Forbidden Planet International welcomes Andrew Staff as MD

“I am thrilled to be joining Forbidden Planet International, a fantastic brand with a loyal customer base and a rich history in the retail sector,” said Staff.

Universal launches Gabby’s Dollhouse touring fan experience

“It’s really special to watch the reaction of fans as they step into Gabby’s world through this incredible interactive tour,” said Paul Bufton, Vice President EMEA, Universal Products and Experiences.

Lucasfilm and a Star Wars Celebration: tattoo artist Matt Difa on licensing in an unlicensable market

Tattoo artist Matt Difa discusses the complexities of Lucasfilm’s licensing at Star Wars Celebration

Cult Corner: What might fans of The Prisoner look for in newly licensed products?

Fans of The Prisoner aren’t young in age or huge in number… But what might they want to buy?

Percival launches Seinfeld apparel collection

The range includes pieces inspired by the styles of Jerry, Kramer and George.

Karen Addison on bringing the art of Norman Thelwell into giftware, colouring books and equestrian products

As an exhibition of his work lands in London’s Cartoon Museum, Karen Addison of Karen Addison Associates discusses opportunities around the Norman Thelwell brand.

Fanhome readies monthly Fast & Furious die-cast subscription

Each die-cast is accompanied by a magazine exploring the origins, development and production of the Fast & Furious films, characters and cars.

WildBrain promotes Josh Scherba to President and CEO

“It’s an incredibly exciting time at WildBrain, and I’m honoured that our board has put their support behind me to lead the company,” said Scherba.

IMG to helm consumer products push for Toikido’s Piñata Smashlings

“With a Roblox video game, an animated series and a range of consumer products already locked in before its official launch, Piñata Smashlings is on track to become the next blockbuster gaming and children’s brand,” said Adam Steel, Senior Director of Licensing at IMG.

HIYA Toys readies ‘Gaze into the fist of Dredd’ action figure set

Judge Fear’s helmet has been remodelled to allow fans to create the famous moment from the comic, with a fist-sized hole for Dredd to punch through.

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