New Product Line for the Iconic Franchise will include Toys, Collectibles, Plush, Novelties and More
NUREMBERG, GERMANY/EL SEGUNDO, CALIF. — Feb. 1, 2018 — The Alpha Group LLC, a subsidiary of The Alpha Group, one of the world’s largest developers of animation and toys, and Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, today announced a global master toy partnership for the network’s iconic animated series, SpongeBob SquarePants. The brand-new product line, which will include toys, collectibles, plush and novelties, is expected to debut worldwide in 2019.
“It’s an honor for Alpha to partner with Nickelodeon for a new SpongeBob product line that will excite and unite a full spectrum of kids, teens and millennials” said Brehan Maul, Vice President Marketing, The Alpha Group LLC. “Kids all around the world have grown up with this beloved, iconic character. This is an amazing opportunity and we are planning a full range of SpongeBob collectibles, plush, novelties and playthings. Stay tuned for what’s in store.”
“SpongeBob SquarePants is a timeless, iconic character whose humor and optimism resonates with fans of all ages around the world,” said Jon Roman, Senior Vice President, Toys, Nickelodeon. “Nickelodeon is thrilled to be working with The Alpha Group on a brand-new global line of products as SpongeBob’s 20th anniversary approaches in 2019.”
In the coming months, Alpha Group will introduce a SpongeBob SquarePants product program that will engage today’s kids, and the millennials who grew up with him.
SpongeBob SquarePants has emerged as a global pop culture phenomenon since first premiering on Nickelodeon in July 1999. The series has been the most-watched animated program for more than 15 consecutive years and is seen in over 208 countries and translated in more than 55 languages.