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Asterix and Obelix to make their Playmobil debut when play-sets launch in 2022

The iconic comic book and movie character Asterix is getting a Playmobil makeover via a new partnership between the toymaker and the Asterix brand owner, Les Editions Albert Rene. Under the partnership, a series of play-sets will be developed, marking the first time that Asterix and his sidekick Obelix have …

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Asterix moves home as Little, Brown Book Group’s Sphere takes over all publishing from Hachette Children’s Group

The popular comic book series, Asterix, is moving to a new home with the Little, Brown Book Group’s imprint, Sphere following a deal that will see the team take over the publishing of all Asterix titles from Hachette Children’s Group from this July. The deal will include all 38 albums …

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Asterix celebrates year of ‘unparalleled success’ in album sales and licensing deals

Asterix has marked 2020 as a year ‘of unparalleled’ success during which its latest album, The Chieftain’s Daughter sold more than five million copes around the world, hitting a new record for an Asterix album since the series takeover in 2013. Meanwhile, the illustrated album Le Menhir d’Or, published in …

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Asterix comic book artist Albert Uderzo dies aged 92

The French comic book artist and scriptwriter, Albert Uderzo, known for his work on the popular Asterix title, has died at the age of 92, his family told the French news agency AFP this week. The news outlet quoted Uderzo’s son-in-law, saying: “He died in his sleep at his home …

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