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Where to for Bricks and Mortar Retail in Australia?

For those who sell consumer goods to bricks and mortar (B&M) retailers, it is impossible to escape the reality of a changing landscape not just in Australia, but also around the world. Each market is currently coping with different phases of transition, which include B&M, online, omni-channel and vertically integrated platforms. One thing is clear… […]

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Dan Amos on the Blurring of Two Worlds

Dan Amos is Head of New Media of Tinderbox, the dedicated digital division of leading global brand extension agency, Beanstalk. Introduction Last month, “Game of Thrones” fans might have been surprised to see Ed Sheeran dressed as a soldier in the opening episode of the latest series. Although the unexpected sighting of the singer serenading […]

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Expression of Interest to Become an Official AFL Licensee

The AFL invites suitably qualified and experienced respondents to submit an Expression of Interest in order to submit a full proposal to become an Official AFL Licensee for products within the Sporting Goods, Publishing and Toys & Games categories. At the end of the 4 Stage process the successful respondent (s) will be granted non-exclusive […]

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Sasha Banks is Set to Light Up Australia this September

The Bugg Report had the opportunity to sit down and speak to Sasha Banks during her latest trip to Melbourne this past July. Banks was here in Australia to promote the upcoming WWE LIVE Tour in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane this September which will follow on from last year’s sell out tour to the land […]

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Funko Pop! Vinyls are a Worldwide Phenomenon

Arguably the hottest phenomenon on the planet is Funko’s Pop! Vinyl revolution. In terms of things that resonate around licensed properties in the gift and collectible world, Funko have all bases covered. This company has continued to defy gravity over the past 10 years as their brand portfolio expands and their sales head north at […]

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The World’s Hottest Collectible Toys

I came across an article that was recently written for The Sydney Morning Herald; “Retail revolution: How a superhero toy could change the Australian landscape.” If you’re interested, the article is worth reading and taking the time to understand. It is an interesting question to ask because there is certainly a shift towards a new […]

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Art Imitating Life: How Professional Sporting Teams are Turning to eSports and what it Means for the Digital World

Dan Amos is Head of New Media of Tinderbox, the dedicated digital division of leading global brand extension agency, Beanstalk. Widely regarded as a phenomenon only present within the gaming community, it has long been questioned whether eSports can be classified as a ‘real sport’ by critics. To those outside the gaming arena, it is […]

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Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products Look Forward to 2017

Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products return for the third year as an exhibitor at the Hong Kong International Licensing Show, to showcase their vast portfolio of licensing opportunities. Alien: Covenant Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created with Alien: Covenant, a new chapter in the groundbreaking Alien franchise. Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products will […]

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What does the new unfair contract terms legislation for small business mean for you?

From 12 November 2016, a new law will protect small business in Australia from unfair contractual terms. The law covers ‘standard form contracts’ that are prepared by one party and presented on a ‘take it or leave it’ basis, where: At least one of the parties is a small business (employing less than 20 people); […]

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Shibajuku Girls to Make Their U.S. Debut

Japanese Inspired Fashion-forward Dolls by Hunter Products to Launch Exclusively at Toys“R”Us® U.S. Stores This Holiday Season Shibajuku Girls, the adorable, fashion-forward dolls inspired by Japanese culture, are making their first-ever appearance in the U.S. exclusively at all Toys“R”Us® stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.com beginning in December. Mixing the electric Japanese pop culture style […]