The BLE Blog

5 minutes with Kimberly Kociencki at SPLiCE

kkb_blue (1) For almost fourteen years, SPLiCE has been sharing best practice in the US. This autumn it makes its debut at BLE offering insights through a series of free educational sessions. We caught up with CEO Kimberly Kociencki to find out more about the organisation, its plans for the show, and working with the European licensing industry.  Read more…

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The Force will be with toy retailers this summer

 Star Wars

Says Frederique Tutt, global industry analyst, at NPD Group. Movies are becoming more important than ever to the UK toy industry and Star Wars VII toy sales are forecast to be the biggest ever seen. Sales of movie-related toys by May 2nd this year represented 14% of the total market, an increase of 55% year-on-year and doubling since the same period in 2013. Read more…