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LEGO brings Star Wars brand into its coding-focused Boost range

LEGO has unveiled the latest addition to its popular Star Wars, bringing the sci-fi franchise into its coding focused product line, LEGO Boost. This is the first time that the drag-and-drop LEGO Boost coding technology has been used in a LEGO licensed product, giving fans the chance to build three …

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Giochi Preziosi named Italian toy partner for Kid-E-Cats

Giochi Preziosi has been named the distribution partner for APC Studio’s Kid-E-Cats toy range across Italy. The property’s master toy partner Toy Plus in the Far East, and part of the Thai Group, is currently developing a range of plush, collectables, figurines and play-sets targeted at pre-school children, with global …

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Dolly Parton names IMG her first global licensing agency

The famed country musician, Dolly Parton has appointed IMG as her first exclusive global licensing representative. Parton is already a client in North America of IMG partner company WME. The multi-year partnership will see IMG work with the US music icon to create a lifestyle brand that will provide engaging …

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The Point. 1888 lights up new licensing line for Katie Alice

Th Point. 1888 is continuing to bolster it portfolio this year, having just secured an exclusive deal with the renowned design brand, Katie Alice. The licensing specialist has once again been quick out of the starting blocks, and has already signed the brand’s first licensee in the form of Candlelight, …

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“Very strong first quarter” for Funko as sales grow 22 per cent

Funko continues to go from strength to strength, having just seen its net sales grow 22 per cent to $166.8 million in its first quarter trading results. In what the company’s CEO has cited as a “very strong quarter,” for the pop culture and collectables specialist, it looks to be …

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Transport for London strengthens international route with new licensing agents

TSBA Group is looking to strengthen its Transport For London brand in the international marketplace, with the appointment of two new licensing agents. The London-based firm has tapped License Connection to act as the brand’s agent in the Benelux region, while MJA Licensing will be heading up TfL’s activity in …

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IMC Toys USA launches animated series based on popular Cry Babies IP

IMC Toys USA has launched its own animated series based on its popular toy IP Cry Babies and Cry Babies Magic Tears. More than 35 episodes can now be viewed on the Cry Babies YouTube channel. Season one and two of the new animation will also be available on Amazon …

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GB Eye sees ‘strong growth for 2019’ with Hello Communications partnership

The licensed giftware specialist, GB Eye is looking to build on its 2018 success with what it has said is a ‘strong trajectory of growth’ at retail across the UK and Europe. As part of its plans, the firm is doubling its marketing efforts and bolstering its corporate, retail and …

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Mattel to launch interactive family entertainment centres worldwide

Mattel has detailed it plans to create a global network of family entertainment centres featuring Barbie and Hot Wheels by 2020. The centres, which will begin to pop up worldwide next year, will feature immersive, hands-on play and entertainment experiences with the aim of bringing Mattel’s popular brands to life …

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To Home From London selects Myne Cards as first licensing stop

The lifestyle brand, To Home From London has selected Myne Cards as its first licensing destination, as it looks to build out from its position in the souvenir sector. To Home From London is a Camden-based brand that creates authentic souvenirs with its own watercolour-signature artworks. The deal with Myne …

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