This comprehensive guide to the world’s largest licensors provides retail sales data and trends for licensors in all sectors.
Tactic Games has been granted rights to create games based on Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures' Despicable Me film franchise, including the upcoming prequel Minions.
Propel Equity Partners has acquired the active play toy line Buzz Bee Toys, which it will fold into its Alex Brands family of toy companies.
To tie in with the return of Fox's game show “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” Hasbro will release a board game this summer.
The Coolabi Group has signed a number of new licensing deals for the new preschool series “Clangers.”
Genius Brands International has appointed Wicked Cool Toys as the master toy partner for its original animated series on PBS, “Thomas Edison's Secret Lab.”
Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia is embarking on a multi-year collaboration with Philippines' mobile brand Globe Telecom to enhance the country’s digital lifestyle experience.
PercyVites has added two new brands to its roster of characters for digital party products–Nelvana Enterprises' “Max & Ruby” and Feld Entertainment's Monster Jam.
Konami Digital Entertainment is reprising its partnership with Kaleidoscope Youth, Family, Millennials for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game After-School Program.
Stern Pinball has launched a new line of pinball machines featuring the rock band KISS, in a deal brokered by KISS's licensing agent Epic Rights.
Cartamundi is planning for a cold summer with the launch of a three-in-one pack of card games inspired by Disney’s Frozen.
Alex and Ani has signed a global licensing agreement with Hasbro for the Alex and Ani Monopoly collection of expandable wire charm bangles.
FremantleMedia North America is expanding the Loteria brand, based on the traditional Latin American game, in two new partnerships.
Jumbo Games has signed a pan-European licensing deal with HBO Global Licensing to produce a series of Game of Thrones jigsaw puzzles.
Discovery Consumer Products signed new deals with toy companies DGL and RMS to develop products specifically for children.
Sesame Workshop has signed a deal with Jumbo Games to produce children’s puzzles and games for its new preschool series “The Furchester Hotel.”
The British toy market increased 4.4 percent in 2014, the best result since 2010 when toy sales were up 8 percent.
Crayola has tapped tween girl lifestyle company Fashion Angels to create a line of activity and lifestyle products targeted to tweens.
Hasbro surveyed U.S. children about what they want to be when they grow up and has updated The Game of Life board game based on the responses.
Trading card company Topps will start a new wave of licensing activity for the sci-fi cult classic Mars Attacks for the 2014-15 season.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, has teamed up with Aquarius to create DC Comics-based board games.
©2015 ADVANSTAR COMMUNICATIONS INC. All rights reserved.