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TV Trinkets Take on the Quintessentially Quirky at the Autumn Fair

1 Nov 2018

The Autumn Fair – the UK's second largest annual trade event – once again played host to a gallimaufry of gifts, a transcendental selection of the very finest toys and games and a veritable hotchpotch...Read More

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Novel and Practical Xmas Gifts Take Pride of Place at Yorkshire Expo

6 Sept 2018

It may have been summer outside, but it was Christmas in the packed halls of Harrogate's 2018 Home & Gift Buyers' Festival, with present-minded buyers on the track of yuletide surprises for both indiv...Read More

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Taipei Game Show Expands as Developers Woo Chinese-Language Players

5 Sept 2018

Now in its 16th year, the Taipei Game Show is looking to consolidate its role as one of the most important events in the sector in Asia and beyond, with its 2018 innovations including a Girl Gamer Zon...Read More

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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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