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September 18, 2019: The Toy Insider’s Holiday of Play Is Finally Here!; and more

September 12, 2019: Jazwares Owner Makes a Play for Jakks Pacific; GameStop Could Close Up To 200 Stores Amid 14.3% Q2 Sales Decrease; and more

September 5, 2019: YouTube’s $170 Million FTC Settlement and the Future of Kids’ Content; Target Goes Big on Toys for the Holidays; and more

August 29, 2019: Disney Store Comes to Target; Sphero Acquires littleBits; and more

August 22, 2019: Ghostbusters Returns to Hasbro; Mattel Preps Major Masters of the Universe Relaunch; and more

August 15, 2019: Tariffs on Toys Delayed Until December; Spin Master Acquires Global Rights for Hedbanz, Launches New App; and more

August 8, 2019: Playtime Is Over: New Tariffs on Toys Could Begin Sept. 1; Nickelodeon Acquires Garfield, U.S. Acres Franchises for New Series, Consumer Products; and more

August 1, 2019: U.S. Toy Industry Has Turned the Corner on TRU, NPD Says

July 24, 2019: Toy Report 7/24: The Toy Insider Celebrates 10 Years of Sweet Suite!

July 17, 2019: The Toy Book, the Pop Insider Are at Comic-Con International: San Diego!; and more

July 11, 2019: The Toy Insider Hosts the Biggest Birthday Bash Ever at 10th Annual Sweet Suite Toy Showcase Event!; and more

July 3, 2019: Tru Kids Brands’ Journey Girls Head to Amazon from Just Play; The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Comes to Hasbro Game Night; and more

June 27, 2019: Toy Association Testifies at U.S. Trade Rep’s 301 Hearing on Tariffs; Toys “R” Us Is Still Plotting a Holiday Return in the U.S.; and more

June 20, 2019: Toymakers Join More than 600 American Companies in Signing Letter to the White House Over China Tariffs; and more

June 13, 2019: ASTRA Names 2019 Best Toys for Kids Award Winners; The Latest on Toy Industry Tariffs; and more

June 6, 2019: Fortnite Rules 2019 International Licensing Awards; ASTRA to Honor 2019 Excellence Awards Winners at Marketplace & Academy; and more

May 30, 2019: Exclusive: SYBO Games Names Alpha Group Master Toy Partner for Subway Surfers; Basic Fun! Named Master Toy Licensee for Care Bears; and more

May 23, 2019: YouTube Star Blippi Inks Master Toy Deal with Jazwares; Launches New Franchise Based on HobbyKidsTV; and more

May 16, 2019: Toy Association Says “Dont’ Tax Toys,” Party City Has a Helium Misconception; and more

May 9, 2019: The Toy Association Creates Its Diversity & Inclusion Committee; LIMA Rebrands as Licensing International; and more

May 2, 2019: Mattel to Launch Family Entertainment Centers; PlayMonster Acquires Set Enterprises; and more

April 25, 2019: Hasbro Beats Expectations with Classic Brands, New Initiatives, and Cross-Category Innovation Fueling the Future; and more

April 18, 2019: The Toy Insider Experts Deliver the Ultimate Guide to 2019 Spring & Summer Must-Have Toys and Entertainment; and more

April 11, 2019: The LEGO Group Celebrates 20 Years of LEGO Star Wars; ZURU OOSH Expands with Cotton Candy Cuties; and more

April 4, 2019: Hasbro Unleashes New Marvel Avengers: Endgame Toys; Sesame Street Introduces Julia’s Muppet Family, New Autism Resources; and more

March 28, 2019: Nickelodeon Ready to Unbox Ryan’s Mystery Playdate; Wonder Works Debuts Melissa & Doug Experiential Play Zone; and more

March 21, 2019: Disney•Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 4’ Reveals New Characters Inspired by Toy History; Funrise Invites Kids to Play in ‘Wonder Park’; and more

March 14, 2019: SXSW Gaming Offers a Glimpse Into the Future of Connected Play; WowWee Unleashes Untamed Mad Lab Minis; and more

March 7, 2019: Exclusive: Blip Toys, Tic Tac Toy Partner for New Line; Mattel Kicks Off Barbie 60th Anniversary Celebration; and more

