Yearly Archive: 2012

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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JAKKS Pacific Debuts Toys for Epic Boys Action Adventure Property, Monsuno at the American International Toy Fair

MALIBU, Calif., Feb 13, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) –JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (Nasdaq:JAKK) debuts the much-anticipated toy line based on the original animated entertainment franchise Monsuno(TM). The comprehensive toy line, featuring innovative, kid-controlled action figures, accessories, combat sets, collectibles, electronics and integrated role play, brings the larger-than-life adventures of the Monsuno animated series into kids’ hands. “The strong reception we have received

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Iconicfuture Partners With Garfield For Incorporation Into Games As Virtual Branded Goods

Iconicfuture (www.iconicfuture.com) has signed the digital merchandising rights for Garfield with its trademark owner and licensor Paws, Inc.. Game developers can acquire the famous lasagna loving cat from Iconicfuture to add as virtual items into their games, mobile applications and virtual worlds. Sharon Bennett, SVP of Business Development and Licensing at Iconicfuture, says: “We are thrilled to partner with Paws

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Kids Research Company Partners with Brand Activation Agency to Provide Ongoing Trends Insights

Chicago, IL, February 09, 2012 – The Marketing Store, a global brand activation agency, today announced its partnership with KidSay, a leading youth research company. “KidSay’s fieldwork with children is a truly unique research approach. Through its network, KidSay has worked with thousands of schools and youth organizations across the country,” said Rob Pieper, SVP, Planning and Strategy at The

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Grateful Dead Partners with Eden's Rose

LOS ANGELES – Grateful Dead Productions and Rhino Entertainment have partnered with The Eden’s Rose Foundation on a unique line of Alpaca Hoodies featuring the iconic Grateful Dead artwork. The Grateful Dead Alpaca Hoodies are made from the highest quality baby alpaca wool available. The wool comes from cruelty-free Alpaca farms and is produced in Ecuador. These hooded sweaters come

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Team Player: CopCorp Appoints Team! Licensing to Manage Pink Cookie™ Licensing Program in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Benelux

NEW YORK (February 6, 2012) – CopCorp Licensing has appointed Munich-based Team! Licensing to manage the Pink Cookie™ licensing program in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. “We have great trust in the talents of Gerold Kolenbrander, Katarina Dietrich, and the entire team at Team! Licensing,” says CopCorp Licensing President Carole Postal. “We know they are a smart,

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The NPD Group Signs Point-of-Sale Cooperation Agreement With Walmart

NPD will be primary provider of sales tracking data for wide range of general merchandise categories Bentonville, AR, February 3, 2011 — The NPD Group, Inc., a global leader in consumer and retail market research for a wide range of industries, has reached an agreement with Walmart to receive and analyze its point-of-sale information. NPD currently receives information from over

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Nell Roney to Lead Brand Acquisitions Service at Beanstalk

Roney Brings Over 25 Years of Licensing Experience as a Licensor and Licensee

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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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