Real Deal

New Licensees for Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America announced that Product Architects, Inc., and Creative Outdoor Distributor are the newest licensees of its growing Be Prepared licensed product line.

Product Architects, Inc., manufacturers of the Polar Bottle brand of insulated water bottles, will offer several licensed designs featuring the BSA’s Be Prepared brand beginning this summer. Creative Outdoor Distributor will create and launch a line of chairs, tents, and other outdoor accessories this fall.

The addition of these licensees brings the Boy Scouts of America licensees to 135 licensees, up from 18 licensees in 2005.

Domo and Ghostbusters

Big Tent Entertainment announced that Underground Toys, Kelly Toy, and Funko have been signed as licensees for the Domo/Ghostbusters collaboration.

Underground Toys will create a line for department stores, specialty stores, stationery/gift stores, catalogs, and internet retailers featuring plush items, mugs, stickers, cookie jars, mobile cases, and other assorted items with rights extending around the globe (excluding Asia).

Kelly Toys will create branded soft-sculptured toys for the U.S. and Canadian markets in multiple sizes for amusement parks and carnival/prize games.

Funko will create a line of Domo/Ghostbusters-inspired pop vinyl figures. The arrangement is for worldwide distribution (excluding Asia) and will include distribution in specialty stores, supermarkets, drug stores, catalogs, stationery/gift stores, online retailers, and mass market.

The line, made possible through an agreement with Sony Pictures Consumer Products as brokered by Big Tent Entertainment, is slated to hit shelves this fall.