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Bandai named exclusive Funko distributor across Japan

The Japanese manufacturer and toy licensee, Bandai, has been named the exclusive distributor for Funko products across Japan, in the latest global move from the pop culture specialist. Under the new deal, Bandai will take full control of the distribution channel in Q4 of this year, with the goal of …

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Pyramid International talks pop culture, fandom, and its Spring Fair 2020 offering

If there’s one thing Pyramid International – part of The Art Group – knows how to do well, it’s licensed giftware, an attribute that has carried the firm well over the past 12 months, and helped it maintain its position of strength throughout the choppy waters of 2019. It’s possibly …

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Spring Fair: Fanattik talks through a pop culture market in consistent growth

For Fanattik, the pop culture scene isn’t just a favoured topic among its team of genre-loving specialists, but an ever expanding business that, over the past year alone, has seen the group continue to be the go-to experts on the subject. This year, bolstered by a portfolio brimming with some …

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GB eye expands European operations with new office and largest showcase to date at Spielwarenmesse

The poster and gift supplier, GB eye Ltd is expanding its European presence with the opening of its new office and the launch of its new giftware product ranges. Operating from its first overseas office in Antwerp, Belgium, GB eye Europe BV will now allow the company to enhance its …

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Bandai to distribute McFarlane Toys collector action figures to UK and Ireland

Bandai UK has secured the distribution of the McFarlane Toys product range for the UK and Republic of Ireland markets, marking an interesting new move for the toy company into the collector action figure market. McFarlane Toys has become an industry leader, recognised by many for redefining the standards within …

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Forbidden Planet to open Europe’s largest comic book and pop culture store in Glasgow

Forbidden Planet is to open the UK and Europe’s largest comic book and pop culture store when it opens the doors to its new Glasgow location this week. Following a successful 31 years on Glasgow’s Buchanan Street, the pop culture and collectables specialist is relocating to Sauchiehall Street, where it …

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Boris Johnson named among top pop culture costumes for Halloween in Beano survey

Clowns to the left of him, Jokers to the right, British PM Boris Johnson has found himself slap bang in the middle of a poll of the ghastliest figures of the 21st Century and Halloween dress-up favourites by UK children, according to a new survey conducted by Beano. In a …

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PhatMojo plays for pop culture with indie video game-inspired toy line Baldi’s Basics

Vying for the title of most peculiar toy line of the year, and tapping firmly into the nostalgia-driven pop culture toy space of today is PhatMojo, who has just launched a range of action figures, plush, and collectables inspired by the hit indie video game, Baldi’s Basics. Inspired itself by …

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Geek culture subscription box Loot Crate files for bankruptcy

The geek culture subscription box service, Loot Crate, which established an ecosystem in which pop culture fans were sent a surprise selection of merchandise each month, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. According to a report from the LA Times, the service had hit a rough patch over the last …

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