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It’s Toys, Turkey, Terror in ‘A Boglins Thanksgiving’

The Boglins emerged from their slumber just ahead of Halloween and now the legendary crew of creeps from the 1980s are ready to make a mess out of Thanksgiving. In the third episode of Boglins Are Back, it’s “A Boglins Thanksgiving” as Tim Clarke continues to be taunted by the toys he co-created in the 1980’s as they continue working toward their ultimate goal: World Domination. TriAction Toys‘ Kickstarter campaign to bring the Boglins was exclusively revealed by the Toy Book last month, and following the reveal of the brand’s full 2021 lineup the campaign has been chosen as an official Kickstarter “Project We...

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Hasbro’s NERF Turkey Vortex Spirals Home for Thanksgiving

A delicious-looking new addition is joining the NERF lineup in time for Thanksgiving. Hasbro‘s NERF Turkey Vortex is a limited edition, turkey leg-inspired version of the NERF Vortex Aero Howler Football that comes packed in a tray that looks like a TV dinner. Created as part of a collaboration between Concepts and Nike for the TurDUNKen fashion capsule collection, the NERF Turkey Vortex will be sold separately through Hasbro Pulse while supplies last beginning Saturday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. EST. The entire capsule collection is available at the Concepts flagship stores in Boston and New York City and online....

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Nintendo Hits Milestone Sales During Thanksgiving Weekend

The Nintendo Switch system set two new records from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday, surpassing the Wii to become the best-selling Nintendo console in U.S. history for that five-day period. Nintendo Switch also had its best-selling week ever in the United States. According to Adobe Analytics, Nintendo Switch was among the most-purchased items online on Thanksgiving Day and the overall top-selling video game product online for the Black Friday-Cyber Monday time period. Shoppers bought more than $250 million in Nintendo products from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, according to Nintendo’s internal sales figures. That sales total accounts for video game systems...

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NRF Reports 40 Percent Increase in Multi-Channel Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping

From Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, more than 165 million Americans shopped either in stores or online, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights & Analytics. This surpassed the 164 million who said they would shop in a consumer sentiment survey conducted ahead of the holiday. The average shopper spent $313.29 on gifts and other holiday items over the five-day period. Of that, shoppers spent 69 percent specifically on gifts. Older millennials and Gen Xers (35-44 years old) were the biggest spenders at $413.05. Gen Zers and younger millennials (aged 18-24) spent an average of $149 on holiday purchases...

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NRF, Prosper Insights & Analytics Release Thanksgiving Weekend Survey Results

According to a survey from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights & Analytics, there were more than 174 million consumers in the U.S. who made purchases in stores and online during the Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday period. This number surpassed an earlier survey from NRF and Prosper Insights & Analytics that estimated 164 million shoppers for this period. Average spending per person over the five-day period was $335.47, with $250.78— 75 percent—specifically going toward gifts. The biggest spenders were older millennials (25 to 34 years old) at $419.52. The survey found that more than 64 million consumers...

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NPD Says Consumers Plan to Start Shopping Thanksgiving Weekend

  The 2017 holiday shopping season is the first that more U.S. consumers will begin shopping in the middle of the season (Thanksgiving weekend through Cyber Monday) than later in the season (early December), according to The NPD Group. According to NPD’s 2017 Holiday Purchase Intentions Survey, getting a late start to the holiday shopping season has become less prevalent over the last 10 years. The biggest shift in holiday shopping timing that occurred in recent years was the same year brick-and-mortar retailers introduced earlier store openings on Thanksgiving Day in 2014. Now, in 2017, nearly 30 percent of consumers plan to...

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Super Wings’ Jett Joins Giant Helium Balloon Lineup in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Jett, the transforming robot-plane from the animated preschool series Super Wings, will take to the skies for the 91st annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as a giant character balloon. The helium balloon measures approximately 39 feet wide, 45 feet long, and 30 feet tall. Super Wings tells the story of Jett as he travels the world to deliver packages to children. Every delivery brings forward new problems for Jett and his friends and they must work together to solve them. The show ranks No. 1 on NBC Sprout for children ages 2 to 5. It is available for viewing on NBC Sprout, Super Wings TV on YouTube, and other streaming services. The line of toys from Alpha Group U.S. LLC includes play sets and transforming characters from the series. The parade airs nationwide on NBC-TV on Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to...

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