Just over one month into its UK launch on Netflix, Cannon Busters – the latest anime series to hit Eastern shores – has lined up a raft of licensing partners and placement within HMV.
According to Reemsborko’s Max Arguile, the man responsible for brokering all of Cannon Busters’ licensing deals here in the UK, early reviews of the series have been ‘incredibly positive,’ with a fanbase that is “growing exponentially.”
Already on the licensee list for the property is 5th Sun who is the North American apparel partner, supplying Hot Topic with a primary t-shirt design into all 700 stores, and secondary design t-shirt landing in a select 400 stores.
Also in the US, Trends has picked up the first poster line, available online now and at retail soon, and the enamel pin and patch ranges from FiGPiN will be available from October. Other worldwide licensees include Animegami for 1/6 resin statues and Wild Bangarang for a range of leggings, sports tops, and sports shorts.
Zee Productions, a new name in the puzzles space on a mission to ‘shake up the market with new designs and styles,’ will launch its own Cannon Busters jigsaws later this year.
Meanwhile, Trademark Products supplied HMV and EMP with t-shirts soon after show launch. We expect the baseball caps and hoodies to arrive in the autumn.
According to Arguile, “HMV is very pleased with the sales of the range so far and is interested in other related products.”
Finally, there will be a hand-engraved solid metal coin licensee on board. Arkansas-based Shire Post Mint will use an antique coin press and be recreating the quarters that are fed into Bessie the Cadillac to initiate raging bull mode.
Arguile concluded: “Many other licensees across multiple categories are in discussion right now.”