Leading U.S. toymaker JAKKS Pacific, announced it has entered into a multi-year, global toy licensing deal with Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) to create an exclusive toy line based on the popular, free-to-play battle royale game, Apex Legends™. JAKKS has secured the worldwide rights to manufacture, market, and distribute action figures and accessories, plush, role-play, toy weapons and blasters, with a first wave of collectibles launching at retail this October. The deal was brokered by licensing agent, Retail Monster.
Mobile game Subway Surfers is riding a wave into an exclusive North American retail program with Walmart. The Copenhagen-based game developer SYBO is growing the game’s presence in the US, with toys, apparel, accessories and home tech, which will be available in the retailer this summer.
The Emoji Company and Redbubble have partnered to curate expressive and iconic emoji-branded artwork and custom fan art, bringing emoji fans exclusive product that can only be found on the Redbubble marketplace.