SuperZings joins forces with Lisle Licensing

Magic Box Toys International appoints Lisle Licensing as the UK & Eire Licensing Agent for its new collectable brand, SuperZings

Hitting UK shelves this month, the 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’ which adds a fun new dimension to the collectible mechanic: unwrap a hero orange – ‘Mr C’ – and you’ll want to find his rival, ‘Jack the Juicer’! Discover an ice cube and you’ll need to find the hairdryer!

All living together in Kaboom City, there are 36 regular characters available in two different colour-themes, plus six Silver and two Gold ‘Rare’ and One Enigma ‘Super Rare’ SuperZing. The figures all have their own superpower and profile, use colourful collectible pocket-money-friendly Supercars to get around (eight to collect) and live in cool Hideouts (eight to collect) which can also be used to launch characters into the air.

Lisle Licensing’s Francesca Lisle comments:
“From the second we were introduced to SuperZings, we knew it was an extremely new and exciting toy line which would lend itself perfectly to licensed merchandise.

“With a large number of retailers already on board with the toy line, 2018 is set to be an exciting year for SuperZings and we can’t wait to introduce this brand to licensees and retailers. We are truly delighted to be working with Magic Box.

Ben Harper of Magic Box Toys adds:
“The colourful, comic-book-style world – Kaboom City – that we’ve created with the SuperZings offers an array of great licensing opportunities, so we’re delighted to be partnering with Lisle to ensure every avenue is explored. They have excellent experience in this space and we’re excited about what the future holds.”

 

SCHOOL OF ROARS has been nominated for a Broadcast Award for ‘Best Pre-school programme’.

The acclaimed preschool animation series SCHOOL OF ROARS has been nominated for a Broadcast Award for ‘Best Pre-school programme’. The Award which has seen winners such as the Clangers and Rastermouse is held at a Ceremony to be held at The Grosvenor Hotel in London on 7 February 2018.
School of Roars, which was presented at Brand Licensing Europe and MIPCOM for the first time this year has already had an exciting start to it’s licensing program.
The 2-D animated comedy that began on CBeebies on 6th February 2017, is created by Dot To Dot Productions and animated at Dot To Dot’s in-house studio in Chiswick.
ZDF Enterprises are distributing the series worldwide and have also confirmed Sprout as the broadcast partner for the USA. Sprout launched in August 2017.
The series helps children prepare for school life by seeing relationships and experiences through the eyes of 5 mini monsters. Because they’re monsters, the little heroes go to school at night, led by their lovely teacher Miss Grizzlesniff. The class learn monstery lessons, like counting the legs of spiders in maths, how to howl at the moon in music, or making delicious Blushberry Blob Cakes in cookery. Through their adventures they experience life-lessons – caring, sharing, friendship and fun – mirroring the social and emotional behaviour and group dynamics of the audience.
The series features the superb voice talent of national treasures Kathy Burke, who plays kind teacher Miss Grizzlesniff, Sarah Lancashire the quirky Headmonstress and Andrew Scott, the comical cookery teacher.
Kathy Burke says: “My character Miss Grizzlesniff is a monster-mazing teacher and very beautiful. She loves her class because every little monster is unique. I was born to play Miss Grizzlesniff. I’ve got lots of friends that are little humans who are very excited about me being in School Of Roars.”
Sarah Lancashire exclaimed: “I’m thrilled to be involved in School Of Roars and to be able to bring the rather eccentric Mrs Twirlyhorn to life.”
SCHOOL OF ROARS will be supported by strong interactive elements including games apps, story apps and a website.

 

Dot To Dot Productions appoints Lisle Licensing for SCHOOL OF ROARS

Dot To Dot Productions appoints Lisle Licensing as its UK & Eire licensing agent for hit pre-school series SCHOOL OF ROARS SCHOOL OF ROARS is a 2-D animated comedy that began on CBeebies on 6th February 2017, created by Dot To Dot Productions and animated at Dot To Dot’s in-house studio in Chiswick. ZDF Enterprises […]

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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