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Fun and Games for Brexiting UK Buyers at the Nuremberg Toy Fair

9 March 2017

Visitor and exhibitor numbers were both up at this year's Nuremberg Toy Fair, one of the premier events for the global toy and games industry, although uncertainty over prices and the impact of Brexit...Read More


Camping Retailers Set to Explore Taiwan's Great Outdoors Market

13 Jan 2017

With Taiwan beset with a new generation of alfresco aficionados, many companies are keen to seize the outside chance....Read More


Early Learning and Local Licensing Dominate Moscow Kids' Show

4 Jan 2017

Despite on-going economic uncertainties, Russian parents continue to prioritise spending on early learning products, while the country's resurgent animation industry spurs massive growth in the sale o...Read More


Guangdong Enterprises Tapping Belt and Road Opportunities: Huizhou Welon Ventures into Sporting Goods Market in Southeast Asia

29 Dec 2016

Huizhou-based Welon Ltd is looking to expand its own-brand business in Southeast Asia. The company hopes to use its mainland and overseas designing and technological resources to develop high-end indo...Read More


Manufacturers and Site Operators Set to Cash in on Mainland Ski Boom

28 Dec 2016

With winter sports now enjoying a huge surge in popularity across the mainland, significant opportunities are emerging in the manufacture of ski accessories as well as the operation of properly manage...Read More


Licensed Toys Tipped to Take the Lead in Spain's Bumper Xmas Sales

15 Dec 2016

Retailers across Spain are anticipating a 4% upturn in festive sales this year, with toys and perfumes most in demand....Read More


Baseball Coaching Emerges as a Sporting and Cultural Phenomenon

11 Nov 2016

More than just a pleasurable sporting pastime, baseball is seen by some mainland parents as key to securing places at certain US academic institutions, spurring the growth of a nationwide network of p...Read More


Learning Through Play Boosts High-Tech and Upcoming AR Toy Ranges

3 Nov 2016

With nurturing innovation among the young now a clear priority across the mainland, educational and creatively inspiring toys took pole position at this year's China International Trade Fair for Toys ...Read More


STEM Toys Rally in Russia but Jigsaws Fight a Brave Rearguard Action

21 Oct 2016

Locally-sourced toys increase their market share, while Russian parents opt for education over entertainment....Read More


Licensed Products and the Changing Shape of the UK Toy Sector

19 Oct 2016

While never as segregated as the specialist and Big Four toy retailers in the US, there are signs that the success – or lack of success – of certain toy franchises starting to have quite an impact on ...Read More


In-App Purchases See Germany's Smartphone Games Sector Soar

18 Oct 2016

While sales of paid-for games have declined, free game 'virtual merchandise' micro-payments have rocketed....Read More


Mainland Exports Set to Suffer as Russia Goes Cycle Self-Sufficient

22 Sept 2016

Although Russians are now clearly bike-crazy, Chinese exporters may be set to lose this rapidly growing market....Read More


Four Challenges Set to Rewrite the Rule Book for the UK Toy Sector

15 Sept 2016

The Argos acquisition, changing staff and profit priorities, the inexorable rise of online retailers and the looming Lego/Hamleys turf war set to ignite in London are all making for hugely interesting...Read More


Own-label Latest Tactic for Success in Russian Kids' Goods Sector

14 Sept 2016

With spend returning, children's product sector is the new battleground on the Russian High Street....Read More


Virtual Reality, E-sports and Live-streaming Score High at ChinaJoy

12 Aug 2016

This year's Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference – better known to attendees as ChinaJoy – saw some 325,000 keen young visitors set out to boldly explore the worlds of virtual reality, global e-spo...Read More


UK Toy Sector Ponders Bleak Post-Brexit, Post-Argos Acquisition Xmas

11 Aug 2016

As well as the Brexit Blues, the still-reeling UK toy industry also has the spectre of Argos, the largest retailer in the sector, being subsumed into Sainsbury's, none of which promises to make Christ...Read More


Licensees Gear Up with 2017 Tipped to be Wonder Woman's Year

15 July 2016

With her own movie and a 75th anniversary to celebrate, Wonder Woman is being billed as one of the hottest licensed products of the next 12 months, at least according to many of the exhibitors at this...Read More


Toying with the Future: Brexit and the Risk Facing the Games Industry

4 July 2016

The UK's decision to sever its ties with the EU after 40 years as a member of the trading bloc will have repercussions across the political and economic spheres, with even the toy industry sent reelin...Read More


Fit for Purpose: The Mainland's Digital Sporting Goods Revolution

28 June 2016

Digitally-enhanced sporting equipment, allowing for performance and health monitoring, is an essential part of many mainlanders' fitness regime, with social media compatibility a must for the success ...Read More


Indoor Play Areas Fill Fun Niche in Increasingly Urbanised China

15 June 2016

With outdoor space at a premium, indoor play facilities are now increasingly in demand in many mainland cities....Read More

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