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Retail Sales

44 Entertainment/Character Brands Make the $100 Million List

Forty-four entertainment/character properties make our list of brands that generate over $100 million in retail sales of licensed merchandise in the U.S./Canada—accounting for $41 billion in sales worldwide in 2015…


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ENTERTAINMENT/CHARACTER

Franchise Films Losing Ground to Publishing Adaptations

Franchise films still consistently top the U.S. box office, but 2016 has seen many sequels and reboots fall flat with audiences. While it takes time before…


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Consumer Electronics

Licensed Consumer Electronics Up 3.5% in the U.S./Canada

Licensed consumer electronics merchandise grew 3.5% to reach $5.41 billion in the U.S./Canada.

Featuring: Foxconn, Sharp, Nokia, HMD Global, Atari, Skullcandy and more…


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RETAIL SALES

Pokémon, Rio2016 Merchandise Ride Summer Sales Wave

The pop culture and sports events of the summer have created a groundswell of demand for related licensed merchandise. According to reports…


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VIDEO GAMES

Pokémon GOes Viral in its 20th Anniversary Celebrations

Free-to-play augmented-reality game Pokémon Go has caused quite a stir—with everyone from retailers to networks eager to get a piece of the pie of the most viral mobile app of all time. TLL estimates that Pokémon sold approximately…


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ESPORTS

New Players Enter the eSports Area

Turner’s Cartoon Network EMEA is the latest company to enter the $463 million eSports arena. Partnering with Machinima, live tournament will be based on its upcoming mobile game app Adventure Time Card Wars Kingdom. The company joins…


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LICENSING EXPO 2016

Franchises and the 360 Experience Dominate Vegas

Over the last week, 16,000 attendees braved triple-digit temperatures at Licensing Expo 2016 in Las Vegas. See the top trends emerging from the show this year…


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LICENSING EXPO 2016

360 Degrees to Every Brand

The 360 program is being ubiquitous amongst brands. See what new developments arose from Licensing Expo 2016…


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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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ANALYSIS

Can Movie Give a Lift to Angry Birds Licensing?

Mobile game maker Rovio is counting on a new 3D animated movie to create a licensing lift beneath the wings of its Angry Birds franchise. The Angry Birds Movie will open…


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