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Gaming Exports Set to Surge as Russia Heads Europe's E-sport League

19 March 2018

Russian e-sport sector to maintain double-digit growth even as Western Europe's interest looks set for imminent stall....Read More


New York Toy Show Remains Buoyant Despite Toys R Us Gloom

12 March 2018

The last show of the 2018 Toy Fair Season, the New York Toy Fair proved surprisingly upbeat given the uncertainty facing US manufacturers as the fate of Toys R Us – the country's largest toys and game...Read More


Retail Attendees Soar at German Toy Show While Distributors Dwindle

20 Feb 2018

With many retailers now looking to go direct and miss out the middle man, fewer distributors were in evidence at this year's Nuremberg International Toy Fair, the penultimate instalment in our round-u...Read More


Licensed Toys Flounder in the UK Market, but Innovation Saves the Day

6 Feb 2018

In the second instalment of his review of the 2018 Toy Show Season, John Baulch, the Publisher of Toy World, turns his attention to the London Toy Fair, the leading industry event for the UK, Europe's...Read More


Toy Fair Season 2018 Kicks Off in Style at the Hong Kong Toy Expo

29 Jan 2018

John Baulch, the Publisher of Toy World, casts an eye over the four events that constitute Toy Fair Season – the London, Nuremberg, New York and Hong Kong toy shows. First out of the traps is the HKTD...Read More


Indonesia Spurns Digital Distractions In Favour of Traditional Toys

12 Jan 2018

Given their strong showing at the Indonesia International Toys & Kids Expo, traditional toys remain a firm favourite in Asia's third-most populous country, with construction sets, magic clay and anima...Read More


The Asian Character Invasion Proves a Hit at Brand Licensing Europe

21 Dec 2017

Traditionally dominated by US and Europe-originated properties, this year a wave of Asian-sourced animated characters flooded the event, with their creators confident that their success at home could ...Read More


Tottering Toys R Us Triggers Tremors Well Beyond the UK and US

15 Dec 2017

With Toys R Us in trouble on both sides of the Atlantic, what does this signify for the toy sector in general and for UK retailers in particular? John Baulch, Publisher of Toy World, charts the seismi...Read More


Laptop Sales Soar in Russia Thanks to Widespread Adoption by Gamers

4 Dec 2017

While fashion and innovation have made some computing technology all but obsolete, the laptop has found a new niche....Read More


Affluent Indonesian Electronics Buyers Targeted by Chinese Exporters

28 Nov 2017

With Indonesia's 260-million strong population suddenly more cash rich than ever before, many mainland exporters in the electronics and home-appliance sectors have recently woken up to the potential o...Read More


Domestic and Overseas Suppliers Target Surging China Toy Market

24 Nov 2017

The end of the one-child policy, combined with higher levels of disposable income and the largesse of parents and grandparents when it comes to gift giving, has ushered in a golden period in China's h...Read More


Innovation and Multi-functionality Revive Flagging US Kids' Sector

23 Nov 2017

With declining birth rates across the US inevitably constricting the expansion of the country's baby and kids' product sector, many companies are turning to 'premiumisation' as a way of bolstering sal...Read More


Dedicated Licensed Cartoon Merchandise Retailer Launches in Russia

20 Nov 2017

Suppliers sought for Mult retail chain, the new home for Masha and the Bear and Kikoriki and Fixiki toys and games....Read More


Dominance of VR Becomes Virtually a Reality at Tokyo Gaming Expo

17 Nov 2017

With Virtual Reality proving a staple of almost every stand at this year's Tokyo Game Show, it seems this immersive technology is on the cusp of market-wide dominance, although an appetite for a retro...Read More


Baby and Child Products in China: Toy Purchase Patterns and Preferences podcast

2 Nov 2017

HKTDC conducted a survey on the Chinese market for baby and child products. The survey results show that mainland parents spend RMB343 a month on toys on average. 90% of respondents had bought educati...Read More


Not Yet Fully Assembled: The Mainland Collectible Model Toy Sector

30 Oct 2017

Despite strong consumer demand, China’s model-toy industry still lacks coherence and retail representation....Read More


Post-Millennial Russian Consumers Going Overboard for Hoverboards

23 Oct 2017

Personal electronic transportation devices are the must-have accessories for Russian teenagers and their grandparents....Read More


Future-minded Russian Parents Drive Growth of Early-learning Sector

11 Oct 2017

Demand soars for educational toys as disillusionment grows with computer games and over-priced licensed characters....Read More


Niche Operators Come to the Fore in Saturated Mainland Fitness Market

6 Oct 2017

With established players and recent entrants vying for market share in the mainland's highly competitive out-of-home exercise sector, many companies are looking to super-serve certain segments, with t...Read More


Fit for Purpose: Hong Kong's New Sports Expo Excites Healthy Interest

3 Oct 2017

The inaugural HKTDC Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo proved a success with attendees and exhibitors alike, with many welcoming the chance to turn the spotlight on to Asia's fast-growing market for he...Read More

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