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Toei Animation’s Dragon Ball Hits Record High in Franchise Licensing Deals

Setting the stage for next month’s Licensing Expo 2022, anime pioneer and industry-leading studio Toei Animation Incorporated together with U.S. agent Crunchyroll has released the latest Dragon Ball franchise licensing report. This annual report provides a comprehensive look at the success of their collective Dragon Ball licensing efforts, details both new license agreements and license renewals, and spotlights key licensee partnerships in select product categories.

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Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment Announces WiT Wellness

Coinciding with National Mental Health Month, Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WiT), the industry’s leading non-profit organization for the advancement of women, has announced the launch of WiT Wellness, a year-round initiative designed to raise awareness and mobilize conversations around mental health and well-being, and inspire individuals and companies to incorporate mental wellness into their daily lives.

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YuMe Introduces’Stranger Things’ Upside Down Capsule

YuMe, the award-winning global toy brand recognized for its innovative, market-led approach, has announced its partnership with one of the most popular series ever produced by Netflix, Stranger Things. In the run-up to the launch of season 4, YuMe is introducing The Stranger Things Upside Down Capsule, the retro 80’s unboxing experience fans have been craving!

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Monopoly Launches Worldwide Throwback Token Vote

Hasbro, Incorporated (NASDAQ: HAS), a global play and entertainment leader, launched an all-new campaign, Monopoly Throwback Token Vote, which gives fans across the globe a chance to bring back one of six retired iconic tokens from their childhood – Thimble, Wheelbarrow, Iron, Boot, Horse & Rider, or Money Bag. The Monopoly tokens are changing… but which will win the vote?! Beginning April 28, fans worldwide can visit www.monopolytokenvote.com to choose one Throwback Token popularized in the 1990s that they’d like to see in the next generation of the Classic Monopoly game and vote one of the current tokens out. Voting will last for three weeks and conclude with Hasbro revealing the results of the vote to determine which Throwback Token will make the cut!

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JAKKS Pacific Reports First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

JAKKS Pacific, Incorporated [NASDAQ: JAKK] has reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022, the highest in 14 years. Net sales were $120.9 million, up 44% compared to $83.8 million last year

-Highest Q1 net sales since 2008
-Costume business more than doubled vs. Q1 2021

See article for more details!