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University Games and Paul Lamond venture North to launch Game of Thrones 3D puzzles

University Games and Paul Lamond will be venturing north of The Wall – and certainly the M25 – when it breaches the gates at Birmingham’s NEC next week to launch its new collection of Game of Thrones 3D puzzles at this year’s Autumn Fair. Following the epic, if not opinion-dividing, …

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Blueprint Collections ventures out with National Geographic for kids stationery and accessories

The licensed bags, accessories and gifts specialist, Blueprint Collections is to produce and launch a range of National Geographic children’s lines for the UK market. The range will span notebooks, pencils, pens, sticky notes, erasers, pencil cases, backpacks, keyrings, umbrellas and more. All the items in the range will use …

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Corus Entertainment sees changes at the top as Nelvana president Scott Dyer retires

Corus Entertainment has detailed changes at the top as with the retirement of Scott Dyer from his position as president of Nelvana Limited. Dyer will leave his post on August 30 this year. As a valued member of the Nelvana and Corus team for the past 22 years, Dyer has …

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PowerStation Studios outlines ambitious global growth plans with brace of new hires

PowerStation Studios is continuing with its ambitious plans for global expansion, welcoming the first of four new hires to its growing outfit. Clare Bradbury has been appointed as global account director, bringing with her extensive knowledge of the retail and entertainment industries garnered from several years at top global trend …

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Hasbro partners with interior designers Houzz to renovate the Cluedo mansion

Colonel Mustard and the cast of Hasbro’s iconic board game, Cluedo will soon be enjoying a freshly renovated room, thanks to a new partnership with Houzz. The global toy and board game company is teaming with the architecture and interior design specialists to update the classic Cluedo murder-mystery board game …

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Brands In welcomes two new industry experts to its senior team

Continued growth and a growing demand from its loyal fan base has seen the licensed fashion and apparel business, Brands In, add two senior appointments to its team in the form of experience licensing personalities, Richard Samms and William Durzu. Samms joins the team as senior designer, while Durzu has …

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Funko makes move for cosmetics with Disney villains inspired line

Funko could just be carving a new market for pop-inspired beauty products as it launches its first cosmetics collection inspired by a cast of Disney most infamous villains. The collection will be sold at Ulta Beauty’s stores and website exclusively. The makeup line is based on four classic Disney villains …

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National Geographic launches space-themed extension to Clarks partnership

National Geographic has launched a special extension to its collaborative range of footwear with the shoe specialist, Clarks, building on a partnership that launched this year with the Clarks Kids X National Geographic line. Celebrating the official 50th anniversary of the lunar landing this year, the partnership has added a …

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Vernon Kay to host Licensing Awards 2019

One of the UK’s most recognisable light entertainment and game show hosts, Vernon Kay is to take the helm of The Licensing Awards this year. Vernon will host the industry’s big night which takes place at The Grosvenor House Hotel, London on Tuesday September 10. First making his name as …

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Haven celebrates Sesame Street’s 50th with Peter Alexander capsule collab

To celebrate 50 years of Sesame Street and the continued success of the franchise Down Under, Haven has struck a partnership with the Australian designer Peter Alexander for a capsule of women’s, men’s and kids’ pyjamas and accessories. Featuring the tag line “I was raised on the Street”, the 55-piece …

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