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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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Harrogate Tipple lines up craft Downton Abbey gin and whiskey range

The independent craft distillery, Harrogate Tipple – known for being part-owned by the master distiller Tom Nichol – will be lining up a range of Downton Abbey licensed spirits to wet the whistle of fans across the UK and US. The official Downton Abbey gin (43 per cent abv) and …

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Alphablocks and Numberblocks secure partnerships with Play-Doh and Doodle Education

The popular pre-school properties Numberblocks and Alphablocks are continuing to build a solid base in the children’s toys space thanks to new signings with Hasbro and Doodle Education. Both series – which are currently enjoying strong viewing ratings on CBeebies – have secured a new partnership with Hasbro UK for a Play-Doh brand …

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Beano Studios tees up Dennis and Gnasher on pack promotion with Happy Monkey drinks

Beano Studios has struck up a new partnership with Happy Monkey Drinks, with a series of on pack tie-ins to its popular TV series Dennis and Gnasher: Unleashed! Under the deal, a quarter of a million Happy Monkey drinks will be redesigned to feature Dennis and Gnasher from the CBBC …

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Numskull launches new TUBBZ collectables and its a pop-culture licensing dream

Numskull Designs is answering the call of the geek movement with the launch of a new, multi-licensed series of collectable, cosplaying duck figurines. Yes, it’s a sign of the times and it doesn’t really get much nerdier than this as Numskulls joins the thriving collectables scene with its very own …

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Mattel and Disney launch Star Wars: A New Hope inspired Barbie collection

Mattel has teamed up with Disney and Lucasfilm’s iconic sci-fi franchise Star Wars to release a new Barbie collection that pays homage to Star Wars: A New Hope. The collection is inspired by the film’s original concept art and re-imagines its cast of characters as Barbie dolls, with the only-to-be-expected …

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CBS and Viacom pull trigger on merger to create new $30bn entertainment powerhouse

CBS and Viacom have finally pulled the trigger on a merger deal that had long been on the cards, combining forces to gain a stronger foothold on the evolving market. The merger – when completed – will finally reunite Sumner Redstone’s media empire after its division back in 2006, and …

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