Toy Licensing 

Marvel to roll out brand new product collection to coincide with new edition of Spiderman

<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-3579" src="https://i1.movie Wonder Woman trailerwp.movie Wonder Woman trailercom/www.movie Wonder Woman trailerlicensingcorner.movie Wonder Woman trailercom/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Spiderman.movie Wonder Woman trailerjpg?resize=640%2C320″ alt=”” srcset=”https://i1.movie Wonder Woman trailerwp.movie Wonder Woman trailercom/www.movie Wonder Woman trailerlicensingcorner.movie Wonder Woman trailercom/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Spiderman.movie Wonder Woman trailerjpg?w=940 940w, https://i1.movie Wonder Woman trailerwp.movie Wonder Woman trailercom/www.movie Wonder Woman trailerlicensingcorner.movie Wonder Woman trailercom/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Spiderman.movie Wonder Woman trailerjpg?resize=300%2C150 300w, https://i1.movie Wonder Woman trailerwp.movie Wonder Woman trailercom/www.movie Wonder Woman trailerlicensingcorner.movie Wonder Woman trailercom/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Spiderman.movie Wonder Woman trailerjpg?resize=768%2C384 768w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” data-recalc-dims=”1″ />To coincide with the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Marvel will roll out a…

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Movie Licensing 

LEGO Group puts on display sets of its upcoming movie The LEGO Ninjago Movie

The LEGO Group has thrown open for display a collection of 15 building sets and collectible LEGO mini figures based on the upcoming movie from Warner Bros. Pictures titled The LEGO Ninjago Movie that releases  on September 22. The new building set collection includes Spinjitzu Training Dojo, Ninjago City Chase, Master Falls, Manta Ray Bomber, Water Strider, Green Ninja Mech Dragon, Lightning Jet, Fire Mech, Temple of Ultimate Trials, Destiny’s Bounty, Jelly Sub, Garma Mecha, Man, Ice Tank, Ninjago City and Garmadon Shark Mech. The new building sets will highlight key…

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Event News 

Disney hosts gala dinner; one to support charity, the other to celebrate its licensees

With all its licensees in attendance, Disney UK hosted a spectacular gala dinner in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and GroceryAid on 27 April at the Roundhouse in London. The mouse house also took the occasion to celebrate its licensees. Attended by over 500 licensees, retailers and partners, the night featured special guest appearances from Star Wars actor Anthony Daniels and Kevin McNally, who stars in the upcoming film Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge. A number of awards were given away that evening. The full list of winners are:…

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Movie Licensing 

Disney, Universal tap toy licensees for Cars and Despicable Me

As Disney’s Cars and Universal’s Despicable Me head towards their release dates on June 16 and June 30 respectively, the two aren’t just looking at ticket sales. They will have contending licensing programs both hinged on keeping the flame alive for young fans. For Disney’s Cars 3, it involves a licensing push across every category from toys to soup. “Some of our toy licensees include Mattel, Sphero, Thinkway, Funko and Lego,” reveals Josh Silverman, EVP of global licensing at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media.” In addition, we’re looking to reach new audiences through collaborations on…

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Entertainment Licensing 

DC Entertainment rolls out online programming with Warner Bros. Consumer Products

In a view to celebrate its DC Super Hero Girls brand throughout April, DC Entertainment has rolled out a series of special online programming along with Warner Bros. Consumer Products. Particularly designed for the young readers, DC Kids Super Hero Month will bring to the fore new content across the official DC Super Hero Girls site, social media and app. Also to involve more viewers, dedicated social media channels will be launched for Justice League Action and Teen Titans Go! The programme will centre around Super Hero Training Camp exercises which…

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Toy Licensing Toys & Games 

LEGO Partners with WBCP and DC Ent launches new collection at Toy Fair

LEGO Systems, Inc., in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, unveils its complete collection of building sets inspired by the popular DC Super Hero Girls franchise at this week’s North American International Toy Fair. Featuring a powerful and diverse roster of renowned female DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains. “We are really thrilled to bring to life the combination of teamwork, fun and action-packed missions found in this DC Super Hero Girls universe on our LEGO minidoll platform,” said Jill Wilfert, vice president licensing and entertainment for the LEGO Group. “The…

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Corporate Brand 

20th Century Fox rejigs its Consumer Product Division  

20th Century Fox has shaken up its Consumer Products team line-up, with a new leadership outfit to report to the recently named president of CP, Jim Fielding. Kirk Bloomgarden has been appointed to the role of SVP, international operations, joining from Saban Brands with the responsibility of overseeing the division’s business outside of the US. Meanwhile, Ann Buckingham has joined as SVP, global creative and product development, having previously served at Dreamworks as global head of product development. Heading up the firm’s global licensing and operations, Tim Erickson joins from DreamWorks,…

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Corporate Brand Game Licensing Toys & Games 

LEGO develops new division LEGO Brand Group

The company has established a new division for the company, titled the LEGO Brand Group. Danish toy maker Lego has announced a management shake-up to develop the brand beyond its iconic plastic bricks under the leadership of its veteran chief who brought the company back from the brink of bankruptcy. Chief executive Jorgen Vig Knudstorp took over Lego when it was on verge of collapse in 2004 and transformed it into one of the industry’s biggest success stories, but he will step down by the end of the year to head…

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Toy Licensing Toys & Games 

Toy Industry Association unveils TOTY Awards finalists

The Toy Industry Association has named its 100 finalists for the 2017 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards. The finalists were selected from 700 nominees submitted by more than 250 companies. Twenty-five judges—including toy experts, retailers, academics and journalists—made the selections across 14 categories. (New genres this year include Action Figure of the Year, Doll of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Vehicle of the Year.) Mattel and Spin Master lead the nominations with eight and seven nods, respectively. Mattel is a finalist in the Action Figure of the Year,…

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