9 Story Brands and Retail Monster Ltd. are pleased to announce the expansion of the global licensing program for their new animated series Karma’s World from Karma’s World Entertainment and 9 Story Media Group. New partners in the UK include KIDdesigns (Consumer Electronics), Poetic Brands (Apparel, Outerwear and Swim), Cooneen by Design (Nightwear and Underwear), Roy Lowe & Sons Ltd. (Hosiery) and Egmont (Magazines, Colouring and Activity Books). The new UK partners join a growing list of licensees for Karma’s World which include Mattel (global toy), Scholastic (global publishing) and Universal Music Group (global music), as well as Isaac Morris Limited, Hybrid Apparel, Franco Manufacturing Co., Crayola and many others in North America which were announced in fall of 2021.
WarnerMedia Kids also acquired the library of Vlad & Niki, a hit series on YouTube featuring brothers who are eight and six years old.
Retail Monster has signed on as US licensing agent for this original CG-animated series, along with adventure toon Press Start!
Harlem Globetrotters (HGI) has announced that Retail Monster has been appointed to support consumer product licensing and retail development for the franchise.
Video game publishers Gearbox Entertainment and 2K have detailed the debut consumer products programme to support the upcoming release of the new fantasy-based shooter game, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands. Based on the character Tiny Tina from the popular Borderlands video game franchise, the new titles is set to launch on Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X in early 2022.
“Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands,” the recently revealed fantasy game from Gearbox Entertainment and 2K set to launch in 2022, has announced its consumer products support program. “Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands” has onboarded a host of debut licensing partners across toys, collectibles, apparel, accessories, home goods, publishing and subscription boxes. The group is also exploring complementary categories and new partners to be announced soon. “We are thrilled to announce our strongest roster of partners for a new IP in Gearbox history,” says Sean Haran, chief business officer, Gearbox Entertainment. “Expanding Gearbox’s IP outside of video games has been an exciting and rewarding frontier. With this fresh take on fantasy, we are pursuing ancillary partnerships that reflect our confidence in the broad appeal of this new title.” Debut partners include: Mighty Jaxx: Global stylized collectibles; Bioworld Merchandising: Apparel and home accessories; Dark Horse Comics; Funko: Pop! vinyl; and LootCrate: Dedicated “Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands Crate” and inclusion in gaming crates. “’Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands’ is an exciting new world to play within, mixing high fantasy adventure with co-op, looting and a sense of humor that will be familiar to fans of Borderlands,” says Erica Hollinshead Stead, licensing director, Gearbox Entertainment. “Most importantly, it has a big sense of fun. We hope to bring that fun and adventure to life through the products our partners create.”
Let playtime begin!YouTubers Vlad and Nicki, who reach more than 66 million viewers on their English channel, debuted their very own official toys this month, featuring collaborations with ZURU Toys and Playmates Toys.