Monthly Archives: February 2020

Jens Nygaard Knudsen, creator of Lego minifigures and ‘unsung hero’ of the toy industry, has died

(CNN) — Jens Nygaard Knudsen, creator of the Lego minifigure, has died at the age of 78. The former designer was responsible for developing the small Lego minifigures before they were released to the public in 1978. “We are very sad to hear that Jens Nygaard Knudsen, creator of the …

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Coronavirus comes at a bad time for the toy industry

The coronavirus continues to impact industries with a strong presence in China, from auto parts to technology. And the toy industry is no less vulnerable to the virus and its deleterious effects on global supply chains. For the moment, the American toy industry, which welcomes its 117th Annual North American …

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Toy industry weighs impact of coronavirus at New York toy show

Coronavirus and the toy factory closures it sparked in China are on the minds of toys … [+] toy manufacturers and retailers as they gathered for the 117th New York Toy Fair. Jeanne Verdon The coronavirus, which has closed factories and design offices across China, could mean fewer seasonal toys …

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Coronavirus crisis: India’s toy industry falters under China’s shutdown

Unabated in China’s coronavirus outbreak, India’s toy industry has been hit hard. Traders have no means of replenishing dwindling stocks because they are too dependent on the neighboring country for their supply. Since electronic components are also mainly imported from China, Indian manufacturers of battery-operated toys or toys containing battery-operated …

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Simplay3 founder inducted into Toy Industry Hall of Fame –

The Simplay3 Company, an Ohio-based manufacturer of children’s toys and home products, will be exhibiting at the 2020 Toy Show in New York City. Not only will Simplay3 be present, but its founder, Tom Murdough, will be inducted into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame. Even though Simplay3 is only …

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Tom Murdough will be inducted into the 2020 Toy Industry Hall of Fame

STREETBORO, Ohio, February 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Simplay3 is proud to announce the induction of its Founder and CEO, Tom Murdough, in the prestigious Toy Industry Hall of Fame. This year’s sold-out ceremony, attended by over 700 industry professionals, will take place at New York City Ballroom Ziegfeld on Friday, …

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Independent toy store to close after 30 years on city’s main street

A renowned independent toy store is about to close its doors after more than 30 years of activity. Toytown in Woodbridge is closing after 30 years Photo: CHARLOTTE BOND – Credit: Charlotte Bond Toytown on Church Street in Woodbridge will close at the end of the month after three decades. …

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Brazilian toy industry expected to grow 6% after 2019 success – ToyNews

While the tale of the UK toy scene sounds more like a Stephen King novel than a Mills & Boon, at the moment the international space is showing determination – and even growth – in the Brazilian market. . According to the Brazilian Toy Manufacturers Association – or ABRINQ – …

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Toy industry vets are throwing a huge launch! Play, Ink Deal with Epic Story Media • The Toy Book

Kevin Mowrer, Adrian Roche and Dave Ciganko launched Huge! Play, a new company offering high-end, direct-to-consumer gaming products. The company plans to launch its first products in the North American market next year with global expansion to follow. Before Toy Fair New York, huge! Play has entered into a partnership …

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Barnstaple toy store to close, accusing The Entertainer of “last nail in the coffin”

An independent Devon toy store has revealed it is shutting down, accusing competition from a national chain of “the last nail in the coffin”. Super Heroes was opened in 2017 by comic book fans Lisa and Andrew Roberts. The couple had been building the business since 2013 when it started …

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