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MGA Entertainment Appoints Bensons Trading Company as Wholesale Distributor for Independent Retailers in Australia

MGA Entertainment Appoints Bensons Trading Company as Wholesale Distributor for Independent Retailers in Australia

MGA Entertainment Australia has announced a new and exciting partnership with Bensons Trading Company, who will now manage the full MGAE product portfolio across Australia. BTC, a family-owned company with more than 60 years of experience in the toy industry, will work with the wholesale distribution channels for independent retailers. This association will ensure that…

Haven Partners with Pinkfong to Launch Baby Shark Phenomenon in Australia & New Zealand

Haven Partners with Pinkfong to Launch Baby Shark Phenomenon in Australia & New Zealand

Boasting over 2.4 billion YouTube views and growing a rate of 6 million a day and a multitude of weeks on the US Billboard and UK pop music charts, viral online sensation Baby Shark is taking Australia by storm with over 150,000 views daily, amassing over 3.5 million in just the last month. Engagement has…

YouTube Powerhouse CKN Toys Appoints Haven for Global Consumer Products Program

YouTube Powerhouse CKN Toys Appoints Haven for Global Consumer Products Program

With 10 billion (yes, that’s billion with a b!) views translating to the equivalent of over 41,000 years of accumulated viewership, YouTube star CKN Toys has continued to grow in popularity to become the #2 toy reviewer/unboxer on the platform – boasting over 450 million views in the last 30 days alone. A reported 81%…

Merchantwise’s May Gibbs Partners with Erstwilder for a Second Collaboration

Merchantwise’s May Gibbs Partners with Erstwilder for a Second Collaboration

Merchantwise Licensing’s May Gibbs has again partnered with Australian collectible resin jewellery brand, Erstwilder. The second collaboration for the two brands, this new range includes six brooches featuring quintessential May Gibbs imagery. The brands first came together in 2017 and marked the first licensed jewellery range for May Gibbs. “We are thrilled to be launching…

Netflix and Ellen Join Forces for Animated Green Eggs And Ham – Streaming Late 2019

Netflix and Ellen Join Forces for Animated Green Eggs And Ham – Streaming Late 2019

Do you like Green Eggs and Ham? If so, you’re in for a treat, as 2019 will see the release of a 13 episode animated series of Dr Seuss’ classic book on Netflix. Produced by Ellen DeGeneres and featuring the vocal talents of Diane Keaton, Adam Devine, Michael Douglas and many more, the show is…

Haven to Bring Iconic UCLA Lifestyle Brand Down-Under to Celebrate 100 Years

Haven to Bring Iconic UCLA Lifestyle Brand Down-Under to Celebrate 100 Years

Haven Global has announced a partnership with the University of California Los Angeles, giving local retailers and labels the opportunity to partner with this truly iconic global brand. With a year-long centennial celebration kicking off this May, UCLA has become a powerhouse brand across the globe. Famous for a strong, long-running history of sports as…

TSBA Group Appoints Merchantwise Licensing as Licensing Agent for Transport for London within Australia & New Zealand

TSBA Group Appoints Merchantwise Licensing as Licensing Agent for Transport for London within Australia & New Zealand

TSBA Group has appointed Merchantwise Licensing to act as the Australian & New Zealand licensing agent for Transport for London (TfL), effective immediately. This new partnership will see Merchantwise Licensing working very closely with retailers and licensees to build new licensing opportunities in all product areas for TfL in the region. TfL is the integrated…

The First Teaser Trailer of The Angry Birds Movie 2 is Out!

The First Teaser Trailer of The Angry Birds Movie 2 is Out!

A message from Finland: Anyone else tired of being surrounded by ice and snow, and dealing with the cold weather woes of winter? We might be getting some relief soon, but relief can’t come soon enough for a certain new character featured in the new teaser trailer for The Angry Birds Movie 2. Meet Zeta….

StudioCanal and Nickelodeon Announce Global Deal for All-New “Paddington” Television Series

StudioCanal and Nickelodeon Announce Global Deal for All-New “Paddington” Television Series

StudioCanel, Nickelodeon and award- winning producer David Heyman today announced a global deal for a brand-new “Paddington” (working title) television series for pre-schoolers. Actor Ben Whishaw (Paddington 1 & 2) will reprise his role as the beloved voice of the title character in the new CG-animated series, which follows the adventures of a younger Paddington….

The Wiggles Appoint Headstart and WowWee as Toy Partners

The Wiggles Appoint Headstart and WowWee as Toy Partners

The Wiggles have recently appointed Headstart as their Master Toy Partner in Australia and New Zealand and WowWee as their Master Toy Partner in North America. “We are excited about the innovation and creativity that the dynamic duo of Headstart and WowWee will bring to The Wiggles brand in both Australia and North America,” said…