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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

Etch A Sketch brand gets a boost from Mitt Romney

Mar 22, 2012
For years, the Etch A Sketch seemed like a pretty non-partisan toy. Well, not anymore.
Posted In: Mitt Romney, Etch a Sketch, toys

Steve Jobs action figure canceled

Jan 17, 2012
Did they have to?
Posted In: steve jobs, apple, toys

Letter to a toy company

Dec 22, 2011
Millions are writing letters this month asking for toys. But one parent wants a toy company to add to their product line.
Posted In: toys, letter

Android tablet, you know, for kids

Nov 11, 2011
You knew it had to happen, right? Toys R Us has come out with the Nabi, a tablet computer designed just for kids. It comes pre-loaded with...
Posted In: android, tablet, Tech Report, toys

Barbie goes global: Mattel income up on worldwide sales

Oct 14, 2011
There are thousands of happy children around the world today, and one happy toy company. Southern California based Mattel Inc. reported that wor...
Posted In: Marketplace Daily Pulse, Retail, toys

Semi-virtual toys all the rage this Christmas?

Oct 5, 2011
I put that question mark in there because it's an article from USA Today which sometimes makes a trend bigger than it really is. Still, there is a...
Posted In: iPad, Tech Report, toys

Law enforcement thwarted by...toys?

Aug 10, 2011
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania discovered that Mattel's pre-teen texting toy, the IM-Me, can be altered to disrupt the digital...
Posted In: text messages, texting, toys

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