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Toys & Games

State of Toys & Games

Hasbro buys Saban Properties in a deal worth $522 million; plus, an inside look into the toyco’s and its competitor’s Q1 earnings…

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Product Categories

Home-related Goods Boost Licensed Growth in 2017

Home furnishings, housewares, and domestic consumer products saw a combined $600 million boost in 2017—or approximately 24% of growth from the previous year to reach a total of $109 billion in licensed retail sales in the U.S./Canada…

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M&A & Bankruptcy

Nine West announces bankruptcy and sells its flagship brand, MGA’s CEO makes his move on TRU, Columbia Sportswear takes a hold of China, Mattel moves from NYC, and more…

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Apparel & Accessories

Licensed Apparel & Accessories Up 3.5% in 2017

Apparel and accessories are the largest product categories in the U.S./Canada, generating over 34% of licensed retail sales. Combined, the two earned $37.2 billion…

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Experiential, New Media & Partnerships

New content creation initiatives from Asmodee and DC Entertainment, Six Flags and Turner bring branded attractions to China, and more…

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Death of a Salesman

Toys ‘R’ Us is winding down its U.S. operations with an eye towards liquidating its inventory and 800 locations. Be forewarned, however, that TRU’s swan song is just the opening act for a great retail tragedy set to unfold over the next ten years…

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Black Panther Gearing Up to Take $250 Million in 2018

Black Panther’s success opens the door to a nagging question: Is the licensing industry slowely digging itself into a hole?…

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M&A: Toys & Entertainment Edition

The latest brand developments are being led by firms like Ubisoft, FAO Schwarz, eOne, Spin Master, Gund, DC Thomson, Hasbro, and more…

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Health & Beauty

Fashion Rumble in Eyewear & Fragrance

The Essilor/Luxottica deal is set to go through, and a flurry of new licensing deals in the fragrance space from players like Puig, Condé Nast, and Revlon…

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Toys & Games

NYTF18: Blind Bags, Glitter & Poop

This last week saw the latest iteration of New York Toy Fair and offered a clear formula for success in toy aisles this coming year—check out the top brands and trends…

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