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Video games

State of the Union: Reviewing Video Games in 2018

The U.S. video gaming industry broke records in 2018 to hit an estimated $43.4 billion in sales—and retail sales of licensed products based on those games are expected to follow in those same footsteps…

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ENTERTAINMENT/CHARACTER

Comic-based, Original Films Lead Films With Licensing Potential

Of the 213 upcoming films that TLL has identified as having licensing potential, 39% are based on comic books while 37% are original works. And 43% are sequels or reboots…


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ENTERTAINMENT/CHARACTER

37 Entertainment/Character Brands Earned Over $100 MM in the U.S./Canada

Thirty-seven entertainment/character properties have made our annual list of brands that generated over $100 million licensed retail sales in the U.S./Canada in 2017…


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Business

M&A: Publishing Has a New Face

Traditional news publishers are going through a massive licensing shakeup. Plus, more M&A news from this week from game and home businesses…


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Entertainment/Character

Property Guys: Disney, Nintendo & Other Empires

Disney buys up new Manhattan digs, Spin Master moves into Russia, Nintendo builds a park, Snoopy goes to space, and more…


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Esports

Esports Watch: New Leagues & Expansions

The top esports news and activations from UTA, Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco, the IOC, steamers YouTube and Twitch, and more…


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Interactive

Mobile & More Content Licensing

Jurassic World gets an AR app, 40 Hasbro brands get digital goods, Subway Surfers returns to YT, and Angry Birds is launching into the real world…


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Business

Royal Weddings: Marvel/Epic & Nestle/Starbucks

Move over Meghan, you’re not the only dazzling bride this week. Read the details behind the $7.8 billion alliance between Nestle and Starbucks and the immeasurable Marvel/Epic Games collab…


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Retail Sales of Licensed Merchandise, Based on Video Games/Interactive/Online

Retail Sales and Rate of Growth in Retail Sales of Licensed Merchandise, Based on Video Games/Interactive/Online, U.S. and Canada, 2009–2014…

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Video Games/Interactive/Online

Royalty Profile for Video Games/Interactive/Online-based Licensed Merchandise



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