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Haribo toys on the way in 2021 from Jakks Pacific

“We are thrilled to partner with Haribo in bringing to life a truly sweet line of toys and collectibles that will appeal to collectors and Haribo fans of all ages,” said Jill Nordquist, SVP Marketing, Jakks Pacific.

Licensing International UK welcomes Graham Saltmarsh as MD

“In these trying times it’s more important than ever to bring all the different elements of this amazing industry together to share knowledge and expertise,” said Saltmarsh.

Licensed toys go under the microscope in ‘Playing with Brands’ panel at virtual Play Creators Conference

Panellists include Pixar Animation Studios’ Jen Tan, Roald Dahl’s Stephanie Griggs and SRL Consulting’s Susie Lecker.

Armando Roque on Wendy’s toys, Bakugan and how Bruce Lee helped him develop Spin Master’s Hero Droid BB-8

Freelance creator Armando Roque is a creative ‘fixer’ who has worked on everything from promotional toys sold with Wendy’s meals to some of biggest licensed ranges of recent years during his time at Spin Master.

Brand Licensing Europe 2020 goes virtual as part of four-week Festival of Brands event

“We have had great feedback from June’s Licensing Week Virtual, so we know that there is huge potential and appetite for industry connection during this challenging time when meeting face-to-face is difficult,” said Informa’s Anna Knight.

Deadline extended for Play Creators Awards 2020 nominations

You now have until Tuesday, June 30th to get your nominations in.

Spirit Halloween’s Carlos Mendoza on how a passion for illustration paved the way for a career in toy design

We caught up with Carlos to learn more about how he started out in the industry, and why a background in illustration proved invaluable when it came to toy design.

Legendary industry veteran Richard C. Levy on Furby, creative kryptonite and why the biggest risk is not taking a risk at all…

Richard C. Levy has over forty years in the toy industry and 200 inventions to his name. Specialising in collaborative invention, product development, and licensing, we discuss follow up, three things that kill creativity, and why nobody really knows anything…

Products of Change’s Helena Mansell-Stopher on why designers play a key role in making the toy industry more eco-friendly

We caught up with Helena to learn more about the Products of Change group, and what role the toy and game design community have to play in help the industry be more eco-friendly.

Brand Designs: Rockpool’s Vickie O’Malley talks experiential licensing, flexible thinking and Wes Anderson

We caught up with O’Malley to learn how inventors can work closer with the licensing community, and find out why she’d love the chance to develop a licensing programme around Wes Anderson’s portfolio of movies.

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