UglyDoll – Action Figure Insider http://www.actionfigureinsider.com The Best Darn Toy News On The Web! Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:00:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 61893577 Yuna Doll Continues to Enchant Consumers Ready for a Change http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/yuna-doll-continues-to-enchant-consumers-ready-for-a-change/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/yuna-doll-continues-to-enchant-consumers-ready-for-a-change/#comments Sun, 13 Dec 2015 10:10:54 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=129872 DreamBigFriends7

Creators of Uglydoll Team Up with Bigshot Toyworks to Launch Dream Big Friends- a Unique Doll Line that Encourages Imaginative Play

New York, NY (December 11, 2015) – Parents everywhere breath a sigh of relief as Dream Big Friends finally offers an engaging, alternative play option to both girls and boys.

With the preorders for the 10″ Yuna doll well underway, the creators of Dream Big Friends are not resting on their laurels. They have launched a Yuna Facebook page to interact with kids and adults on a daily basis, as well as releasing several downloadable (and free) activities that parents can do with their kids.

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With a focus on individuality, uniqueness and an emphasis on learning and doing, the Dream Big Friends brand is more than just a doll line: it’s the newest form of parenting, with learning by engagement. Yuna encourages all of her fans and followers to dream, build, do and imagine.

Spread the word… and Dream BIG with Us!

About David and Sun Min:

David Horvath and Sun Min are best known for creating and managing the Uglydoll plush toys and brand.

 

About Klim:

Klim Kozinevich is the creative lead at Bigshot Toyworks, with nearly 20 years of experience in character-based product design for clients such as Hasbro, Kidrobot, MTV, Sideshow Collectibles, Mondo, Fisher Price, CAA, Weta, and many more.
Links:

Dream BIG Friends Preorder: http://kck.st/1POfuRK

Yuna Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/YunaDreamBigFriends

Download #1- Dream Me A Hand Turkey: https://www.facebook.com/events/193696540971095/

Download #2- Ready for Adventure Yuna: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1857488177810927.1073741833.1801429580083454&type=3

Bigshot Toyworks: http://www.bigshottoyworks.com

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UGLYDOLL™ and Ohm Beads™ Create Some Ugly Jewelry http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/uglydoll-and-ohm-beads-create-some-ugly-jewelry/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/uglydoll-and-ohm-beads-create-some-ugly-jewelry/#respond Fri, 25 Sep 2015 21:45:30 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=126317 Green Brook, NJ – September, 2015 – Pretty Ugly™, LLC is excited to announce an UGLYDOLL OHM collection of sterling silver jewelry being released October 1st.

“We are ecstatic to work with OHM. OHM is sure to bring our lovable and colorful characters to life in a really memorable way!” said Drew Matilsky, Managing Partner.

The UGLYDOLL OHM collection features four of the ugliest characters Wage™, Babo™, OX™, and Ice-Bat™. These four have been cast in sterling silver to wear on a bracelet or necklace.

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“Ugly is not normal. Ugly is unique. Ugly is honest. Ugly is real. Ugly is natural. It stands out,” says Kit Junya, Head Ohmie at OHM. “Uglydoll like OHM is the Black Sheep of their respective spheres. It’s been a joy to work together to create some ugly little friends to carry with me everywhere.”

“Ohmily is the ugly duckling of bead brands. We notice ugly stuff all the time! Beauty is overrated, but ugly catches attention. It’s something to acknowledge and appreciate,” says Jenny at Ohm. “It makes us curious — and fun — are we still fun if we call ourselves fun? Ugly catches attention, and Ohm and Ugly are the perfect match. We make such a cute couple!”

To celebrate our new partnership UGLYDOLL and OHM will be launching a series of social media contests for the release. Follow us on Instagram @uglydollusa and @ohmbeads where we will be doing a series of giveaways starting Oct 1st. ($45 value each), use the hashtag #UGLYOHM when reposting the images, or sharing any photos of your new treasures.

 

ABOUT UGLYDOLL & PRETTY UGLY LLC
David Horvath & Sun-Min Kim created the first UGLYDOLL hand-sewn plush toy in 2001. Since the inception of the first character, Wage™, who David drew on a love letter to Sun-Min, UGLYDOLL has grown into an entire universe of characters, stories, and products for all ages. The UGLYDOLL brand was launched in 2002 by Pretty Ugly, LLC of Green Brook, NJ.

