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Jazwares Hits High Note With Do, Re, & Mi Toy Deal

Toy company Jazwares is hitting a high note this year, after being tapped to create a new line of toys inspired by the upcoming animated kids’ series Do, Re & Mi, to be aired on Amazon Prime next year. Do, Re, and Mi will be co-produced by Amazon Studios and Gaumont, the world’s first movie studio. The show follows the musical adventures of three best birdie buddies and features the voice talents of Kristen Bell, Jackie Tohn, and more. The toys, which will feature the loveable characters from the show will also be themed around Do, Re & Mi’s key pillars of friendship, fun and adventure, and the power of music. The Do, Re & Mi toy line is set to hit retail in conjunction with the series in 2021…. . . . read more

Halloween Sales Decline Due to Covid-19 Restrictions

Halloween is always a spooky time of year, but in 2020 it’s downright scary if you’re in retail or the licensing industry.  A survey by the National Retail Federation found there will be a massive drop in participation in Halloween activities this year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic … but the NRF says it could have been worse. On the down side, more than three-quarters of respondents say the pandemic is affecting their celebration plants and overall participation in Halloween activities will decline to 58 per cent.  On the positive side, Halloween consumer spending in the US is expected to drop less than one might expect, from $8.78 billion in 2019 to $8.05 billion in 2020, mainly because consumers who plan to take part say they will spend more money… . . . read more

Distribution Channels

Discounters, Specialty Channels Drive Licensed Entertainment/Character Sales in 2019

Brick-and-mortar channels fielded 81.2% of all licensed entertainment- and character-based sales in 2019, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. Physical retail’s share of U.S. and Canadian sales has decreased…


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Entertainment/Character

Licensed Entertainment/Character Sales Jump 3.7% to $13.5 Billion in U.S. & Canada

Retail sales of licensed entertainment- and character-based merchandise were up 3.7% in 2019 within the U.S. and Canada, according to The Licensing Letter’s Annual Licensing Business Survey


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Property Type

Retail Sales of Licensed Merchandise, Based on Entertainment/Character Properties

Retail

Licensed Ecommerce Sales Jump 3.5%, Outpacing B&M Channel Growth in 2019

Licensed retail sales in the U.S. and Canada were up 3.2% in 2019, with ecommerce sales outpacing the industry average at 3.5% growth and sales through brick and mortar channels up 3.0% per TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey


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Entertainment/Character

32 Entertainment/Character Properties Make the Cut for $100MM List for 2018

Just 32 entertainment/character properties cleared over $100 million in licensed retail sales in the U.S. and Canada in 2018, compared to 37 in 2017 and 46 in 2016.…


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ENTERTAINMENT/CHARACTER

Retail Sales of Licensed Merchandise Based on $100MM+ Entertainment/Character Properties

This chart was published Nov. 2019 in conjunction with an in-depth analysis of entertainment/character properties with at least $100 million in sales in the U.S./Canada for 2018…


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Share of Retail Sales of Entertainment/Character-based Licensed Merchandise, by Territory, Worldwide

Retail Sales of Licensed Merchandise, Based on Entertainment/Character Properties, by Distribution Channel, U.S. & Canada


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