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Funko hit $1 billion in sales last year,...

Funko Inc. hit $1 billion in sales in 2021, boosted by more than a quarter of a billion dollars in sales of its Pop figures during the holiday season, according to an earnings report on Thursday that sent shares soaring 18% in after-hours trading. Funko FNKO, -0.06%, known for its pop culture-influenced action figures and […]

North American morning briefing: Oil pri...

MARKET ENVELOPES To watch: US Q4 Revised Productivity and Costs; US Unemployment Weekly Claims; US Factory Orders for January; Toronto-Dominion Bank first quarter earnings. Opening call: Stock futures fell as oil prices continued to climb, as investors watched Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and how a rise in commodity prices is likely to impact inflation and […]

Dow Jones, S&P 500 rebounds as investors

Stock Market Today Mid-Morning Updates Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 100 points. Today, markets erased losses from Thursday’s session as investors continue to assess the risks associated with the Russian invasion of Ukraine. With a broader Russian invasion of Ukraine underway, with reports of ballistics and missiles raining down across Ukraine, there […]

Stock Market Today: Dow Jones, S&P 500 R

Stock Market Today Mid-Morning Updates Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 100 points. Today, markets erased losses from Thursday’s session as investors continue to assess the risks associated with the Russian invasion of Ukraine. With a broader Russian invasion of Ukraine underway, with reports of ballistics and missiles raining down across Ukraine, there […]

Is it time to buy Mattel stock?

Toy Product Actions and Content Creator Mattel, Inc. (NYSE: MAT) the stock is finally breaking out after a lag of several years. The iconic toy entertainment company has strengthened its position with various big entertainment brands in addition to its own evergreen IPs like Barbie and Hot Wheels to position itself for continued growth. Its […]

Daily deals: Change OLED in stock, last ...

Today, the Nintendo Switch OLED model is still in stock at Amazon. And, you can still buy three for the price of two on select games, toys, books, and movies on Amazon. Plus, you can save nearly 50% on a top-of-the-line exercise bike from Bowflex. Plus, save on an Oculus Quest 2 headset, get an […]

Scream because the Dyson Airwrap is fina...

Our team is dedicated to finding and telling you more about the products and offers we like. If you also like them and decide to purchase through the links below, we may receive a commission. Pricing and availability are subject to change. I hope you have saved your credit card information because the Dyson Airwrap […]

Most actively traded companies on the To...

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Tuesday: Toronto Stock Exchange (21,319.92, up 221.63 points.) Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Up 25 cents, or 0.5%, to $53.99 on 15.5 million shares. Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX: CVE). Energy. Up 72 cents, or 3.9%, to $19.21 on 10.2 million shares. […]

1 under-the-radar TSX stock that keeps c...

Image source: Getty Images The past two years have been great for Motley Fool investors looking for growth stocks. After the huge fall of March 2020, finding a TSX stock that could rebound was actually quite easy. But now it’s getting harder and harder. On the one hand, that’s a good thing. This means the […]

Advertising chain to launch Boxing Day t...

The Hungry Horse pub chain today announced a new Boxing Day toy donation program, designed to help parents declutter their homes and spread the holiday cheer, while supporting families who can save their toys. favorite toys wisely during the holiday season. According to the latest research, almost a third (27%) of UK children miss their […]

Stock Transportation Donates School Bus ...

TORONTO, ONTARIO, Canada – Stock Transportation, a leader in school transportation, donated a school bus full of toys to CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish as part of Stock Transportation’s “Stock the Bus” campaign. The ‘Stock the Bus’ campaign is part of its company-wide Partners Beyond the Bus program, which aims to meet the growing and diverse […]

Rochdale News | News headlines | Boxin...

Date published: 22 December 2021 Photo: Google, DigitalGlobe The Hornet at Kingsway A new Boxing Day toy donation program will take place at the Hornet Pub on Kingsway, designed to help parents declutter their homes and spread the holiday cheer, while supporting families who can put their pre-loved toys in to good use during the […]

Toy industry resists government labeling...

The federal government says scooters are the most dangerous toys this holiday season, but the toy industry says not all scooters are created equal. The Toy Association, a nonprofit trade group, says the US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s annual report on “toy-related deaths and injuries” mistakenly includes unregulated scooters as toys in its claim that […]

Kanye West bought nearly 4,000 toys for ...

