Toy industry

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Hasbro’s sales drop at the end of a “very disruptive year” for the toy industry

On Friday, Hasbro posted a stronger-than-expected decline in holiday quarter revenue as the company behind Play-Doh and Monopoly took a hit from the Toys R Us bankruptcy and headwinds across Europe. The Rhode Island-based company said fourth-quarter net revenue fell 13% from a year ago to $1.39 billion, below analysts’ …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

The secret censorship holding back the sex toy industry

Earlier this month, thousands of vendors exhibited at the CES technology show. But notably absent was sex toy startup Lora DiCarlo, whose invitation to exhibit at the show was rescinded after CES changed its mind about awarding an Innovation Award to the Osé vibrator by the company. For some, the …

Read More »

Two entrepreneurs and toy industry moms on the search for life balance

Hanna Chiou and Anne-Louise Nieto are entrepreneurial moms on a mission to raise their three children under the age of three while reshaping the toy industry and building community. Their new venture, Habbi Habbi, is an experiential toy store and game room with its first retail location at the Stanford …

Read More »

Trump tariffs ‘will impact the entire toy industry,’ says Mattel

Toy maker Mattel warned on Friday that President Donald Trump’s tariffs “will impact the entire toy industry.” The industry’s toys are not yet on Trump’s tariff schedules, but some raw materials are. The company reported third-quarter earnings that missed both revenue and profit. Watch Mattel trade live here. Loading Something …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

How the toy industry is growing globally

Worldwide toy sales are on the move: The NPD Group found that toy industry sales topped $18.4 billion for the first half of the year, an increase of 4 % compared to 2017. In terms of regions, Mexico recorded the most sales in the toy industry growth of 15% for …

Read More »

Upheaval in the toy industry after the demise of Toys “R” Us

The loss of Toys “R” Us provides increased opportunities for other retailers, from big-box retailers such as Target to online retailers to local toy stores, to fill the void left by the former giant. toy. Geoffrey the Giraffe is seen on the side of a Toys ‘R’ Us truck. The …

Read More »

Toys ‘R’ Us gives an interesting reason why the toy industry isn’t booming

ABesides the growing popularity of the technology in recent years, struggling retailer Toys ‘R’ Us has given another interesting reason why people aren’t buying toys as much as they used to. The toy retailer reckons there aren’t many children compared to the ‘Baby Boom’ era. As you may already know, …

Read More »

“We are going to save the toy industry”

Ellia Kassoff the company Strategic brands announced that the company’s plan to relaunch Kay Bee Toys – once Toys R Us’ biggest toy competitor – have been accelerated following the impending closure of TRU. Kassoff seems extremely optimistic that a revived KB could take TRU’s place in accounting for around …

Read More »

The Toys R Us liquidation won’t be a breeze for the toy industry

When we were kids, we would drag our parents to the local mall toy store, get our hands on the latest action figure, game, or other must-have toy, and pester them until they bought it for us. – just like the toy makers wanted. We’re sorry, this video has expired. …

Read More »

Did the toy industry run out of Black Panther products?

‘Black Panther’ is on track to hit the $1 billion mark at the box office, according to industry experts. The film has been breaking records since its initial release on February 15, but fans looking for licensed merchandise have been disappointed with the deals in stores. Hasbro said it made …

Read More »

Kidscreen » Archive » Hasbro and Mattel Win Multiple US Toy Industry Awards

Toy giants Hasbro and Mattel have each won a trio of US Toy Industry Awards, which were determined by the NPD Group’s retail tracking service of the top-selling toys of 2017 in the United States. Hasbro took home the top-selling property of the year for its iconic Nerf brand. The …

Read More »

“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, …

Read More »

Power to pester: The toy industry’s biggest billion-dollar weapon is about to hit its peak

Imagine a crowded toy store. You know the gender. The aisles are crowded. Flashing lights, deafening music. Moms, dads and grandparents are jostling to surpass themselves. Children push all the buttons they can reach. The gentle hum of gift requests constantly in the background. It’s the peak time of the …

Read More »

Hasbro-Mattel merger could reshape the toy industry and affect licensing deals

It’s holiday shopping season, so let’s talk toys — from an investment perspective, of course. Toy retail sales for 2017 are expected to register a growth rate of 3.4% over last year. Additionally, online and off-store sales, which are included in the overall figure, are expected to grow 7-10% year-over-year. …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Inside the sex toy industry in Pakistan | The Economist

July 1, 2017 INSIDE a dingy little factory in a provincial town in Pakistan, two young men huddle around a grinding wheel. They believe they make surgical instruments. But like many small local businesses making steel and leather goods for export, their employer has a new sideline. The nine-inch steel …

