2012 Toy Report

 

 

 

 

December 20, 2012: ABC Kids Expo, CBME Asia, and BPA/Harrogate Nursery Fair Forge Alliance, and more.

December 13, 2012: FTC Report: Little Progress in Privacy Concerns Surrounding Kids’ Apps, and more.

December 6, 2012: TIA: West Coast Port Strike Poses Threat to U.S. Toy Industry, and more.

November 28, 2012: Spin Master Ltd. Acquires Key Brands from Wild Planet, and more.

November 21, 2012: NRF Survey: 147 Million to Visit Stores, Shop Online Black Friday Weekend, and more.

November 15, 2012: Target, Walmart Announce Earlier Black Friday Hours, and more.

November 8, 2012: PriceGrabber Forecasts Increase in Mobile Shopping for Holiday Season, and more.

October 25, 2012: Online Retailers Plan to Start Holiday Shopping Promotions by Halloween, and more.

October 18, 2012: Toys “R” Us Now Offers International Shipping, and more.

October 11, 2012: The Toy Insider Attracts Thousands at NYC Woman’s Day Event, and more.

October 4, 2012: NantWorks and Jakks Pacific Enter Joint Venture, and more.

September 28, 2012: Saban Brands Acquires Digimon Franchise, and more.

September 20, 2012: Saban Brands Acquires Zui, and more.

September 13, 2012: Potential Port Strike Would Impact Toy Industry in Fourth Quarter, and more.

September 6, 2012: Jazwares Partners with Nickelodeon for Nicktoons Figures and Plush, and more.

August 30, 2012: K’nex Brings Angry Birds to Construction Aisle, and more.

August 23, 2012: DHX Media Acquires Cookie Jar Entertainment, and more.

August 16, 2012: Gaming Devices Remain Dominant Consumer Electronics Used by Kids, and more.

August 10, 2012: The Wish Factory Signs Deal with One Direction, and more.

August 6, 2012: Back-to-School Spending on the Rise, and more.

July 27, 2012: DreamWorks Animation Agrees to Acquire Classic Media, and more.

July 18, 2012: Retail Sales See Three Consecutive Months of Decline, and more.

July 11, 2012: Spielwarenmesse eG to Organize Indian Toy Fair, and more.

July 3, 2012: Toys “R” Us Features Ice Age: Continental Drift Toy Line, and more.

June 28, 2012: Disney Store to Release Dolls, Apparel Inspired by Villains, and more.

June 22, 2012: Leapfrog Announces LeapPad2 and LeapsterGS, and more.

June 15, 2012: CBS to Release New Series of Star Trek Die-Cast Models and more.

June 7, 2012: Nerd Corps Brings Slugterra to Retail and more.

June 1, 2012: Toys “R” Us Secures Retail Exclusive for Peppa Pig Toy Line and more.

May 24, 2012: Disney Launches Where’s My Water Merchandise Line and more.

May 17, 2012: Licensed Toy Sales See Q1 Growth and more.

May 09, 2012: Target Secures Marvel’s The Avengers Merchandise and more.

May 03, 2012: Amazon to Develop and Distribute Original TV Shows and more.

April 26, 2012: Hasbro to Offer One Direction Toys and Games and more.

April 19, 2012: CPSC Prevents 647,000+ Hazardous Toys from Reaching U.S. and more.

April 12, 2012: CPSC Grants Exception to Lead Content Limit Rule Under CPSIA and more.

April 4, 2012: Mega Brands and Mattel Announce Worldwide Licensing Partnership and more.

March 29, 2012:Easter Spending Will Rise 11 Percent, Says NRF and more.

March 21, 2012: Walmart Partners for Angry Birds In-Store Promotion and more.

March 15, 2012: NRF: February Retail Sales Increased 8.6 Percent Year-Over-Year and more.

 

March 7, 2012: ABC and JPMA Form Trade Show Committee for Kids Expo and more.

February 29, 2012: Toy Fair Saw Attendance Increases Across Multiple Categories and more.

February 22, 2012: Neil Friedman Resigns as President of Toys “R” Us, Inc., U.S. and more.

February 17, 2012: Toy Fair 2012 Expected to Report a 4 Percent Increase and more.

February 10, 2012: Nuremberg Toy Fair Welcomes 77,500 Visitors and more.

February 2, 2012: NPD Releases Toy Sales Totals for 2011 and more.

January 24, 2012: Toy Fair NY to Feature Touch Screens of Exhibitor Information and more.

January 12, 2012: Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair Opens and more.

January 5, 2012: Late Retail Shoppers Increase December Sales and more.