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US retail giant Authentic Brands reveals plans for Debenhmans and Arcadia takeover

The US retail giant, Authentic Brands, has divulged plans for a double takeover of the collapsed department store chain Debenhams and Topshop-owner Arcadia Group. According to a report from The Sunday Telegraph, Authentic Brands, the owner of the New York department store brand, Barneys, has been in talks with the …

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LEGO expands on its LEGO Art series with Disney’s Mickey and Minnie Mouse 2D wall art sets

The Danish construction toy maker is expanding its LEGO Art series once more with the addition of the new LEGO Art Disney’s Mickey Mouse set, allowing older builders to celebrate the iconic Walt Disney character – alongside Minnie Mouse – in 2D mosaic wall art form. LEGO Art has been …

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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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Global Licensing Group details new dates for BLE 2021 – a hybrid of in-person and online events

Global Licensing Group, a division of Informa Markets and event organisers of Licensing Expo and Brand Licensing Europe, has detailed its 2021 and new event format, bringing with it a hybrid of in-person and virtual offerings. Licensing Expo will take place live and in-person at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center …

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Posh Paws lines up Sing 2, Minions 2, Jurassic World and Classic Monsters plush with Universal

Posh Paws International has extended its long-standing partnership with Universal Brand Development to continue producing its licensed plush products as the studio rolls out new film and TV content across its blockbuster animated franchises. Leading the charge will be the launch of a range of soft toys based on the …

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Argos reveals the Top Ten Gifts that Got Away in nationwide poll of the presents adults still miss

Nintendo’s Game Boy, Mr Frosty, and the iconic Furby have all made it into the top ten gifts that the hearts of British adults still ache over not receiving at Christmas when they were children, a nationwide poll from Argos has revealed. Billed as a Top Ten Gifts that Got …

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PMI signs global roll-out agreement with PikyKwiky for hit card game series Matchify

PMI is continuing its expansion into the games category, having signed a new global agreement for Matchify and its range of card-based family games developed by the UK games publisher PikyKwiky. In a new deal brokered by Big Picture Licensing, PMI has secured the global rights to develop new games …

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Big Potato Games partners with Vocala to bring its board game titles to Alexa

The independent board games company, Big Potato Games, has partnered with the voice design studio, Vocala, to bring a selection of its popular games out of the box and into the world of voice. Under the new partnership, best-sellers like Obama Llama and Linkee have been developed as voice activated …

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Endless reaches Party City agreement to support management buy-out of Amscan International

The UK private equity investor, Endless LLP has reached an agreement with Party City Holdco to acquire a substantial portion of its international operations, Amscan International. The management buy-out has been led by Amscan International’s existing management team made up of CEO Gary Panons and CFO and COO Joe Hennigan. …

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The Koyo Store lands Games Workshop deal to launch Warhammer 40,000 collectables

The entertainment merchandise specialist, The Koyo Store, has secured the global rights to create a range of officially licensed Warhammer 40,000 collectables through a new partnership with Games Workshop. The deal marks a major success for The Koyo Store as the range will not only be sold through Games Workshop’s …

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