Lisle Licensing launches SuperZings licensing programme

– top-selling collectible brand expands into board games with John Adams Leisure,

and publishing with DJ Murphy –

Magic Box Toys, the collectible toy specialists behind GoGos Crazy Bones, Star Monsters, Zomlings and SuperZings, is excited to reveal initial details of its SuperZings licensing programme in partnership with Lisle Licensing. Two new board games will hit shelves this summer from John Adams Leisure, while March sees the launch of a brand new SuperZings magazine from publisher DJ Murphy.

“A licensing programme is a natural progression for SuperZings, which is currently the number 6 collectible brand in the UK (NPD) and number 5 in Spain,” comments Julia Cake, UK & Ireland Commercial Director, Magic Box Toys. “Series 3 launched earlier this month and sales are already up 130% compared to the launch of Series 2 last September, a statistic driven by tremendous retailer support as well as demand from children keen to find the Ultra Rare character – Mr King. The colourful, comic-book-style world we’ve created for SuperZings offers an array of great licensing opportunities and we’re delighted to be partnering with Lisle to ensure every avenue is explored. We’re excited to see the different ways in which children can now interact with the brand through games and publishing.”

Hitting shelves in June, John Adams is bringing SuperZings to life with the SuperZings Race to Rescue Pressmatic game. Players take turns to race around the board collecting SuperZings gang tokens and the first player to gain a complete set wins the game. Designed for 2-4 players, the pressmatic game is suitable from age 4 and contains a rare SuperZings character. In the SuperZings Battle Game, players pick a character and a battle power card to decide which battles to face from the double-sided game board. Taking turns to roll the dice to determine which battle power is being challenged, the winner of each contest progresses along the board. The first player to reach the centre and overcome Enigma wins the game to claim the rare SuperZings character!

In the first ever publishing deal for Magic Box, DJ Murphy will be launching a monthly SuperZings magazine. This fun-packed, interactive magazine will be full of adventures, activities and giveaways, plus every issue will come with two SuperZings characters. Issue one, which hits shelves in March, has already achieved strong listings.

Lisle Licensing’s Francesca Lisle also comments, “From the second we saw SuperZings, we knew it would lend itself well to a licensing programme. The games and magazine are just the beginning – with such a rapidly growing fanbase of young children who are so thoroughly engaged with the hero vs villain play pattern, we know there is plenty of opportunity to explore further ways of bringing the brand to life through licensing. This is a very interesting and innovative category in our industry and we are thrilled to be representing Magic Box.”

SuperZings are everyday objects brought to life in a fun, comic ‘Hero vs Villain’ rivalry theme. Clad in iconic superhero capes and eyemasks, there are more than 80 multi-coloured characters to collect, each with a matching ‘rival’.

The brand has put Magic Box firmly on the map with global expansion into 11 territories outside the UK. Significant marketing investment has been made to support each launch which includes the USA, Middle East, Russia, South America and Indonesia.

In addition to SuperZings Series 3, Magic Box is also gearing up for the introduction of their brand new IP – MojiPops – which taps into 2019’s popular toy trend promoting mindfulness in children.

MojiPops Series 1 is made up of everyday objects brought to life as unique, fun-loving characters with an array of colourful emotions based on popular emoticons. From an ice cream to a cactus, a television to a pillow, each 90p blind-bagged character has a removable double-sided face: flip it over to switch between emoticon-based expressions depicting a huge variety of sentiments, or even swap faces completely with another character in the collection! Children can switch their character’s mood from sleepy to happy, sad to cool, devilish to angelic – there are six different-coloured face pieces, each with two distinct emotions to alternate between. There are 90 different characters to collect, from the worlds of pets, home, nature, travel, music, food and sport, including six ultra-rare Glitter Moji Pops.

DOT TO DOT PRODUCTIONS NAMES LISLE AS WORLDWIDE LICENSING AGENT FOR THEIR POPULAR CRAFTING BRAND ART NINJA

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Lisle has been named as the Worldwide Licensing agent for Dot To Dot Productions hit property ART NINJA.

The UK’s top rating art show for 6-12 year olds is now in it’s 5th series for CBBC and ready to move into consumer products.

ART NINJA is based around the comical adventures of Ricky Martin and his ‘real’ friends and family, interwoven with exciting and unique art ideas to try at home. ART NINJA moves crafting away from pompoms and sticky back plastic and into the realms of street art, sculpture and awe inspiring big pictures, which are truly ground breaking!

Key categories being targeted are publishing, stationary, crafts and apparel.

Jo Killingley, Managing Director for Dot To Dot said:

We are delighted Lisle are on board to build a successful licensing programme for ART NINJA, our hugely popular art brand. We want to inspire a whole new generation to enjoy art and achieve their artistic potential.

