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Compensation

Salary Survey: It’s Hard To Ask for a Raise Out There

Almost three-fourths of respondents to TLL’s 2018-2019 Salary Survey agree: “It’s hard to ask for more compensation.” At the same time, 42% are not satisfied with their current level of comp, and 49% say they don’t get enough support to do their jobs properly…


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Read Before Using

About TLL’s 2019 Compensation Report & TLL’s 2019 Salary Survey

TLL’s 2019 Compensation Report is backed by TLL’s Salary Survey, administered annually since 2013, with additional demographic data sourced from TLL’s Licensing Sourcebook Online. The number of respondents…


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Toys/Games

Show Me the Money: Toycos Report Depressed Sales FY2018

With a few exceptions, every major publicly-traded toyco reported a drop in sales of licensed toys/games. TLL breaks down how the year went for Mattel, Hasbro, Jakks Pacific, Lego, and Funko…


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Best in Show

L.O.L. Surprise! Sweeps Toy & License of the Year Awards

The list of winners from this year’s TOTY awards is topped by none other than MGAE’s L.O.L. Surprise! Plus more from Lego, Mattel, Spin Master, and other category winners…


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Toys & Games

What’s the [Toy] Story? Same as Last Year, Just Better!

Straight from the floor of New York Toy Fair, TLL brings you the latest and greatest in toy trends. They just happen to be the same as last year’s—Only more nuanced, thoughtful, and developed…


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Business

M&A: New Faces, Same Places

The latest in business news takes us full circle, from home brands (Oneida, Zippo) to publishing (Penske Media, Hearst) to talent agencies (UTA) to retail (Walmart, Sears, TRU)…


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Entertainment/Character

Feature Creatures: Horns, Hooves & Hybrids

Take a moment to recall last year’s feature headline for New York Toy Fair: Blind Bags, Glitter & Poop. This year, we can safely replace the last one with: Unicorns…


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Corporate/Trademark

Going Corporate: 2019 Toys/Games Built on a TM

Lest TLL neglects to honor those corporate trademarks/brands with influence in the toys and games space, here are some of the top highlights…


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Economics

2019 U.S. Retail Growth Forecast Rosy; But Not Without Challenges

This year’s batch of respondents to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey agree with the experts: the U.S. economy is good for business in 2019—despite a weaker-than-expected Q4 2018…


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Video games

State of the Union: Reviewing Video Games in 2018

The U.S. video gaming industry broke records in 2018 to hit an estimated $43.4 billion in sales—and retail sales of licensed products based on those games are expected to follow in those same footsteps…


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