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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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Toys & Games

Award-winning Toys & Games

Congrats to the winners selected by the TIA and NPD at NYTF18, including Hasbro, MGA, and WowWee…


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Toys/Games

Amidst Rocky 2017 Performance, Toycos Boosted by Licensing

As Hasbro and Mattel report mixed results for 2017, we take a look at the top-performing brands in toys/games for 2017—plus, updates from other toycos and manufacturers…


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PRESCHOOL

As Generations Shift, Preschool Market Follows

On tracking the macro and micro shifts within the global market for licensed preschool properties—China is poised to…


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Holiday Spending

Spending Up as Love Sets In

The lastest consumer research on Valentine’s Day spending; in-store remains the most popular choice with roughly one-third to one-half of Americans expected to celebrate…


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Toys & Games

Company Spotlight: On Scaling Niche to Mass

As Funko begins releasing its financials, we get a closer look at this collectibles licensee estimated to generate over $800 million in licensed retail sales…


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Entertainment/Character

Franchises Drive Comics Sales in 2017

The top comic book, graphic novel, and manga properties of 2017 with potential for licensing—plus, Valiant and Nelvana get superpowered as they continue to expand into content production…


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Publishing

Publishing Driven by Kids; General Market Softens

As retail sales of licensed publishing reached $3.7 million in the U.S./Canada, the general market for books, magazines, and comic books remained soft in 2017…


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Health & Beauty

HBA Gets Fashionable

The latest in fashion brands and their health & beauty extensions—a $2.55 billion business—including new brands and cannabis extensions…


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