Monthly Archive: February 2012

Tabletops Unlimited® Inc. extends Kathy Davis brand allure to housewares

Tabletops Unlimited Inc., a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of high quality houseware products, has entered into a licensing partnership with Kathy Davis. Los Angeles, California, February 29, 2012 – Housewares industry leader Tabletops Unlimited Inc. (TTU) proudly announces its licensing partnership with Kathy Davis, America’s #1 greeting card designer. TTU has plans to take Kathy Davis to a wider

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Wonder Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment Awards Honor Outstanding Women Business Leaders

February 22, 2012 – The 8th Annual Wonder Women of Toys, Licensing and Entertainment Awards Dinner was held on the opening night of the 109th New York International Toy Fair and celebrated more than 50 of the most influential and impactful women business leaders in toys, licensing and children’s entertainment.  The Wonder Women Award Winners were announced at the newly

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India’s Top Cricket Team (The Kolkata Knight Riders) appoints The Wild East Group as Licensing Agent

February 16, 2011 – Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) announced today that they have appointed The Wild East Group, India’s leading business development and licensing agency, to help develop their brand’s sports merchandising program, globally. The Wild East Group will be working exclusively with KKR to secure best-in-class licensing partners across a range of apparel, fan merchandise, sports equipment, and other

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JAKKS Pacific's Tollytots(R) Division Signs Master Toy Deal for Roma Downey's Little Angels

MALIBU, Calif., Feb 22, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) –Tollytots(R), the infant and preschool division of leading U.S. toy company JAKKS Pacific (Nasdaq: JAKK), has signed a worldwide master toy license to manufacture, market and distribute a line of preschool and early learning toys for infants and toddlers based on the Little Angels. Created by executive producer Roma Downey (“Touched by an

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Penguin Children’s Books Announce Deal with Activision Publishing, Inc. for Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure™

London,21st February 2012 — Penguin Children’s Books today announced a global licensing partnership with Activision Publishing, Inc. a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure productsfor a series of books and apps to sit alongside Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure, which was the #1 best-selling kid’s video game of 2011, according to NPD. The Skylanders publishing programme will

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Preeminent Dancer/Choreographer Kelly Connolly Appoints M!KE Licensing as Exclusive Licensing Agent

East Rutherford, NJ February 21, 2012 – M!KE Licensing (www.mikelicensing.com), one of the nation’s leading licensing firms, announced today that that the firm has been appointed exclusive licensing agent by prominent and accomplished dancer, choreographer, actress, designer and fitness expert, Kelly Connolly (www.kellyconnolly.com). Kelly has a lustrous history of performances and appearances on many accredited TV shows, motion pictures and

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Topps & GelaSkins Partner for Mars Attacks

Electronics Skins and Hard Cases Now Available Famed trading card company Topps has teamed up with electronics accessory taste-maker, GelaSkins, to release the classic card series MARS ATTACKS on skins for over 150 digital devices, as part of the brand’s 50th Anniversary licensing campaign. For the last five years GelaSkins has been working with hundreds of internationally renowned artists to

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VBM Announces Appointment as British & Irish Lions Global Licensing Agent for 2013 Tour to Australia

Velocity Brand Management (VBM) has been appointed the exclusive global licensing agent by the British & Irish Lions for the much anticipated 2013 Tour to Australia. This is the Lions’ first time back to Australia since the memorable 2001 Tour that saw over 20,000 British & Irish Lions supporters venture south to support the team at sell out test venues

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Warner Bros. Consumer Products Taps JAKKS Pacific to Create Novelty Figures & Plush Based on DC Comics Heroes & Villains

Line To Kick-Off With Products Inspired By Summer Blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises MALIBU, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 16, 2012– Leading U.S. toymaker JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (Nasdaq: JAKK), announced today a licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to manufacture, distribute and market a line of novelty and large scale figures and plush under its Creative Designs International (CDI) division, based on

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JAKKS Pacific Sings a New Tune with a License Agreement for Toys Inspired by Top-Selling App, Songify™

MALIBU, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 15, 2012– Leading U.S. toymaker JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (Nasdaq: JAKK) announced today a license agreement with Khush, a leading developer of intelligent music applications, to create an innovative new product inspired by the best-selling “Songify” app. Songify, developed in part by YouTube sensations The Gregory Brothers along with Khush, launched in the summer of 2011 as the

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