LAS VEGAS, May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global phenomenon Shopkins continues to dominate, winning yet another industry award at the 2017 LIMA International Licensing Awards. The brand, which recently moved up an incredible 84 spots to number 53 in the Top 150 Global Licensors report, took home the award for the Best Food and Beverage for their Finsbury Shopkins cupcakes at the "Oscars of the Licensing Industry" in Las Vegas.
This win is further recognition for the brand which had traditionally seen success in the traditional toy space and is now becoming a powerhouse franchise.
In 2016, Shopkins finished the year with over $1billion of retail sales and as the number 1 girls brand in nine categories in the US including apparel (basics and sleep), bedding, party, kids stationery, accessories, seasonal and home. Shopkins now has over 210 licensees and 18 agents globally supporting the growth of the brand.
"The Shopkins brand is known for its innovation and we are so proud that this innovation continues through to the work that we do with our licensed partners," said Paul Solomon, Co-CEO of Moose Toys.
"It is a real honour to be recognised amongst all of these world leading brands and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our licensees, agents and retail partners for their support. There is so much more to come in this space and we look forward to sharing it with our fans!"
The recent additions of iconic brands such as Skechers and Build-A-Bear, as well as a live stage show with Koba, added to existing partnerships with the likes of Crayola, Scholastic and Thermos, have cemented Shopkins as the go-to licensed girls brand for key partners around the world.
About Moose Toys
Moose Toys is a global toy company with offices in the US, UK, Hong Kong, China and the head office based in Melbourne, Australia. This award-winning company designs, develops and distributes collectibles, arts and crafts, activity toys, dolls, novelty items and outdoor products toys across the globe. With successful brands like Shopkins, The Grossery Gang, Little Live Pets and Beados, Moose has captured the attention of kids and the young at heart worldwide. In 2016, Moose continued to expand fan-favorite product lines including Shopkins™, the hottest collectible line of grocery and fashion themed characters; The Grossery Gang, the grossest and silliest collectible line; and Little Live Pets, electronic pets that come to life in the palm of your hand. Moose Toys has scored numerous coveted toy awards from industry experts and major retailers. In 2016, Walmart selected Little Live Pets Snuggles My Dream Puppy for its "Chosen By Kids" award, and Toys"R"Us chose Little Live Pets Snuggles My Dream Puppy, The Grossery Gang Vile Vending Machine, the Shopkins Tall Mall for its Hot Holiday List. The Shopkins Scoops Ice Cream Truck was awarded 2016 Girl Toy of the Year by the Toy Industry Association, and Target named the Shopkins Shoppies Groovy Smoothie Truck and the Qixels 3D Maker in its Top Toys List of 2016. Shopkins was also awarded the 2016 Licensed Character/Toy of the Year by LIMA. In 2017, Moose will continue to grow their most popular brands like Shopkins, Happy Places, The Grossery Gang, Little Live Pets and Beados, as well as launch all new exciting brands, like Cutie Cars, with even more creative innovations to capture the hearts of both kids and adults alike.
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