February 28, 2019: Mattel, MGM Ready to Bring View-Master to the Big Screen; Toy Fair New York Brings Big Numbers; Dates Set for 2020; and more

February 21, 2019: Toy Fair New York Comes to a Close; Industry Preps for the Year Ahead; and more

February 14, 2019: Exclusive: ChizComm, Beacon Media to Merge; Toy Industry Preps for Toy Fair New York; and more

February 7, 2019: Hasbro Unveils Power Rangers Beast Morphers Role-Play Line; Bonkers Toys Ready to Game with YouTube Star FGTeeV; and more

January 31, 2019: U.S. Toy Retail Sales Down 2 Percent, NPD Says; The Next Shot at a Toys “R” Us Revival: Tru Kids Inc.; and more

January 24, 2019: Jakks Pacific Announces Strategic Reorganization; Sears Could Still Liquidate as Creditors Raise Objections, Allegations; and more

January 17, 2019: ESL Investments Officially Scores Winning Bid for Sears, Kmart; Exclusive First Look: Puppy Dog Pals in the Windy City; and more

January 10, 2019: Mattel, Warner Bros. to Bring Barbie to the Big Screen; Arcade1Up Unveils Wave 2 Retro Game Cabinets, Wall-Cades, and Counter-Cades; and more

January 3, 2019: Spin Master Enters Three-Year Toy Licensing Agreement with DC; and more

December 20, 2018: Toy Association Hosts Inaugural CF@TF Inventor Day; WIT Names Wonder Women Awards Finalists; and more

December 13, 2018: Hamleys May Open Its First U.S. Location in 2020; Mattel Launches New Card Game with Shark Tank’s Daymond John; and more

December 6, 2018: Vote Now for the 2019 Toy of the Year Award Finalists; PlayMonster Secures Master Toy License for My Singing Monsters; and more

November 29, 2018:NRF Reports 40 Percent Increase in Multi-Channel Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping; Cra-Z-Art Named Rainbow Rangers Licensing Partner; and more

November 21, 2018: New FAO Schwarz Flagship Store Opens in NYC; PlayMonster Aligns with Audax Private Equity; and more

November 15, 2018:2019 Toy of the Year Award Finalists Announced; Jazwares, Epic Games Reveal First Fortnite Toys; and more

November 8, 2018: Sonar Entertainment Names Jazwares as Global Master Toy Partner for Go Away Unicorn; and more

November 1, 2018: Geoffrey’s Toy Box Merchandise Will Reportedly Retail at Krogers; Adobe Forecasts $124 Billion in U.S. Online Sales During Holidays; and more

October 25, 2018: eBay Launches Toytopia Section of Website; Target Expands Delivery Options for Holiday Season; and more

October 18, 2018: Target Revamps Toy Sections for Holidays; and more

October 11, 2018: BuzzFeed to Launch NYC Toy Store This Fall; FAO Schwarz Sets New York Flagship Opening Date, International Expansion Plans; and more

October 3, 2018: Secured Lenders Acquire Geoffrey LLC’s Assets, Launch Geoffrey’s Toy Box; and more

September 27, 208: RedwoodVentures, OLO Industries Expand Smooshy Mushy with AR App; WowWee Launches Untamed Battle Arena App; and more

September 21, 2018: The Toy Insider Showcases Top Holiday Toys at Seventh Annual HoliDAY of Play; and more

September 13, 2018: Rovio Entertainment Appoints Jazwares as Global Master Toy Partner; Basic Fun! Receives Funding from Falcon Investment Advisors; and more

September 6, 2018: Jazwares Partners with WeKids Asia; WowWee Enters Licensing Agreement with Pinkfong; and more

August 30, 2018: Toy City Pop Up Locations Begin Opening Nationwide; Details Announced for New FAO Schwarz Flagship Location; and more

August 23, 2018: Redwood Ventures Launches Smashy Mashy Collectibles; Moose Toys Teams with Geocaching HQ for Treasure X; and more

August 16, 2018: Toy Sales Across Key Global Markets Grew 4 Percent in the First Half of 2018; and more

August 9, 2018: RedwoodVentures Launches Smooshy Mushy Baby Line Worldwide; Precious Moments Introduces ‘80s Pop Culture Figurines; and more

