Mattel triumphs at 2017 LIMA Awards
Scoops top award in Toys, Games, Novelties and Role-Play category at LIMA International Licensing Awards
The licensing industry gathered in Las Vegas for the biggest awards ceremony of the year last night, as the winners of the 2017 LIMA International Licensing Awards were unveiled.
Mattel triumphed in the Toys, Games, Novelties and Role-Play category with its DC Super Hero Grils Action Figures. Warner Bros. Consumer Products was the night’s big winner, racking up a trio of wins for three of the company’s key brands across Licensing Programs. In addition, Hot Topic was awarded Retailer of the Year for Suicide Squad, marking the company’s second consecutive win in this category.
Triumph: This year's winners pose for a photo in Las Vegas
“This year’s award winners represent world-class licensing programs and products from around our global industry,” said LIMA President Charles Riotto. “We are proud to recognise and honour the achievements of these companies – chosen from a record 461 submissions this year – for their impressive initiatives and outstanding results.”
Overall, winners in 20 categories were announced during LIMA’s annual Awards Ceremony, held during the 2017 Licensing Expo at Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas.
The full list of LIMA’s 2017 International Licensing Awards winners are:
Art/Design: V&A – Victoria and Albert Museum
Celebrity/Fashion: Open Hearts by Jane Seymour – Jane Seymour Designs/Licensing Matters Ltd.
Character/Toy Brand: DC Super Hero Girls™ – Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Corporate Brand: Girl Scouts of the USA – Girl Scouts of the USA/The Wildflower Group
Digital: Five Nights at Freddy’s – Scottgames/Striker Entertainment
Film/TV/Entertainment – Animated: PAW Patrol – Spin Master Ltd.
Film/TV/Entertainment – Live-Action: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media
Food & Beverage/Restaurant: Corona – Constellation Brands/The Joester Loria Group
Sports: NFLPA – NFLPA
Licensed Promotion: Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice & Turkish Airlines – Warner Bros. Consumer Products/Lisans A.S.
Location-Based or Experiential Initiative: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Hogsmeade at Universal Studios Hollywood – Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Retailer: Hot Topic – Suicide Squad licensing program
Toys/Games/Novelties/Role-Play: Mattel – DC Super Hero Girls Action Figures
Apparel/Footwear/Accessories: Coach – Mickey & Minnie Mouse/Disney Coach Collection
Appliances/Automotive/Electronics/Hardware/Housewares/Paint: Select Brands – Disney/Pixar – Pixar Collection Slow Cooker
Digital: NextGames – AMC’s The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land Mobile Game
Food/Beverage (Tie!): Finsbury Foods – Shopkins Cupcake Queen Cake; The J.M. Smucker Company – Pillsbury Girl Scout Cookie Inspired Baking Mixes
Health & Beauty Aids: Clinique – Crayola Limited Edition Chubby Stick Lip Balm
Home Décor: Jay Franco & Sons, LLC – Star Wars Back-to-College & Adult Bedding
Publishing/Social Expression/Back-to-School: Scholastic Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes – Novel from Scholastic