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  • The Return of FAO SCHWARZ

    Feb 17, 2019

    The Comeback of a Classic Toy Store with In-Store Experiences Jumbo plush giraffes stand guard as a ruby red, mini Mercedes Benz toy convertible twinkles with 44,000 shimmering Swarovski crystals. Little feet tap over the keys of a giant piano, lighting them up one by one in front of the giant window overlooking a buzzing […]

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  • Beyond YouTube: Playing it Safe with the Future of Video and Toys

    Feb 17, 2019

    As YouTube officially takes its crown as the new king of toy advertising, it’s time to start looking beyond the video platform to see how the industry will connect to kids and parents. If you ask just about any parent or grandparent what their little ones are into these days, odds are they will fire […]

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  • Playtime in Aisle 19: Refreshing the Idea of Toys & Grocery

    Feb 17, 2019

    With billions in potential sales up for grabs, grocery retailers are ready to play again. Retail trends tend to come in waves, crashing in hard and quickly receding just before the next tide rolls in—they ebb and flow, if you will. When it comes to the relationship between toys and grocers, seasonality traditionally dictates the business, […]

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  • China, Acquisitions, and a Post-TRU World

    Feb 16, 2019

    Factors That Will Impact the Toy Industry in 2019 by Sean McGowan, managing director, Liolios Group Toy Fair: It’s the annual deep dive into Toyland, a time when we can all focus on the joy that new toys will bring to kids over the course of the next year, and maybe think a little less about Crazyland, […]

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  • On Amazon, Adults Control the Toy Space

    Feb 16, 2019

    One Click Retail Examines Amazon’s Continued Growth by Shyla Navarro, director of e-commerce advisory, Edge by Ascential When Toys “R” Us shut its doors, the retailer left its 12 percent share of the U.S. toy market up for grabs. Amazon is not one to miss such an opportunity. Ahead of the 2018 holiday shopping season, the […]

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  • How the Industry Can Learn from Last Year’s Mistakes

    Feb 16, 2019

    The NPD Group recaps toy performance in 2018, and discusses what it means for this year. by Juli Lennett, vice president and industry advisor, toys, The NPD Group According to The NPD Group’s Retail Tracking Service data*, U.S. toy retail sales generated $21.6 billion in 2018 compare d to $22.0 billion in 2017. This 2 percent […]

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  • State of the Industry Q&A: Cra-Z-Art

    Feb 16, 2019

    Industry leaders, retailers, and manufacturers weigh in on toy trends, changes, and more in The Toy Book’s annual State of the Industry Q&A.  LAWRENCE ROSEN, Chairman, Cra-Z-Art The Activities category was up in the first half of 2018. To what do you attribute the success? The Activities/Arts & Crafts category did well due to the continuing […]

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  • State of the Industry Q&A: Jada Toys

    Feb 16, 2019

    Industry leaders, retailers, and manufacturers weigh in on toy trends, changes, and more in The Toy Book’s annual State of the Industry Q&A.  DARRYL LI, Director or Marketing, Jada Toys How do you integrate pop culture licenses into your products? In an ongoing effort to stay ahead, Jada looked to bring its core competencies in die-cast […]

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  • State of the Industry Q&A: Bonkers Toys

    Feb 16, 2019

    Industry leaders, retailers, and manufacturers weigh in on toy trends, changes, and more in The Toy Book’s annual State of the Industry Q&A.  DEBORAH STALLINGS STUMM, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Bonkers Toys Some of the hottest toys this year were based on multiplatform games and YouTube content. Do you expect this trend to continue […]

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  • State of the Industry Q&A: Basic Fun!

    Feb 16, 2019

    Industry leaders, retailers, and manufacturers weigh in on toy trends, changes, and more in The Toy Book’s annual State of the Industry Q&A.  JAY FOREMAN, CEO, Basic Fun! Basic Fun! made several acquisitions in the past year, including K’NEX, Playhut, Geoworld, and more. Do you have plans for further acquisitions in the future? Yes, acquiring companies, […]

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