This is a reblog from XBOX.com:
The Halo franchise is an award-winning collection of properties that has grown from video games into a global entertainment phenomenon. Beginning with the original Halo: Combat Evolved, the $5 billion franchise includes critically acclaimed games, multiple New York Times best-selling novels, a live-action digital series, comic books, toys and action figures, apparel and more.
In advance of the Licensing Expo 2016, a consumer products industry convention running from June 21 to 23, 343 Industries is excited to announce new global licensed partners coming to Halo, bringing exciting new Halo-themed products for years to come.
“The Halo Nation is built from the best fans in the world who have formed communities around everything from construction toys to dedicated cosplay and competitive esports,” stated head of Halo consumer products John Friend. “By expanding our consumer products line-up with new licensed partners around the world, we’re excited to offer even more options for everyone from families and new fans to our core collectors who have been with us for the past 15 years of the Halo franchise.”
New licensees and associated products include:
AC Worldwide: 30cm tall Bluetooth speakers in the shape of Halo characters (U.S., Canada, Europe).
HFFL: I’ve seen their Star Wars stuff. Very Cool!
Bensons Trading Company: show bag novelty items including key rings, sippers, balls, inflatables, backpacks, stickers, temporary tattoos, mugs and cups, drink bottles and more (Australia, New Zealand)
HFFL: The folks down under are going to have a crazy lot of stuff to collect! That’s an impressive list above!
Danilo Promotions: calendars, greeting cards, gift wraps and more (Europe).
H2W Sunstaches: Halo-themed novelty and traditional sunglasses (U.S., Canada).
HFFL: These are funky cool sunglasses. If I recall, this company was on Shark Tank! So let’s give our support to an up and coming small business!
Industrias Darks: T-shirts, hoodies, varsity jackets, leggings (Mexico).
HFFL: More clothing apparel! Hmm, varsity jackets? “I graduated Spartan Training and got this cool Jacket!”
Jada Toys: Two, four and six-inch “METALS” Halo die-cast statues (Worldwide).
HFFL: Jada has been a partner in the past with Halo. In fact, I’ve reviewed several of their products HERE! Quality die-cast!
Licensing Essentials: Apparel for men, ladies, underwear, sleepwear, headwear, homewares and giftware (Australia, New Zealand).
HFFL: Whoah! 343 really wants to see the world draped in Halo clothing!!
PDP: customized Halo-themed controllers and faceplates (U.S., Canada, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand).
HFFL: They have some VERY cool stuff. I recommend checking them out in advance!
Rubber Road: Holiday-themed sweaters, knitted hats, coat hooks, water bottles and coffee travel-mugs (U.S., Canada, Europe).
HFFL: Um, ok….more clothing, LOL. With the bottles and mugs, seems like they are more a cold weather gear type company. Great for me as I’m in a cold weather climate!
ThinkGeek: Desktop weapon replicas, drinkware, USB chargers for car, desktop and portable needs, giant slippers, foam melee weapons and role-play ballistic weapons (U.S., Canada and Worldwide Online)
HFFL: Okay, who here HASN’T heard of Think Geek? They are a well known brand and you can expect some great stuff coming from them!
Wicked Replicas: Lighting (Headlamp Heroes, Logo Lamps, Neon Lamps) plus tin signs, flexible wearable masks and numerous replicas (Australia, New Zealand).
HFFL: Wow, all kinds of lamps! Neon Master Chief helmet?? Hopefully! Looking forward to seeing what they have in store!!
In addition, 343 Industries has renewed its partnership with The Coop, and Skullcandy & ASTRO Gaming. Current partner J!NX will also add plush to its line-up of Halo products, and Dark Horse Comics adds Halo comics to Comixology Unlimited. The new additions join previously announced offers from master toy partner Mattel.
These new licensed partners will begin rolling out Halo-themed products this fall 2016, and continue through the launch of Halo Wars 2 in 2017.