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The Wild World of Emoji

We’re exploring the wild world of emoji, with a correction for a listing we published back in June. See the most comprehensive list we have yet for the licensees and licensors involved in emoji…

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Video Games

Esports Coming to the Olympic Stage As Sales Go Up

As the video game (licensed and not) business goes up, gaming video competitions are gaining recognition as a real sport. See the top games worldwide…


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LEGAL

Legal Updates

Margaritaville gets a win against casino licensee, Konami is under action from an allegedly unlicensed soccer player, and Duke University steps in on behalf of one of its student-athletes…


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Business

Deals in Short

See some of the latest licensing deals that needed a little more detail.

Featuring: Moose Toys, Square Enix, Fanatics, Nike, Mattel, and more…


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Video Games

Video Games in the Pipeline: 40% Sequels, 30% Licensed, 20% New IP

Over the next two years, releases of video games based on original IP are going to take a backseat to sequels, reboots, and licensed titles. Just…


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Video Games

Video Game Sales Up; Licensed Options Grow

2016 was a big year for retail sales of video games—and while licensed games didn’t make much headlines (with the one obvious exception), the market is stronger than ever…


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SPORTING GOODS

Pumping Up Brands

While our fitness goals may be more aspirational than not, it’s still a big business. See the latest news to come out of the health and fitness business…


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TOYS & GAMES

Kid’s Tech Goes Back to the Future

The future of kid’s tech products sees an overhaul in traditional play patterns even as less modern concerns are being addressed: education. The answer? Flexibility, customizability, and…


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VIDEO GAMES

Licensed Properties Play at E3

The hot topic of the show was Virtual Reality (VR) with Sony announcing that its PlayStation VR headset for PS4 will become available Oct. 13, priced at $500 and major game properties including Star Wars, Star Trek and Batman getting the VR treatment on PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift…


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VIDEO GAMES/SOFTWARE

Nintendo NY Re-opens With New Merch, Games

The newly branded Nintendo New York store, previously Nintendo World, re-opened Feb. 19th with a new 15-foot gaming screen, exclusive merchandise and guest appearances. See how the company is repositioning its focus on licensed goods and welcomes esports…


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