Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Robots, reptiles ready to invade

Toy retailers are noticing these new-tech, savvy toys rocketing up wish-lists in New Zealand's $47 million toy market.

The Warehouse lists its top toys for boys as Roboreptile, an electronic dinosaur that has three emotions, attacks and whips itself into frenzy. Its predecessors, Roboraptor and Robosapien, have been top favourites for the past two years.

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Can toys cash in?

Toys can take advantage of what is expected to be a bumper Christmas on the High Street, according to the British Retail Consortium.
The BRC says consumers will spend more than £11 billion on Christmas presents over the next five weeks, with the figures ten per cent up on 2005. Goods to the collective value of £33 billion will be bought in December, an increase of six per cent compared to last year.


Friday, November 17, 2006


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Richard Gottlieb & Associates Invites Additional Information for the Toy Industry Sales Representative Directory

The new Toy Industry Sales Representative Directory found at www.usatoyexpert.com is already a big success with numerous visits from manufacturers, retailers and sales representatives. Found on the Richard Gottlieb & Associates website, the directory is a free service to the toy industry.

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New Company Aims to Become Toy Industry On-Line Portal

European Christmas spending seen up but gaps wide

With video games, DVDs and clothes at the top of wish lists, households will each spend on average 456 euros ($585) on presents and 839 euros on Christmas overall, according to a study by consultants Deloitte

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For G.I. Joe creator, the real action is in the Bible

Levine's latest line of figurines - Almighty Heroes - includes accessorized and poseable versions of Moses, Noah, David and Samson. As head of Shakopee, Minn.-based Family Values LLC, Levine says good vs. evil continues to be the most vexing issue facing humanity. He's convinced that his new toys will once again persuade America's youth to tip the balance and save the world - if only in the sandbox. The figures retail from $12.99 to $24.99.

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