Funko Games’ Josh Manderville and Deirdre Cross on bringing Fast & Furious, Seinfeld and ESPN into board games

Deirdre Cross, VP at Funko Games, and Josh Manderville, Art Director at Funko Games, give us the lowdown on the firm’s latest slate of titles.

Moose Toys’ Fraser Paterson on bringing Looney Tunes into toys with its Space Jam: A New Legacy range

We caught up with Fraser Paterson, Head of Design and Product Development for Licensed & Pre-School at Moose Toys, to delve into the creation process behind the line, and find out what was key in bringing Looney Tunes to life in toys.

Talking Brands: Pantone, Harry Potter and Corona have all launched physical stores. Which brand should be next?

Star Editions’ Will Marston looks at the world of branded stores, picking the brains of Louis Kennedy’s Nick Prichard and The Opinionated Designer’s Emma Horton for brands ripe for pop-ups.

Disneyland’s Matt Conover on Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, Avengers Campus and putting the audience first

In part two of this interview with Matt Conover – Vice President of Disney Live Entertainment at Disneyland – we talk research, inspiration and the importance of creating experiences that speak to new audiences.

LEGO and adidas debut ZX 8000 Bricks collection

Each pair in the Bricks range features a TPU heel counter which emulates the texture of LEGO bricks.

Marketing kids’ brands in the ever-changing digital space

Jack Day, Commercial Director at KidsKnowBest, looks at how can the owners of childrens’ brands can better measure the effectiveness of their marketing spend.

The Brand Radar: Animal Planet, DC Thomson and how brands win in the competitive world of children’s magazines

Start Licensing’s Ian Downes looks at the competitive world of children’s magazines, and dives into a new licensed launch: Animal Planet by DC Thomson.

Talking Brands: Horse racing has a huge following, but does it have the legs to make it in licensing?

SGLP’s Simon Gresswell looks at whether the world of horse racing has untapped potential in licensing, and gets the thoughts of The Point. 1888’s Hannah Stevens and KJG’s Kirsty Guthrie on the subject.

Domino’s details Crash Bandicoot collaboration for its mascot, the Noid

From May 7th, the Noid will also be a mini boss in the mobile game, Crash Bandicoot: On the Run.

Matt Conover – Vice President of Disney Live Entertainment at Disneyland – on innovation, storytelling and collaboration

In the first of a two-part interview, Disneyland’s Matt Conover tells us about the shows that defined his approach to crafting live experiences.

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