Kanye West is eager to give back this holiday season. According to Chicago Alderman Stephanie Coleman, Ye bought almost all of the 4,000 toys that were to be donated at a Sunday toy drive in Englewood, a neighborhood in south Chicago, ABC7 reports. “I am so proud that Kanye is responding, once again, to our […]

“The situation is dire”; The Salvation

item SEATTLE – The Salvation Army is facing a shortage of toys and donations ahead of the holiday season and is urging communities to find a way to help. The nonprofit reports that it receives 75% of total annual donations in November and December, and is again in need of support. This help can take […]

Dayton Children’s is hosting a holiday t

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – On Saturday, Dayton Children’s Hospital held a toy drive-thru at its Tech Town location at 241 Taylor Street in Dayton. This is the event’s second year, and Dayton Children’s leaders say the goal of the event is to ensure the holiday season is joyful and bright for the patients they care […]

Beyak Automotive Group donates toys to U...

Like many other organizations in the district during the holiday season, the Beyak Automotive Group is doing their part to make sure every child receives a toy for Christmas. On Monday, December 6, 2021, representatives of the group stopped by the United Native Friendship Center (UNFC) building in downtown Fort Frances to deliver toys valued […]

The Lodge at Greeley Senior Living will ...

This holiday season, The Lodge at Greeley Senior Living, located at 4430 24and Street Road, will partner with the Greeley Police Department to collect toy donations for the Santa Cops of Weld County. The donation campaign began on Thanksgiving Day and will end on Thursday, December 23. The Lodge at Greeley will be collecting new […]

Watch Principal Akbar Cook in “The Givin

Giving back, especially this holiday season, has always been a priority for New Jersey principal Akbar Cook of West Side High School in Newark. This is the mission behind its lights on! program, an initiative he created to help hundreds of students in need. For a closer look at the inspirational educator in action, watch […]

Oakville firefighters host annual drive-...

By Gene Pereira Posted on November 30, 2021 at 12:09 p.m. Donating this holiday season can be as easy as a walk through Coronation Park in Oakville. The Oakville Professional Firefighters Association (PFFA) is teaming up with the City of Oakville for a second year to host the PFFA’s Drive-thru Toy Donation Event at Coronation […]

Shade Tree Car Club Hosts Toy Donation D...

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – People show up at Beckley Walmart bringing in toy donations and spreading holiday cheer to kids in need this Christmas. Shade Tree Car Club is partnering with Toys for Tots of Southern West Virginia for the second year of their toy donation campaign, bringing thousands of less fortunate children across the […]

Spin Master (TSX: TOY) stock earnings: w...

Image source: Getty Images. Key points Analysts expect profits to be significantly lower than the previous quarter. Master of the spin (TSX: TOY) believes sales will continue, recently announcing a venture capital fund. Supply chain issues worry investors, but its digital revenues remain significant. Spin Master, one of the world’s leading children’s entertainment companies, will […]

Crowded supply chain creates problems fo...

item NEW YORK – Three months before Christmas, toy company Basic Fun has made an unprecedented decision to leave a third of its iconic Tonka Mighty dump trucks destined for U.S. store shelves in China. Why? With the prices of shipping containers and clogs in the supply network soaring, the transportation costs to get the […]

What the holiday season 2021 could look ...

through GERRICK JOHNSON, Senior Analyst, BMO Capital Markets Although a lot of people in the toy industry know who I am, few know what I actually do. I’m an equity research analyst for BMO Capital Markets and, in a nutshell, I make equity recommendations to institutional investors (mutuals, hedge funds and pension funds). My area […]

Toy industry grapples with supply chain ...

Ahead of the Paw Patrol movie release this summer, Toys “R” Us Canada and toy maker Spin Master Corp. have done something rarely seen before in the toy industry. They airlifted Liberty toys – the latest member of the animated search and rescue team – from China to Canada to put the new puppy on […]

NPD Says Global Toy Sales Increase 15% i...

