Tag Archives: Pop Culture

Hit action anime series Baki taps Reemsborko for Europe and Australasia licensing

The popular action anime, Baki is on the path to grow its licensing activity across Europa and Australasia, having appointed the pop culture licensing specialist, Reemsborko to represent the property across all categories. Baki has been the subject of multiple manga, anime, and video games over the last 30 years …

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NPD: UK toy market grows five per cent, fulled by games, puzzles, and kidult toy fans

The lockdown success of the games and puzzles market, a surge in the kidult market, and early Christmas trading all fuelled by the restrictions and implications of the Covid-19 pandemic, has helped the UK toy market hit a five per cent sales increase for its overall value. According to the …

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FanGirl Consulting named licensing agent for Somos Arte’s La Borinqueña

The Brooklyn-based indie studio, Somos Arte (We Are Art), the name behind the hit comic superhero franchise, La Borinqueña, has tapped FanGirl Consulting & Brand Management as its agent to focus on licensing, promotional partnerships, and brand integrations. Created by the graphic novelist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriquez, the superhero emerged in 2016 …

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Take a first look at the new Peaky Blinders: Faster Than Truth card game from Steamforged Games

Fans have been offered a sneak first peek at the upcoming Peaky Blinders: Faster Than Truth card game, a tabletop gaming title developed by Steamforged Games under a licensing agreement with Banijay Brands and Caryn Mandabach Productions. The card game is scheduled for release on February 26, 2021 and will …

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Japan’s biggest anime feature movie Demon Slayer has its sights on US licensing with Lucky Helmet

The Japanese animated feature film, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train is set to expand its licensing and merchandising presence across the US through the efforts of the IP development business, Lucky Helmet. It will mark the first in a sweep of new IP to be brought …

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Culture sculpture: Beer Buddies and the fine art of merchandising

A two-man operation working out of a headquarters in Wheal Vor, in Cornwall, Beer Buddies has started to make its presence known on the pop culture licensing and merchandise scene through its range of best-selling Motorhead, Iron Maiden, and now Original Stormtrooper bottle openers. Using traditional sculpting methods put to …

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Sony to purchase anime entertainment powerhouse Crunchyroll for $1.175bn

Sony Pictures Entertainment has reached an agreement with AT&T to purchase its Crunchyroll anime business – a direct-to-consumer service within the WarnerMedia segment – for a proposed $1.175bn. Under the deal, Crunchyroll anime will fall under Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc and Sony Music Entertainment Inc’s Funimation Global Group, a giant …

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Games Workshop partners with The Koyo Store for Warhammer 40,000 collectables

The entertainment merchandise specialist, The Koyo Store, has secured the global rights to create a range of officially licensed Warhammer 40,000 collectables through a new partnership with Games Workshop. The deal marks a major success for The Koyo Store as the range will not only be sold through Games Workshop’s …

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Rilakkuma lands second series on Netflix as Sagoo sees licensing programme ‘growing apace’ in Europe

Rilakkuma, the cute Kawaii bear, will be returning to Netflix for a second series, following a successful debut back in 2019 that has given life to a growing licensing programme managed by the independent agency, Sagoo Licensing. Production of the new stop-motion animated series is now underway with the title …

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Pokémon partners with The Wand Company to launch the first Poké Ball Replica Series

The Pokémon Company International has teamed up with The Wand Company to release the first die-cast Poké Ball Replica Series, giving fans the chance to collect premium replicas of the iconic Poké Ball, Great Ball, Ultra Ball, and Premier Ball. Equipped with proximity-sensing technology, each of the die-cast replica’s buttons …

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