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BBC Studios, Oculus and Maze Theory launch feature-length Doctor Who VR game to Comic-Con goers

BBC Studios has partnered with Oculus to bring a new cinematic, feature-length Doctor Who VR videogame to San Diego Comic-Con. The game has been produced by the developers, Maze Theory. Fans attending the event will be the first in the US to play DoctorWho: The Edge of Time at the …

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Licensing International details V&A Young Professionals special event

Licensing International UK has confirmed the details of its next young professionals summer educational event, hitting up the Victoria and Albert Museum on Friday, August 9. The event, running from 4pm to 7pm, will give an insight into the V&A’s licensed products inspired by its extensive archives, while Lauren Sizeland, …

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GUND teams with Line Friends for new plush character range

The popular plush toy creator, GUND, has turned to one of the fastest growing character brands on the world stage for its latest licensed range, with a collection of Line Friends plush available now. Line Friends features a series of memorable characters, originally created for use as stickers for leading …

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Spotlight brings Wrebbit Puzzles and Hasbro into the Downton Abbey fold

Wrebbit Puzzles, the team known for its range of detailed 3D puzzles, has joined Hasbro among a growing number of licensing partners for the popular period drama and upcoming film release, Downton Abbey. Amid a string of new licensing deals just announced for the Carnival Films production, Hasbro has detailed …

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Funko lands its own mobile game with Universal Games

Funko has partnered with Universal Games and Digital Platforms to launch a new mobile game featuring Funko Pop characters from across popular Universal franchises. Characters from the likes of Back to the Future, Jurassic World, Fantastic Plastik, Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, and Universal Monsters can all be found …

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Mattel partners with Epic Rights for David Bowie Barbie

Following the recent launch of its first space oddity Barbie in the shape of the European Space Agency’s woman astronaut, Samantha Cristoforetti, Mattel is seemingly continuing with the out-of-this-world theme, this time in homage to our own Moonage Daydream, David Bowie. Detailing the launch this week, Mattel is paying tribute …

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Frida Kahlo lands licensed apparel line with European fashion name Cortefiel

The European fashion retailer, Cortefiel has launched its first Frida Kahlo licensed apparel line, using all organic fabric, in a deal brokered by the Barcelona-based Art Ask Agency. Cortefiel is the original Tendam brand. Created in 1945, it targets men and women aged between 35 and 45 with a “youthful …

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Start Licensing signs quintessentially British artist Julie Dodsworth

The acclaimed artist, Julie Dodsworth has signed up with Start Licensing as she looks to expand her consumer products portfolio across new categories. Recognised as a quintessentially British brand, Dodsworth’s work evokes her love of her Narrowboat Calamity Jane, the British waterways, all things floral and the folklore of passing-by …

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The right Royal welcome: How Ascot has been embraced by the world’s retailers

It was two years ago that Royal Ascot, that vestige of Great Britain’s proud love of animals, sport, and horse racing, took its first natural steps (or is that canter) into developing a new licensing programme reflective of its heritage and global recognition. Over the course of the last 24 …

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DNC expects “dramatic uplift” in classic and movie Spider-Man sales this summer

DNC, the UK housewares and food and drink product specialist it expecting to see a “dramatic uplift in sales of its classic and movie Spider-Man licensed ranges” this summer, coinciding with the cinematic release of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far from Home. The company has benefitted from a partnership with Disney at …

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