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  • The Toy Book’s Maddie Michalik Named Women in Toys ‘Rising Star’

    Feb 24, 2020

    The Toy Book’s Maddie Michalik Named Women in Toys ‘Rising Star’ In front of a packed house of more than 800 attendees inside Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in NYC tonight, Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WIT) revealed its 2020 Wonder Women at the 16th Annual Wonder Women Awards. The event, presented during Toy Fair New York, honors the best and brightest women that are making waves […]

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  • State of the Industry Q&A 2020: The Toy Association

    Feb 23, 2020

    State of the Industry Q&A 2020: The Toy Association In the Toy Book‘s annual State of the Industry Q&A, The Toy Association’s President and CEO Steve Pasierb addressed a number of issues facing the toy industry, including a resolution to tariffs, counterfeit toys, and more. What are the biggest challenges facing the toy industry as we head into the year, and how is The Toy […]

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  • State of the Industry Q&A 2020: FAO Schwarz

    Feb 23, 2020

    State of the Industry Q&A 2020: FAO Schwarz The Toy Book spoke with David Niggli, chief merchandising officer at FAO Schwarz, about the company’s plans to expand its retail locations and licensing program and more in its annual State of the Industry Q&A. FAO Schwarz expanded with flagship stores in Europe and Asia. How are these locations performing? Do you have plans to expand to […]

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  • State of the Industry Q&A 2020: Jazwares

    Feb 23, 2020

    State of the Industry Q&A 2020: Jazwares Laura Zebersky, chief commercial officer at Jazwares spoke to the Toy Book about the YouTube-inspired toy trend and how the company integrates fandoms into its product offering. Jazwares partnered with several YouTube creators for toy lines. Do you expect this trend to continue this year? There’s a new crop of high-quality kids’ entertainment emerging on the YouTube […]

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  • State of the Industry Q&A 2020: Camp

    Feb 23, 2020

    State of the Industry Q&A 2020: Camp The Toy Book caught up with Kat Druback, senior buyer at Camp, about the retailer’s innovative approach to experiential retail and how it keeps the experience fresh and exciting for consumers all year long. How is Camp different from a typical specialty toy store? Where to start? Camp is a family experience store. All of our stores […]

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  • Specialty Shops Cater to Adult Shoppers with More Than Just Toys

    Feb 23, 2020

    Specialty Shops Cater to Adult Shoppers with More Than Just Toys Instead of pigeon-holing themselves into selling only toys, many specialty toy retailers are creating more options for their clientele.

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  • State of the Industry Q&A 2020: VTech Electronics

    Feb 23, 2020

    State of the Industry Q&A 2020: VTech Electronics Andy Keimach president of VTech Electronics North America shared the company’s plans for the year, including its Go! Go! Cory Carson animated series, product expansions, and more in the Toy Book’s annual State of the Industry Q&A. VTech is expanding its Go! Go! Smart Wheels line to become an entertainment property. How will this affect the product line? Go! Go! […]

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  • Implementing YouTube’s FTC-Required Changes

    Feb 23, 2020

    Implementing YouTube’s FTC-Required Changes What Toy Brands and Influencers Need to Know by Melissa Hunter, founder, Family Video Network On Jan. 1, YouTube became a very different platform than the one that helped launch dozens of toy lines over the past decade. Due to the settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), changes had to be made to ensure […]

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  • State of the Industry Q&A 2020: Learning Express

    Feb 23, 2020

    State of the Industry Q&A 2020: Learning Express Learning Express‘ Founder and CEO Sharon DiMinico shared the retailer’s top-selling toys during last holiday season and predictions about what some of the biggest trends this year will be in the Toy Book’s annual State of the Industry Q&A. What were the best-sellers at Learning Express during the 2019 holiday season? Some of the best-sellers last holiday […]

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  • Packaging for the Planet

    Feb 23, 2020

    Packaging for the Planet Toy companies explore sustainable alternatives for packaging. There’s no question about it: Sustainability has become one of the most prevalent topics in today’s marketplace. Eco-friendly initiatives and actions are up for discussion on social media, at protests, and on the political debate stage. According to last year’s Computer Generated Solutions (CGS) U.S. Consumer Sustainability Survey, […]

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  • DROPKICK MURPHYS, RANCID Announce Boston to Berkeley II Tour

    DROPKICK MURPHYS, RANCID Announce Boston to Berkeley II Tour

    This May, Dropkick Murphys and Rancid will hit the road together for the first time since 2017, for the co-headlining Boston To Berkeley II Tour with special guests Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Cinnamon (on select dates) and Jesse Ahern supporting. Each night will culminate with Dropkick Murphys and Rancid on stage together for a joint encore.

