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Sports Licensed and Tailgate Industry Green-Light January 2008 Show
Buyers, Sellers & Leagues Confirm Need for Strong Trade Event

Time is money. And when there is money to be made in the licensed sports business, timing is important. These two ideas converged in discussions with licensors, licensed manufacturers and licensed buyers in the days following the Sports Licensing & Entertainment Marketplace and Tailgate • Picnic Show, which debuted in Las Vegas last November.

The result of these talks was a clear, across-the-board consensus: The industry wants and needs a robust annual trade event.

Thus the next Sports Licensing & Entertainment Marketplace and Tailgate • Picnic Show will be held Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, January 16 to 18, 2008 at a new venue, the Sands/Venetian Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Tailgate Picnic Show



The Fun Topz Baseball Helmet

Open to All Possibilities
Fun Topz Hoping to Find Success in the Licensed Marketplace
April 24, 2007

Jerome Romero, the founder and owner of Roadrunner Promotions, is looking for a partner. Romero has his own auto repair shop, and in his spare time—which is becoming less and less—he oversees the manufacture and distribution of Fun Topz, an imaginative bottle opener that also serves as a top to keep drinks fresh.

“Fun Topz are in a handful of stores in the Midwest,” says Romero, “but I want to get more exposure. The ideal would be to team up with a marketing company or someone who already owns licensing rights.”

The Fun Topz Football Helmet

Romero has looked into getting licensing deals of his own, but the expense is prohibitive for him. He has also received a few buyout offers, though none have been lucrative enough. In the meantime, Romero has a full inventory of Fun Topz in auto racing, football and baseball styles.

“They fit both import and domestic bottles,” he says. “They work with soda bottles and water bottles as well. We’ve used a lot for a variety of fundraising efforts.”

According to Romero, Fun Topz are a perfect fit for a licensed or customized product. “We have two patents on the design,” he says. “They are easy to use, made with high-quality ABS plastic, and feature plenty of space for a logo.”

The Fun Topz Racing Helmet

Romero adds that he is ready to talk with potential partners at a moment’s notice. “I need someone with experience in the industry,” he says. “I’ll answer any question you have and will provide samples. Call me at 505-930-1193 or email me at promos@funtopz.com.”



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