Surge Licensing, on behalf of Bindlewood, LLC, has signed Good Smile Company, as its strategic licensed partner for the vinyl collector toy brand, Thimblestump Hollow.
A joint venture between The Good Smile Company (GSC) and For Fans By Fans (formerly WeLoveFine.com) will now create an all-new line of premium collectible figures and toys, unique apparel, and accessories backed by a multi-city tour of the Thimblestump Hollow Fan Experience.
Thimblestump Hollow Fwill hit 20 major conventions throughout the U.S. beginning this July. This includes San Diego Comic Con and art shows. The tour kicks off at the Anime Expo, which begins July 4 in downtown Los Angeles.
GSC will also serve as the U.S. master toy and apparel partner, launching Thimblestump product at WonderCon (March 29–31) in Anaheim.
“We are excited to bring the world of Thimblestump Hollow to a larger fanbase,” Said Guy Brand of Good Smile Connect. “By being Thimblestump Hollow’s lead merchandiser and retail hub, we can create unique shopping experiences for all new customers.”
GSC throughout the year will be releasing new waves of blind box toys, plushies, squishies, apparel and accessories, at fan cons and later this year, at specialty retail.
“Good Smile Connect is one of the most exciting and unique partners in the industry,” says Elan Freedman, Surge’s vice-president. “They are truly a remarkable ‘scaling’ partner, bringing Thimblestump Hollow directly to fans in the most engaging way possible. Good Smile is best known for its stunning work sculpting Japanese Anime characters such as Nendroid and Figma product lines. In short, nobody knows how to build brilliant fan communities around brands the way Good Smile Connect does.”