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1.Action Figures in the Doldrums
Action Figures represent about 6% of the U.S. toy market and are completely dominated by Hasbro. This is how the picture has developed since 2007...

11/1/2013



2.Summer Blockbusters Give Licensed Toys a Boost
Sales of licensed action figures have increased 20 percent, fueling the 4 percent increase in sales of licensed toys overall...

8/1/2013



3.Action Figure Sales are Up - But Not in Specialty
As we reported last month, The NPD Group has found that action figures are one of the only toy categories showing significant growth in 2013...

9/1/2013






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1.Action Figures in the Doldrums
Action Figures represent about 6% of the U.S. toy market and are completely dominated by Hasbro. This is how the picture has developed since 2007...

11/1/2013



2.Relativity Halts Stretch Armstrong Production
Relativity Media has announced that the Stretch Armstrong movie, slated to come out April 11, 2014, is no longer moving forward with production...

10/1/2013



3.Action Figure Sales are Up - But Not in Specialty
As we reported last month, The NPD Group has found that action figures are one of the only toy categories showing significant growth in 2013...

9/1/2013



4.Diamond Comic Distributors' Top-10 Toys
As we recently reported, action figure sales are up. But what products are top-sellers...

9/1/2013



5.Summer Blockbusters Give Licensed Toys a Boost
Sales of licensed action figures have increased 20 percent, fueling the 4 percent increase in sales of licensed toys overall...

8/1/2013



6.TDmonthly's Toy Fair Videos: Dolls, Plush, and Figures
TDmonthly Magazine was at Toy Fair, scouting out the newest toys and hottest trends of 2013. Our videographer captured these new toys on tape, so that retailers who couldn't visit their booths can still get a taste of what these new toys have to offer...

3/1/2013



7.Movies and Toys 2013
Movies are big business. Here are the box office estimates over the past few years...

2/1/2013



8.Activision Skylanders vs. Disney Infinity
Activision/Blizzard, the world’s largest provider of video games, has been in the news lately. Firstly, their Call of Duty: Black Ops II game was not only the #1 game for the month of December; it was the #1 game for the whole of 2012. Secondly, their 2011 entry Skylanders has just broken the $500 million barrier at U.S. retail...

2/1/2013



9.Safari Ltd® Supports Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Holiday Toy Drive
PRESS RELEASESafari Ltd®, a worldwide distributor of quality, hand painted animal replicas, donated more than 2,000 of its toys to Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation’s annual Holiday Toy Drive last week.The Holiday Toy Drive benefits children spending their holidays in the hospital. On Christmas morning, patients will wake up to a...

12/1/2012



10.Safari Ltd® Announces New Glow-in-the-Dark Collection
Safari Ltd®, manufacturer and worldwide distributor of museumquality, educational toy collections, will be releasing 15 new glow-in-the-dark replicas due to popular demand in January 2013...

11/1/2012



11.Spin Master Ltd. Acquires Key Brands from Wild Planet
"We are very excited with the acquisition of Spy Gear and other key Wild Planet assets," states Anton Rabie, Co-CEO and Founder of Spin Master Ltd...

11/1/2012



12.Top-4 Most-Wanted Action Figures
When TDmonthly Magazine asked specialty retailers about their best selling action figures, seven out of 10 said they don't sell them at all...

9/1/2012



13.Licensed Toys Bring Superheroes and Villains to Life
Licensed products are frequently a "bright spot" for the U.S. toy industry – in 2011, licensed toys and games represented 26% of total industry sales, up 2% over 2010...

9/1/2012



14.QUO VADIS HASBRO?
Hasbro, the world's second largest toy maker, is encountering very choppy waves. Firstly, the Battleship movie sank without a trace and with it, their latest hope to rescue the Board Games business. Secondly, G I Joe went AWOL into 2013, further weakening their 2012 movie offering. Meanwhile, their preschool business is facing a massively strengthened Fisher Price. What does this all mean for their business this year and in 2013?...

6/1/2012



15.Hasbro Strikes Back: Q&A with Wayne Charness, SVP of Corporate Communications at Hasbro
In light of the recent sharp downturn in Battleship movie audience numbers and the postponement of GI Joe into next year, analyst Lutz Muller decided to dive deeper into Hasbro's prospects for 2012 and beyond — and what he found wasn't pretty. Of course, there are two sides to every story, so Muller reached out to Wayne Charness, senior vice president of corporate communications at Hasbro, to hear his take...

6/1/2012



16.Obituary: Richard O'Brien, Toy Expert and Author
Richard O'Brien, author and expert on collectible toys, died in a North Carolina hospice today at age 78...

5/1/2012



17.Movie Related Toy Sales in 2012
There is a stellar line-up of toy-related movies this year, probably the best in a long time...

5/1/2012



18.Top 10 Boys Toys at 2012 New York International Toy Fair
The predominant trend for boys toys at this year's Toy Fair seemed to be the integration of technology with entertainment properties...

3/1/2012



19.Top-7 Most-Wanted Action Figures
When TDmonthly Magazine interviewed retailers for a Summer 2011 survey about best-selling action figures, four out of the 14 said that figurines from Papo were their best-sellers...

9/1/2011



20.Solving the Mystery of Composition Soldiers, Part II
The composition of Playwood’s soldiers consisted of triple zero wood flour from Wisconsin (very fine-ground, almost like talc), 20 Mule Team Borax, unbleached white flour (condemned by food inspectors who had marked the inedible flour with chicken blood), and water...

9/1/2011



21.Solving the Mystery of Composition Soldiers, Part I
Tracking down the composition soldiers made in the United States during World War II had been next to impossible...

8/1/2011



22.The Women Behind Toy Soldiers: Part III
According to Jeannette Vrancken, who was a ward of Olive Kooken's, toys were the artist's “bread and butter”...

5/1/2011



23.Top-5 Most-Wanted Action Figures
A June 2010 survey conducted by TDmonthly Magazine found that 34 percent of specialty toy retailers don't stock figurines based on popular characters...

9/1/2010



24.Holiday Preview: Action Figures and Animal Replicas
Warriors, fairies and plain ol’ folk from popular action-figure lines Safari Ltd., Schleich and Hotaling Import’s Papo give kids plenty of opportunity to create their own imaginative scenes. And Pretty Ugly’s rolled out a pretty cute new series of wonderfully quirky Uglydoll figurines. See TDmonthly’s Holiday Preview of Action Figures...

6/1/2010



 

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Safari Ltd® was inspired in 1979 by an endangered species card game that my parents Bernard and Rosemarie Rubel discovered while visiting the Munich Zoo in Germany. Fueled by their passion to educate through the joy of play, my parents transformed that rummy game into a collection of museum-quality figures enjoyed by children, adults, educators and collectors alike.As we grew, we signed license agreements with Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the Monterey Bay Aquarium® in 1986 and 1994. These licenses established us as a...
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