The company has signed a deal with Lisle International Licensing to produce merchandise for the property.
Ink Global represents the property globally in the broadcasting and licensing sectors, while Lisle International Licensing is the brand’s UK representative.
Multi-award winning Sambro is one of the UK’s largest toy manufacturers, specialising in creating character licensed products across multiple categories. The company joins a growing list of UK Masha licensees, that includes Simba, Egmont, Clementoni, TV Mania, PMS International and Procos.
Nikki Samuels, licensing director at Sambro, comments: ”We are delighted to be working alongside Lisle international Licensing to create a Masha and the Bear range across multiple categories, including arts and crafts, bags and stationery. We love the brand and its roots in traditional storytelling, which are given a completely modern take. Its success across the world is testament to the characters’ popularity and our designers will bring them to life with a collection of unique and innovative products.”
Ink Global director, Claus Tømming, said: “I’m sure Sambro will do a great job with Masha and create some innovative and exciting lines that tie in with the originality of the brand. The show’s huge UK fan base ensures a ready market when product hits retail.”