    As was the case on the original From Boston To Berkeley run in 2017, the final band of the night will vary by date, with either Dropkick Murphys or Rancid as the closing act.

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  • 3 Of The Most Popular Home Renovations & 3 Of The Weirdest Renovation Discoveries

    3 Of The Most Popular Home Renovations & 3 Of The Weirdest Renovation Discoveries

    According to Houzz, approximately 58% of homeowners completed some form of a home renovation project in 2017. Approximately 40% of homes are over 50 years old, so it makes sense that repairs and updates need to get done. Whether you’re one of the 90% of Americans who prefer to be surrounded by green lawns or a foodie wanting to upgrade your kitchen, you’re bound to have an interesting time renovating your home. Plus, your house will become even more valuable

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  • 7 Telltale Signs of Water Damage in Your Home

    7 Telltale Signs of Water Damage in Your Home

    About 90% of American homeowners surveyed stated that it's important to have a home inspection before moving in. And yet, many of us fail to investigate homes we've lived in for years for evidence of serious damage. It's critical to pay attention to signs of water damage . Not only can this type of damage have significant effects on the value of your home and the protection of your belongings, but it can have major health consequences, too. Mold, for instance,

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  • Allegaeon Announces 'The Terrestrial Takeover Tour 2020'

    Allegaeon Announces 'The Terrestrial Takeover Tour 2020'

    This April, Allegaeon will hit the road with Fallujah, Entheos, and Etherius as direct support.

    The band comments: "We are very happy to announce 'The Terrestrial Takeover Tour 2020' - a U.S. headliner with support from our amazing friends in Fallujah, Entheos, and Etherius. This lineup is such a total powerhouse of melodic and progressive death metal - we could not possibly be more excited to be taking this beast on the road."

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  • Jason Momoa Channels The Prince of Darkness for Ozzy Osbourne's 'Ordinary Man'

    Jason Momoa Channels The Prince of Darkness for Ozzy Osbourne's 'Ordinary Man'

    With Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Ozzy Osbourne's highly-anticipated Ordinary Man out tomorrow, The Prince of Darkness has shared a special clip in advance of the release. But what is Aquaman Jason Momoa doing here?

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  • FAITH NO MORE, KORN, HELMET, Embark on Summer 2020 Tour

    FAITH NO MORE, KORN, HELMET, Embark on Summer 2020 Tour

    The greatest tour of 2020 has been announced.

    Faith No More and Korn will embark on an epic co-headline North American tour. Produced by Live Nation, the 26-city run kicks off August 7 and winds to a close in St. Louis on September 17.

    Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway, Helmet, Spotlights, and ’68 will appear on select dates.

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  • 5 Last-Minute Valentine's Gift Ideas for the Whole Family

    5 Last-Minute Valentine's Gift Ideas for the Whole Family

    Valentine's Day can mean a romantic meal with a special someone, but it can also be a family affair. After all, Valentine's Day doesn't need to be strictly for romance; share the love with your whole family by finding family-friendly Valentine's Day activities.

    If you're searching for something to do on Valentine's Day with the whole family , you can try revisiting some of the classics, but with a twist. You can also make some new traditions of your own.

    Whatever

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  • Rides: Extreme Terrain's 'Throttle Out' Customizes a JL Rubicon

    Rides: Extreme Terrain's 'Throttle Out' Customizes a JL Rubicon

    In the latest episode of ExtremeTerrain’s Throttle Out YouTube video series, host Merideth Evasew wrenches on a brand-new Jeep Wrangler JLU Rubicon, adding some functional and stylish Jeep parts from Deegan 38 and Teraflex.

    Adding Jeep armor, lighting, recovery gear, and a big set of wheels & tires, Merideth guides you through her build process, explaining special features and benefits as well as her reasons for the parts she selected. After an overview of the build and all its components,

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