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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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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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Business

M&A: Bandai, Viacom, Bravado & More Expand

Major shake-ups in toys as Bandai Namco and Simba Dickie expand and the NPD releases 2018 stats. Plus, news in streaming, esports, and celebrity licensing…


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Toys & Games

One-Quarter of Top 2018 Holiday Toys are Licensed

Roughly 29% of the top 2018 holiday toys are licensed, according to lists created by Walmart, Target, Amazon, and Kmart…


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Business

M&A: Fashion, Toys & Other Business

The latest in mergers, acquisitions, and other business moves from Levi Strauss, Moose Toys/Worlds Apart, ABG, Goliath/Vivid Toy, Perry Ellis, Varsity Brands, and mroe…


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Business

Roundup: M&A & Legal

Hasbro and DC settle their Bumblebee suit, LaLiga comes to (North) America, Thunderbird goes public, and publishers Bongo House and New York Magazine are shaken…


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Toys & Games

Both Toys & Games Set to Grow for 2018

The latest in general industry research shows that both the toys (driven by electronics, action figures, and dolls) and games (board games and miniatures) industries are gearing up…


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