Rich Rooney in Memoriam
Rich Rooney, PlayMonster Chief Operations & Logistics Officer, Passes Away, Aged 53

In a statement posted April 2nd, 2024 on LinkedIn, influential toy and game company PlayMonster announced the passing of Rich Rooney, their Chief Operations and Logistics Officer. A longtime veteran of the toy industry, with history at Hasbro, Zizzle and Ridemakerz, Rich leaves behind an indelible and positive mark on the world of toys.

Spongebob BoxLunch
Licensing News
BoxLunch Makes a Splash with New Spongebob Squarepants Merch for the Nickelodeon Series’ 25th Anniversary

Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the iconic Nickelodeon series SpongeBob SquarePants, fandom-forward retailer BoxLunch has unveiled an exclusive product line, available now for fans to purchase. This collection, inspired by the endearing sea sponge and his friends, is a testament to the show’s enduring popularity, which has captivated hearts around the globe for over 25 years. The beloved characters from Bikini Bottom are making a big splash with a diverse 38-piece collection spanning various categories. From key chains to earrings, crewnecks to tees, and caps to bags, there’s something for every SpongeBob SquarePants fan. Each item is a playful nod to iconic scenes and fan-favorite characters, including SpongeBob, Patrick Star and Squidward Tentacles.