Surge Licensing has signed Good Smile Company as its strategic licensed partner for vinyl collector toy brand Thimblestump Hollow.
A joint venture between The Good Smile Company and For Fans By Fans (formerly WeLoveFine.com) will now create an all-new line of premium collectible figures and toys, apparel and accessories all backed with a multi-event touring Thimblestump Hollow Fan Experience at major conventions throughout the U.S.
Fans will be able to enter the world of Thimblestump Hollow at more than 20 conventions (including San Diego Comic-Con) and art shows, starting at Anime Expo in July. GSC will also be acting as the U.S. master toy and apparel partner, already launching Thimblestump product at WonderCon in Anaheim.
“We are excited to bring the world of Thimblestump Hollow to a larger fanbase,” says Guy Brand, Good Smile Connect. “By being Thimblestump Hollow’s lead merchandiser and retail hub, we can create unique shopping experiences for all new customers.”
GSC throughout the year will be releasing new waves of blind box toys, plushies, squishies, apparel and accessories at fan cons, and later this year at specialty retail.
“Good Smile Connect is one of the most exciting and unique partners in the industry,” says Elan Freedman, vice president, Surge Licensing. “They are truly a remarkable ‘scaling’ partner, bringing Thimblestump Hollow directly to fans in the most engaging way possible. Good Smile is best known for its stunning work sculpting Japanese anime characters such as Nendroid and Figma product lines. In short, nobody knows how to build brilliant fan communities around brands the way Good Smile Connect does.”