Tag Archives: Pop Culture

Geek Retreat moves into Dumfries and stays on track to open 60 stores by end of 2021

The geek culture retailer, Geek Retreat, is continuing on its ambitious plans for the UK with the successful launch of its new store in Dumfries, bringing its total numbers of shops around the country to 28. Situated on Church Crescent and providing five local jobs, the new Geek Retreat store …

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Phat Kandi joins curated Japan-inspired line up as HMV marks 100 years with pop culture store launches

The British alternative fashion brand, Phat Kandi, has been selected as one of the chosen few independent labels to supply HMV as it marks its 100th year in retail with the launch of ten new pop culture stores across the UK. The initiative will see HMV launch a raft of …

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Anderson Entertainment eyes sci-fi cosplay move with Space: 1999 t-shirts

Anderson Entertainment is helping the sci-fi fandom scene into hyperdrive with the launch of a range of cosplay t-shirts inspired by the crew uniforms worn in the live action classic, Space: 1999. Founded by Gerry Anderson – the name behind iconic shows including Thunderbirds and Space: 1999, as well as …

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MGM and NACON bring RoboCop back to video gaming with 2023 release RoboCop: Rogue City

The film and TV studio, MGM has teamed with the video game publisher, NACON to launch a new RoboCop video game based on the first three films in the original RoboCop movie universe. Titled RoboCop: Rogue City, the game will feature a new storyline and is currently being developed by …

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Asmodee Entertainment builds out European licensing team with new appointment

Asmodee Entertainment is building on its licensing success of 2020 with the appointment of Etienne Bonnin as the firm’s new senior manager, media development and licensing. Based in Paris, Bonnin will report into Darren Kyman, SVP, business development for Asmodee Entertainment, a unit of the board game giant dedicated to …

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Fanattik nets SpongeBob SquarePants in first partnership with animated property

The pop culture specialist, Fanattik has signed a pan-European gift licensing partnership with ViacomCBS Consumer Products that will bring Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants into new home decor, barware, gifts and collectables. The new collection of collectables and products will be available from September this year across gift and toy stores throughou …

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Hasbro and Reebok combine forces to launch Mighty Morphin Power Rangers footwear collection

The global entertainment powerhouse, Hasbro has partnered with Reebok to introduce a new collection of trainers based on the original ’90s television series, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The new family footwear collection pairs some of Reebok’s iconic silhouettes with five of the original Power Rangers. The characters featured in the …

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Opinion | Channel hopping: Netflix becomes latest global brand to adopt direct to consumer

With Netflix becoming the latest global brand to adopt a direct to consumer model for its portfolio of licensed merchandise, consumer products, and original series brand extensions, industry insights and intelligence expert and seasoned market analyst, Utku Tansel takes a look at the ever-strengthening trend of tapping into the consumer directly Netflix’s …

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Toei Animation teams with LA streetwear brand The Hundreds to celebrate One Piece

Toei Animation has joined forces with the LA-based streetwear brand, The Hundreds to celebrate the international anime series, One Piece, with the launch of a full range of apparel and collectable accessories. Produced by Toei Animation and based on the top-selling manga title of all time by Eiichiro Oda, the …

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Lion Brand Yarn Company launches official Schitt’s Creek line to help fans recreate the show’s iconic looks

The hit Canadian sitcom series, Schitt’s Creek is embarking on a new licensing venture, enabling fans of the ‘must-watch TV series of the pandemic’ to recreate some of the most iconic looks from the pop culture phenomenon. In partnership with ITV Studios – the global distributor of the award-winning Schitt’s …

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