 

The property is distinguished by David & Sun-Min’s unique aesthetic and voice defining, “ugly” as distinctive and unique, that we should be celebrating that which makes us different, never hiding the twists or turns which make us who we are, inside and out. The award-winning UGLYDOLL characters appear in a variety of toys, books, apparel and other licensed products that are available in thousands, of stores, worldwide. For more information, please visit www.uglydolls.con and find us on Instagram and Twitter @UglydollUSA.

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UGLYDOLL™ Expands Licensing Partnerships In Asia http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/uglydoll-expands-licensing-partnerships-in-asia/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/uglydoll-expands-licensing-partnerships-in-asia/#respond Tue, 09 Jun 2015 00:53:25 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=119321  

Green Brook, NJ – June 2015 – Pretty Ugly™, LLC, official licensors of the UGLYDOLL® brand is thrilled to announce its recent partnerships with multiple companies in Japan. Uglydoll creators David Horvath and Sun-min Kim, in coordination with Fields Corp based in Tokyo, have taken a hands on approach with Uglydolls rapid expansion through Asia. “I have always believed the right way into Asia is to deeply care about each territory”, says Horvath, “I think it’s critical to personally spend time there, live there, eat there, make friends there and really saturate and absorb and understand, not just plug into pre-existing marketing scenarios and routines.”

 

Horvath says, “Our fantastic first outing with Takara Tomy comes from my deep respect for their incredible attention to detail, quality, and the creative choices they have made over the course of their remarkable history.  Our upcoming collaboration with Ultraman comes from a love I’ve had for kaiju, tokusatsu, and the Ultraman brand since early childhood.  I believe the deep rooted passion I feel for Ultraman will result in a program which then connects with those who love both brands. We will take the same approach with every project coming to Japan, Korea, China and beyond”.

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Our licensing agent, Fields Corp, has been a critical part of Uglydoll’s growth in Japan, and it’s been a joy working with them. Look for collaborations with Ultraman, Thunderbirds, Hello Kitty, and other key properties through China, Japan, Korea and most of Asia within the next 18 months.

 

Perhaps the biggest news coming from Japan this week is the Uglydoll plush license for the Japanese market awarded to Sun Arrow based in Tokyo.

 

“We have been huge fans of Sun Arrow for decades”, says Horvath. Their work with plush has been beyond what anyone else out there is doing, worldwide. We are absolutely thrilled to be very close to releasing the very first Uglydoll plush from Sun Arrow for the Japanese market this summer.

 

The broad expansion throughout Japan will also include crane game machines manufactured by System Services, with a program already planned to refresh throughout the next several years and a fun line of food storage products manufactured by OSK.

 

ABOUT UGLYDOLL & PRETTY UGLY LLC

David Horvath & Sun-Min Kim created the first UGLYDOLL hand-sewn plush toy in 2001. Since the inception of the first character, Wage™, who David drew on a love letter to Sun-Min, UGLYDOLL has grown into an entire universe of characters, stories, and products for all ages. The UGLYDOLL brand was launched in 2002 by Pretty Ugly, LLC of Green Brook, NJ.

 

The property is distinguished by David & Sun-Min’s unique aesthetic and voice defining, “ugly” as distinctive and unique, that we should be celebrating that which makes us different, never hiding the twists or turns which make us who we are, inside and out. The award-winning UGLYDOLL characters appear in a variety of toys, books, apparel, and other licensed products that are available in thousands of stores, worldwide. For more information, please visit

www.uglydolls.com and find us on Instagram and Twitter @UglydollUSA.

 

Uglydoll® and Pretty Ugly™ are registered trademarks of Pretty Ugly, LLC.

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#UGLYDOLL Film planned by STX Entertainment http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/uglydoll-film-planned-by-stx-entertainment/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/uglydoll-film-planned-by-stx-entertainment/#respond Sun, 31 May 2015 17:00:15 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=118775  

STX ENTERTAINMENT TO LAUNCH FAMILY/ANIMATION AND CONSUMER PRODUCTS/LICENSING DIVISIONS WITH EYE TOWARD DEVELOPING PROJECTS ACROSS FILM, TELEVISION, DIGITAL AND CONSUMER PRODUCTS ARENAS

 

– Studio Enters Rights Agreement with UGLYDOLL Toy Line as First Significant Investment for New Divisions –

 

(Burbank, May 28, 2015) – STX Entertainment has announced the launch of a family and animation division geared toward creating multi-platform family franchises across film, television and digital. Additionally, the studio will be establishing a consumer products, licensing and merchandising arm to take full advantage of the extended opportunities provided by these properties.  STX has identified the first project that will be developed for the family audience and has entered a partnership with beloved iconic toy brand UGLYDOLL as a leading pillar of the studio’s new division.  The agreement was co-announced today by Adam Fogelson, chairman of the motion picture group for STX Entertainment, and Drew Matilsky, Managing Partner of Pretty Ugly LLC. STX expects the first step of this collaboration to be the development of a full-scale animated feature, with plans to explore future projects for other platforms shortly thereafter.

