The True and the Rainbow Kingdom range is set to launch this AW and includes figures, plush, dolls, playsets and vehicles.
Guru Studio teamed up with previously announced master toy partner United Smile to bring the colourful and robust product line to market, which has already launched in select markets including in Israel, the Philippines and in Australia at Target with Big Balloon handling distribution.
In the UK, True and the Rainbow Kingdom continues to be a breakout hit on TinyPop, currently ranking as the No.3 most watched series on the free-to-air kids’ channel. In addition to all four seasons now streaming on Netflix, the official True and the Rainbow Kingdom YouTube channel is nearing 1b views. Licensing agency Brand-ward has been handling licensing and merchandising, bringing on a number of top licensees including Fashion UK, Aykroyds, Roy Lowe, Imagine8, Smiffys and Warner Music Group.
“After so much anticipation and pent-up demand from fans, we’re excited to be working with Bandai to launch this unique line of toys that we know kids in the UK have been waiting for,” said Jonathan Abraham, VP of Sales and Business Development at Guru Studio.
“We are absolutely thrilled that True and the Rainbow Kingdom has joined our growing pre-school portfolio,” added Nic Aldridge, managing director at Bandai UK. “With a strong range focused in the key subcategories and most popular play patterns, initial reaction from the trade has been very positive. We are very excited to launch True and all her friends to the market later in the year”.