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Epic Rights Partners with Several North American Licensees for KISS Apparel Lines

August18.KissEpic Rights has finalized agreements with Hybrid Apparel, Fifth Sun, Impact Apparel, Junk Food, and Signorelli in the U.S. and Xtreme Worldwide, Philcos, and Trevco Inc. in Canada to create and deliver a new KISS apparel line. The line is intended to have diverse audience appeal, from youth to adults, and will be available at retailers everywhere across North America. Initial lines will be available this fall, with the majority launching next spring.

The apparel will include T-shirts, fashion tops, hoodies, loungewear, and accessories. It features new artwork inspired by iconic imagery from KISS throughout the years, including band photos, album covers, tour poster art, and new logo development.

Epic Rights will also launch a social media campaign targeting KISS Army fans who pledge their support to KISS, their licensees, and retailers.

Coveroo Names New CEO and Head of Marketing & Product

Coveroo has named Christopher Boone as new CEO and Peter Tomassi as head of marketing and product of the company. Boone and Tomassi will forge new partnerships in licensing and manufacturing, develop Coveroo as an engine for customization, and give major brands and their customers opportunities to create unique products.

Boone previously held positions at Cimbal Inc. as president and CEO Visuvi as top executive and AppCentral as CEO. He holds more than a dozen patents in mobile payment, authentication, virtualization, and distributed networks. Tomassi was most recently SVP of product and marketing at Redbubble. Previously, he held product and marketing positions with EducationDynamics and led the creative and product development teams at Looksmart as executive producer and editor-in-chief.

Sony Pictures Consumer Products Announces Global Licensing Opportunities for Pixels

August 14 PixelsSony Pictures Consumer Products is looking to recruit a roster of global partners to develop a multi-category licensing program supporting the action comedy Pixels, to be released next summer.

In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. Pixels is a Columbia Pictures presentation in association with LStar Capital, is a Happy Madison / 1492 Films production in association with One More Production.

USAopoly to Launch Monopoly: The Big Bang Theory

USAopoly, under license from Hasbro Inc. and in conjunction with Warner Bros. Television group, has created Monopoly: The Big Bang Theory. Fans of the CBS show can buy, sell, and trade their favorite sow locations like Sheldon & Leonard’s Apartment, Penny’s Apartment, the Physics Department Cafeteria, or even Mrs. Wolowitz’s house.

Landing on a Fortune cookie card will replace the traditional Chance cards, and players can get out of jail free if they appear at a benefit thrown by President Siebery. A Roommate Agreement Card will replace the traditional Community Chest card, and players could be penalized $100 for violating The Overnight Guest Notification Clause.

Monopoly: The Big Bang Theory edition game will launch this summer in specialty stores across North America.

Percy Makes National Debut on Day Out With Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014

August12.ThomasThomas the Train Engine’s best friend Percy will make his national debut at the Day Out with Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014, on September 13 at the Strasburg Rail Road. He will join the tour at select events throughout the year.

Day Out with Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014 is an event that provides children the opportunity to climb aboard and take a ride with Thomas, as well as participate in Thomas & Friends themed activities. The tour is in its 19th year and is making stops in more than 40 U.S. cities.

Outfit7, MerchANT Partner for Customizable Talking Tom and Friends Line

August12.TalkingTomMerchOutfit7 has signed an apparel on-demand deal with MerchANT for Talking Tom and Friends. The Talking Tom and Friends MerchMAKER launches on Aug. 27 and will allow fans to create their own Talking Tom and Friends merchandise. Users in the UK and Ireland will be able to choose from a range of apparel and accessories to customize with their favorite character images and quotes.

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