Game Licensing 

Hasbro teams up with IDW Publishing to transform its board game into a comic series

Thanks to a new deal with IDW publishing, Hasbro’s iconic board game Cluedo is being transformed into a comic named Clue. The game will be recreated in magazine form courtesy to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated adventures’ writer, Paul Allor while the artwork has been put together by Nelson Dániel. Fans can expect to see all the familiar characters, from Colonel Mustard, Professor Plum and Miss Scarlet. To help keep readers in suspense before they find out who the killer is, the first issue will also boast three alternate endings.…

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Brand Licensing Toy Licensing 

Japanese toy company BANDAI Co. to embark on intl. tour

Japanese toy company BANDAI Co. Ltd. is embarking on an international tour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Tamashii Nations collectible figures brand. The figure display events will take place in 10 cities throughout the year with the next one set for April 29 and 30 in New York City. The Tamashii Nations 10th Anniversary World Tour in NYC will be held at Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall, and will be free to the public. After NYC, the tour will proceed to Mexico in June, with further locations to…

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Character & Entertainment Entertainment Licensing TV Series Licensing 

PGS Entertainment bolsters free-TV carriage of Zag across Europe

  In a slew of new broadcasting deals, Paris-based PGS Entertainment has bolstered free-TV carriage across Europe for Zag and Method Animation’s CGI series Zak Storm. The 39 x 26-minute action/adventure toon has been lapped up by Pop (UK), Super RTL (Germany), DeAgostini (Italy), RTVE (Spain), Canal Panda (Spain), VTM KZoom (FL Belgium), OufTivi/RTBF (FR Belgium), RTS (FR Switzerland), RTL Telekids (Netherlands), SIC (Portugal) and Plus Plus (Ukraine). Created by Man of Action Entertainment, commissioned by French channel Gulli and distributed by PGS, Zak Storm follows the story of an everyday kid who becomes…

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Apparel Licensing TV Series Licensing 

Boat Rocker Brands ties up with Haven Licensing on a TV series based clothing line

  Canada’s Boat Rocker Brands has entered into a collaboration with Australia-based Haven Licensing have collaborated on a clothing line featuring the cast members of Radical Sheep’s live-action TV series The Next Step. Haven Licensing, which was recently taken on board to represent the tween series down under, is launching the leisure apparel line for girls on the heels of the recent sold-out The Next Step Live on Stage tour in Australia. Licensee Caprice has signed on to manufacture the line, which will include leggings, leotards, sweaters and pajamas. Items will be sold at mass-market retailer Big…

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