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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 Energizer Bunny to get Funko POP treatment in exclusive new deal

The Energizer Bunny is to make its debut as a collectable Funko figure, joining the Funko hall of fame and cementing its place as an icon of modern day pop culture. The launch of the new vinyl figure is a result of a licensing agreement between Energizer, known for batteries, …

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Sony Music UK launches children’s entertainment label Magic Star

Sony Music UK has launched a new children’s entertainment label to sign, develop and market artists and branded projects to family audiences across the UK and the world. Under the leadership of Will Speer, the new unit will fly under the Magic Star moniker. Magic Star will partner with established …

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BBC Studios launches Designing Duggee exhibition at London’s Design Museum

BBC Studios launched its new partnership with the Design Museum to throngs of families and children today, when it officially opened a new exhibition celebrating the success and design behind its hit CBeebies series, Hey Duggee. The Designing Duggee exhibition will run from October 25 to 28 and allows fans …

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Xilam’s Oggy and the Cockroaches pre-school spin-off, Oggy Oggy lands on Netflix

The French production company, Xilam Animation will produce an original CGO animated pre-school series, Oggy Oggy, based on the hit franchise Oggy and the Cockroaches, for the streaming platform, Netflix. In the new series, Oggy is freed from the ceaseless tyranny of the cockroaches and lives in a fantasy world …

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UK label Skinnydip London launches limited edition SpongeBob SquarePants collection

The UK fashion label, Skinnydip London has launched its latest collaboration with Nickelodeon in the form of a limited edition SpongeBob SquarePants clothing collection. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of one of the most iconic tv shows of all time, this limited-edition collection brings to life the personalities of some of …

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ITV Studios and Loose Women: “Mobile gaming core to ‘more than TV strategy'”

Mobile gaming has been highlighted as a key part of ITV Studios Global Entertainment’s ‘more than TV strategy,’ – the company’s mission to build licensing programmes out of some of its most popular programmes. The latest of its TV properties to undergo a translation into mobile gaming, is Loose Women, …

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Immersive Sesame Street exhibition lands in Melbourne Central Shopping Centre

Sesame Workshop has launched a new immersive exhibition showcasing a collection of artworks by artists from around the world, each reimagining 50 of Sesame Street’s most iconic characters. Called 50 Years and Counting, the event – which kicked at an exclusive VIP event on October 25 within Melbourne Central Shopping …

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Krispy Kreme partners with the do-good brand Rastaclat to target Filipino market

Krispy Kreme has partnered with the positivity promoting, do-good brand, Rastaclat as part of its new Every One campaign to inspire friendship and community through its bracelets. The collaboration sees the launch of a raft of Krispy Kreme themed Rastaclat bracelets in a campaign that will look to promote camaraderie, …

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