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.
Licensing Expo will feature 150 new exhibitors at this year's show including A&E, the MLB Players Association, Nintendo, YouTube, the Royal Ballet and more.
Disney Stores across the U.S. are celebrating Star Wars Day (May the 4th) today with in-store events and exclusive merchandise.
Delta Air Lines has tapped fashion designer Zac Posen to bring his creations to a different kind of runway via new flight attendant uniforms.
Zalemark is bringing the Crayola brand from children to adults with a new fine jewelry collection inspired by the iconic crayons.
Global fitness brand Zumba is heading to the high seas in the new Zumba Cruise from Royal Caribbean.
The PGA of America and Bon Appétit are teaming up for a program that will offer golf tips from top PGA professionals alongside cooking inspiration from chefs.
Vandor is planning a vast new array of products that will feature Disney and Disney Junior brands including Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
SCE Group has tapped the licensing and marketing firm Idea Patch to launch a full-scale lifestyle brand inspired by the New York adult nightclub Sin City Cabaret.
Artist Robin Zingone has partnered with Custom Personalization Solutions and the retailer PersonalizedPlanet.com to create a line of personalized products.
RMS International has picked up Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants brand for a range of toys and craft items in the U.K. and Ireland.
Total men’s apparel U.S. retail sales reached $60.8 billion in 2013, a 5 percent increase over the $57.8 billion generated in 2012.
Giromax has launched a new collection of Shaun the Sheep stickers in the U.K., under license from Aardman Animations.
Universal Pictures Germany has taken on home entertainment rights for “Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures” for the German-speaking territories of Europe.
Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, a DHX Media company, is expanding across the pond with the opening of CPLG North America.
Diamond Select Toys is planning a line of deluxe gift sets featuring Marvel Comics action figures inspired by Mego's 1970s toy line.
Time Home Entertainment has reintroduced the iconic Time-Life Books brand, with new content and packaging designed for today’s readers.
HIT Entertainment’s “Thomas & Friends” has been picked up by the free-to-air broadcaster TV Cultura in Brazil.
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.
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