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The UGLYDOLL universe is the distinctive and highly regarded toy brand created by David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim along with Drew Matilsky, the founders of parent company Pretty Ugly LLC.  Horvath and Matilsky will serve as executive producers on the new movie. Gigi Pritzker and OddLot Entertainment are also set to co-produce the film.

 

Populated by satirical, playful, and off-kilter characters that go by names like Wage, Babo, Ice-Bat and Wedgehead, the “uglyverse” is a world in which the traditional definition of “ugly” is turned on its head as it celebrates characters who are distinctive, special and different. Started in 2001 when Horvath signed a letter to Kim, his college sweetheart, with a drawing of a monster with unconventional proportions, the UGLYDOLL brand quickly grew into a universe of colorful and nuanced characters.

 

“We created UGLYDOLL on the premise that real beauty is found in the little twists and turns that make us who we are,” said Horvath. “We could not be more excited or optimistic about the future of the UGLYDOLL universe in the hands of the STX Entertainment team. In the past, we have been strategically organic and restrained in developing our business and, with STX now on board as our partners, we look forward to significantly growing the awareness and presence of these unique and lovable characters.  We are thrilled to have the most creative, capable and experienced minds in the entertainment industry approaching our uglyverse in a very holistic, 360 degree way. STX understands what makes us distinctive and relatable and they are committed to maintaining the integrity of what makes these dolls so special.”

 

Fogelson added, “We are thrilled to enter the family arena, and honored to have our first project be based on the UGLYDOLL universe.  David and Drew have not just created toys, they have created an alternative way to view the world and the people around us.  The creative vision behind these dolls is extremely detailed and very rich for storytelling across many platforms.   The moment you see these characters, you get their whole world immediately. They are endearing yet fundamentally flawed in some real and identifiable way. That’s what makes them so relatable. Kids and adults love these characters because we all can understand the challenges and triumphs of being different.”

 

“UGLYDOLL’s singular approach to creating loveable, nuanced characters provides immense creative fuel to build a narrative anchored around the bevy of characters that make up the ‘uglyverse,'” said Gigi Pritzker, Chief Executive Officer of OddLot Entertainment.

 

Explained Sophie Watts, President of STX Entertainment, “As we launch our new animation and family division, and begin to identify other partnerships with long-term potential across our company, we believe this is the ideal first vehicle to cultivate and grow with creative care and expert handling. UGLYDOLL is a genuine gem with enormous creative upside, not only in the feature film world, but also for television, digital, gaming and many other platforms. This brand is the perfect launch pad to create a strong foundation in animation as well as a licensing and merchandising arm for our business. In particular, a full-scale feature will propel the UGLYDOLL brand into a global platform and broaden the considerable acclaim and recognition that UGLYDOLL already has in Asia, where STX has also built a number of strategic partnerships.”

 

ABOUT STX ENTERTAINMENT

STX Entertainment is a fully-integrated motion picture and television studio specializing in the production, marketing, and distribution of talent-driven films and television programming. The multi-platform studio is rapidly moving to include digital production and distribution, in addition to gaming. It is the first major studio to be launched at this scale in Hollywood in more than twenty years.

 

STX Entertainment is led by prolific businessman Robert Simonds and was co-founded by TPG Capital, a leading global private investment firm with $65 billion of capital under management. In addition to backing from TPG Capital, additional investors include blue chip financial partner Hony Capital, a leading private equity firm in China; Gigi Pritzker, co-founder and CEO of film and television production company OddLot Entertainment; and Beau Wrigley, former Chairman and CEO of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, among others.

 

STX Entertainment recently announced its first four theatrical release dates. On August 7, 2015, the studio will release The Gift contemporary psychological thriller from Jason Blum’s Blumhouse, written and directed by Joel Edgerton and starring Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall and Edgerton. Secret in Their Eyes will be released on October 23, 2015.  The crime thriller is written and directed by Billy Ray and stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts. On January 22, 2016, STX will release The Boy, a horror film from director William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside), written by Stacey Menear and starring Lauren Cohan (“The Walking Dead”).  And March 11, 2016, brings the release of the epic action-drama The Free State of Jones, starring Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell and Mahershala Ali from writer-director and 4-time Academy Award nominee Gary Ross.

