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26 March 2020 ~ 0 Comments

5 Tips For Toy & Game Companies To Manage Through The Covid-19 Pandemic

These are tough times for people across the world as the Covid-19 pandemic wreaks havoc on the global economy and threatens health and happiness regardless of national, religious or ethnic boundaries. The toy and game business is not immune to the current situation either. While there are clearly some opportunities during these tough times to […]

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25 March 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Toy Sourcing – The Next 10 Years: Why Nearly Everything We Know Is Going To Change And What To Do About It

We recently ran a Webinar for a select few of our clients looking at trends in toy sourcing and some massive changes which are ongoing, and perhaps further advanced than many toy companies have recognised. The world of toy manufacturing is changing primarily due to the successful economic development of China. Because toy manufacturing tends […]

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23 March 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Toy & Games Industry Outlook 2020: Impact of Covid-19

We recently published a LinkedIn article looking at the effects of Covid-19 in the short and medium term on the global toy & games business. We review what the likely implications are and also look at why there is light at the end of the tunnel for both the toy sector and the human species […]

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28 February 2020 ~ 0 Comments

New York Toy Fair 2020 – Review

As the curtain sets on another New York toy fair, and as those exhausted souls who have been mostly on the road attending toy trade shows so far in 2020 head off for some well earned rest, there are a number of clear conclusions to be made about the toy industry in general and about […]

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02 February 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Spiewarenmesse (Nuremberg) Toy Fair 2020 Review

Trying to review an event of the scale of Spielwarenmesse-Nuremberg toy fair is a challenge due to the sheer scale of the event. It would be quite possible to fill 2 weeks with meetings with people from across the industry, although 2 weeks of walking these extensive halls might cause permanent damage to feet! In […]

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24 January 2020 ~ 0 Comments

BTHA UK Toyfair 2020 Review

Following a tough 2019 the UK toy industry assembled this week at the soon to be revamped Olympia Exhibition Centre to show their 2020 product lines. While 2019 was a difficult year for many, and the market was down overall, as per any year there were many winners and many losers. We all look at […]

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25 November 2019 ~ 0 Comments

How To Secure Toy & Game Distribution Across Europe

In the last article in this series we looked at how to secure distribution into North America. This time we’re looking at Europe. The start point in looking at Europe is that despite the existence of the European Union (which makes things much easier for trading across the continent), you are looking at more than […]

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07 November 2019 ~ 0 Comments

How To Secure Toy & Game Distribution Into North America

The USA is the single biggest toy market in the world by quite a long way, and when you add on Canada, which is perhaps a surprisingly good sized market in itself you reach a very significant distribution opportunity for toy and board game companies. NORTH AMERICAN TOYS & BOARD GAMES – MARKET INSIGHTS The […]

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07 November 2019 ~ 0 Comments

5 Must Haves For Toy Factories

Toy manufacturing is a critical part of what we do in the toy business, but because it is boring compared to new product development or less glamorous than glitzy awards and agency lunches, many toy companies fail to pay manufacturing enough attention. We came up with 5 must haves for any toy factory your company […]

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31 October 2019 ~ 0 Comments

5 Tips To Grow Toy Export Sales

This article is the first in a series looking at Toy & Game export sales as we head into toy fair season. Unless a toy company is fortunate enough to have the U.S.A. as home market, sales to other countries are likely to be an important component of justifying product development investment. Even if the […]

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