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Toy Industry News for January 2016
Mattel to offer diabetes kits for American Girl dolls

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Toy Industry News for December 2015
Amazon wants to use its new drones

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Toy Industry News for November 2015
The Future Businesses Set To Impact Retail Deliveries

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Toy Industry News for October 2015
Genius Brands International Announces $4.3 Million Private Placement

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Toy Industry News for September 2015
Kids Learn STEM Through Fashion Design

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Toy Industry News for August 2015
Why Hasbro wants to crowdfund a gaming hit

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Toy Industry News for July 2015
Few Women Make The List of Retail's 25 Top Execs

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Toy Industry News for June 2015
Disney Merges Consumer Product and Interactive Units

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Toy Industry News for May 2015
Hasbro CEO hints Bumblebee could get Transformers spin-off film

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Toy Industry News for April 2015
Video Game Hall of Fame

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Toy Industry News for March 2015
Amazon Launches A Dedicated STEM Toy Shop

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Toy Industry News for February 2015
Retailers feeling heat to increase wages

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Toy Industry News for January 2015
LEGO Announces Video Games Based on Avengers, Jurassic World

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Toy Industry News for December 2014
Play-Doh will exchange phallic-shaped toy

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Toy Industry News for November 2014
Meet the pint-sized toy reviewers making king-sized money

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Toy Industry News for October 2014
Former Toys 'R' Us exec named to lead Fairfield toy company

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Toy Industry News for September 2014
Amazon's Grand Plan to Avoid Holiday Delivery Snafus Again

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Toy Industry News for August 2014
Mattel intros new American Girls line

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Toy Industry News for July 2014
Film world's cast of toys teleport into digital playground

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Toy Industry News for June 2014
Mattel to make 'Beautiful and Bald Barbie' dolls for patients

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Toy Industry News for May 2014
Reeves International offers shopping spree to one lucky ASTRA attendee

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Toy Industry News for April 2014
China Exclusive: Time to say farewell to Barbie

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Toy Industry News for March 2014
GE Capital Provides $75 Million Credit Facility to JAKKS Pacific

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Toy Industry News for February 2014
Mattel to buy Mega Brands to build up against Lego

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Toy Industry News for January 2014
Former supervising artist sues Hasbro over firing

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Toy Industry News for December 2013
How Consumers Contributed to the Shipping Nightmare on Christmas

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Toy Industry News for November 2013
Is Black Friday a little less frenetic this year?

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Toy Industry News for October 2013
Target Recalls Children’s Sitting Stools Due to Fall Hazard

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Toy Industry News for September 2013
Negative Award "Plagiarius" sheds public light on unscrupulous counterfeits

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Toy Industry News for August 2013
Toys"R"Us® Expands Year-Round Education Product Selection

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Toy Industry News for July 2013
Safari Ltd® Announces New, Permanent Showroom

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Toy Industry News for June 2013
Jeff Bunker: The Man Behind The 'Disney Infinity' Toy Design

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Toy Industry News for May 2013
Teen Angst: Retailers Fight for Relevance

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Toy Industry News for April 2013
Hasbro Continues To Lay Off Workers Despite Expansion Plans

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Toy Industry News for March 2013
New York Court Upholds Sales Tax for Online Retailers

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Toy Industry News for February 2013
MGA's Trade-Secret Claim Against Mattel to Proceed

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Toy Industry News for January 2013
Holograms Coming to the Toy Deparment

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Toy Industry News for December 2012
The retail industry has temporarily avoided a shut down of 14 ports

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Toy Industry News for November 2012
CPSC & CBP Working at U.S. Ports to Protect Families

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Toy Industry News for October 2012
Retailers hit hard by superstorm, economy expected to rebound

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Toy Industry News for September 2012
Captain Cutlass Pirate Toy Guns Recalled by Dillon Importing

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Toy Industry News for August 2012
Lego Earnings 2012: Profits Jump 35 Percent

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Toy Industry News for July 2012
Liberty Mountain Recalls VAUDE Kenta Child Carriers Due to Fall Hazard

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Toy Industry News for June 2012
Domestic toy makers seek clarity over tax structures (India)

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Toy Industry News for May 2012
The Avengers' Success Bodes Well For Hasbro

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Toy Industry News for April 2012
Is Mr Potato Head to blame for 'pester power' ads?