 

ABOUT UGLYDOLL & PRETTY UGLY LLC

David Horvath & Sun-Min Kim created the first UGLYDOLL hand-sewn plush toy in 2001. Since the inception of the first character, Wage™, who David drew on a love letter to Sun-Min, UGLYDOLL has grown into an entire universe of characters, stories, and products for all ages.

 

The UGLYDOLL brand was launched in 2002 by Pretty Ugly, LLC in New Jersey. The property is distinguished by David & Sun-Min’s unique aesthetic and voice defining ‘ugly’ as distinctive and unique. The award-winning UGLYDOLL characters appear in a variety of toys, books, apparel, and other licensed products that are available in thousands of stores, worldwide. For more information, please visit www.uglydolls.com.

ABOUT ODDLOT ENTERTAINMENT

OddLot Entertainment is a Los Angeles-based film and television production company that develops, produces and finances quality commercial properties for distribution in both the domestic and international markets.

 

OLE has been in the foreign sales business since 2011 when it co-created Sierra/Affinity. In 2013 the company commenced a multiyear, multipicture co-financing and distribution deal with Lionsgate, which provides both companies a committed framework to co-produce and distribute films.  In addition, OddLot’s Gigi Pritzker is part of a consortium that recently launched the next-generation film studio STX founded by producer Robert Simonds.

 

The company has produced: Academy Award®-nominated drama Rabbit Hole starring Nicole Kidman; The Way, Way Back starring Steve Carell; Green Street Hooligans; Suburban Girl; The Open Road; From Prada to Nada; Drive; the futuristic sci-fi film, Ender’s Game; and the Kevin Costner romantic drama Draft Day. Most recently, OddLot produced and released Jon Stewart’s directorial debut Rosewater with Open Road Films, which premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

 

Uglydoll® and Pretty Ugly™ are registered trademarks of Pretty Ugly, LLC.

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UGLYDOLL and FATHEAD collaborate to create life-sized wall graphics http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/uglydoll-and-fathead-collaborate-to-create-life-sized-wall-graphics/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/uglydoll-and-fathead-collaborate-to-create-life-sized-wall-graphics/#respond Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:36:40 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=110938 UGLYDOLL and FATHEAD collaborate to bring life-sized wall graphics to fans of all ages

Green Brook, NJ – November, 2014 – Pretty Ugly™, LLC owner of the UGLYDOLL brand, is pleased to announce their recent partnership with Fathead, the leading brand of licensed wall graphics, to create a collection of Uglydoll Fathead wall decals.

 

The Uglydoll Fathead wall graphics are ideal for any room of choice. Teresa Fazio, Pretty Ugly’s Director of Licensing says, “Uglydoll Fathead decals are the perfect evolution for the brand.” Our fans will now be able to bring the UGLYVERSE and favorite life-sized UGLYDOLL characters into their personal space unlike ever before.”

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“Partnering with UGLYDOLL and creating the Uglydoll line as Fathead graphics is a no brainer,” says Nathan Partington, Vice President of Licensing at Fathead. “Everyone loves the unique characters of Uglydoll. It’s a perfect fit for both brands and imagine the response when the Ugly Fans know they are available as Fathead wall graphics.”

 

UGLYDOLL& Pretty Ugly, LLC

David Horvath & Sun-Min Kim created the first UGLYDOLL hand-sewn plush toy in 2001. Since the inception of the first character, Wage™, who David drew on a love letter to Sun-Min, UGLYDOLL has grown into an entire universe of characters, stories, and products for all ages. The UGLYDOLL brand was launched in 2002 by Pretty Ugly, LLC of Green Brook, NJ.

 

The property is distinguished by David & Sun-Min’s unique aesthetic and voice defining, “ugly” as distinctive and unique, that we should be celebrating that which makes us different, never hiding the twists or turns which make us who we are, inside and out. The award-winning UGLYDOLL characters appear in a variety of toys, books, apparel, and other licensed products that are available in thousands of stores, worldwide. For more information,

please visit www.uglydolls.com and find us on Instagram and Twitter @UglydollUSA.

