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Cosmopolitan UK expands its home collection in partnership with Comfy Group

Cosmopolitan, the UK’s media brand for young women is expanding its CosmoLiving by Cosmopolitan home collection in a new deal brokered by the licensing agency, IMG. The CosmoLiving by Cosmopolitan collection will be expanded with new products created in partnership with leading textile manufacturer Comfy Group, including pillows, duvets, bed …

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Braille Skateboarding launches its first skate shoe with R&R Footwear

YouTube’s leading skateboarding channel, Braille Skateboarding, has partnered with R&R Footwear to launch a new skate shoe, marking yet another brand extension for the brand that has made its move on the lifestyle and toy licensing sectors in recent months. In a deal brokered by Semaphore Licensing Solutions, Braille Skateboarding …

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Toymaster cancels Harrogate May Show 2021 and looks towards its 2022 return

Toymaster has confirmed that its annual Harrogate May show will not take place this year, but instead return for 2022 when it will take up its usual residence at the Majestic Hotel from May 17th to 19th. The buying group has said that following the recent Government announcement setting out …

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Xplora’s new kids’ smartwatch partners with Tom & Jerry, Peter Rabbit to keep kids active and safe

Dr Who, PlayStation, Peter Rabbit, and Tom & Jerry have been named among the children’s properties to join up to the Norwegian smartwatch company Xplora’s latest move on the kids’ tech space through collaboration on a prize system that rewards kids for staying active and getting their daily steps in. …

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Direct to consumer and expanded toy offering helps Funko to strong Q4 2020 finish

A bolstered direct to consumer platform, the launch of new games and toys, and an expanded presence across its key retail partners have helped Funko to strong fourth quarters results for 2020. The pop culture specialist has reported a six per cent sales growth to $226.5 million, reflecting what CEO …

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Games Workshop builds out entertainment business with former Hasbro exec Finn Arnesen

Games Workshop Group is delving deeper into the entertainment business with the appointment of the former Turner Broadcasting and Hasbro Studios executive, Finn Arnesen as its first head of entertainment development. In his new role, Arnesen will get to work mining the Warhammer library of novels and short stories in …

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Asda, BBC, and Kantar among first speaker line-up for Brand & Licensing Innovation Summit

Licensing experts from Asda, BBC and Kantar are among the first tranche of speakers announced for Brand & Licensing Innovation Summit, which takes place online from 9-11 June. Early bird registration for the summit opens today, with three-day passes starting at just £175 (£161 for Licensing International members) and closes …

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Laura Ashley secures home furnishings partnership with Ashley Wilde

The home and lifestyle brand, Laura Ashley, has secured a new soft furnishings partnership with the global textiles specialist, Ashley Wilde. Under the deal, the British fabric company will provide all soft furnishings for the Laura Ashley home collection. Established in 1950, Ashley Wilde Group, has a rich heritage in …

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Millimages builds strong Molang licensing roster for 2021 spanning plush, collectables, and more

Millimages has secured a raft of new licensing partners for its popular animated IP, Molang, spanning the plush and stationery aisles, as well as apparel, collectibles, and more. Kicking off the slate, Millimages has tapped NICI to develop new Molang plush ranges to launch across Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and Austria …

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Zuru’s Vlad & Niki Superhero Surprise lands in the UK this May

Zuru has lifted the lid on a new raft of unboxing experiences inspired by and based on the internet sensations, Vlad and Niki. The new Vlad & Niki Superhero Surprise range is scheduled to land at retailers from May this year. Recognised as one of the biggest YouTube channels in …

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