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Sony Pictures details globe-spanning licensees for The Boys ahead of second season premiere

Sony Pictures Consumer Products has detailed a globe-spanning consumer products roster inspired by the popular Amazon Prime Video series, The Boys, ahead of the show’s second season premiere this week. Included in the roster is a selection of apparel, accessories, collectable toys, costumes, novelty and home goods. The initial wave …

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Sony Pictures CP details Cobra Kai product line-up as the series heads to Netflix this month

Sony Pictures Consumer Products has detailed a comprehensive line-up of products and partners for the two-time Emmy nominated series Cobra Kai, just as the show prepared to enter a new dojo on August 28 when the first two seasons land on Netflix. Spanning gaming, apparel, accessories, collectable toys, publishing, costumes, …

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Comic effect: How the UK’s love for comic books is keeping The Cartoon Museum Covid-secure

Whether it was at its former home along Little Russell Street in London’s Bloomsbury, or its new Wells Street, Fitzrovia abode, The Cartoon Museum had never previously had an issue with footfall. At the height of its popularity in the former location, the museum was pulling in 38,000 visitors a …

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Loot Crate to launch 60th anniversary Sanrio crate as the subscription box specialist details raft of partnerships

The pop culture subscription box service, Loot Crate, is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the world-famous Sanrio with the launch of a special October Anniversary themed Sanrio Crate. The limited edition crate will feature new and exclusive Hello Kitty and Friends collectables and gear. To celebrate a successful six decades …

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Pop culture retail chain Forbidden Planet celebrates 42 years with star-studded ‘epic online event’

The comic book and cult entertainment retail chain, Forbidden Planet has detailed the launch of its own ‘epic online event’ to celebrate its 42nd birthday this year, featuring a cast of famous faces and special guest stars that have found a home within the legacy of the renowned brand. On …

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ADK Emotions NY prepares for 20th anniversary of Beyblade with archived epsiodes drop on its YouTube channel

The US-based Japanese IP specialist, ADK Emotions NY, has debuted a selection of archived episodes from the global anime and toy franchise Beyblade across its official YouTube channel. The classic Generation  One content is now available to watch on demand, laying the foundations of Beyblade’s 20th anniversary celebrations in 2021. …

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Funko feels the Covid-19 impact as net sales drop 49 per cent

Store closures across the US and the rest of the world at the hands of the Covid-19 pandemic have ‘significantly impacted,’ second quarter results for the pop culture collectables specialist Funko. Net sales for the firm decreased 49 per cent to $98.1 million in its Q2 2020 earnings compared to …

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Reemsborko’s Max Arguile: “The anime investment bubble shows no sign of bursting”

With a portfolio spanning some of the most iconic IP in pop culture, including Bill and Ted, Dragon Ball Z and and extended library of anime properties now starting to gather pace here in the UK, Max Arguile, founder of the licensing agency Reemsborko is riding on the crest of …

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“There’s opportunity in the chaos” – FanGirl Consulting’s Anita Castellar talks pop culture licensing

While the world’s lockdown over the past few months will go down in history as a period of inertia for businesses worldwide, the pop culture merchandising space could be about to experience a further boom, as the industry ‘begins to spy opportunities within the chaos,’ to maximise on a newly …

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Reemsborko partners with TMS Entertainment to bring anime’s Lupin the Third to licensing

Reemsborko, the pop culture and anime licensing specialist has partnered with TMS Entertainment to represent the classic anime property, Lupin the Third in the consumer products space. Under the deal, Reemsborko will embark on a licensing programme for the European market. A classic in the anime market, Lupin the Third was …

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