 

Fathead LLC

Fathead LLC is the industry leader of officially licensed sports & entertainment graphics and more. Fathead gives fans the opportunity to feel passion For Real by bringing their favorite inspiration to life. Based in Detroit, Michigan, Fathead manufactures all products in the USA and Canada for purchase worldwide. Fathead carries thousands of images and maintains over 700 license agreements with leading consumer brands across many industries and professional sports leagues. For more information, visit www.Fathead.com. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Fathead. FOR REAL. ™

 

Uglydoll® and Pretty Ugly™ are registered trademarks of Pretty Ugly, LLC.

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UGLYDOLL and Franco Manufacturing Co., Inc. partner to create Bedding and Bath products http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/uglydoll-and-franco-manufacturing-co-inc-partner-to-create-bedding-and-bath-products/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/uglydoll-and-franco-manufacturing-co-inc-partner-to-create-bedding-and-bath-products/#respond Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:09:45 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=107883 Pretty Ugly™ and Franco Manufacturing Co., Inc.  partner to create an extensive line of   Bedding and Bath products for UGLYDOLL fans of all ages!

 

Green Brook, NJ – September, 2014 -“Ugly is the new Beautiful!” This has been Uglydoll’s mantra since its inception 13 years ago.  The notion of embracing one’s individuality has led to the success in becoming an award-winning brand. The Uglydoll™ property includes a fully integrated licensing program. Pretty Ugly, LLC™ is now proud to announce Franco Manufacturing Co., Inc. as their newest licensee for line extensions in the bedding, bath and beach product categories to be sold via retailers across North America.

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Franco Manufacturing Co., Inc. is the leader in the bedding and bath industry. “We have selected the best of the best to create ensembles so all kids can live in an “Uglyverse” of their own!” says Drew Matilsky, Pretty Ugly’s Managing Partner. “We are extremely excited to partner with Uglydoll. We are looking forward to developing great product for such a fun and unique brand.”

 

Franco Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Experience, Partnership and Innovation are the roots of Franco Manufacturing Co., Inc. and have been for over 60 years. Recognized as the leader in the bedding, bath and beach industry, they have earned their reputation with retailers as the most innovative company for Home Products.

 

UGLYDOLL& Pretty Ugly, LLC

David Horvath & Sun-Min Kim created the first UGLYDOLL hand-sewn plush toy in 2001. Since the inception of the first character, Wage™, who David drew on a love letter to Sun-Min, UGLYDOLL has grown into an entire universe of characters, stories, and products for all ages.

 

The UGLYDOLL brand was launched in 2002 by Pretty Ugly, LLC in New Jersey. The property is distinguished by David & Sun-Min’s unique aesthetic and voice defining ‘ugly’ as distinctive and unique. The award-winning UGLYDOLL characters appear in a variety of toys, books, apparel, and other licensed products that are available in thousands of stores, worldwide. For more information, please visit www.uglydolls.com.

 

Uglydoll® and Pretty Ugly™ are registered trademarks of Pretty Ugly, LLC.

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UGLYDOLL™ Enters the World of the 3D Printing with MakerBot Collaboration! http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/uglydoll-enters-the-world-of-the-3d-printing-with-makerbot-collaboration/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/uglydoll-enters-the-world-of-the-3d-printing-with-makerbot-collaboration/#respond Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:53:12 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=104378 Green Brook, NJ – July, 2014–Being different and unique is what Uglydoll™ is all about! That is why we are so excited to announce a groundbreaking partnership with 3D Printing innovator MakerBot. MakerBot has enthusiastically designed a collection of 3D printable collectibles featuring four of our fan’s most popular characters Babo™, Wage™, Ice-Bat™ and Ox™, which can now be 3D printed on MakerBot® Replicator® Desktop 3D Printers.

“Taking Uglydoll into the world of 3D printing seems like a natural extension for our Uglydoll characters,” noted David Horvath, co-founder of Pretty Ugly. “Sun-Min and I have been fans of 3D printing for a while and we are excited to be working with MakerBot on bringing our characters to life in a whole different 3D world.”

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“We are so excited to offer Uglydoll 3D printed content in the MakerBot Digital Store,” noted Jenny Lawton, president of MakerBot and a huge Uglydoll fan, with Wage and Ice-Bat being some of her favorite characters. “The story behind the creation of the Uglydoll characters by David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim showcase how creativity can positively impact lives. We love the fun, light-hearted stories behind the Uglydoll characters and hope that they will help inspire a whole new generation of makers with their 3D printed adventures.”

