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TinkerTini explores new offering with NPD Inventors Edition Report and invites inventors to take part in survey

In partnership with NPD, TinkerTini has created the “NPD: Inventors Edition Report” providing item and category performance data for TinkerTini’s registered inventors.

Spin Master reports “challenging” Q1, but games and puzzles enjoy strong start to the year

“Q1 2020 was a challenging quarter for Spin Master, as we dealt with both the evolving COVID-19 situation and the carryover effects from the operational challenges we experienced in the second half of 2019,” said Ronnen Harary, Spin Master’s Co-Chief Executive Officer.

Net sales drop but UNO, Pictionary and Hot Wheels enjoy growth in Mattel’s Q1 2020 results

“Our work over the past two years to develop a flexible and results-oriented organisation is serving us well during this time,” said Mattel CEO Ynon Kriez.

UK sales of games and puzzles soar during first week of coronavirus lockdown

Monopoly, Dobble, Cluedo, Uno and Scrabble all feature in the top ten for the week ending March 21st.

US toy market sees sales dip 4% in 2019 to $20.9bn

“2019 was one of the more complicated years to get a good read on toy industry health,” said Juli Lennett, vice president and industry advisor, Toys, The NPD Group.

Asmodee UK sees sales soar 21% in 2019

Sales of Dobble – the UK’s best-selling game – grew 62%, while Bananagrams enjoyed a sales spike of 28%.

Steve Reece and Matt Knott on the launch of their new toy-centric content creation company, Playwatch Films

We caught up with Reece and Knott to learn why toy firms need to embrace some of the new techniques offered by Playwatch, rather than waste time clinging solely to the TV commercial model.

Funko sees sales soar in Q1 2019 results

“Demand for our products and pop culture in general is global and our growth was balanced with strong increases in all geographic markets,” said Funko CEO Brian Mariotti.

Magic: The Gathering helps fuel Q1 growth for Hasbro

“The global Hasbro team is executing very well and delivered a good start to the year,” said Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s chairman and chief executive officer.

Bananagrams enjoys over 30% growth in the UK in Q1 2019

The increase in sales comes one year after Asmodee became the official UK supplier for the hit word.

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