Pixar, Marvel, and Minions licensed Dobble

Asmodee is launching four new licensed editions of its hit speed observation game Dobble this year thanks to a slew of partnerships with PAW Patrol, Pixar, Marvel, and Minions. Dobble, a game in which players must spot a single matching image between two cards, has grown into a national phenomenon …

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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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Disney invests heavily into streaming as it details new Star Wars, Marvel, and Pixar content slate

UK Disney fans could be forgiven for thinking it was Christmas morning as they woke up to the news that the entertainment studio had detailed a raft of some 35 new television series, including ten from Marvel, ten based in the Star Wars universe, new Pixar animations, as well as …

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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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Pop culture retailer Geek Retreat to open 100 new stores across the UK amid rise of the gaming scene

The UK’s geek culture retailer, Geek Retreat, has detailed its plans to open 100 new stores on high streets across the country over the space of the next two years, part of its own plans to ‘breathe new life into town centres.’ The move follows the rapid rise in the …

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