The first wave of characters introduced are in T-pose format, designed to be 3D printed and fully poseable; the second wave are Uglydoll characters in a dynamic stance, posed to enjoy the real world of their owner. A third wave will include a 3D printable Uglydoll bus that will take miniature Uglydoll characters on a fun-filled summer vacation; and a fourth wave will be 3D printable environments for the 3D printed Uglydoll characters to live in. The 3D printed Uglydoll characters are available on the MakerBot Digital Store (makerbot.com/digital store) with prices starting at $1.29 per digital model. Currently available are the T-pose and dynamic posed characters. The additional character sets will come later this summer.

About MakerBot

MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), is leading the Next Industrial Revolution by setting the standards in reliable and affordable desktop 3D printing.  Founded in 2009, MakerBot has built the largest installed base of desktop 3D printers sold to innovative and industry-leading customers worldwide, including engineers, architects, designers, educators and consumers. To learn more about MakerBot, visit makerbot.com.

UGLYDOLL& Pretty Ugly, LLC

David Horvath & Sun-Min Kim created the first Uglydoll hand-sewn plush toy in 2001. Since the inception of the first character, Wage™, who David drew on a love letter to Sun-Min, Uglydoll has grown into an entire universe of characters, stories, and products for all ages.The Uglydoll brand was launched in 2002 by Pretty Ugly, LLC in Edison, New Jersey. David & Sun-Min’s unique aesthetic and voice defining “ugly” distinguish the property as distinctive and unique. The award-winning Uglydoll characters appear in a variety of toys, books, apparel, and other licensed products that are available in thousands of stores, worldwide. For more information,

, please visit  www.uglydolls.com

Uglydoll® and Pretty Ugly™ are registered trademarks of Pretty Ugly, LLC.

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UGLYDOLL, THE WIZARD OF OZ collaboration announced! http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/uglydoll-the-wizard-of-oz-collaboration-announced/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/uglydoll-the-wizard-of-oz-collaboration-announced/#comments Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:35:37 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=103039 Pretty Ugly, LLC. and Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced today that they have entered into a co-branded collaboration to create plush based on The Wizard of Oz™and UGLYDOLL™ characters.

NEW YORK, June, 2014– Green Brook, NJ — Pretty Ugly, LLC. and Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced today that they have entered into a co-branded collaboration to create plush based on The Wizard of Oz™and UGLYDOLL characters. Fan-favorite UGLYDOLL characters, Moxy™, Wage™, Jeero™, Babo™ and OX™ are all dressed upandready to follow along the Yellow Brick Road as iconic characters from The Wizard of Oz.

“Uglydoll is honored to collaborate with such an iconic brand during its 75th anniversary celebration.  The Wizard of Oz has been a family favorite of ours for years,” said Drew Matilsky, Pretty Ugly’s Managing Partner.

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“Coming off our successful launch of UGLYDOLL x DC Comics Super Heroes figures and plush, we’re excited to expand our partnership to mix classic and cool with the all-new UGLYDOLL The Wizard of Oz collection,” said Karen McTier, executive vice president, Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

GUND®, a division of Enesco®, will offer a diverse range of colorful and collectible co-branded plush based on The Wizard of Oz and UGLYDOLL characters, including Moxy™ as Dorothy, Wage™ as Tin Man, Babo™ as Cowardly Lion, Jeero™ as Scarecrow, and OX™ as Wicked Witch of the West. The series of plush dolls will be previewed at the 2014 Las Vegas Licensing Expo and launching at retail early fall.

Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

THE WIZARD OF OZ and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Turner Entertainment Co.

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UGLYDOLL& Pretty Ugly, LLC

David Horvath & Sun-Min Kim created the first UGLYDOLL hand-sewn plush toy in 2001. Since the inception of the first character, Wage™, who David drew on a love letter to Sun-Min, UGLYDOLL has grown into an entire universe of characters, stories, and products for all ages.

The UGLYDOLL brand was launched in 2002 by Pretty Ugly, LLC in New Jersey. The property is distinguished by David & Sun-Min’s unique aesthetic and voice defining ‘ugly’ as distinctive and unique. The award-winning UGLYDOLL characters appear in a variety of toys, books, apparel, and other licensed products that are available in thousands of stores, worldwide.

