Giochi Preziosi enjoys early success with Glimmies franchise

Giochi Preziosi’s licensing division is delighted to report a successful start to the licensing programme for its new property, Glimmies. Since the launch of the toy range in Europe earlier this year, excellent sales have been recorded while several categories have been confirmed as licensing partners for the UK.

The Glimmies toy line launched in early 2017 and a global retail sales value of €45 million euro has been estimated for its debut year with a total of 10 million pieces sold by the end of the year. Early 2017 also saw a licensing programme getting underway with Lisle Licensing being signed as the UK and Ireland licensing agent, and partners are now on board from across publishing, apparel and magazine sectors, which all begins in AW17 with the release of new merchandise.

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Flair lights up retail scene with collectables Glimmies

Designed to shine brightly in the dark, Flair believes its latest collectable brand Glimmies will be the next big brand on the market that will appeal to younger fans looking for their next collectable craze.

It’s with ‘high hopes’ that Flair brings its latest collectables brand, in the form of Glimmies, to the toy scene.

Showcased at London Toy Fair in January, Flair believes that the magical characters that shine in the dark have the potential to be the next big collectable brand, tapping into a new generation of young consumers who enjoy collecting toys.

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New licensing partners in the UK & EIRE for Bagdasarian’s Alvinnn!!! and The Chipmunks™

The new-look Alvinnn! and the Chipmunks CG animation has welcomed a number of new licensees to its portfolio.

Lisle Licensing has secured Igloo Books for publishing and Aykroyds and TDP for underwear, swimwear and nightwear.

The all-new and already top-rated CG-animated show is green-lighted for four seasons, a total of 104 half-hour episodes, and is currently airing on SPTN’s kid’s channel Pop (Free TV) and Nick Jr. (Pay TV), with Studio Canal handling the DVD rights and both Netflix and BT running the show on their SVOD platforms.

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RP2 Global to develop Bottersnikes & Gumbles toyline to accompany award-winning series

LONDON – Lisle Licensing has announced the appointment of RP2 Global as master toy partner for Bottersnikes & Gumbles in the UK, Eire and Australia.  A range of innovative and fun toys capturing the humorous, distinctive and playful world of Bottersnikes & Gumbles, depicted in the multi award-winning series will include plastic and vinyl figures, feature plush and role play toys and will launch in the UK in Spring/Summer 2018.

Francesca Lisle, Director at Lisle Licensing said:

“We are delighted to have partnered with RP2 Global. They are an innovative group of people and we are looking forward to working with them to develop a fun toy line for this fantastic brand. Bottersnikes & Gumbles lends itself perfectly to the target audience of boys 4-9 and we can’t wait to see the toy line develop over the coming months”.

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Bottersnikes & Gumbles

Bottersnikes & Gumbles No.2 Viewed Show at Mipjunior

LONDON – Leading kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE has reported a number of recent successes for its multi-award-winning hit series Bottersnikes & Gumbles.

Bottersnikes & Gumbles was presented internationally at MIPJunior last month where it was extremely well received by buyers, becoming the second most viewed programme at the screenings. In addition, the CGI comedy series was awarded the 2016 Promax BDA Silver Award for ‘Best Program Title Sequence’ as well as receiving a further two nominations for ‘Best Music for Children’s Television’ at the 2016 Screen Music Awards and ‘Best Children’s Television Series’ at the 2016 AACTA Awards, both of which will be announced in November and December respectively. Earlier this year, Bottersnikes & Gumbles won the 2016 Pulcinella Award for ‘Best Kids TV Series’ at Cartoons on the Bay and the 2016 Gold AEAF Award for ‘Best Opening Titles’ as well as a nomination for ‘Most Outstanding Children’s Programme’ at the 2016 Logie Awards.

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Bottersnikes & Gumbles

Introducing . Bottersnikes & Gumbles fast, funny, award-winning: new kids’ series launches on CBBC, 25 July 2016

Bottersnikes & Gumbles – the award-winning kids’ CGI animation show – premieres on CBBC on 25 July 2016, airing at 6pm every week day.

The series brings to screen the much-loved 1970s classic children’s books by Australian author S.A. Wakefield and illustrated by Desmond Digby.

Each episode features the charming adventures of the loveable Gumbles as they endure timeless battles against the evil Bottersnikes in a forgotten valley of abandoned junk.

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Studio Pets by Myrna, the ultimate pet imagery brand for all animal lovers & Lisle International adds prestigious retail partnership to a growing list of licensees in the UK & Eire

Lisle International, UK and Eire licensing Agent for Studio Pets by Myrna has confirmed a Direct to Retail partnership with gift and greetings retailer Clintons.

Studio Pets By Myrna is the “brain-puppy” of fashion photographer Myrna Huijing. Myrna’s love for animals and photography is combined in fun, fashion-forward designer products such as greeting cards, calendars, stationery, toy, fashion and more.

Studio Pets are cute baby animals photographed in adorable settings, with stylish props and stunning graphics. With hundreds of images to choose from, Studio Pets have inspired many successful merchandise collections around the world. This hugely creative brand was recently subject to a worldwide deal with Claire’s for a whole portfolio of products that will heighten awareness on a global scale.

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Nitro Circus partners with fashion retailer Blue Inc for apparel launch in the UK & Eire

Nitro Circus www.nitrocircus.com, the world’s leading action sports entertainment brand, has partnered with fashion retailer Blue Inc to launch an exclusive fashion line in the UK & Eire.

The range will launch in stores this summer to coincide with the summer tour that is taking place across the country and will be supported with meet and greets at Blue Inc locations from some of the Nitro Circus athletes.

Peter Maule, Global Head of Licensing for Nitro Circus, “We are thrilled to partner with Blue Inc  as we bring the Nitro Circus brand to UK retail for this first time. Blue Inc’s success in men’s, women’s and under 14’s fashion is a perfect fit for our fans.

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Cake, Cheeky Little Media and Mighty Nice sign publishing deal with Hodder Children’s Books for award-winning Bottersnikes & Gumbles

LONDON –’Leading kids entertainment specialist CAKE and Australian production outfits Cheeky Little Media and Mighty Nice have signed a UK publishing deal with Hodder Children’s Books, for their new CGI children’s comedy series Bottersnikes & Gumbles.

Hodder Children’s books, a division of the Hachette Children’s Group, will publish a series of young fiction and sticker and activity books aimed at 6-9 year olds based on the TV series, which is set to air on CBBC in July this year.

Lisle International is the appointed agent for general licensing & merchandise categories.

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Sambro snaps up Masha

Ink Global has announced that Sambro will produce Masha and the Bear merchandise for the UK market, after signing a deal brokered by Lisle International Licensing.

The hilarious animated hit chronicles the adventure of Masha – a lovable but endlessly inquisitive little girl – and her reluctant best friend, a circus bear whose love of the quiet life is repeatedly thwarted by Masha’s attentions. Ink Global represents the property globally in the broadcasting and licensing sectors, while Lisle International Licensing is the brand’s UK representative.

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