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Toy Industry News for March 2012
Apple labor plan to ripple through China factories

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Toy Industry News for February 2012
Consumer Confidence up Dramatically in February

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Toy Industry News for January 2012
U.S. Toy Industry Retail Sales Generated $21.18 Billion in 2011

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Toy Industry News for December 2011
Wimpy Kid Wins Restraining Order Against Comics Parody

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Toy Industry News for November 2011
McDonald's will charge for Happy Meal toys in SF

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Toy Industry News for October 2011
Toys"R"Us today unveiled its 2011 holiday advertising campaign

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Toy Industry News for September 2011
Shermag Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards

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Toy Industry News for August 2011
Toys R Us to Open Fewer Pop-up Stores This Year

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Toy Industry News for July 2011
Kids play like scientists work, according to research at MIT and Stanford University.

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Toy Industry News for June 2011
ASTRA has announced their 2011 Best Toys for Kids list

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Toy Industry News for May 2011
Disney Interactive Studios is developing Disney Universe, a multiplayer action adventure game, for PlayStation3, Xbox 360, Wii and Windows PC/MAC

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Toy Industry News for April 2011
The Encore Group, currently holder of the license to use the Russ Berrie brand name, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

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Toy Industry News for March 2011
Consumer Alert: CPSC Warns of Deadly Danger with Water Walking Balls

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Toy Industry News for February 2011
Pillow Pets has launched a new interactive website

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Toy Industry News for January 2011
MAC Cosmetics to Launch Wonder Woman Line

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Toy Industry News for December 2010
'Toy Story 3' named highest-grossing film of 2010

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Toy Industry News for November 2010
If Pretty Ugly LLC has its way, 2011 may be the year of the Ugly Doll

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Toy Industry News for October 2010
Using the glowing blue and black color scheme from the movie, Disney's new Tron toys include headphones, a mouse, a keyboard, Xbox and Wii controllers, a pen set and an iPod dock surrounded by a glowing blue disc

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Toy Industry News for September 2010
Chorion has introduced a new Little Miss character, Little Miss Princess, in honor of the Mr. Men and Little Miss brands' 40th anniversary in 2011

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Toy Industry News for August 2010
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and Claire's are teaming to launch an exclusive "Glee"-inspired jewelry collection

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Toy Industry News for July 2010
Stevanne Auerbach, PhD, known as Dr. Toy, has revealed the winners of the fourth annual Dr. Toy Best Green Product Awards

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Toy Industry News for June 2010
TOMY Corporation has announced plans to introduce TOMICA, a best-selling die-cast car and train brand in Japan, to North America

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Toy Industry News for May 2010
Toys "R" Us Inc., which went private in a 2005 purchase by a private-equity consortium, plans to return to the public markets, aiming to raise $800 million in an initial stock offering.

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Toy Industry News for April 2010
Electronic Arts EA Play is set to release a number of games for Hasbro’s Littlest Pet Shop brand this fall. EA has already launched an interactive website, Littlest Pet Shop Online

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Toy Industry News for March 2010
Music merchandising company Bravado has appointed University Games to produce a signature line of games, authentic puzzles and Colorforms, expanding on their collectible memorabilia for the world’s most successful entertainer, Michael Jackson

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Toy Industry News for February 2010
An overseas shipment tagged as "toys and parts" that arrived in Tacoma, Wash., was discovered to contain 30 rifles similar to those used by the U.S. military

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Toy Industry News for January 2010
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Regal Lager Inc., has announced a voluntary recall of about 1,100 CYBEX Strollers in the United States and 90 in Canada because when opening or closing, the hinge mechanism may amputate a child's fingertip

...read more toy news from January 2010



Toy Industry News for December 2009
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Dorel Juvenile Group, has announced a voluntary recall of about 213,000 Safety 1st Disney Care Center™ Play Yards and Eddie Bauer Complete Care Play Yards

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Toy Industry News for November 2009
A report from the National Retail Federation shows that shoppers spent about $41.2 billion over Black Friday weekend, up from an estimated total of $41 billion

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Toy Industry News for October 2009
All Baby & Child announced today that the ABC Kids Expo, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in September, saw a 2.2-percent increase in buyer attendance this year

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Toy Industry News for September 2009
The Toy Industry Association and American International Toy Fair were honored at Trade Show Executive Magazine's "Gold 100" awards recognizing the largest U.S. trade shows

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Toy Industry News for August 2009
The Walt Disney Company and Marvel Entertainment have reached agreement for Disney to purchase the company of superheroes in a stock and cash deal

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Toy Industry News for July 2009
Amid a harsh economic climate, Reed Elsevier has put multiple Reed Business Information trade publications, including Playthings and Kids Today, up for sale

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Toy Industry News for June 2009
The Canadian Toy Association has announced that its annual toy and hobby trade show will now be held alongside the Canadian Gift and Tableware Association's Show at the Toronto International Centre each January/February.

