NEW YORK -- General- merchandise buyers can expect another onslaught of licensed entertainment and character properties from the major studios for back-to-school. The studios' consumer-products divisions, along with their licensing partners, were getting ready for a full-scale back-to-school invasion of retail outlets with grocery-appropriate products ranging from notebooks, pencil-toppers and book covers to greeting cards, T-shirts and Halloween costumes. The troops were amassed here for ...

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