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Funko sees record first quarter as games, plush, and Loungefly all achieve sales growth

Funko has seen record first quarter net sales increases across both its US and European markets, reflecting what the pop culture specialist has cited as ‘broad-based strength across geographies, products, and channels.’ Net sales grew 38 per cent to $189.2 million compared to $136.7 million in the first quarter of …

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Finnish brand CupofTherapy secures Hot Topic retail partnership for Mental Health Awareness Month

The Finnish lifestyle brand CupofTherapy is drawing attention to the importance of wellbeing and mental health this Mental Health Awareness Month thanks to a new retail partnership with Hot Topic. Under the new partnership, more than ten t-shirt designs taking inspiration from the artwork of CupofTherapy will launch to the …

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Swizzels cooks up a treat in cookie mix partnership with Food Innovations Baking Group

The British sweet manufacturer, Swizzels, has teamed with Food Innovations Baking Group to launch a Giant Drumstick Squashie Cookie mix, bringing the Original Raspberry and Milk Drumstick and Drumstick Original flavours to a new market of sweet-toothed fans. The cookie mix is now available at B&M stores nationwide, targeting Squashies …

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Gucci to launch special collection based on hit anime series Bananya in Crunchyroll partnership

The global anime streaming brand, Crunchyroll has landed a new fashion collaboration with Gucci to launch a selection of special items featuring characters from the original Japanese anime series, Banyana. The anime follows the lives of a cast of tiny cats who live in bananas. The special items created by …

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Licensed collectables specialist Eaglemoss enters the Advent Calendar market with Doctor Who, Star Trek and more

The licensed collectables specialist and pop culture expert, Eaglemoss Hero Collector is entering into the advent calendars market for the first time, having appointed the PR, marketing, and digital agency Norton PR to spearhead its first campaign. The company plans to target fans and collectors at launch, as well as …

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Hearst UK extends partnership with Homebase to launch House Beautiful and Country Living wallpaper

Hearst UK has unveiled the next iteration of its ongoing Homebase partnership with the launch of its House Beautiful and Country Living wallpaper range, available exclusively through the DIY retailer. Co-created by the Homebase and the House Beautiful and Country Living Style teams in collaboration with Graham & Brown, the …

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Mad Beauty become year-round gifting partner for Boots with Never Too Old For range

The health and beauty outfit, Mad Beauty has become a year-round gifting partner for the high street retailer, Boots, thanks to the launch of its Never Too Old For range of fully licensed products. Under the new deal, Mad Beauty’s range of bath and body creations – which feature classic …

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The Breakfast Club: Richard Pink on five successful years with Kellogg’s and Kimm & Miller

It’s a partnership that has spanned the last half a decade and one that continues to move from strength to strength with each year that passes and each new range that finds more and more shelf space within some of the UK’s most popular retail destinations. Kellogg’s and Kimm & …

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Pocket.watch extends its toys licensing partnership with Flair for newest YouTube star Kids Diana Show

Flair Just Play has extended its licensing partnership with pocket.watch, the studio behind the Ryan’s World franchise, to launch a range of role-play items inspired by the YouTube sensation, Kids Diana Show. The new range will launch across the UK and Ireland from spring next year. According to Tubefilter, the …

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Panini makes a move on the confectionery aisle with Easter Egg and Christmas treats

The collectables brand, Panini is making its first move into the confectionery space via a new partnership with Icam S.p.A. a new licensing partner who will take the IP into celebration-themed chocolate items. Based in Modena, in Italy, Panini is a worldwide leader in collectable stickers and trading cards, while …

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