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Jurassic World Roars into New Partnerships

Mattel, LEGO, Funko, H&M, Isaac Morris and many others are on board to support the Jurassic World sequel, which is coming out next June.

GLOBAL–Universal Brand Develop has signed on a slate of worldwide licensees to create a robust merchandising program inspired by the upcoming film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

The film’s master global toy partner Mattel and LEGO Systems will kick off the consumer products program with toys spanning a variety of play patterns and age segments. Additional toy, role play and costume licensees supporting the film include Funko, Build-A-Bear, Rubies and WowWee.

Additional licensing partners include: H&M, Freeze, 5th Sun, Isaac Morris, GBG, Fast Forward and Franco for apparel and home décor; Kelloggs, Ferrero, Jelly Belly, PEZ, GBG Beauty, Party City, Innovative Designs, DecoPac and American Greetings for food, beauty and stationery; and Frontier Development for gaming. Additional gaming titles are platforms for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will be revealed at a later date.

“The Jurassic World franchise has always had huge cross-generational family appeal, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom promises to be one of the biggest movie and merchandising events of 2018,” says Vince Klaseus, president, Universal Brand Development. “Following the success of 2015, we’ve been hard at work to build out the largest JurassicWorld program to-date to meet the increasing demands from fans, as well as reach new audiences around the world–demonstrating the global appeal of this 365 mega-franchise.”

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will open in theaters June 2018.

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MGA Has Big Plans for L.O.L. Surprise!

More than 30 licensing partners are on board to expand the popular toy brand into categories like apparel, stationery, publishing, outdoor toys and more.

GLOBAL–MGA Entertainment has secured a score of licensees to further develop the global licensing program for its popular toy brand L.O.L. Surprise!

International partners that are on board to support the brand include:

  • BCI for nightwear, apparel and swimwear in the U.K.;
  • Blueprint for stationery in the U.K.;
  • Cardinal Industries for games and puzzles in Europe;
  • Danilo for greeting cards and calendars in the U.K.;
  • DJ Murphy for a monthly magazine in the U.K.;
  • Dreamtex for home textiles in the U.K.;
  • H&A for health and beauty products in the U.K.;
  • Little Brother Books for annuals in the U.K.;
  • MV Sports for bikes, scooters and accessories in the U.K.;
  • Parragon for publishing in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Asia-Pacific; and
  • TDP/Aykroyds for nightwear, underwear and swimwear in the U.K.

Meanwhile, North American partners include:

  • Accessory Innovations for apparel and accessories in the U.S.;
  • Almart Sales Company for party goods in the U.S.
  • Bulls I Toy for novelty toys in the U.S.;
  • Cardinal Industries for toys, crafts and activities in the U.S. and Canada;
  • Franco Manufacturing for home décor and furnishings in the U.S. and Canada;
  • Handcraft for apparel and accessories in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Military Exchange Services;
  • HER Accessories for apparel and accessories in the U.S.;
  • Horizon Group USA for toys, crafts and activities in the U.S.;
  • Hybrid Promotions for apparel and accessories in the U.S.;
  • Innovative Designs for stationery in the U.S. and stationery Clarie’s and Michael’s locations in Canada;
  • Megatoys for seasonal products in the U.S.; and
  • Taste Beauty for health and beauty products in the U.S.

“MGA Entertainment is overjoyed by the retail success of L.O.L. Surprise! collectibles and dolls fueled by the persistent consumer demand for the brand among girls,” says Juli Boylan, global head of licensing, MGA Entertainment. “With the initial introduction of our global licensing program for L.O.L. Surprise!, we have over 30 proven licensing partners on board and many more in the works,  across key categories including apparel, accessories, back-to-school, stationery, games and puzzles, novelty, health and beauty and home décor.  Both the consumer and retail response to L.O.L. Surprise! is nothing short of phenomenal.”

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Where it's Craft Time All The Time!

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For the past 15 years Innovative Designs has been providing consumers with licensed products that are trend-right, high-quality and are competitively priced.

