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Asmodee is developing board game IP into books with new publishing arm Aconyte

The global games publisher, Asmodee has created its own fiction imprint under the name Aconyte Books. The division will be publishing novels based on a number of the firm’s best selling game properties. As part of its mission, Aconyte will also be actively pursuing licenses for third-party tie-in fiction, with …

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Bob Marley family extends ‘lifestyle drinks’ partnership with New Age Beverages

The family of Bob Marley has extended its brand licensing agreement with the organic drinks company, New Age Beverages for an additional ten years. The partnership will form the basis of New Age’s mission to become the world’s leading healthy drinks and lifestyle company. The new arrangement includes scope for …

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Rovio sees Q1 revenue lift 16 per cent and prepares for Angry Birds Movie 2 take-off

Rovio’s latest launch in Angry Birds Dream Blast has helped the studio to a strong start to the year, with games revenue up 16.6 per cent in its year on year Q1 financials. The newest title in Rovio’s Angry Birds cannon launched on January 24th this year and quickly helped …

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Teletubbies to make big screen debut with Vue Entertainment singalong screening

DHX Brands has teamed up with Vue Entertainment in the UK for a special Teletubbies singalong screening, called Teletubbies Songtime at the Cinema. From June 7th this year, families and young Teletubbies fans will be able to chime along to the popular cast of characters in a 60 minute show …

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Warner Bros is opening a Pokémon pop-up in London’s Covent Garden

Warner Bros is partnering with the entertainment group Legendary to bring a two-storey pop-up Pokémon event to London’s Covent Garden. Called Pokémon Detective Pikachu pop-up, the venue is designed to promote the cinematic release of Pokémon: Detective Pikachu in the UK this May. The venue will open its doors on …

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Panini and Quidd deal “further establishes digital as mainstream way to collect”

Panini has reaffirmed its commitment to the digital collectables space via a new deal in the US that brings its NBA licensed trading cards and stickers to the popular Quidd app. The move, according to Quidd CEO and founder, Michael Bramlage, is a big step in “further establishing digital collecting …

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Golden Goose named licensing agent for Tokyo Tiger’s Aunty Acid

The up and coming character creation studio, Tokyo Tiger has tapped Golden Goose to both manage the licensing programme for its social media personality Aunty Acid, as well as develop its raft of other characters for the licensing space. Together, the pair will work to develop new IP for UK …

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House of Disaster named among first UK fashion licensees for Frida Kahlo

House of Disaster has become one of the first UK licensees to launch a range of Frida Kahlo fashion accessories, thanks to a new deal secured by Art Ask Agency. House of Disaster is a fashion design and manufacturing house, recognised for its exclusive collections developed in house and sold …

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Sony Pictures Consumer Products unveils multi-category licensing roster for Cobra Kai

Sony Pictures Consumer Products has unveiled a multi-category licensing programme in support of the second season of the popular YouTube Premium series, Cobra Kai. The US and Canadian brick and mortar retailer, Spencer’s has been tapped as the exclusive physical retailer for Cobra Kai across the region, with a full …

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Transformers and Magic: The Gathering help Hasbro to Q1 success

The Transformers franchise and the tabletop phenomenon Magic: The Gathering have helped Hasbro to first quarter profit as the global toymaker’s revenues exceed forecasts. Net revenues have jumped two per cent from one year ago to hit $732.5 million, marking the first of such increase in six consecutive quarters. The …

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