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.

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.

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.

Native Shoes debuts Crayola footwear collection

“We are thrilled to partner with Native Shoes, another mission-driven brand, to inspire kids and adults to step up each day with eye-catching, bold footwear,” said Warren Schorr, Vice President of Business Development and Global Licensing, Crayola.

Landmark Studio Group’s David Ozer on the brand potential of cult hit Willy’s Wonderland

We caught up with David Ozer, CEO at Landmark, to learn more about the film’s potential in sectors like apparel, publishing and toys.

Emily Jacobs – Head of Global Licensing at The LEGO Group – on how passion and purpose fuel great partnerships

Emily Jacobs, Head of Global Licensing at The LEGO Group, talks brand values, creativity and collaborations.

Harry Potter New York store to boast themed areas, VR experiences and exclusive products

The store has its very own Wand Shop which is host to over 50 wands, including a Golden Snitch Wand created especially for Harry Potter New York.

BBC Studios Vanessa Hamilton on the near-limitless opportunities to extend the Doctor Who brand

Doctor Who’s Vanessa Hamilton on how she steers the brand through licences of every kind as well as dimensions in time. Kind of…

Hasbro teams with Star Editions to launch online Monopoly store

The new store sells a range of exclusive personalised and non-personalised Monopoly gifts, including cushions, posters and even a Monopoly board café table.

License to thrill: How to make brands soar in toys and games

Heayes Design’s Richard Heayes looks at how to successfully bring brands to life in the toy and games space.

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