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.
Moose Toys has added 16 new licensees for its Shopkins brand in the U.S. and Canada, in a series of deals brokered by The Licensing Shop.
Fashion designer Lela Rose will celebrate the launch of her new collaboration with plus-size retailer Lane Bryant in an event Thursday in Dallas, Texas.
Brandgenuity has appointed independent licensing company Rocket as the pan-European agent for Gas Monkey Garage brand.
Knockout Licensing adds two new licensees to the "Downton Abbey" program for a collection of yarns and pajamas.
Hoho Rights has signed Zippy to create baby and toddler clothing featuring its preschool series "CloudBabies" in the U.K.
Mega Brands America has launched a puzzle line featuring vintage artwork from the Smithsonian Libraries’ seed catalog collection.
Painting Lulu has signed its first licensing agreement with Mattel, to bring the Barbie and Hot Wheels brands to the digital coloring platform.
Aadarsh, owner of Purple Turtle brand, took home the Licensor of the Year award in the publishing category at the Indian eRetail Congress.
Authentic Brands Group has appointed Javier Brandwain to the new role of managing director of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Bulldog Licensing has hired Helena Mansell-Stopher as retail licensing director.
Fit For Sport has joined forces with Saban’s Power Rangers emPOWER program in the U.K. to launch a fitness guide to help children "power up."
Dark Hall Mansion has unveiled a limited edition run of Max Dalton's “The Jimi Hendrix Experience" print.
“Transformers Rescue Bots” will return for a third season Saturday on Discovery Family Channel. The series is produced by Hasbro Studios.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is making a stop at Build-A-Bear Workshops this holiday season, in a new line of customizable plush.
Cabela’s Incorporated and country music star Luke Bryan debuted his new 32 Bridge line of clothing exclusively at Cabela’s this month.
Mezco Toyz has entered into an agreement with Warner Bros. to create a new series of collectibles based on the video game franchise Mortal Kombat.
The Beano and DC Thomson Consumer Products announced the first ever The Beano menswear line exclusively on fashion online store Asos this month.
Valero Enterprises was chosen to be the U.S. licensing agency for V19.69 Italia by Versace 19.69 in Milan, Italy.
Sears has teamed with online engagement ring retailer James Allen to open jewelry boutiques at 16 Sears locations throughout New York, Maryland and Puerto Rico.
Cartoon Network Amazone was awarded the Leading Edge Award at the World Waterpark Association’s Symposium & Trade Show Awards in Las Vegas, Nev.
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