Final Stikbot LogoThe first Stikbot licensees will be in the categories of toys, bedding and apparel. 

The Joester Loria Group, the exclusive licensing agent for Zing’s Stikbot, has announced its first set of licensees for the company’s social media action figure star. The first Stikbot licensees will be in the categories of toys, bedding and apparel and be available at retail in the U.S. and Canada.

“We announced our Stikbot licensing program at Licensing Expo in June and we’re so excited to announce our first set of licenses that will be ready to hit retail in the Spring of 2018,” says Zing’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing Josh Loerzel. “As Stikbot Central approaches its one millionth subscriber on YouTube, we really see first-hand kids’ engagement with the brand on a regular basis. We truly believe that the Stikbot merchandise will bring the brand to life in many new ways with kids.”

* Basic Fun will release Stikbot plush and figural stretch toys which may include sound, construction and roleplay items

* Hybrid Apparel will release girls, boys, and young men’s t-shirts and tops.

“We are delighted with the response we have had to the Stikbot licensing program from category leaders,” Debra Joester, president of The Joester Loria Group, adds. “Stikbot’s consumer engagement on social media and success at key retail accounts has captured the attention of key manufacturers and retail buyers over the past few months, and anticipation is growing over the launch of licensed products in 2018.”

Screen Shot 2017 09 29 at 9.37.27 AMStriker Entertainment will serve as the worldwide licensing agency on behalf of FingerlingsTM, WowWee’s latest hit toy line.

WowWee, a leading manufacturer of hi-tech consumer robotic and entertainment products, has tapped Striker Entertainment to serve as the worldwide licensing agency on behalf of FingerlingsTM, WowWee’s latest hit toy line.

Fingerlings are the new interactive toys that cling to a child’s finger and go wherever they go. The characters react to sound, motion, and touch with over 40 sweet and silly animations.

“We could not be more excited to be working with Striker Entertainment and their talented team,” said Richard Yanofsky of WowWee. “We are looking forward to building Fingerlings into a brand that will endure for years to come. With Striker’s assistance, we intend to be very strategic with respect to growing the Fingerlings brand, both in terms of an expanded offering and presentation.”

"WowWee has another bonafide hit on their hands with Fingerlings," Russell Binder, partner at Striker Entertainment, adds. "Our job is to develop a brand extension program that captures the magic of the Fingerlings and translate it into complimentary categories globally."

UnknownBoxLunch Releases an Exclusive BOB’S BURGERS Funko Pop! In Partnership with Feeding America® to help provide meals to people in need.

20th Century Fox Consumer Products celebrated National Cheeseburger Day, Sept. 18, by announcing a wide assortment of merchandise around the acclaimed FOX series BOB’S BURGERS. The eighth season of BOB’S BURGERS kicks off Sunday, Oct. 1 (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX with a special episode that will feature animation inspired by fan-created artwork.

Following up last year’s Cheeseburger Day celebration, Fox Consumer Products teams up once again with BoxLunch, a cause-driven pop-culture gift store, to showcase BOB’S BURGERS merchandise and help provide meals to people in need. A limited edition Tina Funko! Pop Vinyl Figure debuted today for National Cheeseburger Day and is now available exclusively at BoxLunch stores and BoxLunch.com.

The Tina Funko! Pop collectible retails for $12.90 and each purchase will donate a total of 11 meals to Feeding America – 10 meals coming directly from the sale of each figure, plus an additional meal that is donated for every $10 spent at BoxLunch. This campaign takes place during Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month™, which brings attention to the reality of food insecurity in the United States and promotes ways for individuals across the country to get involved in the fight to help end hunger.

Captain PowerThe duo will launch “Captain Power” merchandise concurrent with 30th Anniversary debut of the iconic TV series.   

All American Licensing (AAL), noted licensing specialists for entertainment, lifestyle, and outdoor brands, has signed on to represent Goddard Film Group for the exclusive licensing and merchandising rights to the iconic television series “Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future.” 

Making its debut during September 1987 in first-run syndication, the original “Captain Power” TV show revolutionized the medium in the 1980’s by becoming the first weekly series ever to combine both live-action and computer animation within each episode. Goddard Film Group currently has plans to reboot the series as “Captain Power: Phoenix Rising,” concurrent with the 30th Anniversary of the original show’s premiere. 

“As a fan of the original ‘Captain Power’ show, I am very excited that our company is now representing this iconic television series,” Co-Founding Partner of AAL Michael Gottsegen says. “Combined with today’s AR and other expanded digital platforms, our plans are to develop a comprehensive line-up of products to introduce a new generation - and new tiers of retail - to the next evolution of the legendary ‘Captain Power’ story.”

“‘Captain Power’ was ahead of its time, both in its storytelling as well as with the technology that was employed at the time to produce the original series,” Roger Lay, Jr., producer with Goddard Film Group, adds. “We now have a wonderful opportunity to fully realize the concept’s potential. All American Licensing has come up with a strong, multi-faceted approach to the re-introduction of this brand, and to help us pave the way for the next chapter in this expanding ‘Captain Power’ saga.”

In addition to representing licensing rights for “Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future,” AAL will also represent licensing rights for two additional Goddard Film Group properties: “Skeleton Warriors,” which was a Goddard-created CBS Saturday morning animated TV series that aired during the mid-1990’s; and “The Snugglebumms Family,” a line of characters also created by Goddard that was based on the best-selling 1980s Playskool “Snugglebumms” toy line.

AKC logo CMYK BWThe duo will license a variety of health and wellness products for pets.

 

G Mason Group and The American Kennel Club (AKC) have formed an agreement to license a variety of health and wellness products for pets. The product categories will include: vitamins and supplements, dental hygiene, and grooming tools.

"We are very excited to add The American Kennel Club to the amazing lineup of brands in our portfolio offerings," said Gregory Jemal, CEO of G Mason Group. "AKC is the ultimate authority on dog health and safety, so it was a natural fit to match up this amazing brand with these product categories as the trend for healthy pets continues to increase in awareness and demand.”

The new product lines will launch during Spring 2018 at retailers nationwide.

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