Agency to represent the leading toy companyâ€™s hit brand in the U.S. and CanadaÂ
WildBrain CPLG, is partnering with Moose Toys to handle representation of the global toy companyâ€™s mega hit, sell-out sales success, Magic Mixies Magic Cauldron and planned line extensions for the brand. Under its dedicated North America office, WildBrain CPLG will represent Magic Mixies in the U.S. and Canada to build a cross-category merchandise offering targeting kids aged 5-8 years old. The initial focus for the consumer products roll-out will be on the apparel, sleepwear, publishing, accessories and homeware categories. Moose will be building the brandâ€™s presence even further with a comprehensive content plan later this year.
Since launching in Fall 2021, Magic Mixies has become a global sales juggernaut. In the U.S. alone it captured the No. 1 spot in Special Feature Plush in December and the Fall season, according to The NPD Group. As last yearâ€™s top toy phenom, Magic Mixies continues to grow in popularity, and with demand at retail and increased exposure on social media, it is poised to catapult to even greater success.
Jasen Wright, VP North America at WildBrain CPLG, said: â€œAs we continue building our successful relationship with Moose Toys, itâ€™s fantastic to add yet another of their exciting brands to our remit. Magic Mixies has captured the attention of kids and retailers alike, as demonstrated by the stand-out sales since launch. The brand has significant potential beyond the core toy range, and we look forward to forging partnerships that extend the wonderment of Magic Mixies for kids across the U.S and Canada.â€
â€œWildBrain CPLG has proven itself to be a dynamic and creative partner for our brands in the U.S. and Canada. Furthering our relationship with them by adding Magic Mixies to their portfolio was both the best and the right choice to solidify Mixiesâ€™ success”Menal McGrath, Vice President, Global Licensing, Moose Toys
Menal McGrath, Vice President, Global Licensing, Moose Toys, said: â€œWildBrain CPLG has proven itself to be a dynamic and creative partner for our brands in the U.S. and Canada. Furthering our relationship with them by adding Magic Mixies to their portfolio was both the best and the right choice to solidify Mixiesâ€™ success. We look forward to seeing them work their â€˜magicâ€™ to expand the brandâ€™s presence in lifestyle categories for the ultimate Magic Mixies fans.â€
Magic Mixies was created to ignite imaginations by putting real magic into kidsâ€™ hands. After the ingredients are mixed into the potion, tap and wave the magic wand. Then with the magic words â€˜Magicus Mixus: Poof!â€™ an enchanting mist rises and clears to reveal a completely dry Mixie creature, which makes adorable sounds, lights up and interacts with the wand to help create endless spells.
WildBrain CPLG also handles the global licensing program for Moose Toysâ€™ biggest boysâ€™ franchise to date, Akedo â€“ Ultimate Arcade Warriors. Additionally, the agency recently secured a partnership with Moose for a range of toys and playsets based on a fresh iteration of WildBrainâ€™s Strawberry Shortcake brand and its new animated series, Berry in the Big City.
Source: The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service / USA / December 2021 & August-December 2021