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Konami’s Yu-Gi-Oh! powers into collectables and gifting with Fanattik

Konami Cross Media has tapped the pop culture specialists Fanattik to develop a unique line of Yu-Gi-Oh! gifts and collectables for the European market. For almost 20 years, the popular Anime brand has been entertaining and engaging young audiences globally, outside of Asia, through its TV series with over 850 …

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Jazwares unveils world’s first Fortnite RC vehicle at San Diego Comic Con

Jazwares has unveiled the world’s first Fortnite remote control vehicle to fans of the hit video game franchise – and its subsequent toy line – at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Until now, Jazwares’ toy range had consisted of a cast of six-inch action figures and a piñata llama. …

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The Licensing.biz Powerlist is making its return for 2019

The Licensing.biz Powerlist is making its return for 2019, once again celebrating the top 100 most influential brands across the character and entertainment, brands and lifestyle, art and design, and sports sectors. The Powerlist 2019 will be unveiled to the industry at this year’s Brand Licensing Europe and will celebrate …

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Paddington gets new master toy partner for TV series and third film instalment

Copyrights Group has named PhatMojo its new master toy partner for Paddington across the US, Canada, Latin America, Australia, and New Zealand. Under this new partnership, PhatMojo will create product ranges tied into all new media content being developed for the popular children and family IP, including the new TV series …

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GB Eye readies new partnership with Line Friends’ character brand BT21

Leading gift and homeware licensee, GB eye, has secured a new deal with Line Friends to launch a range of posters, gifting and merchandise, based on the popular character brand BT21. BT21 is a new character IP created by Line Friends and the international K-Pop phenomenon, BTS. Since its launch, …

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Discovery Consumer Products launches its first Shark Week store front with Amazon

Discovery Consumer Products has unveiled a Shark Week first ahead of the annual, week-long celebration, with the launch of a new storefront with the online giant, Amazon. Using Amazon’s Seller Central Platform, the storefront launched on Friday, July 12 and is designed and operated by The Wildflower Group in partnership …

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Pirata & Capitano rides wave of success with fleet of international broadcasters

The swashbuckling pre-school series Pirata and Capitano is riding a wave of success, having picked up a fleet of new international broadcasters across the US, LATAM, Korea, and China. Discovery Family Channel picked up the animated series – developed by Millimages and co-produced by France Televisions and Italy’s Rai – …

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KidsKnowBest welcomes former Dubit and Beano Studios bosses to its growing outfit

Beano Studios’ former lead product designer, James Kirkwood, has joined the children’s insights and marketing specialists, KidsKnowBest as its new creative director. Kirkwood (main image) is one of two new hires at the firm, who also welcomes the former Dubit director, Peter Robinson to the role of chief operating officer. …

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Metallica launches into the puzzles sector… and nothing else matters

Zee Productions is continuing its mission to shake up the puzzles sector with the head-banging artwork of some of the most seminal heavy metal and rock albums the genre has to offer, this time turning to Metallica for an inspired new collection. The firm will now release the first four …

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