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Forbidden Planet to open Europe’s largest comic book and pop culture store in Glasgow

Forbidden Planet is to open the UK and Europe’s largest comic book and pop culture store when it opens the doors to its new Glasgow location this week. Following a successful 31 years on Glasgow’s Buchanan Street, the pop culture and collectables specialist is relocating to Sauchiehall Street, where it …

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Numskull launches new TUBBZ collectables and its a pop-culture licensing dream

Numskull Designs is answering the call of the geek movement with the launch of a new, multi-licensed series of collectable, cosplaying duck figurines. Yes, it’s a sign of the times and it doesn’t really get much nerdier than this as Numskulls joins the thriving collectables scene with its very own …

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Geek culture subscription box Loot Crate files for bankruptcy

The geek culture subscription box service, Loot Crate, which established an ecosystem in which pop culture fans were sent a surprise selection of merchandise each month, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. According to a report from the LA Times, the service had hit a rough patch over the last …

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark creeps into retail with apparel and publishing

Guillermo del Toro and André Øvredal’s atmospheric new film Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, is creeping into the retail space thanks to a tranche of licensing partners across apparel, accessories and publishing. In a series of deals secured by CBS Consumer Products, the film is already building a …

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Just Funky targets Asia for growth with new office in Hong Kong

The pop culture lifestyle company, Just Funky, is expanding its international operations with the opening of a new office in Hong Kong. The move is part of the firm’s efforts to build its presence and business across Asia, adding to the territory to a growing network of international offices that now …

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Fanattik highlights efforts to eradicate knock-offs from growing convention scene

The pop culture specialist Fanattik just can’t keep out of the licensing industry media at the moment, this time underlining its commitment to fighting the influx of unofficial and unlicensed product in the pop culture space. Speaking with Licensing.biz, the gift and accessories firm has highlighted the issue of ‘unwanted …

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Capcom partnership ‘will play big part in future growth’ of Fanattik

Fanattik has renewed its gifts and collectables licensing agreement with the video game publisher Capcom in a deal that will see the pop culture specialist continue to develop lines based on hit franchises such as Streetfighter, Monster Hunter, Resident Evil, and Megaman. The renewal marks an extension of a partnership …

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Going underground: Horror, sci-fi and comic book IP “growing commercial potential for mainstream retail”

Horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and comic book IP are no longer the murmurings of underground followings, but the basis of vast commercial potential in the licensing space, if current trends are to be considered. These pockets of pop culture have been gaining momentum in licensing terms over the last number of …

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