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Licensing News
MINISO Announces Exciting Partnership with Care Bears

MINISO, the world-renowned retailer known for its trendy and affordable products, is thrilled to announce an exciting partnership with the beloved brand, Care Bears. This collaboration is set to enchant fans worldwide with an expansive Care Bears-themed product line, adding a sprinkle of nostalgia and joy to MINISO’s offerings. Cherished across generations for their positive messages and heartwarming presence, Care Bears will now grace MINISO’s shelves in a variety of forms. Shoppers can look forward to an array of items that celebrate the Care Bears’ spirit, from cozy plush toys and stylish accessories to festive decor and blind boxes, which have become a fan favorite for the surprise element they bring.

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Entertainment News
Pocket Gamer Mobile Games Awards ZAG HEROEZ ‘Miraculous RP: Quests of Ladybug & Cat Noir’ Best Roblox Game of 2023

Miraculous RP: Quests of Ladybug & Cat Noir from award-winning global entertainment studio ZAG has won the “Pocket Gamer Mobile Games” Best Roblox Game Award for 2023. The game, developed by ZAG and Israel’s female-led studio Toya, is the only branded game in the category, besting the biggest native game on the platform. Miraculous RP: Quests of Ladybug & Cat Noir was competing alongside native games Adopt Me!, Tower of Hell, Blox Fruits, MeepCity, Piggy, Murder Mystery 2, Royale High, Pet Simulator X, and Brookhaven, and was selected by Pocket fans as the winner of the category. Miraculous is the first TV property to be brought to the Roblox platform, and to date there have been over 650 million plays. The Pocket Gamer Mobile Games Awards are a prestigious event to celebrate the best businesses and individuals driving the $90 billion mobile games industry forward. The game also won Kidscreen’s Best Alternative Game award in 2022.

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KIDZ BOP Inks Exclusive Apparel Licensing Deal With IHL Group

Calling all future pop stars! KIDZ BOP announces an exclusive apparel licensing deal with IHL Group, a leading force in the fashion industry. The all-new KIDZ BOP apparel line will make pop star style accessible to kids everywhere and is set to hit retailers across North America in Q3 2024. KIDZ BOP apparel will be available for both boys & girls and will include activewear, intimates, sleepwear, and loungewear. Inspired by the KIDZ BOP brand and the distinct styles of the KIDZ BOP Kids, the collection features on-trend silhouettes in bold colors with fun embellishments. Fans can elevate their pop star looks and express their individual style with mix and match separates.

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Jada Toys Introduces Chase Vehicles Into The Pink Slips Lineup From the World’s Most Popular Entertainment Brands

Jada Toys, leading manufacturer of premium collectibles, has announced the expansion of the Pink Slips brand to include licensed and limited chase vehicles from the world’s leading entertainment properties. Pink Slips launched earlier this year with overwhelming success at retail, as the roll out of Wave 6 and 7 are already in progress. The brand is made up of premium quality die-cast vehicles that leverage Jada’s expertise in design, graphics and finishes resulting in the product line becoming a leader in the collector vehicle category.

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APC Kids Signs New Sales for Fantasy Family Series ‘Tinka’

APC Kids, part of leading co-production and distribution group APC Studios, has secured new broadcast deals across all three seasons of fantasy family series Tinka. Tinka season 3 (24 x 26’) has been picked up by Téléquébec (Canada) and Canal+ (France), while season 2 has been acquired by MTVA (Hungary) and France TV (France). Season one has found a new home on ERR (Estonia).

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Amazon and Readyland Revolutionize Interactive Play

With their groundbreaking collaboration, Amazon and Readyland have redefined storytelling with an unprecedented interactive play experience. Their highly-anticipated bundle, which features the Alexa-interactive book, ‘Owl & Dragon, A Magical Adventure,’ and Amazon’s Echo Dot Kids, has been enthusiastically embraced by consumers and surpassed all expectations this holiday season.

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TNA Wrestling Partners With PowerTown Wrestling To Produce TNA Action Figures & Accessories

TNA Wrestling is returning to the action figure market through a long-term contract with PowerTown Wrestling to produce collectible TNA Action Figures & Accessories. Pre-sale orders for Series One will begin in March 2024 and the figures will be shipped in August 2024. Series Two of the TNA Wrestling Action Figures from PowerTown will be shipped in December 2024. More information on who will be included in each series will be released in the coming weeks.

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ToyMonster in Partnership with Addo Play Unleashes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Limited Edition Fugglers in the USA

Just in time for merry mischief and mayhem, ToyMonster announces the launch of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Limited Edition Fugglers. The latest line of funny-ugly plush monsters are getting the Turtles twist, channeling the four fan-favorite, sewer-dwelling reptiles – Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael. They’re lean, they’re green, they’re mean and now the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Fugglers are available at, ready to wreak some half-shell havoc this holiday season.

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Brands and Buyers Prepare for Dallas Total Home & Gift Market 2024

Buyer registration and hotel reservations are trending up and demand for exhibit space is strong for the upcoming Dallas Total Home & Gift Market taking place January 10-16. The first trade event of the new year will welcome retail decision makers from around the world to experience hundreds of new brands and collections, one-of-a-kind and artisan items, and inspiring special exhibits and events. “Buyers are eager to be first in line to discover new products and place orders in Dallas,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “We are anticipating a strong show, with retailers and designers seeking a single location for new products, connection, and inspiration. We will welcome buyers from all 50 states plus Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and other regions.”