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 iconic elephant character Babar is taking part in the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt this month in New York City.
Hasbro has announced the top five "house rules" from fans that will be featured in future Monopoly games.
Bulldog Licensing has signed another new Garfield licensee in the U.K.–Sambro will create a line of bags featuring the character.
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products has tapped publisher Dark Horse to create an art book for the upcoming film The Book of Life.
NFL Players Inc., the marketing and licensing arm of the NFL Players Association, has launched Activate, an online micro-endorsement marketplace.
Disney XD Canada will debut a new live-action news-style show that takes viewers inside the world of gaming Monday.
Brand Central has signed on to develop a consumer products program for the design and lifestyle company Dwell Media.
Sony Pictures Entertainment and Mattel are teaming up to give Barbie her first-ever live-action feature film.
Rainbow has sold their girls’ series “Mia and me” to Nick Jr. in the U.S. and Turner in France.
Museum Replicas has teamed with HBO Global Licensing to create a line of collectible, wearable costume and prop replicas based on the TV series “Game of Thrones.”
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