UGLYDOLL and Franco Manufacturing Co., Inc. partner to create Bedding and Bath products
September 15, 2014

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.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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