Tag Archives: news

Tonies to open exclusive pop-up within Harrods’ Fourth Floor Toy Department

An exclusive Tonies pop-up is preparing to open at the world-renowned department store, Harrods and its Fourth Floor Toy Department this May 29th, welcoming kids and families to the world of the popular children’s audio player. The pop-up will feature best-selling Tonies from the company’s collection of over 100 characters, …

Read More »

LEGO unveils its Star Wars: The Bad Batch Attack Shuttle inspired by Disney’s new animated series

The LEGO Group has extended its LEGO Star Wars line-up once again, this time with a new launch inspired by the new Star Wars animated series – currently on Disney+ – Star Wars: The Bad Batch. The new LEGO Star Wars: The Bad Batch Attack Shuttle construction set has been …

Read More »

Licensed collectables specialist Eaglemoss taps Norton PR for its first Advent Calendar campaign

The licensed collectables specialist and pop culture expert, Eaglemoss Hero Collector is entering into the advent calendars market for the first time, having appointed the PR, marketing, and digital agency Norton PR to spearhead its first campaign. The company plans to target fans and collectors at launch, as well as …

Read More »

LOL Surprise, Barbie, and Fortnite join Little Brother Books latest Annuals portfolio

LOL Surprise, Barbie, Fortnite, Roblox, and Minecraft will each be expanding their presence across the children’s Annuals market, thanks to a bolstered new portfolio of titles to launch from Little Brother Books. The UK Annuals publisher is preparing to launch a range of six new titles this spring/summer, which will …

Read More »

Strong global preschool sales and outdoor toys drive Q1 success for Spin Master

Spin Master has lauded a ‘strong financial and operating performance’ in its Q1 2021 results, with product sales increases across key markets, including Europe, North America, and Rest of the World. Sales grew by 21.2 per cent in Europe and 18 per cent in North America, while the Rest of …

Read More »

Miko welcomes Michael Beckett to licensing director role as it eyes accelerated global growth

Miko, a global name in consumer robotics, is positioning itself for growth in the global licensing space with the appointment of Michael Beckett to the role of director of licensing. Beckett brings with him a wealth of experience in the global licensing space, having worked with a number of leaders …

Read More »

Garfield and Odie mosey into the plush aisles through Dan Dee and ViacomCBS partnership

Garfield is moseying into the plush aisles of retailers across the globe, thanks to a new partnership between Dan Dee International and ViacomCBS Consumer Products. The new global licensing agreement will see a selection of Garfield and Odie plush products land at retailers worldwide with a range spanning everyday, seasonal, …

Read More »

BBC Studios grows licensing and consumer products division with double hire

BBC Studios is expanding its consumer products division with the appointment of Louise Rigby and Gaby Dior as its new licensing managers, with a focus on expanding the programmes around Bluey, Hey Duggee, BBC Earth, and Doctor Who. The pair will report to BBC Studios’ licensing director merchandise, partnerships, and …

Read More »

Golden Bear, 8th Wonder, and MV Sports expand Acamar Film’s Bing licensing success

The popular kids’ property and pre-school series, Bing is continuing to expand its UK licensing programme, building on the success the IP has seen across the toys and wider consumer product space to date. Last year, demand for Bing products enjoyed an 11 per cent year on year increase, while …

Read More »

Wow! Stuff readies for European growth with £4.5m funding from Independent Growth Finance

Wow! Stuff has secured a £4.5 million facility from Independent Growth Finance to help the award-winning toy innovator in its ongoing growth aspirations, particularly across the European market. As a company already working with global brands, the Wolverhampton-headquartered business has offices in LA and Hong Kong, but is now looking …

Read More »