August 2, 2018: Moose Toys Debuts Disney Doorables at Vidcon; Debuts Ryan’s World Line Based on Ryan ToysReview; and more

July 26, 2018: The Pop Insider Shows Off Movie Must-Haves on Fox 5 San Diego; Alex Brands Sells Juratoys to Argos Wityu; and more

July 19, 2018: Nylon Resin Shortage, Toy Association Advises Companies to Consider Alternatives; HobbyTown USA to Open RadioShack Express Stores; and more

July 12, 2018: The Toy Book and The Toy Insider Host the Biggest Sweet Suite Yet; and more

June 28, 2018: Pop Insider Shows Off Jurassic World Toys on Better Connecticut; NSI International Introduces Fuzzy Wubble Pets; and more

June 21, 2018: Moose Toys Enlists Shopkins Fans to Launch Lil’ Secrets Play Set; DC Collectibles Fills February Collection with Female Lineup; and more

June 14, 2018: Jakks Pacific Launches Disney’s Fancy Nancy Line; Moose Toys Launches Scruff-a-Luvs; and more

June 7, 2018: Former Toys “R” Us Executive May Make Deal to Save the Retail Chain; Video Games Lead Global Toys and Games Industry Growth in 2017; and more

May 31, 2018: Jazwares Acquires Russ Berrie, Applause Brands; University Games Acquires The Haywire Group; and more

May 24, 2018: LIMA Study Reveals Global Revenue from Licensed Goods and Services Increased in 2017; and more

May 17, 2018: Simba-Dickie Group Acquires Corolle SAS; RedwoodVentures Expands Licensees for Smooshy Mushy Brand; and more

May 10, 2018: Toys “R” Us Liquidation and Early Easter Align, Bringing Additional Sales to Growing U.S. Toy Industry; and more

May 3, 2018: Fairfax Financial Receives Court Approval to Buy Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us Canada; and more

April 26, 2018: Smyths Toys to Acquire Toys “R” Us Central European Operations; and more

April 19, 2018: The Toy Insider Trend Experts Announce Hottest Summer Toys of 2018; and more

April 12, 2018: RedwoodVentures Appoints WildBrain for Smooshy Mushy Content Creation; and more

April 5, 2018: Toys Not Included on China Tariff List; and more

March 29, 2018: ORB Launches Soft’n Slo Squishies Web Series; and more

March 22, 2018: MGA CEO Isaac Larian and Investors Create GoFundMe Campaign to #SaveToysRUs; and more

March 15, 2018: Toys “R” Us to Liquidate Inventory and Shut Down U.S. Stores

March 8, 2018: Mattel Honors Global Role Models for International Women’s Day with 17 New Barbie Dolls; and more

March 1, 2018: Toys “R” Us UK Goes into Administration; Hasbro Named Master Global Toy Licensee For UglyDolls; and more

February 22, 2018: Toys “R” Us Reportedly to Close Another 200 Stores; and more

February 15, 2018: WowWee to Launch Fingerlings Consumer Products Program; and more

February 8, 2018: Entertainment One Names New Licensing Partners for Peppa Pig and PJ Masks in the U.S. and Canada; and more

February 1, 2018: Alpha Group Appointed Master Toy Partner for SpongeBob SquarePants; and more

January 25, 2018: Toy Sales Globally and in the U.S. Grow 1 Percent in 2017, NPD Reports; and more

January 18, 2018: Wicked Cool Toys to Unveil Pokémon Product Line at Global Toy Fairs; and more

January 11, 2018: Basic Fun! Launches CakePop Cuties Web Series and Toy Line; and more

January 4, 2018: eOne Expands Peppa Pig Licensing Program in the U.S. and Canada; and more

December 21, 2017: Jay@Play Launches Twinkle Play Tents

December 14, 2017: We Want to Share Your Pop Culture News and New Products!

