Universal Partnership & Licensing’s franchise-based business model is driving big returns for the company, both in brand loyalty and revenue.
Stan Lee's Comikaze opens its doors today just in time for trick-or-treating and a full weekend of chances to dress up.
Sanrio kicked off the first-ever Hello Kitty convention Thursday at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Los Angeles, Calif.
Pepsi has unveiled its latest fashion collaboration, called The Pulse of New Talent, created in collaboration with Vogue Italia magazine.
Biscuiteers has signed a delicious deal with Warner Bros. Consumer Products U.K. and Ireland for a range of iced biscuits, cupcakes and cakes.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is making a stop at Build-A-Bear Workshops this holiday season, in a new line of customizable plush.
British animation company Smallfilms and its licensing agent Coolabi have launched the first official licensed Bagpuss game app.
UCLA will offer a new licensing course in association with LIMA called “Licensing Entertainment" starting Jan. 6.
Lawless Entertainment has introduced Bonnie Boat & Friends, an all-new original preschool brand for animated series co-production and licensing.
Iconix Brand Group and it board of directors has appointed Sue Gove as an independent director of the company.
Anki, the creator of the battle-car racing game “Anki Drive,” has appointed former Activision and EA executives to key roles.
Wicked Cool Toys has signed with Sesame Workshop to develop summer and seasonal toys based on classic Sesame Street characters.
New Holland Brewing Co. is planning a beer inspired by the American workwear brand Carhartt, which celebrates its 125th anniversary this year.
Coolabi Group has secured a raft of licensing deals for its fantasy adventure brand Beast Quest.
Finnish stationery and gift licensee Karto Oy has signed on to create a new line for the preschool brand Deer Little Forest, created by illustrator Jo Rose
The Boppy Company, maker of the Boppy feeding and infant support pillow, has partnered with Global Design Concepts to develop a line of diaper bags.
Nickelodeon and C-Preme have launched a new Raskullz accessories line featuring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-inspired 3D designs.
Activision has teamed with IDW Publishing to publish the first-ever Skylanders comic book series.
Imports Dragon has added to its toy line for Nelvana’s preschool series “Max and Ruby” with a line of character plush.
The Canadian Toy Association and the U.S.-based Toy Industry Association have entered into a new affiliation agreement.
The Global Retailing Conference convened in Tucson, Ariz., last month to discuss the future of retail. Most merchants agree: technology is the future and it’s here now.
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