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Gigantosaurus stomps into the European dress up sector in Smiffys partnership

Smiffys is bringing the cast of the popular children’s CGI animated series Gigantosaurus to the dress up and costumes space thanks to a new partnersip with Cyber Group Studios and the licensing agency Brand-Ward. Characters Rocky, Bill, Tiny, and Mazu will each find themselves receiving the dress up treatment in …

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Beano Studios marks 70 years of Dennis with Royal Mail stamp collection

Beano Studios is celebrating the 70th year of the iconic British comic character, Dennis the Menace, with the launch of a new stamp collection in partnership with Royal Mail. The new series of six stamps will look back at Dennis through the ages, from the character’s first black and white …

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WWE taps skateboard brand Enjoi for exclusive new range as the sport readies for Olympic spotlight

WWE has tagged in the California-based skateboard brand, Enjoi as its latest licensing partner in a new deal that will see the creation of a special collection of skateboard decks featuring a variety of WWE Legends. The partnership was first revealed on the popular skateboarding podcast, The Nine Club and …

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Black Lives Matter Licensing movement expands team as “industry is ready to take action”

The Black Lives Matter Licensing movement has welcomed two new members to the team amid a period of rapid growth reflective, the group has suggested, of an industry ‘determined to implement meaningful change’. Kim Saxelby (pictured right), senior design manager, Universal Brand Development Group, has joined the movement to help …

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Haribo expands its happy world with first 100th anniversary product launches

The global confectionery brand, Haribo is preparing to celebrate its milestone 100th anniversary next year, with the latest launch in a roll-out of consumer products spanning toys, footwear, apparel, and homewares throughout 2021. Developed through collaborations forged by IMG, Haribo’s consumer products programme kicked off last month with the worldwide …

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Formula 1 eyes moves into NFT and Cryptocurrency through Crypto.com global partnership

Formula 1 has embarked on a new partnership with Crypto.com that woll see the global crypto platform become a global partner, an inaugural partner for the sport’s new Sprint series this year, and the official Formula 1 NFT partner. Under the deal, Crypto.com will have a trackside presence at every …

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Hasbro and eOne’s new animated comedy series Ninja Express to launch on CBBC next month

Hasbro’s global entertainment studio, eOne, has launched a new kids’ animated series to the global stage, an ‘absurd 2D and 3D mix of animated comedy’ for six to 11 year old kids, titled Ninja Express. The series – c0-produced with Creative Conspiracy and Frogbox – follows the antics of a …

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Hasbro and Universal launch Transformers x Jurassic Park mash-up… proving that life does find a way

Even if you could never have imagined it, life… (you’ve guessed it), finds a way. Hasbro has finally partnered up with Universal Brand Development and Amblin Entertainment to create the DNA mash-up we’ve all been waiting for; bringing Jurassic Park and the Transformers franchise together for the first time. Under …

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Scholastic UK celebrates RHS children’s books launch with kids’ gardening competition

Scholastic UK and the Royal Horticultural Society have launched a new series of illustrated activity books for children. Aimed at encouraging readers to explore and enjoy nature outdoors, the books have been inspired by RHS gardens across the country. The first three titles in the series were launched in the …

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Bluey billed “most important preschool IP since Frozen” as Stor SL readies merch portfolio for UK, Ireland, and EMEA

Bosses at the global product manufacturer, Stor SL have hailed BBC Studios’ preschool property, Bluey “the most important property since Disney’s Frozen” as it prepares to launch a portfolio of more than 50 licensed items to the UK, Ireland, and EMEA markets in the coming months. The range, spanning drinkware, …

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