2014 Top Toy Brands announced, most have have tie-in comics in the UK

  LIMA – the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association – has just revealed the nation’s favourite licensed toy brands among British children, with LEGO and Barbie taking the top spots on boys’ and girls’ lists of the most favoured toy licences this year. The top brands are based on findings from a survey of 30,000Continue reading 2014 Top Toy Brands announced, most have have tie-in comics in the UK

Peppa Pig Digital Magazine

British News Stand Comic Sales see surge for pre-school, dips for humour titles

  (Updated 20th August 2014) The Audit Bureau of Circulations reported sales figures for January – June 2014 have been released, which include subscription sales, with Redan’s Peppa Pig and Immediate Media’s CBeebies Weekly titles continuing to do well in the pre-school market. Egmont, too, are seeing success with their Disney tie-ins such as Disney Pixar. But while Egmont’s TOXIC hasContinue reading British News Stand Comic Sales see surge for pre-school, dips for humour titles

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Game of Thrones, Marvel and The Beano among Licensing Award finalists

  The Beano, Marvel Comics, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and top fantasy adventure drams Game of Thrones are among the final nominees in this year’s Licensing Awards, announced this week. Approaching 5,000 licensed products were entered into the Product Awards this year. The Judging Panel comprised of almost 100 top retail buyers, including those fromContinue reading Game of Thrones, Marvel and The Beano among Licensing Award finalists

Royal Mail "60 Years of Children's TV" Stamps - 2014

Royal Mail celebrates 60 years of classic children’s TV

The Royal Mail’s Special Stamp programme kicks-off 2014 with an issue that celebrates over 60 years of Classic Children’s TV – and almost every character featured has appeared in one comic or more down the years. 12 of the most popular characters from children’s television are included in the set that features Andy Pandy, IvorContinue reading Royal Mail celebrates 60 years of classic children’s TV

Peppa Pig Digital Magazine

Redan Publishing delivers digital Peppa Pig title

Redan Publishing – run by former Marvel UK CEO Robert Sutherland – has extended its partnership with Entertainment One to launch its first digital Peppa Pig magazine. The new digital format – based on the company’s top-selling Fun To Learn Peppa Pig Bag-O-Fun Magazine – will be available on the Apple Newsstand from Thursday 5thContinue reading Redan Publishing delivers digital Peppa Pig title