“I’ve never seen anything like this”: Wow! Stuff’s Richard North on creating a new category with Real FX Disney Stitch

Wow! Stuff’s Richard North talks Real FX Stitch – and why he feels ‘Puppetronics’ has the potential to match the Furby craze of the Nineties.

Jehane Ltd’s Jehane Boden Spiers on her approach to bringing artists and licensees together

“Develop a strong sense of your own vision”: Jehane Ltd’s Jehane Boden Spiers on what artists need to be licensing ready.

India Winstone becomes MD of Crush Creative

Crush Founder Carl Rush is staying with the creative studio as Creative Director.

Tim Kilpin – President of Toys, Board Games, Licensing & Entertainment at Hasbro – on how insights fuel innovation

“We’re in an industry that turns on serial creativity”: Hasbro’s Tim Kilpin discusses cultivating creative cultures.

Crumble & Core enters jigsaws with Ravensburger

“I was drawn to the design style of Crumble & Core with their ability to tell a story through imagery,” said Sindy Randall, Senior Product Manager at Ravensburger UK.

Hidden Pigeon Company’s Tori Cook on bringing Mo Willems’ characters to life in product

Tori Cook – Senior Vice President of Franchise Management at Hidden Pigeon Company – discusses the licensing potential of characters like The Pigeon and Elephant & Piggie.

Design Museum opens Barbie: The Exhibition

“The exhibition explores 65 years of a design icon,” said exhibition curator Danielle Thom.

LEGO readies JAWS set

The 1497-piece set came via LEGO Ideas, where it was conceived by LEGO fan Johnny Campbell.

Dragons’ Den’s Sara Davies MBE to present ‘Crafty Licensing’ keynote at BLE 2024

Sara will delve into the transformative power of brand licensing as her company – Crafter’s Companion – expands in a rapidly changing market.

Hasbro’s Melissa Jones, Exploding Kittens’ Carol Mertz and Mattel’s Chandra Hicks among nominees for WiT’s Wonder Women Awards 2024

“Each nominee embodies a commitment to teamwork, innovative thinking, and visionary leadership,” said Wonder Women Co-Chairs Ehi Oviasu-Kahn and Nancy Molenda.

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