Slugterra is the focus of new licensing deals across Italy, Latin America, Russia, Turkey, Israel, and South Africa.
In Italy, Nerd Corps and licensing agent Discovery Media are bringing the property’s slugs to trading cards and stickers following a deal with Gedis. The toy line, from Jakks Pacific, is set to launch next year through distributor Giochi Preziosi.
In Latin America, Nerd Corps’ agent Compañia Panamericana de Licencias has made a deal with Panini to bring trading cards and stickers to Brazil, along with stickers in several territories across Latin America.
In Russia, Nerd Corps’ agent Megalicense has brought Apps Ministry on board to develop and produce a new iOS game for worldwide distribution as well as localize Nerd Corps’ first iOS game, Slug it Out!, for the Russian market.
In Turkey, Istanbul Lisans represents the brand, and deals have been signed for back-to-school merchandise with Hakan Canta and Keskincolor. Slugterra toys will roll out across the region this fall, through distributor Ottonya.
In Israel, regional agent Brand Is Real has secured a deal with Shoshi Zohar for Slugterra costumes and other dress-up products.
In South Africa, agent Character Licensing & Marketing has made a new deal with David Gresham Records to bring Slugterra to home video in time for this holiday season.
Slugterra toys have also already launched in the U.S. and the UK, and more will launch in nine new territories this fall, including Brazil, Chile, Greece, the Middle East, Peru, Poland, Russia, Turkey, and Venezuela. The toy line is set to launch in Canada, Croatia, Ecuador, and Mexico next year, with additional roll outs expected.