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.
The stars of the hit show “Glee” have moved from the choir room to the iTunes Store, in a new update on Halfbrick’s app “Band Stars.”
For the second year in a row, Dunkin’ Donuts has brewed up a series of new coffee flavors inspired by Baskin-Robbins ice cream.
Disney and Kohl’s have launched a Disney-branded apparel collection for kids under the department store’s proprietary Jumping Beans brand.
Costco is bringing a new category of products to its members–fine art.
HBO Global Licensing and VIP Partnerships have created a six-week online auction to allow fans to buy memorabilia from the series “Rome.”
Silvergate Media has awarded Grosset & Dunlap (an imprint of Penguin) the North American publishing rights for its preschool brand, Octonauts.
Destination Maternity has partnered with family lifestyle expert and designer Wendy Bellissimo for her first foray into maternity wear.
Walls 360 is featuring the work of artist Caleb Gray in a new line of removable wall decals for kids.
Cupcake Digital and DreamWorks Animation have released a new story app based on the TV series “Dragons: Defenders of Berk.”
Snap Creative has brought on Brant Bridges to serve as senior vice president of business development.
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