Tag Archives: Pop Culture

Nic Cage horror film Willy’s Wonderland makes play for kidult market with toy and licensing plans

The Nicolas Cage horror/thriller film, Willy’s Wonderland, is making its move on the toy space through the launch of an extensive consumer products licensing programme courtesy of Radar Licensing. The 2021 horror film, in which Cage finds himself spending the night at an abandoned family fun centre where the animatronics …

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Taschen celebrates 100 years of toy adverts in pictures from across the 20th century

In a week that sees Hasbro kick off its latest appeal to Gen Z and Generation Alpha audiences with its hunt for a Chief TikTok officer to curate, create, and oversee all of its activity across the social media platform this spring/summer, it’s fair to say that toy advertising has …

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Board games and direct to consumer platform helps Funko to strong Q4 2020 finish

A bolstered direct to consumer platform, the launch of new games and toys, and an expanded presence across its key retail partners have helped Funko to strong fourth quarters results for 2020. The pop culture specialist has reported a six per cent sales growth to $226.5 million, reflecting what CEO …

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Hasbro’s fan and collector-focused platform Hasbro Pulse lands in the UK

Hasbro has strengthened its UK direct to consumer offering with the launch of its online destination for fans and collectors, Hasbro Pulse, here in the UK. The arrival follows its successful initial launch to audiences in the US and Canada. Hasbro Pulse serves as a source for Hasbro products, news, …

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Fanattik builds on eighth year of growth and ‘significant 2020’ with enviable new office

The award-winning pop culture specialist, Fanattik is scaling things up somewhat. Following what the company behind some of the most sought after collectables and gift lines on the pop culture scene has billed as a ‘year of rapid growth,’ Fanattik is positioning itself for further expansion across the sector, with …

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UK fan focused merch specialist GB eye acquired by Europe’s Abysse Corp

The European fan-focused merchandise specialist, Abysse Corp has acquired the UK posters and fan merchandise specialist, GB eye in a multi-million pound deal. The move will combine Abysse Corp’s global presence with GB eye’s extensive local production, manufacturing expertise, and market knowledge, while strengthening the goal to create ‘the best …

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The Pokemon Company ramps up TCG production amid ‘phenomenal demand’ and sell-out success

The Pokemon Company has stated that it is ramping up printing for the Pokemon Trading Card Game, following a surge in demand that has seen product sell-out across some of its newer launches. A statement issued to fans via its official website confirms that the Pokemon Company is “actively working …

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New Sonic the Hedgehog series to charge onto Netflix in 2022

A new animated series of Sonic the Hedgehog called Sonic Prime will be tearing onto Netflix with a worldwide premiere scheduled for 2022. The 24-episode animated adventure is the product of a triple-threat deal between Netflix, SEGA of America, and WildBrain. Aimed at kids, families, and long-time fans of the …

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Pop culture specialist Fanattik lands pan-European TMNT gift deal

The pop culture specialist, Fanattik, has signed a pan-European gift license with ViacomCBS Consumer Products to develop and launch a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-inspired collection. The new range will span home decor, barware, gifts, and collectables, all of which will be available from June this year in shops across Europe. …

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