Entertainment

Signature Publishing trials plastic-free packaging for Transformers Rescue Bots magazine this month

Signature Publishing Ltd is trialling its first plastic-free packaging for the collectable toy figurines it includes with a number of its most popular children’s magazine titles. In the firm’s mission to ‘lead the way in the children’s magazine aisle,’ Signature Publishing has introduced the trial concept to its latest issue …

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Kangaru Toys plans expanded licensing offering to the UK and Europe through Two in 1 Direct

Two in 1 Direct has detailed a new licensed segment from the international scented stationery, toys, and activities specialist, Kangaru Toy, following the recent news that it would handling the outfit’s UK business. Kangaru will be making its UK debut at what it has billed ‘an exciting stage of the …

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Wow! Stuff signs global rights for Love, Diana toys to bring ‘Wow’ factor to latest range

Wow! Stuff has signed the global rights for Love, Diana, the kids’ lifestyle brand based on the YouTube sensation, Kids Diana Show with plans for a range of innovative toy takes on props found throughout the Love, Diana Adventures series. With over 4,4 billion monthly views on YouTube and over …

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Topps partners with Toho to bring Godzilla and the cast of classic monsters to the NFT stage

The collectables expert, Topps is celebrating Toho’s iconic Godzilla franchise by bringing the studio’s classic monsters to the NFT platform in the shape of a series of digital collectables. The new range will be hosted on Topps’ WAX blockchain from today (March 31st). Topps has been a preeminent creator and …

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The England Lionesses make history as University Games unveils first all female Subbuteo line-up

University Games is making history with the launch of the first all-female Subbuteo line-up to mass market, thanks to a new partnership with the England Lionesses. The highly anticipated Official England Lionesses Subbuteo Main Game will be available from this May, with each of the detailed Lionesses Subbuteo players sporting …

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Asterix moves home as Little, Brown Book Group’s Sphere takes over all publishing from Hachette Children’s Group

The popular comic book series, Asterix, is moving to a new home with the Little, Brown Book Group’s imprint, Sphere following a deal that will see the team take over the publishing of all Asterix titles from Hachette Children’s Group from this July. The deal will include all 38 albums …

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Miraculous lands slate of new consumer products partners and Disney Channel US broadcast

ZAG is seeing demand for Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir continuing to grow across the US as the studio details its latest raft of licensing partners, as well as a new broadcast deal with Disney Channel US for seasons four and five of the series. Newly signed …

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Anderson Entertainment partners with Gail Myerscough to launch limited edition mug set

Anderson Entertainment has detailed a new collaboration with the surface pattern designer and illustrator Gail Myerscough that will witness the launch of a limited edition set of mugs and coasters bearing designs inspired by shows created Gerry Anderson. The designs were commissioned by Jamie Anderson, MD of Anderson Entertainment and …

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Merchantwise Licensing heads up Australian and New Zealand licensing programme for Schitt’s Creek

ITV Studios has tapped Merchantwise Licensing to represent the hit comedy series, Schitt’s Creek for licensing opportunities across Australia and New Zealand. Work has already got underway on a licensing programme, with local partner Caprice Australia engaged for apparel, footwear, headwear, bags and more. Also on board is Merch Mother …

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Spacetoon named master licensing agent and toy partner for Love, Diana across MENA

The family edutainment content producer, Spacetoon, has been named the new master consumer product licensing agent for Pocket.Watch’s Love, Diana brand across the MENA territory. Under the deal, Spacetoon will launch a new line of toys and products, bringing Love,Diana items to shelf across the MENA toy market, appealing directly …

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