Entertainment

Asmodee Entertainment teams with Event Merchandising to launch online gaming merch stores

Asmodee Entertainment has entered into a new licensing partnership with Event Merchandising Limited to launch a series of ‘one-stop-shops’ for fans of Fantasy Flight Games Studio’s Arkham Horror, Legend of the Five Rings, and Twilight Imperium across the world. Just the latest example of Asmodee Entertainment’s current push to expand …

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Rubies II and NECA launch pop culture arm Denuo Novo to specialise in collectables and cosplay

Rubies II LLC and NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Assocation) have formed a new wholly-owned subsidiary to specialise in the creation of high-end collectables based on various pop culture franchises. Called Denuo Novo LLC, the new business will combine the innovation and creative capabilities of NECA with Rubies’ supply chain and …

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Dress up specialist Disguise Inc expands EMEA presence with UK senior leadership appointments

Disguise Inc, the costume division of the global toy company, JAKKS Pacific, has tapped industry veterans Tony Lewis and Lynda Morris to head up its expansion and recruitment efforts across EMEA, as it looks to build a team of costume experts across sales, design, and marketing within the region. David …

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Chess sets and Transformers: The Movie ReAction figures, Hasbro is laying on a nostalgic treat for fans

Having never been one to shy away from its adult fanbase or one to tread lightly around the kidult market of collectors and geek culture community, Hasbro is serving up a platter full of nostalgic fodder for followers of its generation-spanning Transformer franchise this season. The geek culture outfit and …

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Toikido talks | “Video game licensing is in the best health of any entertainment platform”

Fresh from welcoming the latest major gaming IP to the fold in the form of the British indie game developer’s multiplayer title, Gang Beasts, there’s a palpable and persistent excitement among the Toikido team right now. This was an outfit that, upon launch last year, promised to turn the toy …

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Disney brings Marvel and Star Wars into its adaptive roleplay and wheelchair cover sets

Disney has added a new line up of adaptive roleplay kids’ costumes and wheelchair cover set to a range it launched last year, bolstering its inclusive play lines with the addition of costumes inspired by Marvel Studio’s Black Panther, Star Wars: The Mandalorian and a The Mandalorian Wheelchair cover set. …

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Horrible Histories celebrates almost 30 years with new publishing and live experiences

The popular children’s book series, Horrible Histories is expanding on its partnerships in the publishing and live entertainment space, detailing its ambitions to ‘captivate new generations’ and remain a ‘pioneering brand’ with child and crossover appeal. Written by Terry Deary and illustrated by Martin Brown, Horrible Histories has been a …

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Freddy, Jason, and other horror icons at forefront of Rubies’ Fall in Love with Halloween campaign

Icons from the horror movie scene, including Freddy and Jason, are to be featured among a line up of costumes at the forefront of a major new campaign from the dress up specialist, Rubies, as its lifts the lid on its Fall on Love with Halloween push in time for …

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Nickelodeon and toy maker WowWee partner on new digital animated brand, The Squish

WowWee, the international toy maker and team behind Fingerlings and the Got2Glow Fairy Finder has struck up a new partnership with Nickelodeon Digital Studios to turn its My Squishy Little Dumplings characters into an animated brand. The project will see the characters from the My Squishy Little Dumplings line come …

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Dr Seuss catalogues and Clangers audio adventures are landing on the Tonies platform

Still fresh from its latest portfolio extension with Disney earlier this week, the children’s audio storytelling platform, Tonies, is continuing to roll out the classics, having welcomed the popular works of Dr Seuss as well as the British preschool sensation Clangers to its content library. In a new partnership with …

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