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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...

Carte Blanche taps Team Entertainment for Italy, San Marino, and Vatican City licensing move

Carte Blanche Group has appointed Team Entertainment as the licensing agent for Italy, San Marino, Vatican City and Malta for its portfolio of brands including the Me to You properties: Tatty Teddy, Tiny Tatty Teddy and My Dinky Bear.  The UK greeting card and gift company is the creator of …

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UK beauty brand Peaches & Cream launches Pink Panther eyeshadow

The UK beauty brand, Peaches & Cream has struck a deal with MGM to develop a new Pink Panther-inspired eyeshadow pigment, through a new partnership brokered by WildBrain CPLG. Timed for the party season, Peaches & Cream has launched a sparkling candy-pink coloured Pink Panther Loose Pigment, a highly-concentrated pure …

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Church & Dwight appoints memBrain for ‘unique and innovative’ new brand licensing venture

Church & Dwight, the parent company of the globally known Arm & Hammer brand, has appointed memBrain, the LA-based marketing company, as its new brand licensing partner fr digital physical product categories. Under the deal, memBrain will focus on delivering unique brand extensions for the firm’s portfolio of brands with …

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Oggy and the Cockroaches takes up residence at Paris’ Grévin Museum

Xilam Animation’s flagship property Oggy and the Cockroaches has taken up residence at the famed Grévin Museum in Paris. Created at Grévin’s workshop, wax works of Oggy and the three pesky cockroaches – Joey, Deedee, and Marky – were unveiled at a ceremony last night at an exhibition that is now open …

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The National Gallery unveils fourth edition of its Delicious Art collection

Just in time for Christmas, the National Gallery Company has unveiled the fourth edition of its Delicious Art collection. The range has been developed with new designs and additional categories and is available exclusively at Boots UK, one of Britain’s largest high street retailers. Available in more than 267 Boots …

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Liverpool, Stranger Things and Peaky Blinders make Danilo’s Top Ten Calendars 2019 chart

Not content with leading the Premier League into the Christmas break,  Liverpool FC has taken point on the Danilo calendar best-seller chart this year for the first time. The official licensed calendar reached number one in the sports calendar chart last year, and has finally made the leap across to …

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Elf on the Shelf makes board game, puzzles, and card game move with Rachel Lowe

When the Elf on the Shelf rears its head for the festive activities, it really does begin to look a bit like Christmas, and for 2020 the popular children’s brand is making its move on the board game, puzzles, and card game category. In a new deal with Rachel Lowe …

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Home and gift brand Yvonne Ellen supports breast cancer charity through The Point. 1888 licensing partnership

The home and giftware brand Yvonne Ellen is to donate 50 per cent of the profits generated from the sale of a set of mugs called Off Duty and Daydreamer to the UK breast cancer charity, Future Dreams. The mug set was created through a brand licensing programme with Yvonne …

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Hot Topic debuts innovative new retail programme for Doctor Who fans

In a first for a live-action television series, specialty retailer Hot Topic has partnered with BBC America and BBC Studios to offer Doctor Who fans exclusive T-shirt designs inspired by each week’s episode, immediately after it airs. The ground-breaking new initiative will act as just part of the retailer’s robust …

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Royal Horticultural Society reveals contents of its Hotter-RHS footwear partnership

The Royal Horticultural Society has finally revealed the contents of its first Hotter-RHS footwear collection, a new range that will be available in Hotter stores and online in 2020. The partnership was unveiled earlier this year, when the RHS awarded the license to Hotter – the UK’s largest shoemaker – …

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