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Friday, February 12, 2016

Toronto Spring Gift Fair 2016

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Product Rules at Nürnberg Toy Fair 2016
Over its six-day run (Jan. 27-Feb.1), Spielwarenmesse's German International Toy Fair 2016 hosted 2,800+ exhibitors who displayed one million products ranging from model railways to backyard swings.
HK Toy Fair 2016 Highlights Strong Market Trends
Visitors to the 42nd annual Hong Kong Toy Fair (Jan 11-14) were most interested in high-tech "kidult" toys, licensed products, and baby/toddler ware, especially pricier items with eco features.

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Trade News

NPD Report Confirms Growth of U.S. Toy Industry in 2015
The NPD Group's latest retail data report says several factors last year contributed to the U.S. toy industry's rebound that resulted in strong sales in major categories, such as games.
Books and Traditional Toys Better for Infant Learning, Says Medical Report
A U.S. research study shows that reading appropriate books and playing with traditional toys are better than electronic gadgets for developing infant/toddler skills, especially language and literacy.
New Star Wars Movie Could Generate Astronomical Toy Sales
Analysts project that Disney's Star Wars: The Force Awakens could generate the most related merchandise and follow-up revenues ever seen in the global toy industry.  
Canadians Invited to Party Hearty in NYC
The Canadian Toy Association will host its second annual Canadians-only reception on February 14 during the 2016 North American Toy Fair.
TIA Workshops Examine Canadian and U.K. Markets
During the 2016 NYC Toy Fair, industry experts will present key business intelligence and the latest consumer data as they explore export and market opportunities in Canada and the U.K.
Canadian, U.S. and Mexican Regulators Meet to Set Toy Safety Goals
At the third annual Safety Summit, reps from Health Canada, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Mexico’s Consumer Protection Federal Agency discussed collaborative programs to protect kids from dangerous toys.

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New Products

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Column

In Praise of Silence: when it pays to listen
According to strategist Jeff Mowatt, stressed customers will open their hearts -- and wallets -- when a retailer's quiet confidence signals an understanding of their needs.

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Toy Briefs

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