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.
Fuhu, the creator of the Nabi kids’ tablet, has partnered with Simon Property Group to develop a technology-inspired kids’ experience, designed with DreamWorks.
Pop culture brand Tokidoki has teamed up with Major League Baseball Properties for a co-branded product line.
Nerd Corps Entertainment has secured several broadcast deals for its latest original comedy series, “Endangered Species” (52 x 11).
PGA Tour Superstore has unveiled a growth strategy that will more than double the current footprint of its experiential golf retail stores over the next five years.
Amazon has acquired the digital comics company comiXology, whose platform lets users discover, buy and read comic books and graphic novels online.
Jakks Pacific is planning to add a line of toys to its current range of role-play items featuring existing and upcoming Marvel characters and properties.
Marvel and Feld Entertainment have unveiled a prequel comic book to set the stage for the upcoming "Marvel Universe Live!" arena show.
First Lady Michelle Obama will guest star on two Disney/ABC Television Group TV series in May.
The Society of Product Licensors Committed to Excellence, a think tank for licensors, celebrated its 10th anniversary Saturday.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment have unveiled more Mother’s Day product inspired by super heroine Wonder Woman.
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