Monthly Archive: January 2012

U.S. Toy Industry Retail Sales Generated $21.18 Billion in 2011

- Licensed Toys Experience 2 Percent Increase in Dollar Sales – PORT WASHINGTON, NY, January 31, 2012 – According to leading market research company, The NPD Group, U.S. retail sales of toys generated $21.18 billion in 2011 compared to $21.68 billion in 2010, a decline of 2 percent. When looking at quarterly sales for the toy industry, Q1 and Q2

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Cody Simpson Expands His Brand Through Series of 16 Major Licensing Agreements; The Rising Star Will Be Featured in a Range of Product Lines

Atlantic recording artist Cody Simpson is staking a claim as one of the year’s most iconic new stars, evidenced by a series of newly announced strategic licensing agreements expanding the Cody Simpson brand through a wide array of products and merchandise. Cody Simpson has signed on with such innovative companies as: Accessory Innovations, LLC (bags, socks, and wallets) Accutime Watch

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Its Happy Agents: CopCorp Licensing Announces Two New Agency Appointments plus Three Agency Renewals for It's Happy Bunny™ Global Licensing Program

NEW YORK (January 26, 2012) – CopCorp Licensing President Carole Postal today announced the appointment of new sub-agents for Jim Benton’s It’s Happy Bunny™ humorous character brand in Brazil and Benelux. • Sao Paulo-based Angelotti Licensing (www.luizangelotti.com) has been appointed to manage the licensing program for It’s Happy Bunny in Brazil. • BN Licensing (www.bnlicensing.com) has been entrusted with responsibility

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Topps Announces Mars Attacks Heritage Card Set; July Release Anchors 50th Year Anniversary Celebration

Since its initial release in 1962, Mars Attacks has made an indelible impression on pop culture, inspiring legions of fans around the world. Now, Topps is proud to announce Mars Attacks’ triumphant return to its trading card roots. Coinciding this summer with the landmark half-century milestone the company is pulling out all the stops for collectors to re-connect with the

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Paper Island furthers licensing portfolio for cute bear brand Fizzy Moon

A new deal with new online greetings card retailer www.cardtown.com gives Fizzy Moon fans a more ‘personalised’ experience! Allison Myers Licensing Manager at Paper Island Ltd comments: “We are very excited to be working with www.cardtown.com. The site is very easy to use and the purchase process is seamless. The finished personalized cards are of excellent quality which is so

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Sir David Jason joins Adam Buxton and Josie Lawrence for an exciting new update to the award-winning Ladybird Classic Me Books App

Due to popular demand Penguin Children’s Books is delighted to announce additional titles in its No1 hit, Ladybird Classic Me Books App, along with an exciting new SAVE feature!

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Grateful Dead Announces Partnership with Burton Snowboards for Winter 2013

LOS ANGELES – Grateful Dead Productions and Rhino Entertainment today announced that they have partnered with Burton, the world’s leading snowboard manufacturer, on an exclusive line of snowboards. The newly designed Burton Grateful Dead snowboards made their trade debut today at the annual SIA Snow Show in Denver, Colorado “Burton is arguably the best in the snowboard business and we

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The PGA of America and Turner’s Cartoon Network Enterprises Debut All-New PGA Authentic Jr. Product Line

Youth Apparel Line from Garb Unveiled at the 59th PGA Merchandise Show; Product Debuts in Spring 2012 The PGA of America and Turner Broadcasting’s Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE), the licensing and merchandising arm for the children’s television network, have announced the launch of the PGA Authentic Jr. line of licensed products, which will debut at green-grass retailers throughout the nation

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Vodka Capital & Exim Licensing Join Forces for Jelly Jamm Roll-Out Across LATAM

MIAMI, January 23 – Vodka Capital and Exim Licensing Group, Inc. are very JELLY proud to announce their partnership in the Jelly Jamm licensing program for the Latin America region. The comedic adventures 3D animated series that celebrates creativity, music, fun and friendship, targeting kids 4-7 years old, is part of the Vodka Capital portfolio, co-produced with 737 Shaker, Bandai,

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Latin America's Best-Loved Bird Condorito Flies to Exim Licensing

MIAMI, January 13 – Exim Licensing Group, Inc. announced that it has become the licensing agent of the iconic character Condorito for all Latin America with the exception of Chile and Peru. The “Half Man, Half Bird” pop character, legitimate representative of the Latin American people, with his thousands of facets, was created by the Chilean cartoonist René Ríos B.,

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