Read More »

Toy Industry Business Intelligence Your Way – Original, Timely, Accurate, Global (NASDAQ:JAKK)

(Editor’s note: This article is an introduction to Business Intel on Toys, a new Marketplace service from Lutz Muller). It was by pure chance that I started providing intelligence services to the toy industry 15 years ago. I had been running toy companies for a while and started getting more …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Fidget spinner craze is shaking up the toy industry

When Ryan Weaver was laid off from his job on an oil rig in Alaska last year, he says he turned to God to give him “just one idea” to pay back the $160,000 (€143,000) he he owed in student debt. The 26-year-old’s salvation came in the form of a …

Read More »

The $500,000,000 trend that’s rocking the toy industry

You have seen them in the streets, on your commute and in your office; fidget spinners. The three-pronged pieces of plastic that are touched for fun were originally designed as a therapeutic tool for children with ADHD and autism to help calm restless behavior and promote concentration. Kids (and adults) …

Read More »

This ‘Star Wars’ character changed the toy industry forever

Source: Star Wars: The Force Awakens The toy revolution started with a girl named Rey. Before “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, you would be hard pressed to find a female action figure on the shelves of your favorite toy store. “[Disney] took a risk and they made a woman the …

Read More »

Made in the USA is gaining popularity in the toy industry

Toy companies that manufacture products in this country are seeing new levels of demand from retailers and consumers. American Plastic Toys has been making trucks, slides and other plastic toys in the United States for 55 years, but it’s found that this year in particular, being able to say “Made …

Read More »

I kept my job in the sex toy industry a secret for years

I’ve worked in the sex toy industry for years – but until recently kept my job a secret from everyone but very close friends and family. I work at We-Vibe, a company that produces sex toys for couples, as an account manager. I manage many outlets in the western and …

Read More »

Does the toy industry understand why we seek equal representation?

You may have already noticed a key difference with the marketing blitz for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Spoilers: This has to do with how they totally put Jyn Erso front and center in almost every marketing material, with the notable addition of toys and merchandise. Of course she …

Read More »

The differential duty structure is a big challenge for the toy industry: ASSOCHAM

Due to the reverse import duty structure, India’s toy industry, which is dominated by micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), is struggling hard for its survival due to high import duties, reveals the ASSOCHAM’s latest press release. The Indian toy industry article published by ASSOCHAM stated that although …

Read More »

Will the toy industry help empower young girls?

I grew up playing with Barbie dolls and my body image still suffers. After all, how can a human being have a body with these proportions? This is unrealistic and certainly damaging to impressionable young girls. I was one of them. Research confirms that Barbie’s unrealistic body proportions have a …

Read More »

Transitioning-Role-of-Hong-Kong-in-the-Global-Toy-Industry | Plastics News

Emily Cheung wears two hats. As Executive Director of 33-year-old Hong Kong manufacturer Tsuen Lee Group (Holdings) Inc., she is responsible for corporate strategy, marketing, administration, finance and compliance in one of Hong Kong’s largest toy companies (current workforce: 12,000) with factories in Guangdong and Jiangxi provinces. She is also …

Read More »

The toy industry excludes children with disabilities. We want to change that | Rebecca Atkinson

Since my last child was born five years ago, something else has happened in my house. Toys. We started with a few rattles, and over the years the plastic has proliferated into an army of Playmobil figures, a soup of Legos, a sea of ​​cute Sylvanian bunnies. But four weeks …

Read More »

‘Star Wars’, ‘Minions’ lead banner year for toy industry – The Hollywood Reporter

A version of this story first appeared in the February 13 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Call it the toy world’s perfect storm. After a strong year for film and TV licensing in 2014, expectations are sky high for 2015, led by several successful franchises all releasing new installments: …

Read More »

As China eats away at its market, India’s toy industry is pinning its hopes on e-commerce — Quartz India

Last year, only 20% of India’s 8,000 crore ($1.3 billion) toy market was served by Indian toymakers. The rest came from China and Italy, two countries that dominate the Indian toy market. Imports from both countries grew at a compound annual growth rate of more than 30% between 2001 and …

Read More »

India’s toy industry hit hard by imports, study finds

India’s toy industry, which is largely made up of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), is caught in a strange paradox – it has recorded double-digit growth over the past five years, yet around 40% Indian toy companies closed during this period. A recent study by the Associated Chambers …

Read More »

Troubles in the Chinese toy industry

Hu Lantian, owner of the PP Bear Toy Company in Shenzhen, southern China, shows off the toys that would have been Christmas gifts for European or American children, but due to the global economic downturn, they will be sold on the indoor market. [China Daily] All is not well in …

Read More »