Monthly Archives: February 2019

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

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 festive …

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Funko takes the toy industry by storm

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 popular …

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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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