Tag: Toy Industry

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 9, 2009
Stamford, CT March 9, 2009 – A month after the February 10th enactment of the Consumer Product Safety  Improvement Act (CPSIA), across the country, members of the Handmade Toy Alliance (HTA) continue their vehement efforts to make common sense changes to this broad reaching legislation that has done little to  improve safety in children’s products….

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 17, 2009
Yesterday during my visit to the DC Direct showroom I had a few minutes to chat with DC Direct’s Georg Brewer and find out the scoop on new products, the fate of the Dr. Fate prop helmet and which Lantern Corp he would join.

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 12, 2009
Playthings.com is reporting the Toys R Us have bought the e-commerce sites of bankrupt online retailer eToys.com, BabyUniverse.com and the parenting resource website ePregnancy.com. BuisnessWeek.com reports that: Privately held Toys ‘R’ Us, which currently operates Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com, said the deal allows it to Web portfolio through three established Web sites. The acquired Web sites…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 11, 2009
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb 11, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) –Kicking off the 2009 American International Toy Fair in New York, Mattel, Inc. (NYSE: MAT) will unveil its exciting 2009 lineup of new toys and games that will let kids customize their play experience, play as a group with friends and family, or get up and get…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 22, 2009
Toy company moves up 22 positions, to rank among top 50 in 2009 EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Jan 22, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — FORTUNE announced today that Mattel (NYSE:MAT), the world’s largest toy company, has been named to the prestigious 12th annual "100 Best Companies to Work For" list. This is the second consecutive year Mattel…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 22, 2008
On the official Toy Fair website there are a few new licenses listed that Mezco Toys will be showing in 2009 that we had not heard of as of this writing.  In addition to "The Wolfman", which we did know about, were: Little Big Planet, Goosebumps, Mini Ninjas. It seems like the possibilities for Sony’s…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 4, 2008
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec 04, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) –Yesterday, Judge Stephen Larson, the United States District Court Judge presiding over ongoing intellectual property litigation between Mattel and MGA Entertainment, Inc., granted Mattel’s motion for a permanent injunction barring MGA from manufacturing, distributing or selling Bratz fashion dolls, or using the "Bratz" name for any goods…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 21, 2008
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Nov 21, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) –Mattel, Inc. (NYSE:MAT) announced today that the Mattel Board of Directors has approved the company’s common stock annual dividend for 2008 of seventy-five cents per share. The dividend is payable on Dec. 18, 2008, to stockholders of record on Dec. 5, 2008. "The Mattel Board of Directors…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 14, 2008
The Wall Street Journal and MSN Money have posted an interesting article today about toys and the holiday buying season.   "The discount retailer, which earlier this decade aggressively grabbed a bigger share of the toy market, prepares for the year-end holidays by slashing prices on 10 popular toys to $10." You can read the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 14, 2008
San Francisco, CA – (Oct. 14, 2008) – Dr. Toy, (www.drtoy.com) today announced a new feature of selected toys called “BEST PICKS FOR 2008.” The items were chosen by Dr. Toy, aka Stevanne Auerbach, PhD., who has been evaluating children’s products for more than 25 years, to complement the goal of providing the most current…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 20, 2008
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug 19, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Mattel, Inc., (NYSE: MAT) the world’s largest toymaker, today announced it has been named as one of 2008′s "Best Places to Work in Los Angeles," ranking 9th among large-sized companies. The complete list will appear in next week’s issue of the Los Angeles Business Journal. Mattel…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 6, 2008
You’ve heard people talk about it, you’ve seen the slide show we  posted, now see the panel in it entirety!   AFI Abby did an amazing job filming the panel and then cutting it together with the slides so all of you can feel like you were there in the room.   We have posted…

 

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