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Disney Stock: Bull vs. Bear

On the surface, waltz disney ( SAY -0.10% ) the stock stands out as an incredible buy, selling 33% off its 52-week high. But buying a stock just because its price is lower is usually a great way to get into trouble. When building an investment case, it can be helpful to play devil’s advocate […]

NPD Group Announces Winners of 2021 Toy ...

LEGO Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Child was the top-selling building set in the US in 2021, per NPD | Source: The LEGO Group The American toy industry has just had a banner year, and now the NPD Group is honoring the greatest artists in the United States and beyond. This week, the leading retail […]

US toy industry grows 13% in 2021 • The

Source: Adobe Stock Play prevailed in another year of challenges and uncertainty for the toy industry. Despite the ongoing supply chain crisis, the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and other unpredictable factors, U.S. toy retail sales totaled $28.6 billion in 2021, compared to $25.4 billion in 2020, according to The NPD Group. In addition […]

Mattel reclaims license to make ‘Frozen’

Mattel’s stock rose sharply after the toymaker said it had regained the worldwide license for toys based on Walt Disney’s Princess line. “We are incredibly proud to welcome the Disney Princess and Frozen lines back to Mattel,” Mattel President and COO Richard Dickson said in a statement Wednesday. The Disney Princess toy line boosted Mattel’s […]

Mattel Acquires Disney Princesses From H...

Toby Talbot/AP/Shutterstock Elsa, Anna, Jasmine, Ariel, Snow White, Mulan, Cinderella and all their friends return to Matteland Wall Street think this little economic news is just magical. See: 2 ways to do Disney World: extravagant and cheapFind: Disney files a patent to produce its own metaverse via personalized 3D images: will you ever be able […]

Build-A-Bear (BBW) workshop to stuff the...

Adam Bettcher/Getty Images Entertainment Build-A-Bear Workshop (BBW) is a low valuation stock with strong future growth potential. The company has monopoly status as it is the world’s only self-made stuffed animal retail company. Sure, you can buy stuffed animals at many places, but Build-A-Bear gives kids, teens, and adults an experience to create their own […]

Hasbro stock: strategic direction unclea...

Rena-Marie/iStock Editorial via Getty Images Overview: Over the past decade, Hasbro (NASDAQ:A) led the industry in sales and profit growth against relatively heavy and high executive suites revenue at Mattel (MAT). Both companies had strong brands, with Hasbro supporting product lines such as Play-Doh, My Little Pony, Nerf, Baby Alive, Wizards of the Coast, a […]

US toy industry sales soared 11% in thir...

Source: Adobe Stock The global supply chain crisis is causing headaches, but it has yet to officially make a financial hole in the U.S. toy industry’s cash registers. According to the latest data from The NPD Group, the toy industry’s total dollar sales in the United States rose 11% in the third quarter of 2021. […]

The impact of streaming services on the ...

It’s been almost 15 years since Netflix began offering its subscribers an online video content library for a flat monthly fee, introducing a new way to watch TV and movies that would eventually eclipse – or more accurately, erase – his existing DVD. -mail rental service. Today, streaming content is still a hot topic. From […]

Remembering Arnold Irwin, pioneer of the...

Anyone who’s ever hiked a Hula Hoop, guided a Slinky up the stairs, thrown a Frisbee, cuddled a bear, engaged in a Star Wars minifigure battle, made a snack in an Easy-Bake oven, or challenged an opponent on a gaming system video Atari was touched by the Irwin family of Toronto. In 1926 Samuel Irwin […]

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 […]

Toy industry sales experience in the Uni...

The US toy industry’s dollar sales increased + 19% from January to June 2021, increasing by + $ 1.7 billion, to $ 11.0 billion in sales, according to The NPD Group. PORT WASHINGTON, NY, August 5, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – US toy industry dollar sales up + 19% from January-June 2021, up $ 1.7 […]

Toy industry grows 19% in first half

The U.S. toy industry grew nearly 20% in the first half of 2021, up $ 1.7 billion to $ 11 billion, according to The NPD Group. The industry experienced a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9% in dollars and average selling price from 2018 to 2021, but the unit CAGR has remained stable over […]

Bad Robot action figure: JJ Abrams and M...

When it comes to iconic modern brands, Bad Robot Productions by JJ Abrams, which was founded in 2001 and is the originator of the Cloverfield franchise, many of your favorites Impossible mission movie theater, Lost, the return of Star wars, and many other pop culture moments of the past two decades – is at the […]

US Toy Industry Sales Grow 27% in First ...

A target toy ray | Source: Target Corp. The growth of the US toy industry shows no signs of slowing down. Total U.S. sales rose 27% in the first four months of 2021, an increase of $1.5 billion from the January-April period of last year, according to The NPD Group. Tracking data for the period […]

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 […]

Delayed movie releases impact the toy in...

During the pandemic, toy companies have not been able to capitalize as much on sales of new toys and merchandise related to major movie releases, as many movies have been significantly delayed. We learn more this week about the overall picture of toy companies. Hasbro released its quarterly results on Monday, beating revenue and profit […]

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 […]

Toy industry looks to YouTube talent for...

Kids wanted toys based on their favorite movies and TV shows, be it “Star Wars”, “My Little Pony” or “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. These remain in demand – show interest in so-called Baby Yoda character from the Star Wars series “The Mandalorian” or anything from “Frozen II” – but more recently kids have also been […]

Toy industry hit by crisis ‘due to Brexi

Britain’s toy industry suffered “difficult” trading conditions last year due to declining consumer confidence following Brexit and a snap general election, manufacturers said. The British Toy and Hobby Association (BTHA) – which represents over 80% of the industry in the UK – has released new figures showing overall sales fell 6% to £3.2billion in 2019 […]

Funko takes the toy industry by storm

New York CNN Affairs – Forget Hasbro, Mattel and Lego. The hottest toy company might just be Funko, the maker of pop culture characters with moving heads. 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 replicates Star Wars characters […]