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BLE’s License This! adds new category, expands into US, and appoints Ian Downes as chair

Brand Licensing Europe’s popular License This! competition is now opens for entries, as it welcomes a new third award category, courtesy of Mojo Nation, as well as its expansion into the US market. License This! has been helping brands and designers to break into the licensing industry for over a decade and …

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Posh Paws to showcase latest licensed plush line-up through six Product Showcase Events across the UK

Posh Paws is to host six Product Showcase Events across the UK this June, enabling its customers to see its portfolio of new licensed plush toys and gifts in person. The move has been made in accordance to the latest easing of restrictions on social distancing. Next month, visitors will …

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Hasbro and Gamepath release first details of the Monopoly: Lifesized attraction coming to London this summer

Hasbro and Gamepath – a new division of Selladoor Worldwide – have released the first details of the Monopoly Lifesized experience – a new gameplay attraction due to open in London on August 14th this year. The attraction will bring together the best of the iconic board game with escape …

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Licensing Expo 2021 confirms all virtual event with plans for in-person return in 2022

The Las Vegas Licensing Expo is now to be a fully virtual experience, Informa Market’s Global Licensing Group has confirmed this week, with plans now in place to return to its in-person format for 2022. “We’ve heard from our industry, and the best way to serve the international market in …

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Walthamstow Wetlands and the William Morris Gallery to celebrate Moomin creator Tove Jansson with trail and exhibition

The London Wildlife Trust is to host a special exhibition and outdoor trail across Walthamstow Wetlands and in the William Morris Gallery, dedicated to the Finnish artist, writer, and creator of the Moomins, Tove Jansson in a project supported by Jansson’s family and estate. Starting with an indoor exhibition and …

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Sony Pictures partners with Moscow’s Dream Island Theme Park to open Hotel Transylvania attraction

Dream Island Theme Park, Europe’s largest indoor theme park located in Moscow, has officially opened its much-anticipated Hotel Transylvania attraction, established in partnership with Sony Pictures Animation. The new attraction will launch in anticipation of the upcoming film release, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania, the final chapter of the $1.3 billion movie …

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Men in Black, Ghostbusters, and Jumanji land their own thrill rides at world’s first Colombia Pictures theme park

Men in Black, Ghostbusters, Jumanji, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs will each be getting their own thrill rides thanks to a new partnership between Sony Pictures Entertainment and Amazon Falls to open the world’s first Colombia Pictures theme and waterpark. The 14-acre location will be set within the …

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Spielwarenmesse Summer Edition cancelled over prolonged pandemic problems

Organisers of the Nuremberg toy fair, Spielwarenmesse have confirmed the cancellation of the show’s first Summer Edition, a postponed edition of this year’s show that was scheduled to take place this July. The fair had been moved from its traditional January slot in order to beat the restrictions in place …

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LEGO, Hasbro and Microsoft Xbox among second wave speakers at Brand & Licensing Innovation Summit

The LEGO Group, Hasbro, and Microsoft Xbox have been unveiled among the second wave of speakers to take to the stage at this year’s Brand & Licensing Innovation Summit. They will be joined by the likes of Revlon, Elizabeth Arden, Studiocanal, Chefclub, and Perry Ellis as well as the already …

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Toymaster cancels Harrogate May Show 2021 and looks towards its 2022 return

Toymaster has confirmed that its annual Harrogate May show will not take place this year, but instead return for 2022 when it will take up its usual residence at the Majestic Hotel from May 17th to 19th. The buying group has said that following the recent Government announcement setting out …

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