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Millennial parents want the toys and games their children play with to be more eco-friendly, reflecting their values to live more sustainably, according to an in-depth report by The Toy Association and ProdigyWorks. The report, “Toy Manufacturing and Retail Solutions – the Future,” provides ideas on how the industry can capitalize on the changing marketplace, and appeal to…

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Just last year, a kid in the market for an Uncle Milton ant farm could choose from a half dozen versions, including glow-in-the dark or an ant village. Now there are only three. Last year, there were 60 kinds of K’Nex construction sets on the market. This year there are 20. A year after Toys R…

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We describe what children do as “play.” To adults that means something other than work but for children, playing is their job, it’s how they learn to socialize and think constructively. Unlike adult work, if it’s not constantly engaging, they stop and then it’s not productive. So making toys that interest children and help them…

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Ubiquitous computing has delivered a world in which there seem to be few devices left that no longer contain a microprocessor of some sort. Thus should a student wish to learn about the inner workings of a computer they can easily do so from a multitude of devices. For an earlier generation though this was…

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Even though it’s one of the biggest weekends of the year for toy manufacturers and retailers alike, one absence from the floor at Toy Fair New York 2019 is palpable. According to some of those at the show, vendors have been prohibited from displaying any of the toys they’ve created for Avengers: Endgame. Toy tracking blog…

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Mattel has greenlighted an America Girl feature film. This is the third feature film that the toy company has announced since launching its film division in September. The film announcement comes at a time in which American Girl dolls are experiencing poor sales. American Girl is the latest Mattel toy brand to get the green light for…

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You can sell toys on a plethora of apps and websites, but none of them focus specifically on TOYS! If you want to sell your old toys to toy enthusiasts then FiddlePiddle.com (a Toy Marketplace) is the website for you! SO let me explain what makes FiddlePiddle an awesome website for selling old or new…

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Vicky Cogdell of Hobbton Middle School receives recognition for her work in the the exceptional children’s program. She is pictured with Sampson County Schools board member Daryll Warren. – Photo by Chase Jordan | Sampson Independent Toys for Tots Coordinator Carmen Jones, right, is honored by Belva Lovitt of Sampson County Schools for her work with…

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The toy maker’s revenue and adjusted EPS fell 13% and 42% year over year, respectively. Toy maker Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 results before the market opened on Friday. For the quarter, revenue dropped 13% year over year, GAAP earnings per share flipped from negative to positive, and EPS adjusted for one-time items fell 42%. As with earlier quarters…

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It’s not quite the same as you remember, but it’s close enough. If you’re a techie of a certain age (cough), you probably have fond memories of the Speak & Spell. The Texas Instruments toy’s quirky speech synthesis may be quaint by modern standards, but it sounded like magic at a time when getting any computer…