Beano celebrates its upcoming 85th birthday with exclusive new collectibles coming to Blu Goblin in support of Save the Children.
Blu Goblin has announced that Beano Studios is getting ready to celebrate its 85th birthday with an initiative to support Save the Children, one of the studio’s long standing charity partners.
Exclusive to the Blu Goblin platform, the collection launches as Beano prepares to celebrate its 85th birthday, harnessing the power of fun and mischief to support a fantastic cause.
For fans, collectors, supporters of the charity and the public at large, an official, exclusive, limited edition, Dennis sculpture will be available, heralding his recent 70th anniversary along with a classic Beano character chess set. Both unique items have been designed and developed by the Blu Goblin team in partnership with Beano Studios.
The hand cast Dennis sculptures are avalable in two versions. The first is traditional red and black, and a striking, limited edition of just 70 pieces will be finished with a brilliant white glaze and spiky metallic mop of hair. Packed with personality, the sculptures stand at 31cm tall.
The Beano Chess Set features Beanotown legends with the mischief maker as the King – and his trusty companion as the Pawn.
Vanessa Andreis, franchise planning and partnerships director, Beano Studios, commented: “2023 is set to be a massive year for Beano as we celebrate an incredible 85 years of making kids laugh. Now, thanks to this wonderful partnership with Blu Goblin, fans can collect their own little piece of Beano history whilst helping Save the Children change the future for good, for children around the world.”
Beano has chosen to support Save the Children one of its long standing charity partners, through the sale of these exclusive items via Blu Goblin. The company has worked with Save the Children for a number of years, and both organisations share a child-centred view of the world.
Gemma Sherrington, executive director of fundraising and marketing at Save the Children, explained: “Everything we do is powered by children, and what better way to demonstrate the power of children’s imaginations than to celebrate the original creative prankster – Dennis. We are immensely proud of our partnership with Beano and hope that everyone enjoys these limited-edition products which will raise money to help children get the food, education and medicine they need to see the wonder in the world again.”
Beano was first published in July 1938 and is still created every week in its original Dundee headquarters and printed in the UK. Beano recently reported an ABC of 58,053 and is in its fifth consecutive year of circulation growth. The brand reaches over 5m fans a month on its digital network, centred around multi-award winning Beano.com, featuring jokes, quizzes and games in a kid safe environment.