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The NPD Group Reports Fastest-Selling Toys Heading into the Holiday Season

The NPD Group named the top 10 fastest-selling toys in September heading into the holiday season. Based on how fast the toys are flying off U.S. shelves, or velocity, NPD predicts that these toys will be harder to find toward the end of December. Read more…

WowWee Secures Temporary Restraining Order Against Fingerlings Counterfeiters

WowWee filed a federal lawsuit (Civil Action no. 17-CV-7969) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against 165 sellers of counterfeit Fingerlings. Read more…

NRF Consumer Survey Says Consumers will Spend More this Holiday Season

Consumers say they will spend an average of $967.13 this year, according to the the Prosper Insights & Analytics survey on behalf of the National Retail Federation, up 3.4 percent from the $935.58 consumers said they would spend when surveyed this time last year. Read more…

Basic Fun! to Debut Poopeez Animated Web Series on YouTube

Basic Fun! (formerly Tech4Kids) will debut the its new animated web series Poopeez on YouTube on Nov. 7, with a global toy launch early next year. Read more…

Amazon Appstore Launches Retro Zone

Amazon Appstore launched Retro Zone, a destination for gamers to find content, discounts, and exclusives on retro games, consoles, toys, and more. Read more…

The Bon-Ton Stores Introduces FAO Schwarz Toy Brand in Stores

The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. introduces the the FAO Schwarz toy brand in 186 of its department stores and online. Read more…

Spin Master Launches Moonlite Storybook Projector

Spin Master Corp. partnered with creator Natalie Rebot to bring the Moonlite Kickstarter campaign to Target stores beginning November 5. Read more…

Submissions Are Now Open for 2018-2020 Toy Association Board of Director Nominations

The Toy Association invites all members to submit candidates for seats on its Board of Directors. Nominations are due on Friday, Dec. 8. Read more…

Fat Brain Toys and Make: Announce Kidventor Challenge Finalists

Fat Brain Toys and Make: announced finalists for their Kidventor Challenge. Read more…

Zuru Partners with Women in Toys in Asia

With the October Hong Kong Mega Show winding down for 2017, Zuru became an annual supporting sponsor for Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WIT) Asia, and joined WIT in hosting last week's networking event. Read more…

National Survey Reveals Concerning Attitudes Toward Toy Safety

A new national survey of parents conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of The Toy Association has revealed troublesome findings about parents’ toy safety beliefs and behaviors. Read more…

Bananagrams Introduces Fan-Inspired BIG Letter Bananagrams

Bananagrams Inc. introduces a fan-inspired BIG Letter Bananagrams, specially designed for players with low vision. The game features new larger, bolder, and higher contrast letter tiles to aid in easy-to-read gameplay. Read more…

Spielwarenmesse Unveils Its 2018 Trends

Spielwarenmesse eG's Trend Committee identified its top three trends for 2018: Explore Nature, Team Spirit, and Just for Fun. Read more…

Kids Turkey Draws in Trade Buyers from 45 Countries

The tenth annual Kids Turkey industry trade show took place from Oct. 26 to 29 and featured 132 exhibitors and more than 7,000 trade buyers from 45 countries. Read more…

Collaborata, ConsumerQuest Announce Second Wave of The Kringle Report

Collaborata partnered with market research firm ConsumerQuest for the second wave of The Kringle Report, a study that tracks kids' holiday wish lists on an ongoing basis. According to the report, Hatchimals has pulled even with Barbie as the most-requested toy among girls, why LEGO toys dominate boys' holiday wish lists. Read more…

Zuru Reports Earnings Increase

Zuru announced a 74 percent increase year-on-year in retail sell-in across multiple brands in the company’s product portfolio for the first three quarters of 2017, resulting in a 133 percent increase in earnings for the U.S. market alone. Read more…

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