A celebration Thomas & Friends cake and the first issue of the magazine published by Marvel UK as Tank Engine "Thomas and Friends" in 1987 and the current issue of "Thomas and Friends" (Issue 756)

Happy Birthday, Thomas & Friends – 30 Years Young!

The UK’s biggest specialist children’s publisher, Egmont Publishing, is celebrating the 30th birthday of Thomas & Friends magazine with licensing partner Mattel. The title is based on the popular railway stories by Reverend Wilbert Awdry (who I met as a youngster thanks to my father, a fellow priest) and his son, Christopher. Thomas & Friends magazine, hasContinue reading Happy Birthday, Thomas & Friends – 30 Years Young!

The first DC Super Hero Girls figures, on sale in US store Target

DC Super Hero Girls licensing programme starts to rolls out in the UK

Warner Bros. Consumer Products is gearing up for the launch of its DC Super Hero Girls franchise, with a series of new retail promotions throughout the UK. The DC Super Hero Girls show, which airs on Boomerang, focuses on the formative high school years of numerous comic heroines, prior to discovering their full super power potential, including Wonder Woman, Supergirl,Continue reading DC Super Hero Girls licensing programme starts to rolls out in the UK

DC Super Hero Girls - Promotional Art

DC’s Super Hero High TV special air date announced, expanding new DC Super Hero Girls brand

Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have announced the air date for Super Hero High, a one hour tie-in TV special to launch its DC Super Hero Girls brand to a TV audience. Airing on 19th March 2016 on Boomerang, the show is the latest element of a new take on the female Super Heroes of the DC Comics universe launchedContinue reading DC’s Super Hero High TV special air date announced, expanding new DC Super Hero Girls brand

Ghostbusters 2016 Promotional Image

What, No New Ghostbusters Comic? (Yet, anyway…)

There’s a new Ghostbusters arriving in cinemas in July 2016 and the licensing campaign is picking up “extraordinary momentum”, according to the company handling branding deals, with no less than 23 partners on board – but, as yet, it doesn’t look like a UK comic. By now, you’d hope some publisher might be hoping to echo atContinue reading What, No New Ghostbusters Comic? (Yet, anyway…)

Bob The Builder - September 2015

Egmont launches new look Bob the Builder magazine

Egmont UK has just launched a new 32-page magazine reflecting the new-look Bob the Builder TV show which launches on Channel 5’s Milkshake slot in September. The new-look Bob the Builder magazine aimed at preschoolers aged 3-5 is packed with stories, posters and stickers, plus a great free gift. The first issue, on sale now,Continue reading Egmont launches new look Bob the Builder magazine