Rocket Licensing, which is managing the licensing campaign for preschool property Q Pootle 5, has announced two more licensing deals: Walker Books for global TV tie-in publishing and Blue Sky Designs for children’s stationery.
Nelvana Enterprises has signed a number of international deals for its Beywarriors Beyraiderz series. The 13 x half-hour animated series launched on January 4, 2014 on YTV in Canada.
DHX Media-owned licensing agency CPLG has been appointed to rep DHX’s preschool property In the Night Garden across the UK, and numerous new licensing deals for the IP have been secured in the UK and Australia.
Click Distribution UK has signed a new partnership with Zodiak Rights, which will see the launch of a board game based on the CBeebies series Mister Maker in the UK.
Wayne, New Jersey-based retail giant Toys ‘R’ Us is feeling the sting of heightened competition from online rivals like Amazon as the toyco posted a third-quarter loss of US$605 million, compared to a loss of US$105 million a year ago.
It looks like the US toy sales momentum experienced during this year’s Black Friday extended through to the week of Cyber Monday, which saw an exceptional toy sales growth of 23%, according to data released by market research firm The NPD Group.