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Toy Industry News for May 2009
Today marks the long-awaited U.S. debut of the Disney/Pixar animated feature "Up," reported Variety. It's booked at 3,766 theaters, including 1,530 that project in 3-D

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Toy Industry News for April 2009
Hasbro and Discovery Communications are joining forces to create a television network and Web programming featuring educational and entertaining shows for kids

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Toy Industry News for March 2009
Former Massachusetts employees of Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us will receive their overdue pay for earned vacation time in a $100,000+ settlement resulting from a self-audit

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Toy Industry News for February 2009
Marvel's beloved superhero Spider-Man will soon have a new stage on which to strut his stuff. "Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark" will debut at NYC's Hilton Theatre Feb. 18, 2010

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Toy Industry News for January 2009
Jacabee Inc. is releasing the first book in a 12-title series inspired by the American paintings of artist F. Luis Mora

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Toy Industry News for December 2008
Bratz-maker MGA Entertainment was given permission to continue producing their star product until February 11, 2009

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Toy Industry News for November 2008
Eighty migrant laborers demanding more severance pay after a layoff at Kai Da toy factory in Dongguan, China, sparked a 500-protestor-strong riot outside the factory Wednesday

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Toy Industry News for October 2008
Ganz announced it is now contracting with Brandwise to use its SalesOptimizer program, which will allow the maker of Webkinz to access key sales data, including purchasing trends on a Google map

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Toy Industry News for September 2008
RC2 Corporation has announced its withdrawal from an agreement to purchase Publications International's Children's Publishing Division

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Toy Industry News for August 2008
The state court of Connecticut has dismissed anti-trust and bribery claims levied against JAKKS Pacific by World Wrestling Entertainment

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Toy Industry News for July 2008
Christmas decorations, handbags, food and apparel are likely to face prices hikes of up to 15 percent for the holiday season

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Toy Industry News for June 2008
Disney/Pixar's "Wall-E" was well received at the domestic box office this weekend, pulling in $62.5 million and beating Universal's "Wanted,"

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Toy Industry News for May 2008
Emily the Strange, the surly tween pop-culture icon who started "life" as a tee-shirt design, is being pushed toward the big screen by Dark Horse Entertainment president Mike Richardson

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Toy Industry News for April 2008
Ghorban Ali Dori Najafabadi, the prosecutor general of Iran, has denounced the smuggling of Barbie, Harry Potter items and other toys from the West, warning that such products will harm the country's culture

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Toy Industry News for March 2008
GameStop Corp. has announced plans to acquire 49 Free Record Shop locations in Norway

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Toy Industry News for February 2008
CNNMoney featured the following products/lines as breakout hits at Toy Fair 2008: Karito Kids by KidsGive, which broke its single-day sales record at this year's show; Pressman Toy, for its licensed offerings The Office Trivia Game, ESPN Jeopardy and Disney Wheel of Fortune

...read more toy news from February 2008



Toy Industry News for January 2008
Fueled by activists' concern over the safety of children's products, Connecticut lawmakers assembled Wednesday to put forth a bill to ban lead in toys

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Toy Industry News for December 2007
Walt Disney and Warner Brothers plan to soon launch several virtual worlds as interactive online sites for children such as Webkinz World and Club Penguin continue to gain popularity

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Toy Industry News for November 2007
Sudanese protestors rallied for an hour in Martyrs Square Friday against the sentence given to British school teacher Gillian Gibbons, whose students at Khartoum's Unity High School named a teddy bear Muhammad

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Toy Industry News for October 2007
The Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the companies named below, has announced voluntary recalls of the following products due to high levels of lead

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Toy Industry News for September 2007
Walt Disney Co. is halting its Disney Mobile phone service at year’s end because it hasn’t held up in competition with national wireless providers

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Toy Industry News for August 2007
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Toys “R” Us has announced a recall of 27,000 Imaginarium Wooden Coloring Cases made in China

...read more toy news from August 2007



Toy Industry News for January 2005
Leading Retailer to Deliver Presentation; Radica Games Continues Sega Partnership; Toys R Us 2004 Announces Holiday Sales Webcast; Three THQ Titles Awarded: THQ Inc., ; Action Products Shows Big Gains

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