For more information, please visit www.uglydolls.com

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UGLYDOLL™ Teams with STAR TREK™ to Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/uglydoll-teams-with-star-trek-to-boldly-go-where-no-one-has-gone-before/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/uglydoll-teams-with-star-trek-to-boldly-go-where-no-one-has-gone-before/#respond Fri, 13 Jun 2014 05:36:32 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=103031 Green Brook, NJ – June 11, 2014 –  Pretty Ugly, LLC™ has teamed with CBS Consumer Products for its newest collaboration with the iconic STAR TREK characters, set to launch in 2015.

 

Products will include Wage™ as Captain James T. Kirk, Ox™ as first officer Spock™, Ice-Bat™ as chief engineer Scotty, Babo™ as Doctor McCoy and Tray™ as communications officer Uhura.

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“We are honored to explore the Final Frontier with STAR TREK. This renowned series is nothing short of legendary- it’s the perfect extension for the UGLYDOLL brand,” says Drew Matilsky, Pretty Ugly’s Managing Partner.

 

“Ugly is the new Beautiful!” This has been Uglydoll’s mantra since its inception 13 years ago.  The notion of embracing one’s individuality has led to its success in becoming an award-winning brand.  The Uglydoll property includes a fully integrated licensing program.

 

UGLYDOLL& Pretty Ugly, LLC

David Horvath & Sun-Min Kim created the first UGLYDOLL hand-sewn plush toy in 2001. Since the inception of the first character, Wage™, who David drew on a love letter to Sun-Min, UGLYDOLL has grown into an entire universe of characters, stories, and products for all ages.

 

The UGLYDOLL brand was launched in 2002 by Pretty Ugly, LLC in New Jersey. The property is distinguished by David & Sun-Min’s unique aesthetic and voice defining ‘ugly’ as distinctive and unique. The award-winning UGLYDOLL characters appear in a variety of toys, books, apparel, and other licensed products that are available in thousands of stores, worldwide.

For more information, please visit www.uglydolls.com

 

 

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caseable IN PARTNERSHIP WITH Hewlett-Packard SIGNS LICENSING DEAL FOR UGLYDOLL™ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/caseable-in-partnership-with-hewlett-packard-signs-licensing-deal-for-uglydoll/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/caseable-in-partnership-with-hewlett-packard-signs-licensing-deal-for-uglydoll/#respond Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:29:53 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=102874 Green Brook, NJ – June, 2014 – “Ugly is the new Beautiful!” This has been Uglydoll’s mantra since its inception 13 years ago. The notion of embracing one’s individuality has led to the success in becoming an award-winning brand. The Uglydoll property includes a fully integrated licensing program. Pretty Ugly, LLC™ is now proud to announce caseable as their newest licensee for its latest global line of fun and collectable soft and hard cases designed for tablets, smartphones and laptops. Distribution includes various channels of caseable as well as its partner Hewlett-Packard, among them: caseable’s online shop and mobile application,Hewlett-Packard’s website as well as all other Hewlett-Packard URLs, sub-domains, co-branded sites, HP retail resellers and their brick-and-mortar stores.

“HP is one of the world’s leading technology companies. We have selected the best of the best to create soft and hard cases that will now evoke the personality and wit of our Uglydoll brand”, says Drew Matilsky, Pretty Ugly’s Managing Partner.

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“Expressing one’s own individuality has been caseable’s focus since the beginning. We’re excited to have closed a partnership with the Uglydoll brand to further expand on this idea and produce fun cases that will stand out.” – Marvin Amberg, caseable’s co-founder.

caseable, LLC

Marvin Amberg & Klaus Wegener created their first custom laptop sleeve back in 2010 in NYC after observing a sea of black and boring cases.

 

Now based in Brooklyn, NY and Berlin, Germany, caseable provides the widest selection of locally hand-crafted custom cases available on the market, including cases for phones, tablets and eReaders. Working with renowned artists and brands from all over the world, the company curates the freshest artwork to create cases that are always made-to-order and one-of-a-kind. Ultimately, as Amberg & Wegener say, caseable crafts unique and personal “products that matter to you.”

 

UGLYDOLL& Pretty Ugly, LLC

David Horvath & Sun-Min Kim created the first UGLYDOLL hand-sewn plush toy in 2001. Since the inception of the first character, Wage™, who David drew on a love letter to Sun-Min, UGLYDOLL has grown into an entire universe of characters, stories, and products for all ages.

The UGLYDOLL brand was launched in 2002 by Pretty Ugly, LLC in New Jersey. The property is distinguished by David & Sun-Min’s unique aesthetic and voice defining ‘ugly’ as distinctive and unique. The award-winning UGLYDOLL characters appear in a variety of toys, books, apparel, and other licensed products that are available in thousands of stores, worldwide.

