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9 Story, Retail Monster chart path from SVOD to retail

Toronto-based 9 Story Brands, the licensing division of 9 Story Media Group, has partnered with New York-based Retail Monster to expand four of its brands in the US—Colorforms, Ladybird Lu, Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, and Karma’s World.

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9 Story Brands Pacts with Retail Monster for U.S. Market

9 Story Brands has partnered with Retail Monster to support its franchise, content and retail sales and marketing efforts in the U.S. for its portfolio of children’s brands.

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Retail Monster nominated for Best Agent Award by Licensing International for 2nd Year in a row

Retail Monster’s innovative licensing approach proved prescient in 2020. Client partners captured significant growth across omni-retail. Brand Licensing: Retail Monster’s globally recognized IP partners each debuted meaningful e-commerce & brick-and-mortar experiences, including a Walmart exclusive program that was the most-read Kidscreen story of 2020 that featured in-game marketing and digital unlockables; & promotional programs with Vlad & Niki that drove 200+ million views. RSM: Retail Monster delivered best-in-class programs for Crayola and Hasbro at Walmart, Target, CVS, Meijer, & more.

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Retail Monster renews emoji deals in the US

Renewed agreements range across categories including sleepwear, fabric, apparel and cake decorations to name a few.

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Retail Monster secures first partners for Borderlands spin-off video game Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands

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.

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9 Story, Retail Monster chart path from SVOD to retail

Toronto-based 9 Story Brands, the licensing division of 9 Story Media Group, has partnered with New York-based Retail Monster to expand four of its brands in the US—Colorforms, Ladybird Lu, Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, and Karma’s World.

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Vlad & Niki Superhero Surprise Hits Shelves in June

The fabulous adventures of internet sensations Vlad & Niki land in the toy aisle as ZURU launches a complete unboxing experience with Vlad & Niki Superhero Surprise. Among one of the largest YouTube channels in the world, Vlad & Niki is ranked the #1 Boys Show and #2 Family Show with over 56 billion views and more than 90 million subscribers across 12 languages via their 15 channels.

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SEGA Europe partners with Retail Monster

Company will support SEGA Europe’s consumer products business at retail in the UK.

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Kidscreen’s most-read stories of 2020

CP growth for YouTube brands and older nostalgic IPs getting new content made some of the biggest headlines in kids entertainment news this year, and also attracted the most eyeballs. As 2020 draws to a close, we’re taking a look back at our top-10 Kidscreen Daily stories for the year. Coming in first by quite a margin was the news that mobile game Subway Surfers (pictured) would roll out an exclusive North American consumer products program at Walmart. With more than 2.7 billion downloads, the popular endless runner game grew its US retail presence with toys, apparel, accessories and home tech.

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