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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Gyms and Fitness Studios Battle for Share of Mainland Exercise Market

29 Sept 2017

With the mainland exercise and fitness market estimated to be worth RMB123 billion by 2020, multi-purpose gyms and the more specifically focused fitness studios are competing to woo the health-minded ...Read More

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Global Content Trumps Local Initiatives in African Gaming Sector

27 Sept 2017

With Kenya now set to become the world's fastest-growing market in the video-games sector, the potential of Africa is being reappraised by many in the digital entertainment industry, although local co...Read More

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Bad Year for UK Retailers Sees Several Survival Strategies on Show

7 Sept 2017

Shrinkflation, far-reaching redundancy programmes, cut backs on print costs, withholding order quantities and trips to theatre school, no approach is seen as off-limits as the UK's Brexit-beleaguered ...Read More

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Brexit and Franchise Fatigue Delivers Tough Year for UK Toy Sector

30 Aug 2017

After three years of growth, 2017 has seen the UK toy market suffer a 7% decline, a consequence of Brexit uncertainties and consumer disenchantment with the ever-shortening interludes between merchand...Read More

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The Challenges Facing Hong Kong Start-ups: Commercialisation

7 Aug 2017

Start-ups usually face a few common challenges during the commercialisation process. Many founders are engineers and scientists who are generally not close to the market and with little commercial exp...Read More

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