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.
Marvel Entertainment has partnered with Five Four for a series of menswear capsule collections inspired by the studio’s catalog of superheroes.
The stars of the HGTV series "Property Brothers," twin brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott, are heading to QVC with a new line of backyard décor.
Fashion designer Kenneth Cole has paired with the Geneva Watch Group for a new line of smartwatches that will hit stores in April.
Perry Ellis International has sold the C&C California brand to ACH C&C, a newly created venture organized by members of ACI Licensing.
The Trump Organization has launched a new fragrance collection for men exclusively at Macy's in the U.S., in partnership with licensee Parlux Fragrances.
Artist and jewelry designer Steve Soffa has crafted a new line to celebrate the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally's 75th anniversary.
Elmer's Products has teamed with the non-stick coating brand LiquiGlide to develop a range of new adhesive products.
Golf ball brand Volvik has appointed Stan Denenberg as its new director of licensing.
Genius Brands International has announced that Margaret Loesch will join its board of directors.
The WWE has partnered with Toy State to bring the professional wrestling brand to the remote-controlled vehicle category in North America.
Sanrio is expanding its Major League Baseball-themed Hello Kitty collection for the 2014 baseball season to highlight all 30 MLB teams.
Pillow Pets has added a number of new brands to its line of convertible plush characters from Disney, Nickelodeon and Sanrio.
Transom Capital Group has acquired Topspin Media’s music e-commerce platform from Beats Music.
Anchor Bay Entertainment has teamed up with Minute Rice and Amtrak to promote the release of the newest “Chuggington” DVD.
Licensed graphics company Fathead has launched a new premium home décor customization service called Total Coverage.
Nickelodeon has tapped Jakks Pacific for a line of specialty figures and toys in the U.S. based on "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”
Cupcake Digital and Discovery Communications have unveiled the second kids’ app in their ongoing collaboration, this time featuring Discovery Kids.
Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Enterprises has teamed with Sunwing Vacations to send some of its characters to resorts in the Caribbean and Central America.
Veteran illustrator Phil Marden has signed a number of new deals for his humorous conceptual illustrations.
Nickelodeon has unveiled a new specialty plush line inspired by the preschool series “Peter Rabbit” at Nordstrom stores across the U.S. and online.
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