Monthly Archives: December 2019

LEGO Creator 3-in-1 31105 Toy Store Townhouse [Review] – The brick of the brothers

The new from LEGO 3-in-1 Creator 31105 Toy Shop Town Accommodation and its predecessors remind me of an annual recurring mini-module theme for a younger target market. This annual 3-in-1 tradition has always caught my eye in one way or another, simply because it’s a slight callback to its larger …

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The toy market is more than fun and games

The rates don’t sound like a lot of fun. But it is one of the hottest topics in the toy market of 2019. Well, kidding, right? The Trump administration is set to impose a 15% tariff on toys made in China on December 15. Currently, there are no tariffs on …

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Tariffs, other unknowns keep the toy industry on edge

Bouncing back from the Toys R Us crash and fire last year, toy sales in the United States have increased slightly this year. But a host of challenges, driven by tariff threats, continue to disrupt executive suites. Sales in the first six months of the year fell 9% from the …

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‘Give the Kids Toys’: Annual Toy Race Helps Duncan’s Toy Store | Community

The engines roared loudly as Duncan’s police sirens sounded the start of the annual toy run for Duncan’s toy store. Nearly 200 participants, about two per motorbike and a few driving cars, lined up to take off from the theater located on Plato just before 1 p.m. on Sunday, December …

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Toy industry turns to Isaac Perlmutter to save it from tariffs

The toy industry has turned to a reclusive billionaire pal of President Trump to save it from heavy tariffs set to hit on Sunday, The Post has learned. Desperate to avoid 15% tariffs on dolls, games, electronics and other products made in China, toy executives asked Isaac “Ike” Perlmutter to …

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The owner of a Notts toy store describes how the business is preparing for Christmas

A Nottinghamshire business owner has revealed what goes on behind the scenes at a toy store over Christmas. Matt Kirby, 43, and his wife Sian have been running their toy business since 2002, but decided to expand and open their own store, Crocodiles Stores, in October last year. Located at …

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