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Slime and Punishment: Why it's Time for a More Accountable Amazon

6 Aug 2018

With two major toy scandals under its belt before the year was half-over, how long can the mighty Amazon, the world's number-one online store, emerge unscathed from the kind of furore that would surel...Read More

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Malaysia: Distribution Channels and Entry Strategies (Toys and Baby Products)

18 July 2018

With rising household incomes and more families with fewer children, Malaysian parents are inclined to spend more on quality toys and baby products, offering great opportunities for Hong Kong exporter...Read More

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Scope for Hong Kong OEM Toy Sector as New Russian Chain Launches

3 July 2018

Detsky Mir branches out into discount educational / developmental toy sector following Urals trial....Read More

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Kidult Spending Power Tipped to Shift Focus of Licensed Toys Sector

29 June 2018

Given they have way more disposable income than most children, kidults – toy-loving adults – could trigger a major change in strategy for many businesses active in the licensed property market, as wel...Read More

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With the Corpse of Toys R Us Yet Warm, the Toy Sector Faces New Peril

8 June 2018

Although the full ramifications of the collapse of the once-mighty Toys R Us remain unclear, the mooted merger of the Sainsbury's and Asda supermarket chains has seen the UK toy sector again reaching ...Read More

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Playful Ducks and Electronic Owls Slug It Out at Guangzhou Toy Show

4 June 2018

While friendly licensed ducks and internationally copyrighted cats put in a fine performance, the sheer ubiquity of the educational automatons saw recreational robots reign supreme at the Guangzhou In...Read More

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With Toys Were Us Beyond Salvation, Toy Retailers Look to the Future

11 May 2018

While the toy industry, in the US in particular, is still reeling at the prospect of life without Toys R US, Europe and the UK are beginning to see an upside, with opportunities emerging and existing ...Read More

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VR and AR Look to Up their Game with Real World Business Applications

9 May 2018

While Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality games were widely on show at the recent VR & AR Fair and Investment Summit, exhibitors were keen to highlight how the technologies are now transforming engi...Read More

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Vibrant Winter Market Buoyed by Drinkware and Updated 80's Toys

4 May 2018

With the high level of activity at the recent Las Vegas Winter Market seemingly surprising exhibitors, hopes are up that sales of high-tech beds, personalised pillows, heat-sensitive cups and reinvent...Read More

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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

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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

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Turkish Kids' Sector Sticks with China Suppliers But Considers Options

1 March 2018

While well aware of the lower labour costs in Bangladesh and Pakistan, as well as the advantageous import-tax terms, many Turkish businesses in the baby and child products sector are proving loyal to ...Read More

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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

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Adult Looks Favoured by Pre-teen Trendsetters at NY Kids Style Show

13 Feb 2018

Fashions originally created with grown-ups in mind are increasingly being hijacked by style-conscious school-agers, according to exhibitors at this year's New York Children's Club, one of North Americ...Read More

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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

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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

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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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China’s Green Shoppers: Purchasing Behaviour

11 Jan 2018

The demand for green products among mainland consumers has been rising in recent years. According to a series of focus group discussions, while more consumers are turning to online sources for the inf...Read More

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China’s Green Shoppers: Preferences and Satisfaction Levels podcast

4 Jan 2018

Consumer focus group discussions conducted by HKTDC Research show that mainland consumers’ consumption of all kinds of eco-friendly products is growing. The green items they buy most frequently are fo...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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