Skip to main content

Toy Industry Vet Ed Gershowitz Joins Sno...

Ed Gershowitz | Source: Snorble Inc. A familiar face has resurfaced in a new place. Ed Gershowitz, the former chairman of Hornby America and Carrera of America, has been named chief revenue officer and executive vice president of sales at Snorble Inc. The move comes as the tech startup prepares to bring its “smart friend” […]

Is the options market predicting a spike...

Investors in Activision Blizzard, Inc. ATVI needs to pay close attention to the stock based on recent moves in the options market. Indeed, the $77.50 put on May 20, 2022 had one of the highest implied volatilities of any equity option today. What is implied volatility? Implied volatility shows the magnitude of the movements the […]

Toy industry bets on Licensing Expo 2022...

Source: Licensing Fair The American toy industry is rolling the dice and placing bets for big payouts in Las Vegas this year. Licensing Expo – the world’s largest licensing trade show – will return to the Las Vegas Strip May 24-26, 2022 when Informa Markets and Licensing International open their doors and bring the licensing […]

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. […]

Licensing Expo returns to Las Vegas with...

Source: Information Markets The show must continue! Licensing Expo – the world’s largest licensing trade show – is back in action and will return to Las Vegas May 24-26, 2022. Informa Markets and Licensing International have confirmed plans to move forward with a show in no one to reunite the licensing community at the Mandalay […]

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 […]

Are Options Traders Betting on a Big Mov...

Investors in Activision Blizzard, Inc. ATVI needs to pay close attention to the stock based on recent moves in the options market. Indeed, the $95.00 call on January 19, 2024 had one of the highest implied volatilities of any stock option today. What is implied volatility? Implied volatility shows the magnitude of the movements the […]

E-commerce, real estate, fintech, toy in...

Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, different sectors including e-commerce, real estate, fintech and the toy industry expect robust growth in 2022. Mr. Rajiv Kumar Aggarwal, Founder and CEO of StoreHippo, said that 2022 will see e-commerce evolve further with more emphasis on personalization, next-generation customer touchpoints, rapid penetration of e-commerce into the level III and […]

Watch Making it in the Toy Industry podc...

Making It In the Toy Industry, a podcast hosted by The Toy Coach, Azhelle Wade, celebrates the launch of its third season. MIITTI is the only toy podcast designed to support and inspire inventors, entrepreneurs and corporate toy people with insider tips and advice on concept development, marketing, sales, and manufacturing. In its first two […]

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 […]

Texas Biomed innovates in animal care co...

The Texas Biomedical Research Institute inaugurated a new facility this week that will allow them to breed more non-human primates for medical research amid a nationwide animal shortage. The four-building complex, including an 18,000-foot animal care building, will be part of the Southwest National Primate Research Center. “This is a huge project for Texas Biomed,” […]

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 […]

Netflix Now Sells Customizable “Squid Ga

UPDATE 10/12, 2:35 p.m. ET: Netflix is ​​branching out further into the merchandise department by partnering with Walmart on a wide selection of items, with their own dedicated hub, including toys, games, books and clothing related not only to Squid game but also Stranger Things, The Witcher, Queer Eye, did it!, and more. Some items […]

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 […]

Toy industry mourns loss of former Galoo...

Robby Kanoff | Source: The Nacelle Co./ The toys that made us A toy industry veteran with legendary ties to the world of wrestling action figures has passed away. The toy book has learned that Robby Kanoff, former executive vice president of sales at Galoob Toys, passed away yesterday, September 16, 2021. “We lost a […]

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 […]

Playmonster’s Bob Wann among four indust

Playmonster CEO Bob Wann has joined a list of esteemed toy industry names – including Jim Pressman, the former president of Pressman Toy Corporation, and the late Raggedy Ann and Andy creator Johnny Gruelle – to be inducted into the toy industry. Hall of fame. Rounding out this year’s list of big name inductees is […]

Four toy industry icons to be inducted i...

NEW YORK, August 31, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Toy Association announced today that it will introduce Jim pressman, former president of Pressman Toy Corporation; Bob wann, Head of PlayMonster at PlayMonster LLC; the end Johnny Gruelle, creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy; and the end Lucille King, founder of the Playskool Institute, in […]

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 Veterinarian Ashley Mady Jo...

Ashley Mady | Source: IT’SUGAR / The Toy Book A familiar veteran of the toy and licensing industry has joined specialty retailer IT’SUGAR. Ashley Mady Joins Basic Fun Company! assume the newly created role of Vice President of Brand Development. Mady will lead the visual merchandising, private label, licensing, public relations and marketing efforts of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Biggest Toy Industry Trends of 2019

Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg © 2019 Bloomberg Finance L.P. We describe what children do as “playing”. For adults, this means more than work, but for children, playing is their job, it’s how they learn to socialize and think constructively. Unlike adult work, if it’s not constantly engaging, they stop and it’s not productive. Making toys that […]

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 […]