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1.Top-10 Most-Wanted Licensed Toys
From construction sets to sticker puzzles, check out the Top-10 licensed toys according to retailers interviewed by TDmonthly...

6/1/2015



2.Hello Kitty – a cat on life support?
Hello Kitty has been a doll icon for the past forty years but her reign may slowly come to an end unless some fearless knight comes riding to her rescue...

11/1/2015







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1.Hello Kitty – a cat on life support?
Hello Kitty has been a doll icon for the past forty years but her reign may slowly come to an end unless some fearless knight comes riding to her rescue...

11/1/2015



2.Top-10 Most-Wanted Licensed Toys
From construction sets to sticker puzzles, check out the Top-10 licensed toys according to retailers interviewed by TDmonthly...

6/1/2015



3.The Western Toy Market
This review of 2014 will look at the two largest toy markets – the United States and Europe; for the latter, the focus will be on the four keystone countries France, Germany, Spain and the UK...

2/1/2015



4.Top-10 Most-Wanted Licensed Toys
Almost half of the retailers surveyed by TDmonthly Magazine in May 2014 told us that they carry little to no licensed toys. Those that did, however, reported lots of success with offerings from LEGO...

6/1/2014



5.Are Fashion Dolls Old Hat?
Fashion Dolls have dominated the U.S. doll market since Barbie came onto the scene back in 1959 and they have reigned pretty much without challenge since then...

6/1/2014



6.Disney – is Infinity leading the way?
Disney is the largest media conglomerate in the world and its avowed goal is to be a major player in every sphere of endeavor in which it operates. The company is engaged in four distinct Segments and is dominant in three of them. The question is – what about the fourth?...

1/1/2014



7.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



8.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



9.Happy Birds: May the Force be With You!
Latest data from The NPD Group, a global information company, reveals Angry Birds Star Wars as the best new toy license in the big five* European toy markets in 2013 so far (year to date July 2013)...

10/1/2013



10.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



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

9/1/2013



12.Construction Toys - LEGO vs. Everyone Else
The construction toy category continues on its phenomenal growth path. This is extraordinary because all the other toys – with the exception of the Electronic Learning segment of Preschool – continue to flag...

8/1/2013



13.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



14.Top-5 Most-Wanted Licensed Toys
In a May 2013 survey, TDmonthly Magazine learned that many specialty retailers are still reluctant to carry licensed products...

6/1/2013



15.How is the toy space shaping up for 2013?
few days ago, TDmonthly ran an article "2013 Toy Fair – a Review by Lutz Muller" in which I reported the impressions that five national buyers for very large retail chains, three from the U.S. and two from Europe, took away from Toy Fair. I just now went back and asked them how they saw things shaping up for the leading North American public companies for 2013...

3/1/2013



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

2/1/2013



17.Rovio – Birds and Piggies Eat Competition
It does not happen too often that an unknown software company from a small European country becomes a major force in the toy space in one year. But this is exactly what happened in the case of Rovio...

11/1/2012



18.DISNEY TO ACQUIRE LUCASFILM LTD.
ontinuing its strategy of delivering exceptional creative content to audiences around the world, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. in a stock and cash transaction. Lucasfilm is 100% owned by Lucasfilm Chairman and Founder, George Lucas...

10/1/2012



19.20 Top-Selling Mass-Market Toys
You may sell specialty, but it's important to watch the mass-market to keep abreast of new trends. See our list of mass-market best-sellers, updated weekly...

10/1/2012



20.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



21.20 Top-Selling Mass-Market Toys
You may sell specialty, but it's important to watch the mass-market to keep abreast of new trends. See our list of mass-market best-sellers, updated weekly...

8/1/2012



22.Wonder Forge – a Scrappy Little Upstart is Showing Them How It's Done
Early this month, I mentioned that the top five games at ToysRUs included a relative unknown...

7/1/2012



23.Licensed Toys
Summer blockbusters and Saturday morning cartoons are a much-loved part of summer vacation - but most parents aren't as keen on all that screen time...

6/1/2012



24.Top-10 Most-Wanted Licensed Toys
When TDmonthly Magazine interviewed retailers about their best-selling licensed toys, three of the 12 we spoke with said that they don't sell licensed products at all...

6/1/2012




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