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 …

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VTech hack: Police arrest 21-year-old for hacking toy maker

Getty Images / Oli Scarf A 21-year-old man from the UK has been arrested in connection with the VTech hack which saw millions of customer details around the world taken from the toy maker. Thames Valley Police said the man from Berkshire, in south-eastern England, was arrested this morning in …

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Telford-based toy maker helps Toy Appeal

Telford-based Golden Bear, which makes official merchandise for popular children’s TV shows including In The Night Garden and Twirlywoos, donated two large boxes of toys to the roll call. The campaign, which the Shropshire Star is leading in partnership with Shrewsbury-based Storage King, aims to bring some festive joy to …

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PETA asks slaughterhouse truck toy maker to make it realistic

Some retailers sell a toy version of a cattle hauler – a vehicle that takes animals to the slaughterhouse – for the holidays. It even comes with ‘movable cart racks’, which are probably perfect for picking up slaughtered animals and transporting them to the slaughterhouse as well. PETA therefore sent …

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New third board to list the first sex toy manufacturer St

Sex toys in China have become increasingly accepted and popular, with around 70 percent of the world’s sex toys produced domestically. (Photo: Flickr) The National Equities Exchange and Quotations, an exchange also known as the New Third Board (NTB), is expected to list Zhejiang Lover Health Science and Technology Co. …

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The preschool toy market is coming back – kinda

Global sales of preschool toys – aimed at children typically between the ages of two and five – have stagnated since 2011. Only now are we beginning to see the first glimmers of a turnaround. The category is significant as it accounts for nearly 14% of a $100 billion global …

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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 …

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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 …

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Amazon launches dedicated STEM toy store – TechCrunch

Amazon announced this morning the launch of a new store on its site dedicated to the sale of STEM toys and games. The store will carry a variety of items for children of all ages, according to the retailer, which aim to encourage children to develop skills in science, technology, …

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Breaking into China’s toy market isn’t easy, Mississauga company learns

Graeme Bissett of Tech4Kids.Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail It is difficult to establish a foothold in the Chinese toy market, even when you are already manufacturing your products in factories in China. Just ask Tech 4 Kids Inc. The Mississauga-based company designs its toy line, which includes soft and …

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Once unique, LeapFrog has rivals in the educational toy market

One weekday afternoon, Flora Bojadziev, a chef from Harlem, drove a Toys “R” Us in Manhattan. She was looking for educational toys for her 2.5 year old son, who plays with his iPad. But she balked at spending $ 130 on LeapFrog’s LeapPad Ultra XDi, an educational tablet for kids, …

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Chantelle Houghton takes her daughter Dolly to a toy store

Chantelle Houghton steps out in workout gear as she gives her delighted daughter Dolly a visit to the toy store By Rebecca Davison For MailOnline Posted: 4:25 p.m. BST, February 18, 2015 | Update: 18:42 BST, February 18, 2015 Chantelle Houghton spent time with her miniature daughter Dolly on Wednesday. …

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Has toy maker Angry Birds fooled the artist by the millions?

Seattle-based artist Juli Adams has secured the right to bring an intellectual property lawsuit against US toy company Hartz Mountain Corp., reports Reuters. The company makes stuffed animals based on the popular Angry Birds video game. U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik on Monday dismissed a motion by the toy maker …

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Frozen dolls sell out: toy store limits customers to one | United Kingdom | New

Gary Grant, owner of the Entertainer toy chain, said demand for the Snow Glow Elsa doll – based on the film’s main character – has been massive as parents rush to make Christmas wishes come true for their children. Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, he said: “We are struggling …

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Shananigans Toy Store – Baltimore Sun

As any kid will tell you, toy stores are awesome. And Shananigans Toy Shop is one of the best. The boutique, a staple of Parc Roland for years, is cozy and welcoming, with a selection of toys that are sure to surprise and delight. Around every corner, toys and games …

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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 …

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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 …

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Lady Gaga sued for $ 10 million by toy maker MGA Entertainment

Lady Gaga was prosecuted for breach of contract. Getty Images / Neilson Barnard Lady Gaga is the latest celebrity to be involved in a legal battle. The pop star has been sued by MGA Entertainment, a toy maker responsible for “Moxie Girlz” dolls and “Best Friends Club” dolls, for $ …

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Apple threatens Chinese toy maker with legal action against Steve Jobs figure

I would have put my house and kids on Apple to sue the Chinese toy maker who produces the incredibly realistic Steve Jobs action figure we talked about earlier this week. And as expected, it threatens to do just that. In Icon has reportedly received a letter from Apple’s legal …

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Woman sues sex toy maker after using product causes her to “bleed profusely and pass out”

Woman sues after sex toy causes her to “bleed profusely and pass out” By Chris Parsons Update: 12:28 p.m. EDT, October 13, 2011 A northern California woman is suing the makers of a sex toy after a vibrator made her bleed profusely and knocked her unconscious. April Bonjour was using …

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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 …

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