Talking Brands: Disney is embracing trading card games with Lorcana and Star Wars: Unlimited… What other brands might thrive in this area?
James Wallis, Jude Coram and Ben Townsend share their picks of brands ripe for the TCG treatment.
Andamiro USA supports Shaq’s Garage with Tic Shaq Toe arcade game
“Shaq’s Garage is a unique brand that was inspired by Shaquille O’Neal’s real-life love of cars, with a mission to engage and inspire kids of all ages around the world,” said Lloyd Mintz, SVP of Global Consumer Products at Genius Brands.
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?
Nominations now open for Brands Untapped 100: 2023 Edition
The publication, celebrating designers, studios and creative leaders within licensing, launches on October 4th at this year’s Brand Licensing Europe show.
The Point.1888 to helm licensing push for The World of David Walliams, The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog
“We’re delighted to join forces with HarperCollins and help bring some legendary children’s stories to life,” said Katie Wilkinson, Head of Publishing and Operations at The Point.1888.
J Smith Esquire creates Scrabble Crown to mark game’s 75th anniversary
The Scrabble Crown was constructed over 153 hours, with jewels, crystals and gold beading complementing 319 Scrabble tiles.
Historic Royal Palaces partners with Gin In A Tin for Coronation Gin
“We are delighted to be working in collaboration with Gin In A Tin, who have created a classic product to mark such a magnificent event this year,” said Emma Saunders, Senior Licensing Manager at Historic Royal Palaces.
The B&LLAs 2023 finalists revealed
“The record number of entries for the B&LLAs 2023 underlines just how much the brand and lifestyle licensing business has grown and matured,” said Ian Hyder, CEO of Max Publishing.
Kids Industries’ Global Family Study finds 24% of UK kids discover new brands and products through influencers
The study also found that UK children today are goal driven, with 8% aspiring to fame and 21% wanting to change the world for the better.
The Brand Radar: From Luke Skywalker to Land Rover… A deep dive into LEGO’s selective, effective approach to licensing
Start Licensing’s Ian Downes looks at LEGO’s innovative approach to working with brands, be it youngsters with DUPLO or AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO) through advanced sets.