The Canadian Group Releases Justin Bieber Games and Puzzles

The Canadian Group has become a “belieber” and has introduced board games and puzzles featuring pop star Justin Bieber, as part of a licensing agreement with Bravado.

The Canadian Group’s products—available now at mass market, toy, drug, online, and music retailers—include two board games, Always Be Mine and Backstage Pass, as well as 100- and 300-piece standard and poster puzzles. The 100- and 300-piece puzzles are available in three-title assortments and include bonus collectible photo cards. The deal is for North American distribution.

Justin Bieber Dolls to Come to Stores this Holiday Season

Bravado, a global music merchandising company, and The Bridge Direct, Inc, have caught “Bieber Fever” and will launch an exclusive line of collectible dolls, singing dolls, toys, and plush based on teenage music star Justin Bieber.

The new Justin Bieber toy line will debut this holiday season, starting with the JB Style Collection Figures, Justin Bieber Music Video Collection Singing Figures that feature accessories and a portion of Bieber’s most popular songs, and In Concert Microphones that play two of Bieber’s hit songs, plus sound effects. Also to be released will be collectible Signature Plush.

The products are expected to be available in major mass retailers on or before December 4, and will also be available for pre-sale online starting this week.

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Playmates Toys to Debut Michael Jackson Collectibles at Comic-Con

Playmates Toys will unveil its new line of Michael Jackson collectibles at the Diamond Comics display at San Diego Comic-Con, held July 21-25. Earlier this year, Playmates Toys signed a deal with Bravado to create the collectibles based on the late star. The new 10-inch scale collectibles capture the King of Pop’s likeness and fashion, the first of which will be Billie Jean complete with Jackson’s outfit worn in the music video. The second collectible, Thriller, is fashioned in the iconic red with black trim outfit. The collectibles will launch this fall, followed by additional styles.

University Games Partners for Michael Jackson Line

Bravado, a global music merchandising company, has completed an agreement with University Games whereby the company will create a signature line of games, puzzles, and Colorforms based on Michael Jackson. University Games will roll out an authentic puzzle collection replicating iconic images from albums and live performances. The first wave of products will launch in 2010 in the U.S., Canada, the UK, and Europe.