Francesca Lisle, Director for Lisle said:

We are excited to be working with Jo and team on this fun and creative license. ART NINJA has proven it’s one of the most popular children’s shows on TV having been on air since 2015 and achieving fantastic ratings! We look forward to presenting this to both licensees and retailers, bringing children product to help promote creativity in the home.

TETRIS® BRAND EXPANDS UK LICENSING PROGRAMME WITH LISLE LICENSING

As the Tetris® brand prepares for the brand’s monumental 35th anniversary in 2019, The Tetris Company today announced the expansion of its UK & Eire licensing programme with local agent Lisle Licensing.

Lisle Licensing is growing its licensing program for Tetris with new partners confirmed across games, apparel, publishing, footwear and promotions. The range in merchandise includes the award winning Tetris Dual tabletop game to a new brainteasing Puzzle Book which demonstrates the Tetris fan base’s  appetite for the brand.

“We have been really pleased with the ranges created for Tetris and the response so far from the UK market, and with further partnership discussions in progress, we are looking forward to more Tetris product creativity for fans in 2019.  We will be exhibiting Tetris at this year’s Brand Licensing Exhibition, stand M40, and the diary is filling up so prospective partners should get in touch soon to book an appointment,” said Gayle Goldsmith, Director of  Lisle Licensing.

“From their market knowledge to their ongoing potential partners outreach, Lisle Licensing has been a great partner to work with and has achieved impressive results in expanding presence with award-winning products for the Tetris brand in the UK and Ireland,” said Maya Rogers, President and CEO of Blue Planet Software, sole agent for the Tetris brand. “Therefore, we didn’t hesitate to renew our program with them and look forward to ongoing success with our continued partnership.”

Lisle Licensing Brokers Several New Deals for Smooshy Mushy® Brand in Europe

Lisle Licensing the EMEA master agent for Olo Industries and its partnership with Redwood Ventures has signed up several new licensees Including:

Aykroyds & sons and TDP will be launching a range of nightwear, underwear and swimwear.

IG Designs have signed up for greetings, gift-wrap and paper arts and crafts.

Bluesky Designs will be developing a unique range of stationery, bags and lunch wear.

Bandai will be extending its line to include an arts and craft line.

Bioworld International will be running a range of daywear both in the UK and France/Belgium.

Roy Lowe & Sons will launch a range of fabulous socks.

Further licensees will be announced at a later stage.

Shelly Owen founder and owner of Olo Industries said “we have a very strong online community with our huge #Smooshy Squad.  The brand has really evolved into a fully dimensional kids global brand and we’re super excited to see the Smooshy Mushy™ story unfold across all of these categories.”

In addition to a robust and highly sort after branded licensing programme, Olo Industries and Redwood Ventures will be supporting the brand expansion of Smooshy Mushy™ with short form animation in conjunction with Wild Brain.

Francesca Lisle of Lisle Licensing commented “We are delighted with how the L&M programme has started for Smooshy Mushy. The Squishy craze has taken the toy market by storm and Smooshy Mushy truly develops that play pattern with it’s strong themes continuing to develop the brand throughout the year and allowing children to dive further into the brand. Both of these elements ensures Smooshy Mushy can develop into extended product categories providing innovation & adding the squishy craze outside of toys!”

 

Lisle Licensing named as licensing agent for Smooshy Mushy™

Lisle Licensing has been named by OLO Industries, LLC, in partnership with RedwoodVentures, Ltd, as the European licensing agent for Smooshy Mushy™, the hugely successful squishable slow rise collectible line. Both will leverage the friend-inspired squish line, first introduced in Fall 2017, with its vast loyal consumer base.

“Over 50 million YouTube fans love our Smooshy Mushy brand and we have seen a huge community develop around our adorable slow rise line,” said Shelly Owen, Owner of OLO Industries. “We’re looking forward to building the Smooshy Mushy brand with consumers across numerous product categories, and we believe Lisle Licensing are the absolute best to make this happen.”

Andy Wiseman, CEO of RedwoodVentures, the manufacturer of the full Smooshy Mushy collectible line, said sales have been brisk since debuting in late October 2017. “Smooshy Mushy was a sell-out in 2017 when exclusively available at Walmart,” he said. “Demand has remained extremely strong in 2018 as the line expands to Toys R Us, Target, Michaels, Amazon and other retailers, in addition to dozens of key world markets.”

Lisle Licensing, who has managed brands across different categories of licensing since 2010, will customize a strategic brand and marketing program that supports the Smooshy Mushy trademark into additional categories in the United Kingdom and Europe.
For more information about Smooshy Mushy, visit: Smooshymushy.us.