Run by leadership that has been in the licensed industry for more than 30 years, this company that designs, manufactures, and distributes a wide variety of craft activity kits, stationery sets, school supplies, art & drawing materials, stickers, tattoos, novelty and impulse programs.

The leading mantra behind product creation is to develop craft activities and stationery sets that take children away from television screens and offer an opportunity to stimulate a child's mind, imagination and creativity. To keep children engaged, the latest trends and fashion fabrications, embellishments and design treatments are used to target today's youth and tween markets.

Innovative Designs offers a one-stop-shop for customers looking for licensed activities as they strive to keep a vast portfolio of both hot and evergreen to choose from. Licenses include Beat Bugs™, Disney™, Deamworks™, Hasbro™, Hatchimals™, L.O.L. Suprise™, Marvel™, Nickelodeon™, Nintendo™, Peppa Pig™, Shopkins™, Star Wars™, Universal Studios™, Warner Brothers™ and more!

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MGA Bolsters Num Noms Worldwide

The collectible toy brand is currently available at global retailers like Amazon, Auchan, Big W, Claire’s, Tesco, Toys ‘R’ Us and Walmart, among many others.

GLOBAL–MGA Entertainment is continuing to grow the collectible toy brand Num Noms worldwide with a host of licensing and retail partnerships.

To date, the brand has secured full distribution throughout the U.S. and Canada and is now available at mass retailers including Toys ‘R’ Us, Walmart, Target and Amazon, as well as at a variety of mid-tier and specialty retailers.

Furthermore, the collectible toy brand’s current licensing roster in North America includes a robust assortment of partners including Hybrid, Komar Kids and HER Accessories for apparel, sleepwear and accessories; Canal Toys for craft and activity products; Trends International, SmileMakers and Innovative Design for back-to-school and stationery; My Favorite Company and FrankFord Candy for food and beverage; Idea Nuova and Entertainment Retail Enterprises for home décor and furnishings; Bulls I Toys and Phatmojo for gifts and novelty; Party City for party goods; and Parragon Books for publishing.

Several of the Num Noms-branded products are now available, with additional roll outs planned for this fall.

On the international front, Num Noms is available across the EMEA region at major retailers such as Tesco, Claire’s, Toys ‘R’ Us, Hamleys and Auchan. It also available at retail outlets in China, Hong Kong, Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Paraguay.

The brand is also offered at retailers in Australia and New Zealand, including Big W, Toys ‘R’ Us, Target and Myer. In addition, MGA has secured a number of new licensees for the brand down under–including Canal Toys for activity sets and kits; Hunter Leisure for sporting good, stationery, puzzles and games; Parragon for coloring, activity books and storybooks; Phatmojo for novelty and collectibles; and Zak for dishware, storage, toiletries in Australia.

“Num Noms resonates with young girls who love to create stackable combinations that are as unique as the girls who collect them,” says Juli Boylan, global head of licensing, MGA. “MGAE’s licensing and retail partners around the world are similarly excited by the seemingly unlimited opportunities that the brand offers, with each new product introduction substantiating Num Noms’ distinct appeal, celebrating and empowering young girls the world over.” 

Peppa Pig Steps Up U.S. Presence

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American Greetings, Colgate, Delta and Innovative Designs are on board to expand the popular children’s program.

Entertainment One has tapped four new U.S. licensing partners, as well as renewed agreements with a number of current licensees, for new merchandise based on the preschool series “Peppa Pig.”

New partners for the brand include: American Greetings for social expressions in the U.S. and Canada; Colgate for oral care in the U.S.; Delta for home furnishings in the U.S.; and Innovative Designs for stationery in the U.S.

“‘Peppa Pig’ continues to be a well-loved brand in North America. We’re excited to extend our existing partnerships and cement new relationships with such an outstanding group of companies for the world’s largest market,” says Joan Grasso, vice president, licensing, North America, eOne Family. “The upcoming new products will provide ‘Peppa Pig’ fans with adorable new ways to incorporate their favorite characters, settings and themes from the series into their daily lives.”

 

Secret Diary Set Video Review!

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