Tag Archives: Pop Culture

Fanattik names Get-Well Gamers its charity partner until end of 2022

The pop culture specialist, Fanattik, has named the gaming charity, Get-Well Gamers as its charity partner until the end of 2022. The partnership has been struck up as the firm’s means of ‘giving back to the community that has supported it since launch.’ Established in 2007, Fanattik has been developing …

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Licensing Expo will make its in-person live event return for 2022

Licensing Expo will be returning in-person to Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas in 2022, marking May 24th to 26th as the scheduled dates of its highly anticipated, live, interactive event return. The in-person experience will deliver three days of face-to-face networking, supported by a robust online offering to enhance the …

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US News | Funko partners with Hallmark and Walmart to deliver a pop culture Christmas

Funko is expanding across the seasonal aisle this year thanks to an exclusive partnership with the US retailer Walmart that will see the pop culture specialist release Pop! inspired Hallmark ornaments and wrapping paper in time for the Christmas and holiday season. Hallmark has been a staple of the holiday …

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When Geek Culture went Pop! | Kids Industries on how we’ve all become geeks (without even realising)

Aleksandra Szczerba, researcher at Kids Industries, explores the ubiquity of geek culture today, and the very real chance that if you’re reading this, you’ve long since become one. No longer constrained by the four walls of a dimly-lit basement or the stacks of a comic book store. No longer only …

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Hasbro’s two-day fan event Hasbro Pulse Con to make its return this October

Hasbro is promising fans across the US, Canada, and the UK the chance to celebrate its popular brands through brand panels, exclusive content, and over 50 new products reveals when its consumer facing online event, Hasbro Pulse Con makes its return this October. Celebrity appearances, exclusive Pulse Premium Member opportunities, …

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Rubies II and NECA launch pop culture arm to specialise in collectables and cosplay

Rubies II LLC and NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Assocation) have formed a new wholly-owned subsidiary to specialise in the creation of high-end collectables based on various pop culture franchises. Called Denuo Novo LLC, the new business will combine the innovation and creative capabilities of NECA with Rubies’ supply chain and …

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Chess sets and Transformers: The Movie ReAction figures, Hasbro is laying on a nostalgic treat for fans

Having never been one to shy away from its adult fanbase or one to tread lightly around the kidult market of collectors and geek culture community, Hasbro is serving up a platter full of nostalgic fodder for followers of its generation-spanning Transformer franchise this season. The geek culture outfit and …

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Funko EMEA appoints regional sales director to spur its ‘phenomenal European takeover’

The pop culture specialist, Funko has bolstered its EMEA sales management team with the appointment of the former MGA Entertainment sales director, Karen Athill. Joining the European arm of the US headquartered collectables specialist, Athill takes on the role of regional sales director, where she will lead the regional sales …

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Scholastic to launch a series of Friends themed activity and picture books in new publishing first

The children’s books publisher, Scholastic really couldn’t be any more excited over its new partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to launch a series of publishing firsts for the beloved TV series, Friends. Launched in celebration of Friends: The Reunion – which aired on Sky One in the UK and …

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Shelf space is the final frontier as Playmobil launches the Star Trek Starship Enterprise play-set

Shelf space: the final frontier. Oh yes, it’s happened; toy maker Playmobil is bridging time and space to release the fruits of a new collaborative alliance with ViacomCBS, for a whole new voyage for the Starship Enterprise this September. Yet another play for the kidult and collectors space – following …

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