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BLE 2019: Sony’s Jamie Stevens talks Ghostbusters, Spider-Man and why it’s not just about t-shirts and toys

With Ghostbusters, Peter Rabbit, Outlander, and Cobra Kai under one roof – as well as the continued film rights for Spider-Man and plenty more in between, it’s an eclectic portfolio of properties that Sony Pictures Consumer Products finds itself heading into BLE with this year. But a strong one, nevertheless. …

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The RNLI sees off competition for Toy Designer of the Year accolade at 2019 Play Creators Festival

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has come out on top amid strong competition for the coveted Toy Designer of the Year for Licensed Product at this year’s Play Creators Awards. Designers Mike Wyatt and Matthew Wright saw off competition from the creative minds behind products such as Trends UK’s Count …

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Virtual anime pop star Hatsune Miku details licensing push with Reemsborko

The Japanese software company, Crypton Future Media has named Max Arguile’s Reemsborko as the European and Australasian licensing agent for Hatsune Miku, a popular Japanese ‘virtual pop star’ that has risen to fame among anime fandoms across the globe. First developed in 2010, Hatsune Miku is both a voicebank and …

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Autumn Fair 2019: “It’s more important than ever for retailers to listen to each other”

For anyone heading to Birmingham’s NEC this September for your annual instalment of Autumn Fair antics, you can rest assured – things won’t be how they’ve ever been before. 2019 marks a year of sweeping changes to the show that has become a permanent and must-attend fixture in the industry …

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Barbie to be honoured with Brand Icon Award at 60th Clio Awards ceremony

The iconic fashion doll Barbie is to be honoured with a Brand Icon Award at the 60th annual Clio Awards ceremony, an international awards event that celebrates the creative businesses. Hosted by Andy Cohen, the event will see Mattel’s global head of dolls, Lisa McKnight accept the honour on behalf …

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BBC Studios partners with the Design Museum to launch exclusive Hey Duggee exhibition

BBC Studios is partnering with the Design Museum to celebrate the creativity behind CBeebies’ award-winning series Hey Duggee, launching a special exhibition called Designing Hey Duggee. The exhibition will run this October half term from the 25th to 28th, and will provide the chance to dive into the colourful world …

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BLE 2019: Best of British Animation to be celebrated with expert keynote

Brand Licensing Europe has detailed the first of two keynotes to take place at this year’s event. Storyboard: The Best of British Animation will spotlight the inspirational and aspirational creativity and success of some of the nation’s most prolific production studios with a panel of experts spanning some of the …

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University Games and Paul Lamond venture North to launch Game of Thrones 3D puzzles

University Games and Paul Lamond will be venturing north of The Wall – and certainly the M25 – when it breaches the gates at Birmingham’s NEC next week to launch its new collection of Game of Thrones 3D puzzles at this year’s Autumn Fair. Following the epic, if not opinion-dividing, …

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Vernon Kay to host Licensing Awards 2019

One of the UK’s most recognisable light entertainment and game show hosts, Vernon Kay is to take the helm of The Licensing Awards this year. Vernon will host the industry’s big night which takes place at The Grosvenor House Hotel, London on Tuesday September 10. First making his name as …

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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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