For more information, please visit www.uglydolls.com

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PRETTY UGLY, LLC APPOINTS LID-GROUP AS AGENT FOR BRAZIL http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/pretty-ugly-llc-appoints-lid-group-as-agent-for-brazil/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/pretty-ugly-llc-appoints-lid-group-as-agent-for-brazil/#respond Wed, 07 May 2014 18:00:01 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=101394 Green Brook, NJ – May, 2014 – Pretty Ugly™, LLC owner of the UGLYDOLL® brand, has appointed LID-Group as their licensing agent throughout Brazil.

We are very excited to be working with LID-Group in creating a comprehensive UGLYDOLL program in Brazil. “With Brazil being part of the big four emerging markets timing could not be better to introduce our brand and offer a wide range of products to our fans,” says Drew Matilsky, Managing Partner, Pretty Ugly, LLC. The LID-Group shares our passion and vision for UGLYDOLL and we are excited to know their team will identify the best of the best licensee partners and implement a strategic program that will appeal to consumers of all ages.

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The premise of the licensing process is to add the recognition and value of a brand to a variety of products. “Working with the UGLYDOLL brand is a dream come true,” says, Signy Valbjorg Sigurthorsdottir, Managing Partner, LID-Group. The concept, characters along with funny, innovative and distinct stories are unlike anything that exists in the Brazilian market. These qualities will develop a language that carries the emotion of the brand to consumers of all ages. This language will create various categories of licensed products with the values and attributes of UGLYDOLL into the Brazilian market.

About LID-Group

LID-Group is a company that utilizes integrated tools and a multidisciplinary team, dedicated to find the best solutions for every project developed. We work to idealize, contemplate, structure and realize all phases of a project in an attempt to make it most efficient, valuable, innovative and profitable for our customers.

About Pretty Ugly, LLC/UGLYDOLL

David Horvath & Sun-Min Kim created the first UGLYDOLL hand-sewn plush toy in 2001. Since the inception of the first character, Wage™, who David drew on a love letter to Sun-Min, UGLYDOLL has grown into an entire universe of characters, stories, and products for all ages.

The UGLYDOLL brand was launched in 2002 by Pretty Ugly, LLC in New Jersey. The property is distinguished by David & Sun-Min’s unique aesthetic and voice defining ‘ugly’ as distinctive and unique. The award-winning UGLYDOLL characters appear in a variety of toys, books, apparel, and other licensed products that are available in thousands of stores, worldwide.  For more information, please visit www.uglydolls.com

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Pretty Ugly LLC™ and Howard Keys Enter Into License Agreement http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/pretty-ugly-llc-and-howard-keys-enter-into-license-agreement/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/pretty-ugly-llc-and-howard-keys-enter-into-license-agreement/#respond Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:28:50 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=95995

Green Brook, NJ, January 27, 2014 – Pretty Ugly, LLC™, owner of the UGLYDOLL® grants license to Howard Keys to produce keys, key chains and lanyards in North America, Canada and selected International Territories.

“The key to success is introducing a practical and comical way to avoid misplacing your house keys. So, we’re introducing hilarious character branded keys and lanyards”, said Alita Friedman, Chief Operating Officer.

 

 

Howard Keys Owner and CEO Howard Goldberg states, “We are excited about adding Uglydoll keys to our lineup and look forward to introducing to the marketplace a highly unique and creative line of keys.”

 

About Howard Keys

Howard Keys is the #1 supplier of printed keys for the North American market including keys from Disney, Hello Kitty, Lucasfilm Star Wars, Betty Boop, Elvis Presley, Garfield and others.

 

About Pretty Ugly, LLC/UGLYDOLL

David Horvath & Sun-Min Kim created the first UGLYDOLL hand-sewn plush toy in 2001. Since the inception of the first character, Wage™, who David drew on a love letter to Sun-Min, UGLYDOLL has grown into an entire universe of characters, stories, and products for all ages.

The UGLYDOLL brand was launched in 2002 by Pretty Ugly, LLC with offices in Los Angeles and New Jersey. The property is distinguished by David & Sun-Min’s unique aesthetic and voice defining “ugly” as distinctive and unique. The award winning UGLYDOLL characters appear in a variety of toys, books, apparel, and other licensed products that are available in thousands of stores, worldwide. For more information, please visit www.uglydolls.com

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