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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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PROPERTY TYPES

Licensed Sales Reach $109 Billion in U.S./Canada in 2017

Retail sales of licensed merchandise inched up 2.3% to reach $109 billion in 2017, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. Entertainment/character …


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Collegiate

NCAA Tournament Scores $20–35 Million in Licensed Retail Sales

TLL estimates that retail sales of collegiate properties tied to the NCAA Tournament generate $20–35 million a year; close-up on Villanova, Loyola-Davis, and University of Kansas…


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Experiential

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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Business

M&A & Legal

ABG adds $1.2 billion brand to its roster, San Francisco institutes a fur ban, and Ubisoft strikes a deal with Tencent that keeps it out of the hands of Vivendi…


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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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Toys/Games

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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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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