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Elmo's two-decade reign as toy king

Nov 27, 2013
Quartz reporter Roberto Ferdman talks about the fuzzy beloved character that has made kids go crazy and parents go crazier since 1996.
Posted In: elmo, toys, Sesame Street

What bronies have to do with the economy

Nov 7, 2013
GDP numbers came in today. They looked good at first glance, but there's a hidden story there. A bad one.
Posted In: GDP, toys, my little pony, bronies

In a tough year for toys, Mattel has played a good game

Oct 16, 2013
Toy analysts say Mattel's core brands and its progress in high-tech toys have helped it do better than some other toymakers.
Posted In: Mattel, toys, Barbie

LEGO my turnaround: When innovation hurts

Jun 25, 2013
LEGO almost went out of business in the early 2000s thanks to an over innovation frenzy. How did the company get back to the brick?
Posted In: lego, toys, Retail, innovation

No toy slump for Lego

Dec 24, 2012
Toy industry analyst Sean McGowan talks about the continued success of toy company Lego, even in 2012.
Posted In: lego, toys

Educators question 'educational' kids' DVDs

Dec 21, 2012
Fancy educational toys don't give rich kids an advantage over poor kids when it comes to brain development.
Posted In: toys, baby DVD, brain development, Education, apps

The Furby: Creepy and in demand

Dec 6, 2012
The Furby is back this holiday season, and it's as strange and coveted as it was in 1998.
Posted In: toys, furby, holiday shopping

Chinese exports help boost economy over India

Jul 18, 2012
It wasn't long ago that many thought India's growth rates could surpass those of its long-time rival, China. But China retains the upper hand in that relationship, thanks in part to its exports.
Posted In: India, China, consumer, toys

Ford finds a market beyond cars

May 25, 2012
Ford's blue oval logo and pick-up truck slogan fuels sales of licensed products from Hot Wheels toys to girls’ T-shirts.
Posted In: Ford, marketing, logo, toys

Hasbro changes the rules of board game biz

Apr 23, 2012
Hasbro plans to revamp games like Monopoly and Life, after a 10 percent industry slump in game and puzzle sales last year.
Posted In: Hasbro, toys, games

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