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Surge Licensing to Create Merchandising Programs for WEBTOON Content in North America

WEBTOON, the world’s largest digital comics platform, has appointed brand management company Surge Licensing as the exclusive North American licensing agent for the platform. Genuine Entertainment’s Joe LeFavi was instrumental in developing the partnership and will continue to collaborate with WEBTOON and Surge as a strategic advisor in the endeavor.

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Moose Toys Plans to Create More Licensing ‘Magic’ with Magic Mixies and The Legend of Akedo

Moose Toys, a leading innovator in the toy industry, has found ‘magic’ in the licensing of its popular brands, and it is poised to do so again with Magic Mixies Mixlings, a new collectible line based on global sales phenom Magic Mixies Magic Cauldron and The Legend of Akedo, an action-packed line of collectibles that represents the toymaker’s biggest boys’ brand launch to date. WildBrain CPLG, licensing agency for the two brands, will be hosting the toymaker at its booth (#E154) during the Licensing Show in Las Vegas, May 24-26, 2022, for vendors interested in partnering with the brands. WildBrain CPLG represents Magic Mixies Mixlings in the U.S. and Canada from its dedicated North America office; the company has the global licensing rights for The Legend of Akedo.

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MoonBug’s Cocomelon Launches First-Ever Spinoff Channel ‘It’s Cody Time’

Moonbug Entertainment is launching It’s Cody Time, CoComelon’s first-ever spinoff channel featuring Cody Green and his loving family. The musical pre-school series debuts on YouTube with two special episodes, “Cody’s Spy Song” and “I’m going to be a Big Brother”, followed by a new episode each Wednesday, bringing positive and fun content to children around the world.

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WonderFold Wagons Unveils New VW4 Stroller Wagon Inpired by Vintage VW Bus

Wonderfold, the leader in stroller wagons for kids and families, is stepping back in time to introduce the VW4 Stroller Wagon, inspired by the vintage VW Bus. Designed to be both playful and functional, the wagon will hold up to four kids, come in original colors including Bondi Blue and Sage Green, and will include a bumper and functioning headlights.

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Kandy x Sanrio Gives Hello Kitty a Sweet New Look

All your favorite Sanrio characters, including Hello Kitty, are getting a new blind box collection – Kandy x Sanrio ft. Jason Freeny (Series 01). Featuring six regular characters and one rare character, fans will have the chance to unbox every sweet Kandy flavor and collect them all. Inspired by your favorite candied treats like pastel pink bubblegum or golden yellow sweet caramel, every figure features a different clear candy-colored half, and spot their unique half dissections, sculpted beautifully by Jason Freeny. SRP: $12.99/Box, $74.99/Tray of 6 Dimensions: 4” Vinyl Blind Box .

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All-New LeapFrog Line of Baby Monitors Now Available Nationwide

VTech Communications, Incorporated, a leading manufacturer of award-winning baby monitors, announced the availability of its first-ever line of LeapFrog baby monitors. The introductory line, available now at major retailers nationwide, consists of seven models including both smart video baby monitors and video baby monitors, with additional models being released later this year. The monitors include premium features such as smart remote monitoring, high-definition video, color night vision, adaptive color light and in-app sleep tips from the experts at WeeSleep.