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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...

The Very Hungry Caterpillar enjoys four-course summer campaign with RHS ahead of BLE

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is chomping itself through a summer-long campaign with the Royal Horticultural Society that has seen the star of the World of Eric Carle at the centre of four RHS flower shows this year, currently running in four RHS gardens for the rest of summer. Inspired by …

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Mad Beauty continues march on licensed cosmetics with Star Wars Sheet Face Masks

The health and beauty specialist, Mad Beauty, is continuing its march on the licensing space this time with the launch of an imperial collection of Star Wars inspired Sheet Face Masks. Quite literally urging fans to ‘use their face’, the range had been developed under license with Disney, adding to …

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Licensing International reveals 2019 UK Rising Stars

Executives at SEGA, TSBA Group, My Icon Story and Rocket Licensing have been named among this year’s list of nominees for the Licensing International 2019 UK Rising Stars Awards. Designed to recognise the talent among the industry’s junior  licensing professionals in the UK, a shortlist of six industry names has …

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KidsKnowBest explores: What does the ViacomCBS merger mean for kids’ entertainment?

The merger – or reunification – of CBS and Viacom makes perfect sense on paper. The deal brings brands such as Nickelodeon, Paramount TV, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS Network, and Showtime all under one roof, boasting a combined portfolio of over 140,000 TV episodes and 3,600 movies, according to ABC …

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By the power of Mattel and Hollywood’s Kevin Smith, He-Man is getting a new anime series on Netflix

Kevin Smith is teaming up with Mattel to produce a new He-Man anime series for the streaming platform, Netflix. The move follows a recent resurgence for the Mattel brand He-Man and the Masters of the Universe the past few years, having been brought back into public attention via Netflix’s popular …

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Jumanji lands its own video game in latest incarnation for the popular license

Outright Games, the team of publishers behind video games based on Hotel Transylvania, PAW Patrol and Adventure Time, has revealed a first look at the upcoming Jumanji title. Yes, a video game based on a film in which players are sucked into a video game which in itself is a …

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Activision, Bioworld and Sybo first partners detailed for BLE’s The Arcade

Brand Licensing Europe has released details of the first partnerships and the official title of its Gaming Activation at this year’s show. Having tapped the expertise of the creative agency PowerStation Studios, the gaming and esports activation – titled The Arcade – will feature a host of the biggest names …

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Smiffys twice-shortlisted for Barbie and Roald Dahl fancy dress at Licensing Awards 2019

The fancy dress specialist, Smiffys may well be wearing its lucky outfit come this September, having been shortlisted not once but twice for the best dress-up award at this year’s Licensing Awards. Both the Smiffys’ 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Barbie Costume and its children’s Roald Dahl collection have been shortlisted …

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NFL fans can own a piece of history with new Football Greats clothing line

The collectable apparel outfit, Authentic Heroes has secured a new partnership with IMG and its Football Greats Alliance to introduce a new line of Football Greats clothing. Football Greats Alliance is an organisation that is dedicated to preserving the legacy of retired NFL athletes through innovative new means, the latest …

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