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Nickelodeon acquires all global rights to Garfield with new TV series in the pipeline

Nickelodeon has acquired the content and consumer product rights to the iconic comic character, Garfield in a deal that is expected to close in the coming weeks. Struck between Viacom and Paws, Inc, the entity that holds the global IP rights to Garfield and the US Acres franchise, the deal …

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LEGO teases upcoming Friends Central Perk building set

The LEGO Group has teased an upcoming LEGO Ideas Friends Central Perk café set on social media, in the same year that the US sitcom continues to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Chandler, Joey, Ross, Rachel, Monica, and Phoebe will all be there for us, when the building set inspired by …

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Cardinal Games partners with Rolling Stone for new puzzles and party games

The iconic music and culture magazine brand Rolling Stone is celebrating 50 years of its own journalistic history through a new partnership with Cardinal Games. Together, the pair will launch two new products – a line of puzzles based on some of Rolling Stone’s most iconic covers, and a music-based …

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The Independent Toy & Gift Show returns for 2020 with dates and sponsors revealed

The Independent Toy & Gift Show is making its return for 2020, once again with its emphasis on keeping the independent retailer at the heart of what it does, and the promise of a slap-up lunch thrown in as standard. From bespoke offers, to unique merchandising solutions and access to …

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Vivid details launch campaign for innovative Nestlings ‘birth-day’ next month

After what Vivid has called a ‘long gestation period’ in its wait to launch its innovative new Nestlings line, the toy maker has finally detailed its plans for the big event next month. To mark the toy line’s ‘birth-day,’ this September, Vivid will release curated YouTube content developed in partnership …

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Amscan readies Peppa Pig party goods as it expands the pre-school property offering

Amscan International has confirmed the launch of a line of Peppa Pig party goods, expanding the consumer product roll-out for the hit pre-school property as it joins the company’s popular Peppa and George dress up collection and balloons. The new range is available to pre-order now and will be ready …

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Hippychick launches The Wheelybug Clinic to encourage toy recycling

The traditional toy company, Hippychick is playing its own role in encouraging sustainability within the toy industry, with the launch of a new ‘toy clinic’ through which consumers can recycle a toy, rather than throw it away. The Somerset-based toy firm has introduced its Wheelybug Clinic as a means of …

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USAopoly serves up licensing delight with Talisman: Kingdom Hearts Edition

Board gamers buckle-up because USAopoly has just served up a triple-helping of licensing prowess at this year’s GenCon with the unveiling of Talisman: Kingdom Hearts Edition. The new tabletop title combines the popular Disney and Square Enix collaboration with Games Workshop’s iconic Talisman tabletop mechanic to offer fans a “vibrant …

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MGA Entertainment introduces Pop Pop Hair Surprise collectables

For anyone who may have already spotted the above picture of MGA Entertainment’s Isaac Larian doing the rounds across social media this week, this is not simply another attempt of the global toymaker’s CEO to break the internet. The image does in fact mark the launch of MGA’s latest collectable …

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Hasbro launches new NERF branded apparel and footwear with Super Heroic

Hasbro has struck a licensing agreement with Super Heroic Inc, a tactical play company, to launch a new line of NERF-branded kids’ clothing and footwear to the US market this summer. According to Hasbro’s general manager and SVP of entertainment and licensing, the move has been driven by Hasbro’s mission …

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