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Heathside to Launch Collector Die Cast ‘The Expanse’ Vehicles and Prop Replicas Through Licensing Agreement Alcon Television Group

Heathside Trading Limited have concluded a license agreement with Alcon Television Group to become the authorized licensee for The Expanse Die Cast vehicles, Prop Replicas and figures. The products will launch in Spring 2024 through selected retail partners as well as direct to consumer through The license was facilitated by Mandy Bardisbanian from Striker Entertainment – the licensing agency for The Expanse – and Kirsty Guthrie, KJG Ltd – the licensing consultant for Heathside. Darren Epstein from Heathside commented ‘’So thrilled to be adding The Expanse to our increasing portfolio of properties, the huge global fanbase for this license will mean we will be able to bring some really nice content to fans worldwide.”

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Bluey’s Big Play The Stage Show Tour Extended Through July 2024

For real life! The beloved Blue Heeler family is set to meet even more fans across North America with new performance dates added to the 2024 schedule for the hit live show, Bluey’s Big Play the Stage Show! The theatrical production, based on the Emmy-winning animated series, is extending the tour schedule by 12 months to meet the demand of Bluey fans for more opportunities to experience the fun of a live show. Bluey’s Big Play The Stage Show launched in New York City in November 2022 and is now extended through July 2024, stopping in another 120 cities from coast-to-coast. The extension includes returns to numerous cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Denver and more. Even more cities and dates will be added in the coming months.

Dance with Qai Qai
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Serena William’s Daughter’s Doll Qai Qai Gets New Show -‘Dance with Qai Qai’
Invisible Universe, the team behind breakout animated hit Qai Qai, inspired by Serena Williams’ daughter Olympia’s favorite doll, is expanding the hit franchise with a brand-new show, Dance with Qai Qai.  The new series comes as Qai Qai, which debuted on YouTube in January, has reached more than 32 million YouTube views, with an additional 1.5 billion views on her other social channels.  Dance with Qai Qai is now available on YouTube.  The first episode can…
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Mattel Announces Licensing Partnerships Ahead of ‘Barbie’ Film
With the Summer of Barbie in full swing ahead of the release of Barbie on July 21, 2023, Mattel, Inc (NASDAQ: MAT) has announced several of its licensing partners for the film. Mattel will collaborate with key consumer, merchandise, and retail brands for exciting launches leading up to Barbie’s release, including:     Spirit Halloween Superstores LLC – Let the good times roll with one of Spirit Halloween’s 16 Barbie…
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Licensing International Announces Six New Board Members

Licensing International has announced that six executives—Paul Cannon, Caprice Australia; Carolyn D’Angelo, Gordon Brothers; Pamela Deese, ArentFox Schiff; Raj Malik, Bioworld Merchandising; Marie-Laure Marchand, Chefclub; and George Wade, Bay Laurel Advisors—were elected by the Licensing International membership to serve three-year terms on its Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2023.  As these six new board members joining the Licensing International Board, Steve Scebelo, President of NFL Players Inc., will continue to serve as chairperson; Veronica Hart, EVP of Global Franchise Planning for Paramount Consumer Products & Experiences, will continue to serve as vice chairperson; and Marc Schneider, Chief Financial and Chief Operating Officer at Beanstalk, will continue to serve as treasurer. 

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MGM Announces Winners of the Second Annual MGM Consumer Products Leo Awards

MGM, an Amazon company, is a leading entertainment company focused on the production of premium film and television content across platforms, announced the winners of the second annual MGM Consumer Products Leo Awards. The MGM Consumer Products Leo Awards honor MGM’s best-in-class licensees from around the world across a variety of categories released in the 2022 calendar year. The winners were announced during a special evening event hosted by MGM at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas.

Twister Air
Hasbro Announces Spin on Classic Twister with New Augmented Reality Twister Air Game
Twist in the air, like you just don’t care! Hasbro, Inc (NASDAQ: HAS), a global leader in play, has announced a brand-new version of Twister will be available for pre-order on Amazon starting now at most major retailers August 1. Twister Air is a new app-enabled game that takes the classic Twister gameplay fans know and love from the mat to the screen using augmented reality… no mat required.  …
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Disguise Announces Multi-Year Partnership Extension with Universal Products & Experience to Create Products for US AND LATAM Across Multiple Franchises

Disguise, Inc, the leading costume division of toy and consumer products manufacturer, JAKKS Pacific, Inc (NASDAQ:JAKK), has announced a partnership extension in the U.S. and expansion into Latin America (LATAM) to design, market, manufacture and distribute costumes, costume accessories, inflatables, adaptive costumes and trunk-or-treat kits for Universal Products & Experiences (UP&E) characters and franchises commencing in 2023. 

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PlanToys and Beeja May Joined Forces to Help Families Shift from Linear to Circular Economies

PlanToys, the global leader in sustainable toy manufacturing, announced a partnership with Toronto based startup Beeja May to have them as the preferred partner of the manufacturer to buy and sell second-hand toys throughout Canada. With this partnership, Beeja May will ensure continued life for PlayToys’ items that children no longer play with. Beeja May and PlanToys will be creating a network of parents and retailers across the country to get pre-loved and outgrown toys on the Beeja May marketplace so that families can shop quality second-hand to not only save money during this economic recession but also help save the planet of unnecessary waste. This initiative is part of PlanToys’ greater mission of creating a global circular economy of toys that was kicked off in 2022 with the PlayCycle initiative.