Toy industry

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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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 hit by slump “due to Brexit and 2019 elections” | Retail business

The UK toy industry suffered from “difficult” trading conditions last year due to declining consumer confidence in the wake of Brexit and early parliamentary elections, manufacturers said. The British Toy and Hobby Association (BTHA) – which represents over 80% of the industry in the UK – released new figures showing …

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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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How glam play became the toy industry’s hottest trend of the season

This holiday season, some toy companies are turning off drones and pretty much anything that needs a display. What took the place of technology? Rhinestones. When The toy initiate, a leading toy industry resource and magazine, posted its top holiday trends for 2019, one theme was clear: Kids Unplug. The …

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Toy Industry Legend Honored at Little Tikes 50th Anniversary Celebration • The Toy Book

Tom Murdough might not be a household name, but his toys certainly are. A pioneer in the American toy industry, Murdough has led three companies, all of which have produced toys that have brought countless hours of fun and joy to millions of children over the past 50 years. Small …

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Tariffs couldn’t come at a worse time for the toy industry

Hasbro (HAS), the company behind iconic toys and games like Monopoly and Play-Doh, says new tariffs could increase the cost of toys, devastate the industry and pose safety risks. The toy maker is among hundreds of companies who have testified in Washington over the past week, asking the Trump administration …

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A lesson for the future of the toy industry: sharing – OZY

For 36-year-old blogger and mother Jhie Velasco, having to buy toys for her children – Jem, 9 and Adriel, 3 – is a regular drain on her pocket. Toys, she says, also take up “a lot of space” in her apartment in Winnipeg, Canada. So when she heard about toy …

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Baby Nancy, the first “black” doll, awakened the toy industry

This month marks Barbie doll’s 60th birthday, with a lot of fuss. Target has launched a “girl power” commemorative collection. New coffee table books retrace the doll’s fashion sense, and Mattel is launching a new line of Birthday Barbies. Barbie deserves her party, but that celebration has overshadowed another doll …

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The biggest trends in the toy industry in 2019

Photographer: SeongJoon Cho / Bloomberg © 2019 Bloomberg Finance LP We describe what children do as “playing”. For adults it means something other than work, but for children playing is their job, this is how they learn to socialize and think constructively. Unlike the work of adults, if it is …

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