Tessa Clayton

A former Chief Sub of Red magazine, Tessa Clayton is the Digital Editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. As a freelance journalist she specialised in writing about parenting and family life, and has contributed to a wide variety of publications and websites including Tesco online, Mother & Baby, Livingetc, Junior, Boots Health & Beauty, Practical Parenting and babycentre.co.uk. Get in touch at tessa.clayton@biz-media.co.uk

Skew Studio creates the first National Trust brand licensing style guide

Brand extension expert Skew has produced a portfolio of bespoke designs for the National Trust and its brand licensing collaborations. The original designs created by Skew are now available on a range of products, including the interior tile range from Sarsen Stone Group (pictured), lighting from Anglepoise and garden tools …

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B.O.T. and the Beasties agrees publishing deal as the show’s audience grows

Award-winning merchandise, licensing and brand agency Brands with Influence has announced the signing of two new licensing partners for CBeebies show B.O.T. and the Beasties, made by Ragdoll Productions. Leicester-based Sweet Cherry Publishing, recent winners of Small Press of the Year 2021 at the British Book Awards, is to produce …

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APC Kids scores new international deals for ‘DinoCity’, including Discovery Italia

APC Kids, the children’s entertainment division of co-production and distribution group APC Studios, has secured a wave of international sales for its preschool series DinoCity, produced by Riki Group in partnership with Animax Production animation studio. The series began rolling out in Europe earlier this year and will premiere in …

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Wonder Woman comes to the catwalk with Nivedita Saboo’s latest collection

Warner Bros Consumer Products and Indian fashion designer Nivedita Saboo have announced a new collection inspired by Wonder Woman, the iconic DC Super Hero. In celebration of Wonder Woman’s 80th anniversary, Nivedita launched her range on October 15 at the St Regis, Mumbai, as a part of The Bombay Times …

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LEGO Group unleashes epic new range of LEGO Marvel sets

The LEGO Group has launched an epic new range of LEGO Marvel sets that will get superhero fans excited, including the LEGO Marvel Spider-Man’s Drone Duel, LEGO Marvel The Eternals In Arishem’s Shadow and LEGO Marvel Rise of the Domo. The new products are: 76240 LEGO® DC Batman™ Batmobile™ Tumble (available …

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Outright Games to launch ‘DC League of Super-Pets’ video game in 2022

Outright Games has revealed the first-ever look at the forthcoming ‘DC League of Super-Pets’ video game as part of DC Kids FanDome, the 24-hour, immersive, global virtual event that took place this weekend. The game, which is inspired by the Warner Bros film due in theatres in summer 2022, is …

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Zavvi debuts exclusive DUST! Batman Begins utility watch

Online retailer Zavvi is launching a limited-edition and officially licensed DUST! Batman Begins Utility watch, inspired by the first instalment in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. The timepiece has been created by DUST!, which specialises in creating prop replicas, collectibles and merchandise from cult movies right up to the latest releases in streaming. Custom-made in stainless-steel, …

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Stephen Curry and Under Armour drop ‘Street Pack’ collection with Sesame Street

Curry Brand, powered by Under Armour, is launching a seven-part footwear collection that brings the spirit of Sesame Street’s iconic Muppets to the basketball court. Basketball icon Stephen Curry, father to three kids under the age of nine, felt that partnering with Sesame Workshop – the nonprofit educational organisation behind Sesame Street – would be a natural extension of his …

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Animal Planet roars into Burger King with King Jr Meal toys

Animal Planet, a member of the Discovery Inc family of brands, today announced its collaboration with Burger King on a collection of paper-based King Jr meal toys and activities in an effort to inspire young animal lovers around the world as well as reduce the kids’ meal plastic footprint. Animal …

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One Animation adds new global deals for ‘Oddbods’ and ‘Insectibles’

Award-winning content creation, distribution and licensing studio One Animation has secured new deals with global VOD platforms and digital partners across the short-form, long-form and seasonal specials of its hit CG-animated series Oddbods, and comedy adventure series Insectibles (52 x 11’). In the US, Peacock has recently debuted 20 half-hour …

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