2014 was year of big successes (Frozen), milestones (Hello Kitty’s 40th) and industry-changing innovations (3D printing). Here’s a recap of the news that shaped the year.
Perfetti Van Melle and Pantone Colorwear have teamed up to combine their iconic brands for a new outerwear collection featuring Mentos and Chupa Chups.
Triforce Luggage has teamed with neo-pop artist Francisco Ceron for a new line of contemporary, colorful luggage sets.
Santoro has signed a host of new licensees and launched several new lines for its art brand Gorjuss in Europe.
Retro Apparel launched its first line of It's A Good Sign apparel at the MAGIC Marketweek trade show last month in Las Vegas, Nev.
Maya Studio has appointed the IP management company Consumer Product Connection to develop a licensing program for its brands in Europe and the East.
Crayola has teamed with Bloomingdale’s for the new I Am Color campaign that includes fashion collaborations, window displays and in-store events.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products has collaborated with The Art of the Brick to create an art exhibition featuring sculptures of DC Comics characters made out of LEGOs.
Spanish design brand Dream Big has signed three new in Europe and Mexico.
Home décor company Primitives by Kathy has launched a new line of baby frames and box signs featuring the designs of Caleb Gray Studio.
Smiley has announced a new collaboration with French fashion designer Martine Sitbon and the global release of its sticker book line from Editis.
Bulls Licensing, worldwide agent for the Moomins heritage brand, has appointed The Agency to represent the property in France and Benelux.
Casino gaming company IGT is planning to bring the Japanese-inspired lifestyle brand Tokidoki to slot machines.
Good Sign has tapped Original Retro Brand for a range of apparel featuring the design brand.
Sanrio is kicking off a year of festivities to celebrate the 40th anniversary of pop icon Hello Kitty.
The Smiley Company has signed a new deal with Bic that will see disposable Bic lighters adorned with different Smiley face images and slogans.
The Smiley Company is continuing a number of partnerships with European licensees and has added more for the back-to-school season.
Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mobile Game is now available for iOS, Android and Amazon devices.
Rubie’s Costume Company has partnered with Nickelodeon to create officially-licensed costumes, masks and accessories based on the film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Halloween.
Bandai Namco Games America has launched the “Pac-Man Friends” app, an original arcade-style action-puzzler.
BBC Worldwide has launched an official online shop in Australia and New Zealand.
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