Star Wars Force Friday II, a global fan event celebrating the launch of new products inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi, will take place on Sept 1. Toys, collectibles, books, apparel, and more will go on sale beginning at 12:01 a.m. that morning, with stores around the world opening for a weekend-long celebration of all things Star Wars. Read the rest of this entry »
JAKKS Pacific Inc., Lafig Belgium S.A., and Sony Pictures Consumer Products partnered for the global launch of Smurfs toys inspired by the animated film Smurfs: The Lost Village, from Sony Pictures Animation.
JAKKS’ range includes figurines, play sets, and talking plush that will feature Smurf characters including, Smurfette, Clumsy, and Hefty. Key items include, Smurfs and Animal Friends Assortment; 8-inch Bean Bag Plush; Smurf Vehicle Packs; Talking Feature Plush; Smurf Mushroom House Playsets; and Jumbo Basic Plush. Read the rest of this entry »
Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI) will debut the new retail campaign Marvel Heroes Come in All Sizes this spring. The campaign celebrates Marvel Super Heroes and everyday heroes to teach that the best way to measure a Super Hero is by the size of their heart.
New Marvel products will highlight this theme and be available in categories including, home entertainment, television, publishing, and digital content. Marvel’s Doctor Strange will be available for Blu-Ray and DVD release this month. Marvel Publishing will also launch the new Monsters Unleashed! comic series, and Disney Publishing will release The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World, a picture book featuring Baby Groot. Read the rest of this entry »
Rocket Licensing (Rocket) secured its first UK partners for Sony Pictures Animation’s animated film The Emoji Movie, inspired by the popular mobile phone icons.
Rocket Licensing is managing the UK and Eire licensing program for The Emoji Movie on behalf of Sony Pictures Consumer Products (SPCP). The agent is currently securing partners for the UK licensing program, which will target kids ages 6 to 12 across key categories including publishing, toys, games, apparel and accessories, mobile games, homewares, personal care, and back-to-school. Products are set to debut at UK retail this year. Read the rest of this entry »
In anticipation for next month’s release of The LEGO Batman Movie, Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) worked with partners for licensing and merchandising programs, including apparel, accessories, costumes, toys, publishing, stationery, home décor, party goods, and more.
WBCP and The LEGO Group partnered to launch more than 10 original construction sets that will bring the film’s world and characters to life. Read the rest of this entry »
NBCUniversal Brand Development, Affliction, and The Buckle Inc. (Buckle) partnered to launch a lifestyle apparel collection for young adults inspired by the Fast & Furious franchise. Select products from the Fast & Furious by Affliction Collection are available now, exclusively in Buckle stores and on buckle.com. The complete line will debut nationwide early next year, tied to the release of the new film, The Fate of the Furious in April.
Entertainment One (eOne) will feature Peppa Pig theatrical releases in Australia and the UK on March 16, 2017 and April 7, 2017, respectively. eOne unveiled the first UK teaser trailer and film poster. Peppa Pig My First Cinema Experience offers nine new Peppa Pig episodes, which will feature interactive entertainment, including new versions of nursery rhymes. Read the rest of this entry »
Jurassic World: The Exhibition will open on Nov. 25 at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Guests can visit the exhibition in the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion and the Mandell Center at The Franklin Institute through April 23, 2017.
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GameCo Inc. announced that the company will be developing games for its video game gambling machine (VGM) based on mainstream theatrical film brands including Mission: Impossible, Paranormal Activity, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
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EuropaCorplicensing partners for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, the upcoming live action feature film directed by visionary filmmaker Luc Besson. These licensees include National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) for action figures, die-cast vehicles, and prop replicas; Funko for Pop! and Mystery Mini figures; ACCO Brands for calendars; Love & Madness for jewelry, patches, tattoos, hair accessories, bags, and tech accessories; Read the rest of this entry »