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Mattel Unveils New Hot Wheels ID Toys

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Sarah Tew/CNET My kids have Hot Wheels scattered all over our house, in boxes, under chairs. At a dollar a pop, they’re the cheap consolation prize at the supermarket. Hot Wheels is going a little more upmarket this year, embedding NFC chips into its newest line of cars. Hot Wheels ID (technically it’s “Hot Wheels…

The Future of Play: Appeal to Millennial Parents with Eco-Friendly Toys & Games

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…

The Biggest Toy Industry Trends In 2019

The Biggest Toy Industry Trends In 2019

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…

Where to Sell Old Toys Online?

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…

Toys for Tots honored by school system

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…

Hasbro Earnings Once Again Decline on Toys R Us Woes

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…

Speak & Spell is B-A-C-K

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…