Last year, Moose Toys topped U.S. toy sales with Shopkins, with the Shopkins 12-pack as the hottest selling toy of the year, according to the NPD Group. The company also grew from the 25th position to the industry’s sixth ranked toy manufacturer in the U.S., according to The NPD Group.
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Maddie Michalik is an associate editor at Adventure Publishing Group, where she writes feature-length articles for leading toy industry trade magazines The Toy Book and The Licensing Book, providing retailers, manufacturers, and licensors with information on the latest in toy news. She also writes and manages all content for The Toy Book‘s website and weekly newsletter Toy Report, keeping retailers and manufacturers up-to-date on all news, trends, new products, and happenings within the industry. She also assists with creating digital and social content content for The Toy Insider, the leading consumer holiday gift guide and toy review and news website. As a professional toy reviewer and an industry expert, she reports on toy trends and hot products. She has been featured in various regional outlets in the U.S. and Canada.