Ink announces toy deal for Masha

Ink has revealed details of a major Europe-wide toy deal for Russian animation Masha and the Bear, with Simba Dickie coming on board as master toy licensee.

Having established itself as one of the most popular shows in Russia, Masha and the Bear is now going global, and agreements are in place with major broadcasters across Europe and the rest of the world to screen this hilarious cartoon. Simba Dickie is set to develop a huge range that includes plush, construction, wooden toys, summer toys, wheeled toys and arts and crafts. The new deal covers Eastern Europe, GAS, Iberia, the Nordics, Benelux, France, Italy, and the UK, with product set to launch from Q1 2015.

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Temple Run – next chapter unveiled with a Global Publishing Programme

Lisle International Licensing is delighted to announce a new deal with Egmont UK to create an action-packed and adventure-filled publishing programme for Temple Run in 2014 and beyond. Egmont’s exciting range of titles will cover fiction, ebooks, activity books and a magazine, that will see the brand come to life on the page for its many global fans. In addition, Lisle has also licensed Annuals and Non-fiction Magazines to complete the global publishing offering.

The partnership with Egmont will see the development of brand new story content for the endless runner game with a major ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ fiction series launching in 2014. Readers will be able to choose their own twists and turns within the story, just as they would when playing the game. In addition, Egmont is launching a brand new range of activity books that will feature the very best app brands for children. Temple Run will be a flagship title in the launch of their ‘Downloaded’ activity book series and will feature puzzle and game content inspired directly by the game itself. Product across the range is expected to be in store as early as summer 2014.

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Sir David Jason creates huge impact at Brand Licensing Expo

The first day of the Brand Licensing Expo took place on Tuesday 15 October and saw a very special guest visit the Lisle International stand – Sir David Jason.

Lisle International was delighted to welcome the British renowned legend along with CHF Entertainment’s managing director, Simon Hall to their stand as part of the launch of the new pre-school property and animated TV series – Pip!

Sir David took part in photo opportunities and gave various interviews about his role in Pip! attracting a lot of attention from both visitors and press.

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More partners for Temple Run™

Lisle International is pleased to unveil more licensed partners for the globally successful digital property Temple Run™; with merchandise already available for Apparel and core categories including, Accessories, Bags, Magazines and Annuals to arrive in market soon.

In addition Forbidden Planet will launch early September with a Temple Run™ merchandise range covering Apparel, Bags, Gift and Novelty. With this cult merchandise retailer being the perfect store for the core UK Temple Run user, it is expected to see swift sales for the key ranges and people wearing Temple run T-shirts and more within the next few weeks.

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Trinity Mirror signs Lisle International for Andy Capp

Lisle International Licensing is proud and excited to announce it has been chosen by Trinity Mirror plc. to deliver the UK merchandising programme for its iconic Daily Mirror cartoon strip character Andy Capp.

Andy Capp first appeared in the paper in 1957 and is one of the longest-running strips ever. Its particular brand of down to earth humour has amused and captivated countless readers on a daily basis since its creation by the legendary Reg Smythe.

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Usain Bolt sprints into Temple Run™ 2

Run as the Fastest Man On Earth in the Fastest Growing Mobile Hit Ever!

Dimensional Branding Group (DBG), the global licensing agency for Imangi Studios, the developer behind the global sensation Temple Run™, and Usain Bolt, the six-time Olympic Gold Medalist and world’s fastest man, today announce one of the greatest videogame & athlete cameo cross-overs of all time as Usain Bolt is now a playable character in Temple Run™ 2. As the first branded character in Temple Run™ history, Usain Bolt’s worldwide recognition demonstrates the global and cultural reach of the original endless runner game.

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Temple Run™ and Forbidden Planet confirm merchandise partnership

Lisle International has unveiled details of a deal with cult entertainment retailer, Forbidden Planet that will see the store launch a retail range of products for the digitally inspired property and record breaking downloadable game, Temple Run™.

Forbidden Planet has nine stores in the UK all placed in major cities, including the London Mega Store which is the largest cult entertainment store in the world. In addition to the high street outlets, the group also has a huge online business and is seen as THE destination for all niche merchandise relating to sci-fi, gaming and digital properties.

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Temple Run™ stands out in Apple’s all time download list

As the total downloads from the App Store tops 50 billion, there is one game that stands out as one of the most downloaded free mobile games ever and that’s Temple Run. The positioning in Apple’s official top 25 list signifies the many lucrative merchandising opportunities for the property.

Last month Apple revealed the 25 most downloaded paid and free apps of all time. High on the list, Imangi Studios’ Temple Run™ occupied the #2 spot for the most downloaded free mobile gaming app.

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Temple Run’s licensing programme starts with three new partners!

Lisle International, UK & Europe licensing agent for the digitally inspired property and record breaking downloadable game, Temple Run, is pleased to announce that it has brokered three new deals for the property.

The new deals include apparel partner Blues Clothing together with Trade Mark Collections with a range of bags and accessories for the UK. Fashions UK is the third new partner and will deliver both Bags and Apparel across Europe.

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