The iconic, globally recognized brand “B.Duck” and B.Duck Family Character has joined forces with Stephanie Kupperman at Licensing 360 to bring “B.Duck” to the U.S. licensing market. For the first time, “B.Duck,” “Buffy”, “B.Duck Baby” and more are available for U.S. consumer product partnerships and collaborations.
Jade City Foods, a creative gourmet food manufacturer, and Manic Panic, the iconic hair color and beauty brand, are proud to announce a new collaboration that offers Manic Panic Dye-Hards a whole new way to start their mornings and season their food with an official line of coffees and hot sauces. Launching the collaboration with hot sauces modeled after some of their popular colors, Series 1 is comprised of five fierce flavors.
WildBrain CPLG, one of the world’s leading entertainment, sport and brand licensing agencies, has secured a wide-ranging partnership with renowned athletic and lifestyle brand Champion for a collaboration with Taito’s iconic Space Invaders brand. WildBrain CPLG has also inked further deals for Space Invaders in key markets, including the US, Canada, Spain, Portugal and Andorra, in what is the arcade gaming IP’s 45th anniversary year.
Award-winning global animation studio ZAG has partnered with Afterverse, creators of the immensely popular free to play metaverse PK XD, for a new in-game collaboration featuring the characters from the global hit TV series Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir. Now in its fifth season, Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir, is scoring top ratings in more than 120 countries around the globe across multiple traditional media outlets and streaming platforms; and the US$100 million+ animated feature, Ladybug and Cat Noir: The Movie, will launch this year. With broad appeal across age demographics, Miraculous has become a digital planetary craze with over 33 billion views on YouTube (authorized and user-generated content).
Pet Partners, the nation’s leading organization in registering therapy animals for animal-assisted interventions, is proud to announce its ninth annual National Therapy Animal Day on April 30, 2023. National Therapy Animal Day was created by Pet Partners to recognize all of the exceptional therapy animals who partner with their human companions to bring comfort, joy, and healing to those in need. Therapy animals and their human partners help people of all ages in a variety of settings including hospitals, veterans’ facilities, schools, assisted living facilities, and after crisis events.
WonderFold, the original luxury stroller wagon brand, is thrilled to announce the launch of their first-ever rolling event, WagonThon! As the original luxury stroller wagon brand, Wonderfold is dedicated to inspiring families to get out and explore the world with ease and peace of mind. WagonThon registration is a seamless opportunity to bring our community together for a shared cause, with all proceeds going to children’s charities across the country.
Candy powerhouse Perfetti Van Melle announces the appointment of Marta Ballesteros as Global Licensing Manager, effective as of May 1st. Marta brings a wealth of knowledge, strong international sales experience of over 22 years in licensing and solid management skills that will be a tremendous asset to lead the unstoppable growth of Perfetti’s global licensing program with its brands Mentos, Chupa Chups, Airheads, Frisk, Brooklyn, Smint, Fruit-tella, Alpenliebe and Big Babol.
Hunt A Killer, the immersive entertainment company and creators of narrative-driven adult board games, is expanding its retail offerings with the release of two new all-in-one murder mystery games, R.I.P. At The Rodeo and Homicide At The Heist. Additionally, Kirsten Koe, a retail and marketing veteran with over twenty years of experience, has joined Hunt A Killer as the new Vice President of Marketing and is leading this expansion.
Mattel, Inc has reported first quarter 2023 financial results. Ynon Kreiz, Chairman and CEO of Mattel, said: “While retail inventory management impacted the first quarter’s results, the underlying business performed well. Mattel achieved growth and gained market share, per Circana. The fundamentals of our business are strong. We expect to outpace the industry, gain market share, and achieve our full year guidance. We are well positioned to continue executing our multi-year strategy and create long-term shareholder value.”