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National Geographic launches space-themed extension to Clarks partnership

National Geographic has launched a special extension to its collaborative range of footwear with the shoe specialist, Clarks, building on a partnership that launched this year with the Clarks Kids X National Geographic line. Celebrating the official 50th anniversary of the lunar landing this year, the partnership has added a …

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Myne Cards secures first UK distributor in East West

Myne Cards, the team behind the licensed contactless card protector range, has secured its first UK distributor in East West, targeting indie retailers, as well as specialist and non-specialist retail groups here and internationally. The deal enables Myne Cards to expand into the retail market and protect more customers. The …

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Haven celebrates Sesame Street’s 50th with Peter Alexander capsule collab

To celebrate 50 years of Sesame Street and the continued success of the franchise Down Under, Haven has struck a partnership with the Australian designer Peter Alexander for a capsule of women’s, men’s and kids’ pyjamas and accessories. Featuring the tag line “I was raised on the Street”, the 55-piece …

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ITV Studios launches Thunderbirds Are Go campaign with Gulliver’s Theme Park Resorts

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has secured a partnership with Gulliver’s Theme Park Resorts to launch a Thunderbirds Are Go promotion at its locations in Warrington, Milton Keynes, and Matlock Bath. The promotional activation will run across several weekends from September 14 to October 20 at the three sites. The FAB …

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Jetpack Distribution welcomes Marie-Laure Roche as interim global head of sales

The independent global kids content distributor, Jetpack Distribution, has appointed industry expert Marie-Laure Roche as its interim global head of sales. Roche takes on the role to cover for Gillian Calvert Ridge – who holds the permanent position – while she is on maternity leave. Marie-Laure Roche has held several …

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The Beano Time Travellers Exhibition hailed major success by National Trust

Rocket Licensing, the UK and Ireland licensing agent for Beano, has highlighted the success of a summer-long partnership with the National Trust and its themed family event at Mottisfont in Hampshire. The Beano Time Travellers Exhibition, which launched on July 20 at this former priory and country estate and saw …

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Indie video game Baldi’s Basics gets its own toy line with PhatMojo

Vying for the title of most peculiar toy line of the year, and tapping firmly into the nostalgia-driven pop culture toy space of today is PhatMojo, who has just launched a range of action figures, plush, and collectables inspired by the hit indie video game, Baldi’s Basics. Inspired itself by …

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Science Museum and The Monster Factory ink space-themed stationery deal with John Lewis

Science Museum Group and The Monster Factory have teamed up to create its first licensed range of stationery for children, launching in John Lewis and Partners stores across the UK this summer. Inspired by space, the new stationery range includes sticky notes, notepads, floating pens, rasers and keychains, as well …

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Nickelodeon tapped as top tier broadcast partner for Ricky Zoom in the US

Nickelodeon has joined a top tier line-up of launch partners for Entertainment One – now technically Hasbro’s – new animated pre-school series, Ricky Zoom. Nickelodeon will begin airing the series across the US from September 9 this year. A growing list of global FTA, PAYTV and VOD platforms are lining …

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Sony Pictures Consumer Products calls on Hasbro for Ghostbusters toy line

Ghostbusters will be strutting back on to the toy scene next year in preparation of the franchise’s return to the big screen in summer 2020, thanks to a new partnership between Sony Pictures Consumer Products and Hasbro. Under the terms of the agreement, Hasbro will create a wide variety of …

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