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Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent some six years with both ToyNews and Licensing.biz, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@bizmedia.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobHutchins3 if ranting is your thing...

Sony, Penguin and Clarkson Potter cosy up with Outlander Knitting

Clarkson Potter, Penguin Random House, and Sony Consumer Products are cosying up this autumn to launch Outlander Knitting, a collection of knitting projects inspired by the hit TV series Outlander, an adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling novels. The new launch will feature 20 projects for apparel, accessories, and home decor …

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WWE steps into the ring with Wines that Rock for first WWE Wines collection

WWE has stepped into the ring with the entertainment and lifestyle wine company, Wines That Rock, to launch a new WWE Wines collection, featuring WWE Legend, The Undertaker, and WWE Hall of Famer, The Ultimate Warrior. Both special vintages of limited edition wines developed in collaboration with WWE have been …

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Reebok and Universal Brand Development launch Minions: The Rise of Gru footwear collection

Reebok has partnered with Universal Brand Development, Illumination and the world renowned Minions franchise to grandly unveil its Minions: The Rise of Gru collection, a new footwear range celebrating the upcoming blockbuster release slated for July 2021. Available globally from Reebok.com and select retailers beginning October 1, the exclusive full-family …

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Spin Master Entertainment’s The Mighty Express makes Netflix debut globally

Spin Master Entertainment has made company history with the launch of its first straight-to-Netflix series, Mighty Express, a new CG animated pre-school series that is rolling onto Netflix globally from today. The launch of the new show marks the 11th children’s franchise to be developed by the children’s entertainment company. …

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Mr Bean marks 30th anniversary with new licensing partners and increased global reach

Mr Bean is marking its 30th anniversary with a raft of new consumer product partnerships, brokered by Banijay, in celebration of the continual distribution of the popular live action series for the past three decades. Fans of Rowan Atkinson’s iconic character will now have the chance to get their hands …

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The Royal Mint unveils its Winnie-the-Pooh commemorative coin collection

The Royal Mint has partnered with Disney to reveal its latest commemorative coin, bringing the original and much-loved illustrations of the beloved Winnie-the-Pooh to the 50 pence for the first time. The new coin forms forms part of a wider collection of special 50p coins featuring Winnie-the-Pooh and friends. Developed …

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Genius Brands International names Marc Rosenberg its president of global brands and chief marketing officer

Genius Brands International has named the former head of marketing at Hasbro, Marc Rosenberg, as its new president of global brands and chief marketing officer. Best known for his role in leading global marketing teams behind Furby and GigaPets, Rosenberg brings a wealth of experience to the role. More recently, …

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Retro game streaming platform Antstream Arcade lands Bandai Namco Entertainment partnership

The streaming retro video game subscription service, Antstream Arcade, has struck up a deal with Bandai Namco Entertainment to deliver its library of classic retro titles, including Pac-Man, Galaga, and Dig Dug to gamers across the globe. Under the new partnership, 27 Bandai Namco Entertainment titles will be added to …

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Ragdoll Productions taps Brands with Influence to manage licensing roll out for B.O.T. and the Beasties

The award winning production company, Ragdoll Productions, has tapped Brands with Influence to manage the licensing and merchandising rights for its new animated children’s TV series, B.O.T. and the Beasties, a new series scheduled to land on CBeebies in early 2021. Developed by Anne Wood and the team at Ragdoll …

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Disney and Lucasfilm launch Mando Mondays as The Mandalorian returns to Disney+ for second series

Disney and Lucasfilm have given Star Wars fans another reason to dial in their comms systems, with the launch of Mando Mondays, a new global consumer products, games, and publishing programme centered on the Disney+ original series, The Mandalorian, kicking off this October 26th. After premiering last autumn, The Mandalorian …

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