December 7, 2017: eOne Adds Licensing Partners for PJ Masks

November 30, 2017: NRF, Prosper Insights & Analytics Release Thanksgiving Weekend Survey Results

November 22, 2017: Super Wings Lands on Netflix; Basic Fun! Launches Poopeez YouTube Channel; and more

November 16, 2017: Jakks Pacific, Stanley Black & Decker Extend Partnership; and more

November 9, 2017: The Toy Association Unveils 2018 TOTY Finalists; and more

November 2, 2017: The NPD Group Reports Fastest-Selling Toys Heading into the Holiday Season; and more

October 26, 2017: Toys “R” Us Receives Final Court Approval for $3.1 Billion of New Financing; and more

October 19, 2017: Alex Brands, Alpha International to Launch New Big Wheel Products; and more

October 12, 2017: Toy Industry Economic Impact in the U.S. Reaches $107.5 Billion; and more

October 5, 2017: NRF Forecasts Holiday Sales to Increase Between 3.6 and 4 Percent; and more

September 28, 2017: Toys “R” Us Rebrands with “Today we Play”; and more

September 21, 2017: The Toy Insider Predicts Toys to Top Kids’ Wish Lists with Expert 2017 Hot Holiday Toy Picks; and more

September 14, 2017: MindWare Acquires Peaceable Kingdom; and more

September 7, 2017: Toys “R” Us Explores Possible Bankruptcy Filing; and more

August 31, 2017: Toys “R” Us to Debut New Star Wars Merchandise During Force Friday II; and more

August 24, 2017: Guru Studio Names Toy State as Master Toy Partner for Netflix Series; and more

August 17, 2017: Hexbug Partners for Nitro Circus Stunt Toys; and more

August 10, 2017: Toys “R” Us Returns to Times Square with Temporary Holiday Shop; and more

August 3, 2017: Nominations Open for 2018 TOTY Awards; and more

July 27, 2017: U.S. Toy Industry Sales Up 3 Percent Mid-Year; 4.5 Percent Growth Predicted for Full-Year; and more

July 20, 2017: The Toy Insider Hosts Sweet Suite 2017; and more

July 13, 2017: JCPenney Adds Toy Shops in All Locations; and more

July 6, 2017: The Toy Insider Hosts Holiday Toy Preview at Sweet Suite Event; and more

June 29, 2017: Nintendo to Launch Super NES Classic Edition; and more

June 22, 2017: Ken Joins Barbie Fashionistas Line with 15 New Dolls; and more

June 15, 2017: Mattel Plans to Reinvent Company and Deliver Enhanced, Sustainable Growth; and more

June 8, 2017: Rubie’s Costume Co. to Launch Wonder Woman Costume Collection; and more

June 1, 2017: World of Dance, Zuru Partner to #UnleashSummer Fun; and more

May 25, 2017: Toy State, The Walt Disney Co. Partner for Marvel R/C; and more

May 18, 2017: The Bridge Direct and Tech 4 Kids Purchase Uncle Milton Assets; and more

May 11, 2017: Zuru to Manufacture and Distribute Fidget Cube; Secures Worldwide License for Nimuno Loops; and more

May 4, 2017: Spin Master Acquires Marbles, Grows Games Portfolio; and more

April 27, 2017: The Toy Insider Trend Experts Announce Hottest Summer Toys of 2017; and more

April 20, 2017: Moose Toys, Koba Entertainment Announce Shopkins Live! National Tour; and more

April 13, 2017: Disney, Lucasfilm Launch Star Wars Forces of Destiny; and more

April 6, 2017: Nearly 140 First-Time Exhibitors to Participate at ASTRA’s Marketplace; and more

March 30, 2017: Crayola Retires Iconic Crayon Color; and more

March 23, 2017: Late Easter Expected to Bring Record Spending, NRF Says; and more

 March 16, 2017: NPD Provides Insight for 2017 Holiday Season; and more

 March 9, 2017: Cra-Z-Art Enters Licensing Deal for Nickelodeon Slime; and more

March 2, 2017: Highlights from Toy Fair 2017; and more

February 23, 2017: TIA Announces Toy of the Year 2017 Winners; and more

February 16, 2017: American Girl Introduces First 18-inch Boy Doll; and more

February 9, 2017: eOne Signs New Partners for PJ Masks in U.S. & Canada; and more

February 2, 2017: Lego Group Launches Social Network for Kids; and more

January 26, 2017: U.S. Toy Industry Grows 5 Percent in 2016, NPD Reports; and more

January 19, 2017: Jazwares Expands Minecraft Line; and more

January 12, 2017: Spin Master, Rube Goldberg Partner for New Line of STEM Kits; and more

January 5, 2017: Lego Introduces Lego Boost at CES; and more


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