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89 - Thomas the Train GiftingThomas & Friends, Pottery Barn Team for Kids’ Line

Thomas & Friends, a Mattel brand, has partnered with Pottery Barn Kids to unveil an exclusive licensed collection of Thomas & Friends home décor and accessories. The Thomas & Friends from Pottery Barn Kids collection features more than 20 pieces, covering product categories such as bedding, decorative accessories, tabletop, luggage, lighting, pajamas, and toys.

The Thomas & Friends from Pottery Barn Kids collection incorporates vintage artwork based on the original illustration from The Railway Series by the Rev. W Awdry. Released in the UK in 1945, the illustrations were hand drawn and were the first full designs of Thomas, his friends, and the world of Sodor. Incorporated throughout the collection, the original artwork can be seen on such products as Thomas & Friends Train Toy Storage, organic cotton Thomas & Friends duvet, and Thomas & Friends sheet set.

The exclusive collection is available for purchase now on and in select Pottery Barn Kids stores nationwide beginning on September 22.

All-American Licensing to Rep Captain Power

All-American Licensing has signed on to represent Goddard Film Group for the exclusive licensing rights to Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future.
The original Captain Power television series, which aired in the 1980s, was the first weekly series to combine live-action and computer animation in each episode. Goddard Film Group plans to reboot the series with Captain Power: Phoenix Rising. The 30th anniversary of the classic episodes is this month.

“As a fan of the show, we are very excited to represent this iconic television series,” says Michael Gottsegen, co-founding partner of AAL. “And combined with today’s AR and other expanded digital platforms, our plans are to develop a comprehensive line-up of products to introduce a new generation and new tiers of retail to the next evolution of Captain Power.”