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.
Rubie’s Costume Company is planning a raft of new costumes, accessories, wigs and masks inspired by Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hits theaters May 1.
Retailer Meijer has teamed with lawn care and garden brand Scotts-MiracleGro to create a Garden Marketplace inside 27 of its stores across the Midwest.
Little League Baseball and Softball has promoted three executives within its marketing department to focus on licensing and merchandising.
Jewel Branding & Licensing has partnered with Prestige Paints to launch a new collection featuring brands such as the New York Botanical Garden and Shell Rummel.
Greeting card designer The London Studio is shifting its business toward a licensing model to allow founder Soula Zavacopoulos more time for creative development.
Plumbing and drain cleaning brand Roto-Rooter has teamed with Metro Design USA to develop a line of branded plumbing plungers for residential use.
Hormel Foods' Spam brand has kicked off the cross-country Spamerican Tour with Food Network chef Sunny Anderson.
Hockey icon Wayne Gretzky has teamed with Sears Canada to launch a casual menswear brand under his name.
Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products held its annual U.K. Achievement Awards Thursday in London to celebrate the top collaborations from the past year.
Cherokee Global Brands has teamed with Sears Canada to bring the Liz Lange maternity and sportswear brand to Canada.
Vandor is adding to its Marvel Entertainment lineup with new superheroes including Spider-Man, Captain America and Iron Man.
Artist Sir Peter Blake has created a limited edition print to celebrate the 75th anniversary of DC Thomson’s The Beano brand.
Bulldog Licensing has made two new additions to the burgeoning licensing program for the CBBC fantasy drama “Wolfblood.”
Drexel University has extended its partnership with The Collegiate Licensing Company, the licensing affiliate of IMG College.
The “Destination Star Trek” exhibition is gearing up for its second visit to London later this year.
“Star Trek: The Exhibition” is navigating toward the EMS Exhibit Center in Bloomington, Minn.’s Mall of America with an arrival date of May 16.
Saban is teaming with Lionsgate to develop the first-ever feature film based on Power Rangers and has launched a new film distribution division.
Fragrance brand Axe is teaming up with 20th Century Fox's X-Men: Days of Future Past for a range of limited edition gift sets.
The non-profit New Starship Foundation is planning to open the world’s first dedicated science-fiction museum in 2015.
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment has teamed with travel operator Thomas Cook to bring Tree Fu Tom to resorts this summer.
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