Bob the BuilderWith Mattel’s purchase and relaunch of the Bob the Builder animated series last year, I’m confident we’ll see related toys and games from the company this year. In the meantime, though, we have news that the company has licensed the property to Jumbo for puzzles and games in the UK and Ravensburger for puzzles and games in Germany, France, Italy, Iberia, Benelux, and Israel.

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Licensing Roundup

The Hunger GamesFor the 50th anniversary of the original series Star Trek, CBS has licensed Gale Force 9 to produce hobby games, USAopoly for board games, and Spin Master for RC vehicles.

Pressman has the game license for Powerpuff Girls. Spin Master has the master toy license.

According to a press release from Rovio, the game license for the upcoming Angry Birds movie went to Hasbro, yet at Toy Fair, I saw a game at Spin Master and none at Hasbo.

Jumbo has a license to produce Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice games in Europe.

Netflix has ordered a Stretch Armstrong series from Hasbro Studios.

River Horse is working on a board game based on The Hunger Games. WizKids used to have that license.

There will be a Master of Orion board game from Hobby World.

Winning Moves UK has a new Midsomer Murders Cluedo.

Mattel has taken over the Halo toy and figure license.

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Simpsons Games

Simpsons_FamilyPictureJumbo Games has signed a pan-European license with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products for board games and puzzles based on The Simpsons televisions show—27 broadcast seasons and still going!

[via Toy World]



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