Monthly Archives: February 2019

Game over: The largest Dutch toy store group goes bankrupt

Photo: Maurits90 via Wikimedia Commons The Dutch toy chain and market leader Intertoys has gone bankrupt, three weeks after being protected by a court against its creditors. The company owns 286 stores and employs 3,200 people. Another 100 stores are run by franchisees, which are not affected by the bankruptcy. …

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Richard Barry Talks Tru Kids Brands • The Toy Book

The past year has been a tumultuous time for the toy industry, and no story has received more coverage than the spectacular collapse of Toys “R” Us in the United States and other countries. Following the bankruptcy and liquidation of the iconic toy retailer, there have been constant rumblings and …

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The trade war between the United States and China and its effects on the toy industry

[ad_1] The trade war between the United States and China has taken a heavy toll on American toys, smacking putty and arts and crafts, while sparing superhero figures, miniature cars and most. of the best-selling offers. Yet uncertainty over Beijing-Washington trade relations hangs over this weekend’s Toy Fair, dampening the …

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Funko takes the toy industry by storm

[ad_1] You’ve probably seen (and maybe even owned) one of the Pop! Vinyl Figures For Marvel Super Heroes, including Captain America and Thor. Funko also reproduces characters from Star Wars like R2-D2 and C-3PO, Eleven from by netflix (NFLX) Stranger Things, and even real NFL and NBA athletes. They are …

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Toys R Us blew a hole in the toy industry, but 2019 is looking a little better

After scouring Manhattan each February from his headquarters in Coconut Creek, Florida for the largest toy industry show in the United States, Gary Atkinson decided to skip this year’s event. And for good reason: Toys R Us Inc., formerly its biggest client, would not be there. But the chief executive …

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Hasbro’s sales drop at the end of a “very disruptive year” for the toy industry

On Friday, Hasbro posted a stronger-than-expected decline in holiday quarter revenue as the company behind Play-Doh and Monopoly took a hit from the Toys R Us bankruptcy and headwinds across Europe. The Rhode Island-based company said fourth-quarter net revenue fell 13% from a year ago to $1.39 billion, below analysts’ …

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