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Business

M&A: Fashion, Toys & Other Business

The latest in mergers, acquisitions, and other business moves from Levi Strauss, Moose Toys/Worlds Apart, ABG, Goliath/Vivid Toy, Perry Ellis, Varsity Brands, and mroe…


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Business

Roundup: M&A & Legal

Hasbro and DC settle their Bumblebee suit, LaLiga comes to (North) America, Thunderbird goes public, and publishers Bongo House and New York Magazine are shaken…


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Toys & Games

Both Toys & Games Set to Grow for 2018

The latest in general industry research shows that both the toys (driven by electronics, action figures, and dolls) and games (board games and miniatures) industries are gearing up…


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Retail

Consumer Research: Affluents, Students & More

The latest consumer spending research on affluents, Millennials and Gen Z, K12 as well as college students, and the global toys/games market…


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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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Traditional Toys/Games

Royalty Profile for Licensed Toys/Games


Business

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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Business

M&A & Partnerships

The latest business moves to impact the licensing industry from the fields of fashion, sports, traditional toys/games, greeting cards, retail, and even beloved candy companies…


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Retail

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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Entertainment/character

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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