NORTH AMERICA–River Horse Games and Lynnvander Studios, under license from Skydance, have joined forces to launch a Kickstarter campaign to create a new Terminator-inspired board game, called Terminator Genisys: Rise of the Resistance.
NORTH AMERICA—Authentic, consumer-generated reviews matter to shoppers and impact sales, according to ResellerRatings, a user-generated content reviews platform.
NORTH AMERICA–Specialty retailer Claire’s Stores has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S.
NORTH AMERICA–Stern Pinball has partnered with legendary rock band Iron Maiden for a collection of game consoles that pay homage to the band’s music and imagery.
NORTH AMERICA–The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association has revealed the licensing industry’s Rising Stars Award winners for 2018.
NORTH AMERICA–February retail sales (excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants)increased 0.3 percent seasonally adjusted over January and 3.5 percent unadjusted year-over-year, according to the National Retail Federation.
NORTH AMERICA–Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, known for her appearance on “Jersey Shore,” has inked a deal with Swim USA to create line of body inclusive swim suits, dubbed “snookinis.”
NORTH AMERICA—MHS Licensing has been appointed to represent the art brands Jen Montgomery and Jetty Home for licensing.
NORTH AMERICA—The Jel Sert Company has appointed Lisa Marks Associates as its North American licensing agent.
NORTH AMERICA–Genius Brands International has appointed Cindy Elfenbein to serve as the company’s vice president of global consumer products and retail development.