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NECA founder Joel Weinshanker takes direct leadership of Rubie’s global business

Costume company Rubies has released the details of a deal that will see the company’s co-owner and managing partner, and founder of NECA, Joel Weinshanker, take over the direct oversight of the entire worldwide Rubie’s business. In the new position, Weinshanker will look to harness the full power of over …

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ARTiSTORY appoints Georgina Heatley as new licensing and editorial assistant

The cultural IP licensing unit, ARTiSTORY has appointed Georgina Heatley as its new licensing and editorial assistant, joining co-founders Yizan He and Natasha Dyson on the mission to ‘transform artefacts to merchandise.’ As part of the business’ endeavour, ARTiSTORY sets out to reach global audiences with well designed merchandise that …

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Mr Men Little Miss lands Channel 4 documentary celebrating 50th anniversary milestone

The half century celebrations for the iconic Mr Men and Little Miss children’s books just keep on being rolled out, as Channel 4 commissions a new documentary to take a look into the rich 50 year history of the beloved brand. Created in 1971 by Roger Hargreaves, prompted to answer …

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Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed swings into location-based entertainment through Osool partnership

WildBrain CPLG has secured a new partnership with Osool Entertainment to develop location-based entertainment attractions for the blockbuster video game franchise, Assassin’s Creed. Brokered by WildBrain CPLG MENA on behalf of Ubisoft, the new deal will see Osool Entertainment create three new Assassin’s Creed indoor attractions in Saudi Arabia, targeting …

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Zavvi teams with DUST! to launch ultra-exclusive pop culture puzzles range

The UK online retailer Zavvi has partnered with DUST! to launch a new limited-edition range of fully-licensed movie themed jigsaw puzzles, bringing the artwork of some of cinema’s best-loved cult classics to the jigsaw space. The partnership witnesses the launch of 12 limited edition 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles, each featuring images …

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Route 66 expands its UK presence with Iconospheric and Assured Products partnerships

Route 66 is continuing to build its presence across the UK and Eire having landed two new licensing partners in the home decor and stationery, and car care product markets. Brokered by the brand’s UK and Eire licensing agency, Bulldog Licensing, the latest partnerships will see Iconospheric develop a collection …

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Laura Ashley fashions new partnership with Graham & Brown for official wallpaper, murals and paints

Laura Ashley has entered into a new partnership with the UK wallpaper and paint manufacturer, Graham & Brown for the launch of an official paint, wallpaper, and murals collection from this spring. The new line has been developed at Graham & Brown’s Blackburn HQ and will be sold through its …

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Hasbro partners with Uber Eats to launch free Hasbro Toy Store to families this half term

Hasbro has partnered with the home delivery app, Uber Eats, to launch a free toy store in time for the half term holidays, as UK parents continue to hunt for new ways to keep their kids entertained during lockdown. The new collaborative effort arrives as 70 per cent of UK …

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Animaccord inks major broadcast deal for Masha and the Bear with Italy’s kids’ channel Rai

Animaccord has inked a new broadcast deal with the Italian public media company, Rai, for the fifth season of Masha and the Bear, produced in a new 4k UHD format. The first episodes of the new season will air daily on Rai Yoyo and Rai Play starting from May 3rd …

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Pokémon and Post Malone to host virtual music concert as part of the brand’s 25th anniversary celebrations

Pokémon has unveiled plans for a virtual music concert celebrating its 25th anniversary with the help of the headline act and Pokémon fan, Post Malone. Taking place on February 27th – or Pokémon Day to the real fans – the event will take the form of an online party for …

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