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Pop culture retail chain Forbidden Planet celebrates 42 years with star-studded ‘epic online event’

The comic book and cult entertainment retail chain, Forbidden Planet has detailed the launch of its own ‘epic online event’ to celebrate its 42nd birthday this year, featuring a cast of famous faces and special guest stars that have found a home within the legacy of the renowned brand. On …

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DreamToys 2020 will go digital this year due to Covid-19 impact on the UK

The Toy Retailers Association and DreamToys committee today announced, DreamToys 2020 will take place as a digital event this year. “Due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK, it is not possible to hold a large-scale physical event to announce the DreamToys list,” commented Gary Grant, chair …

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Elmer the Patchwork Elephant lands successful first baby wear range at Matalan

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant‘s Licensing Agent, Metrostar and licensee, Paul Dennicci have delivered a new first for Elmer with the launch of his latest baby wear range at Matalan. The range comprises a bodysuit, vest set, dress and bib each featuring on-trend monotone graphics alongside Elmer’s signature colourful patchwork. Working …

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Moonbug and The Point. 1888 eye ‘evergreen retail space’ for CoComelon, Blippi, and rest of portfolio

Following on from last week’s Moonbug and MGA Entertainment partnership announcement, the global entertainment company has now turned to the brand licensing agency, The Point. 1888 to expand the Moonbug portfolio, including CoComelon, Blippi, My Magic Pet Morphle, ARPO, Supa Strikas, and T-Rex Ranch. Under the new partnership, The Point. …

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PAW Patrol, Star Wars and LEGO Nintendo among Argos’ top 12 Toys for Christmas 2020 picks

Argos has revealed its top 12 toys for Christmas 2020 in anticipation of the Christmas toy shopping season and a nation that ‘has rekindled its love for toys,’ through more time spent at home throughout lockdown. Among the top toys, PAW Patrol, Star Wars, and LEGO’s Super Mario collection all …

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Games Workshop sees £269m revenue in ‘best financial year in its history’

Games Workshop is celebrating what it has hailed ‘the best financial year in the company’s history,’ having reported a revenue of £269.7 million for the 12 months to May 31st 2020. That’s an increase of over £10 million on the £256.6 million it totalled for the same period in 2019. …

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JoJo Maman Bébé extends its Very Hungry Caterpillar clothing range in Rocket Licensing deal

Rocket Licensing has facilitated a renewed partnership between the leading nursery retailer JoJo Maman Bébé and the World of Eric Carle that will see the baby brand extend its successful Very Hungry Caterpillar range of children’s clothing. Launched on July 27th, the second phase of the JoJo Maman Bébé and …

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Brand Licensing Europe 2020 to be all-virtual event called Festival of Licensing

Brand Licensing Europe will not be taking place in its physical form this year, but has transitioned to an all-virtual, four-week long global event called Festival of Licensing. Running from October 6th to 29th this year, the large scale virtual gathering promises to be ‘the most inclusive global licensing event …

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Online shopping habits could be here to stay, says new research from DS Smith

The pandemic has accelerated consumers’ move to online shopping, with new research into consumer behaviour indicating that the majority of Brits now plan to stick to their lockdown online buying habits from here on out. According to a survey commissioned by DS Smith, the London-based packaging specialist, retailers have seen …

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Men’s Health launches toiletry gifting sets from Thumbs Up to UK retail

The leading lifestyle and fitness brand, Men’s Health has secured retail placement within two of the UK’s biggest retailers for its new toiletry and gifting collection developed by the brand’s most recent licensee, Thumbs Up UK. The new range consists of body washes, deodorants, and shower gels enhanced with accompanying …

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