Pokémon Mega Construx | Source: Mattel / The Pokémon Co. International Despite shipping issues and empty shelves in some places, the global toy industry is still on a roll with famous brands including Pokémon, Barbie, Star Wars, LOL Surprise! and Marvel Universe topped the charts. According to The NPD Group, toy industry sales in the […]

Global toy industry to 2025

Dublin, July 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The report “Global Toy Market Overview, 2020-25” has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. This report presents valuable insights on the global toys market for the period 2014 to 2019 and forecasts the market for 2025, with due consideration of the macroeconomic, demographic and social developments in the global […]

The toy industry should start in 2021: 3...

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 saw schools switch to online classes. In addition, parents were reluctant to take their children to the playgrounds because the risk of exposure to the virus was high. Therefore, with schools and playgrounds inaccessible to children, they needed another form of engagement and this is where toys […]

How will 2021 unfold for the toy industr...

The toy industry saw significant growth in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic as parents turned to toys to keep children engaged while they remained homebound. During this period, some categories such as building sets, board games, and digital games have grown in popularity, generating sales for their manufacturers. Looking ahead, the general feeling appears to […]

New Toys ‘R’ Us owner plans to reopen US

Toys “R” Us is changing direction again. It was announced on Monday that brand management company WHP Global had acquired a majority stake in the parent company of the once-proud toy store/GOAT. Majority interests in Babies “R” Us, as well as the Geoffrey the Giraffe brands were also acquired in the same transaction. “We’re in […]

US toy industry hits record sales despit...

through Juli Lennett, Vice President, Industry Advisor, American Toys, The NPD Group Retail sales of the toy industry in the United States grew 16% in 2020, generating $ 25.1 billion, a year-over-year increase of $ 3.5 billion. The US toy industry surpassed $ 32.6 billion in annual sales for the first time in history, when […]

The company organizes a toy donation and...

CANNON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – With Christmas less than a week away and in a year as tough as 2020, many more people are depending on giving season. A small cannabis company called Healing Organic Garden (HOG) has announced it wants donations of toys. With the help of the West Michigan cannabis industry and the […]

Santa Bill makes annual toy donation to ...

PEORIA, Ill (WMBD) – Riding a fire engine, Bill “Santa Bill” Turney made a grand entrance Thursday morning at the OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital in Illinois dressed in his traditional red Santa Claus costume for the 24th year of the community tradition. Turney was unable to visit the children in person on Thursday morning as […]

The need for toy donation is great for 2...

CORAL CAP Cape Coral’s Holiday Boat-A-Long is about to start, but it will see changes due to health concerns during the pandemic. The land portion of the event is canceled, but the boats will still parade through the water. Toys for Tots hopes people can still help children smile through the Christmas event. Organizers told […]

Toys for Tots 2020: Marines host annual ...

CHICAGO (WLS) – December 1 is ‘I Give Tuesday’ and although the toy drive is different this year due to the pandemic, the Marines are continuing the Toddler Toys Campaign. Navy veteran George Heyman led the Toys for Tots campaign in Chicago. Disney will donate $ 1 for each new toy donated bought on their […]

What happens afterwards? Predictions fo...

by Sean McGowan, Managing Director, Gateway Investor Relations Of all the comparisons I’ve read about what 2020 will be remembered, the one I’ve found most useful is 1918 + 1929 + 1968 = 2020. This year we have experienced a deadly pandemic, an economic collapse and an explosion of social unrest. I will leave future […]

Coronavirus has created new momentum in ...

While the sharp drop in oil will affect businesses in different ways, it could be good news for Hasbro (HAS), Mattel (MAT) and Funko (FNKO). “Plastic is a by-product of petroleum. So if the oil goes down, there should be an impact on the amount it costs a toy maker, ”toy maker and comic artist […]

Coronavirus disrupts the global toy indu...

Toy companies are delaying shipments and new product launches and struggling to fill retail orders as the coronavirus outbreak disrupts the industry’s supply chain. Some toy factories in China, where about 85% of the world’s toys are made, remain closed and others operate at a fraction of their capacity, either due to labor shortages or […]

The coronavirus comes at a bad time for ...

The coronavirus continues to impact industries with a strong presence in China, from auto parts to technology. And the toy industry is no less vulnerable to the virus and its deleterious effects on global supply chains. For now, the US toy industry, which is hosting its 117th North American International Toy Fair in New York […]

Toy industry sales fell 2% in 2018, than...

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 Us in more than 60 […]