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.
Disney Consumer Products and Marvel have unveiled a broad merchandise program, now arriving at retailers in the U.S., for the upcoming film Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Kohl's Department Stores is collaborating with designer Thakoon Panichgul for the seventh installment of its DesigNation apparel series.
The global private investment firm TPG has acquired a majority stake in Cirque du Soleil in a move to grow the 30-year-old live entertainment brand.
Brand Licensing Europe has announced a raft of new prizes for the winner of this year’s License This! competition, which opens for entries today.
Customers of service provider Dependable Solutions have convened in Southern California for the company's annual Licensing Automation Summit.
Actress and fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker has teamed up with Zappos Couture to develop an exclusive footwear line.
Global merchandising and brand management company Epic Rights has promoted Lisa Streff to executive vice president of global licensing.
Warner Bros. Records has made two promotions in its brand partnerships and Creative Synch Licensing team.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson retained the No. 1 ranking for a second consecutive year on the NFL Players Inc.'s Top 50 Player Sales List.
Meredith Corp.'s publishing and lifestyle brand Better Homes and Gardens has partnered with Lakeside Development Company to build the Innovation Home.
Hundreds of thousands of new toys and games are ready and waiting to be unveiled this weekend at the North American International Toy Fair in New York City.
Nickelodeon and Fisher-Price have unveiled an all-new toy line based on the network’s preschool series "Blaze and the Monster Machines" at New York Toy Fair.
Etch A Sketch has returned to where it all began, New York Toy Fair, where the iconic toy first debuted 55 years ago.
Corus Entertainment's Nelvana has partnered with Cepia, the toy company behind the robotic hamster toy brand ZhuZhu Pets, to re-launch the property.
Comic book publisher Dynamite Entertainment has expanded its merchandising program with a new creative partnership with The Brewing Factory.
Peanuts Worldwide has signed a deal with Mark Feldstein & Associates to develop a range of clocks and nightlights featuring the heritage brand.
Home décor company Primitives by Kathy has launched a new line of baby frames and box signs featuring the designs of Caleb Gray Studio.
Zodiak Kids has secured two more pre-sales for its production company Marathon Media’s new series "Get Blake!"
Seven Canada has launched the first product for its character brand Baby Animals–a toy line from Cefa Toys, a division of KD Group.
Ravensburger is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the "Thomas & Friends" brand with the addition of new puzzles to its existing range.
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