Toy industry

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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Toy industry sales fell 2% in 2018, thanks to the closure of Toys R Us

Customers place an advertisement for a “Closing” sale at a Toys ‘R’ Us Inc. retail store. Jason Alden | Bloomberg | Getty Images All was not well in Toy Land in 2018. Sales in the industry fell 2% last year as toy makers experienced their first Christmas without Toys R …

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Wage increase in China could benefit Indian toy industry: DIPP report

According to a report by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, only 20% of the Indian market is served by Indian toy manufacturers while the rest is served by imported toys from different countries, mainly China and Italy. Over the past three to four years, the Chinese market has …

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The toy industry is not thrilled with the idea of ​​the return of Toys ‘R’ Us

The toy industry thinks Geoffrey’s nerve is as long as his neck. Just months after toy makers were burnt by the Toys ‘R’ Us bankruptcy, the soon-to-be-reborn chain’s mascot pranced around a toy show in Dallas this week promoting a new business plan that could ignite these same businesses. The …

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Trump’s trade war on Chinese goods could hit the toy industry hard

This holiday season, parents might want to throw a few extra toys in their carts. The recently announced US tariffs on Chinese products are causing problems for the toy industry – and buyers. The industry could be prepared for the coming winter as products are mostly finished and prices are …

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“Wasted”: greening the plastic-intensive toy industry

Plastic occupies an important place in the toy industry. Ninety percent of toys are made from some form of plastic and most of them are not recyclable. One of the hottest toys of the Christmas season was something called the LOL Surprise Ball, a plastic ball that contains plastic toys, …

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3D printing is sweeping the toy industry off the shelves

Cheap plastic toys, no maker needed. The toys and games market in 2020 is expected to reach $135 billion, and 3D printing is bringing those profits home. People have laughed at the fact that 3D printers are just toys in themselves. But they probably didn’t realize how much money we …

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Child’s Play: Opportunities in China’s Toy Industry

By Alexander Chipman Koty China’s toy industry recorded strong growth in 2016, bucking recent trends in China’s light industry sector. While China’s total exports fell by 7.7% and imports by 5.5% in 2016, toy exports increased by 9.5% and imports by 23%. Although lower-cost manufacturing sites in India and Vietnam …

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