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May, 2022
Bulldog signs a brace of new licensees for Care Bears™

Character World and Eat Glitter and Shine are now on board for the iconic brand

Bulldog Licensing has added two new licensees to the carefully curated consumer products programme for much-loved heritage property, Care Bears™, providing new categories for the brand’s army of fans.

Character World are excited to be bringing their fashion forward style on board to create a range of bedding and soft furnishings for fans, allowing them to recreate their very own clouds of Care-a-Lot in their bedrooms. With some fantastic innovation over the last few years Character World can’t wait to bring Care Bear into the homes of fans of all ages.

Meanwhile, Eat Glitter and Shine has partnered with the brand to design a collection of homewares using the globally recognised bears. The range of FDA approved kids and baby dinnerware will include melamine dishes, bowls, plates and cups. They will also be dishwasher safe, and will bring the likes of Cheer Bear, Bedtime Bear and Love-a-Lot Bear to mealtimes.

First created in 1982, Care Bears is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The bears have grown through various looks and styles, but the rainbow colours, main characters and unique belly badges, along with the core messages of kindness and caring, remain the same as they were at the beginning.

Care Bears is loved by all generations, from children, who watch the Care Bears: Unlock the Magic animated television series on Tiny Pop and Pop, to their parents and grandparents who are able to relive the magic from their childhood, and everyone in between.

Sophie Yates, Licensing Executive, Bulldog Licensing, commented: “For a brand to still be partnering with new licensees for fresh, modern collections in its 40th year is incredible. Care Bears continues to spread relatable and important messages of kindness, care and love, and as such has a place in the hearts of so many. We are careful to select best-in-class licensees to really portray the core of the brand, and we are certain that Character World and Eat Glitter and Shine will be fantastic new partners for Care Bears as it celebrates its milestone anniversary.”

May, 2022
Bulldog signs two new deals for Topps Match Attax

Farshore and Football Billionaire on board for the iconic football trading card brand
Bulldog signs two new deals for Topps Match Attax

Farshore is planning a range of sticker books, annuals, handbooks and gift boxes based on the much-loved football brand, with their Match Attax Annual 2023 set to publish this September. Meanwhile Football Billionaire has introduced a co-branded Match Attax board game. The game invites players to build their ultimate team to outdo their rivals in a challenge and strategy game for all the family. An ever-present in homes and school playgrounds throughout the country, Topps Match Attax has continued to experience huge success over recent years, appealing to a new generation of young football fans with its annual innovation in collecting, gameplay, design and print technology. Bulldog’s consumer product programme, including the likes of Cooneen, Fashion UK, Misirli and more, has also proved a hit at retail with conversations underway to expand the brand into a number of new categories over the next twelve months.

Rob Corney, MD, Bulldog Licensing, said: “As long as our nation continues to love football, Topps Match Attax will continue to be a huge part of UK culture. The trading card games and swapping are a rite of passage for school children and, as such, the brand is instantly recognisable. The consumer products programme is equally successful and we’re thrilled to be welcoming this duo of best-in-class partners on board to bring new products to Topps Match Attax fans.”

Emma Cairns-Smith, who signed the deal for Farshore, has echoed this sentiment: ‘Topps Match Attax is a household name and we are delighted to be partnering with them on annuals.’