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  • Jakks Pacific - Karen Finerman's Top Trade Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 5:56 PM ET

    Although shares of Hasbro took a beating on Monday smaller rival Jakks Pacific surged. Find out why Karen Finerman thinks the smaller game maker could be a big winner.

  • Buying American Toys     Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 4:55 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports American toy companies have relied on sales from United States consumers including Mattel, who gets 52% of its sales in the U.S.

  • Wandering Through Toy Land Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | 3:34 PM ET
    Toy Fair 2012

    Since American International Toy Fair wrapped up last week, Consumer Nation has been looking at all the latest trends as the industry tries to revive sales.

  • Hot Holiday Toys Tuesday, 1 Nov 2011 | 9:38 AM ET
    Santa delivered for the toy industry last year. After several years of decline, U.S. sales turned around in 2010 and grew about 2 percent from the prior year to about $21.87 billion, according to market researcher NPD Group. The holiday season is a critical time for the industry because that is when it rings up the bulk of its annual sales. This year, many toymakers are sticking to tried-and-true formulas to win customers. But these classic themes often have a new twist that makes them fresh. We

    We’ve scanned the hot holiday toy lists from retailers, trade publications and blogs, and did a little digging ourselves to bring you a collection of toys that is sure to please.

  • Your First Move For Wednesday October 12th Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 6:17 PM ET

    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • Halloween Costumes for Kids and Pets Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 2:34 PM ET
    Americans are expected to spend more than $1 billion on costumes for their children and $310 million to dress up their pets, according to the National Retail Federation, an industry trade group. Although many young adults hunt for original looks, when it comes to finding a costume for the kids, traditional themes usually win out. That’s not to say everyone will be dressed alike. More retailers are selling costumes, and this means more choices for consumers. Costumes for kids and pets tend to dra

    Video game characters and monster mash-ups are big for the little set this year. Click to see some of the hottest costumes.

  • Trendiest Halloween Costumes for Adults 2011 Friday, 30 Sep 2011 | 3:16 PM ET
    Each Halloween there are many classic themes people use to inspire their costume choice, but every year there are some that stand out from the rest. This year Halloween spending is projected to rise 9 percent to $6.86 billion, according to a survey conducted by BIGResearch on behalf of the National Retail Federation trade group. Much of the increase will come from two factors: More Americans are celebrating the holiday, and more American adults are dressing up in costumes as part of the fun. Bas

    Each Halloween there are many classic themes people use to inspire their costume choice, but every year there are some that stand out from the rest.

  • Mrs. Potatohead costume

    The costume business is booming. Not only are more adults dressing up for Halloween each year, but it seems costumes aren’t just for trick-or-treating.

  • Air Swimmers eXtreme

    It's that most wonderful time of the year for toy makers. Parents will soon be stuffing the closets full of toys to give as holiday gifts. But before we get there, parents will need to know what to buy. So here comes the parade of hot holiday toy lists.

  • Toys 'R Us Looks for Its Own 'Missoni Moment' Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 2:16 PM ET

    Toys 'R Us is ratcheting up the number of exclusive products it will sell this holiday season. The expanded effort, which may have been foretold by the company's hiring of Neil Friedman, a long-time Mattel executive earlier this year, will be supported by direct-mail efforts (which will begin this weekend), social marketing, and television advertising.

  • Staying Relevant, Toy Makers Have an App for That Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 3:50 PM ET

    Kids love to play with devices such as Apple's iPad, and this isn't lost on toy makers, who are using a variety of tactics to keep kids of all ages engaged amid the increased competition for a share of kids' playtime.

  • Toy Fair 2011: The Coolest Toys Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 11:27 AM ET
    Toy land is a happier place these days. After logging its first sales gains since 2006, the toy industry is heading into 2011 more optimistic about the year ahead. The upbeat tone was felt at the the largest toy trade show in the Western Hemisphere, which took place at the Javitz Center in New York City. Attendance at the show was up quite a bit both in terms of the people walking the booths and those showing their wares. The coming year will bring a number of toy-friendly movies such as “Cars 2

    After logging its first sales gains since 2006, the toy industry is heading into 2011 more optimistic about the year ahead. Here are some of the coolest gadgets from the 108th annual American International Toy Fair!

  • Loopz

    Many of the toys we combed through for our holiday toy slideshow were priced low, which is fitting, given the cost-consciousness that reigns among consumers these days.

  • Sexy 'Sesame Street' Costumes a Hit This Halloween Monday, 4 Oct 2010 | 10:09 AM ET

    With each passing year, it seems the notion of Halloween being a children's holiday gets farther and farther from the reality. More adults than ever before are planning to wear a costume and celebrate the holiday this year, with a National Retail Federation survey estimating about one in four Americans will dress up for the holiday. To that end, some popular children's characters are being intrepreted into sexy costumes for women, and shoppers can't get enough.

  • The Trendiest Halloween Costumes of 2010 Monday, 4 Oct 2010 | 10:08 AM ET
    It seems and 2010 is no exception, as the day serves as a great excuse for children and adults alike to take a brief escape from reality. More adults than ever before are planning to get dressed up this year, with an estimated four out of every 10 Americans dressing up for the holiday, according to a National Retail Federation survey.Click ahead to see some of the trendiest costumes for 2010.

    More adults than ever before are planning to get dressed up this year, according to a National Retail Federation survey. Click to see some of the trendiest costumes for 2010.

  • Already Two Holiday Toys Are in Short Supply Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010 | 6:28 PM ET

    Talking with toy manufacturers at Time to Play magazine's annual holiday showcase event in New York, the message is clear: It is still all about value.

  • The Hottest of the Hot Toys Starts to Emerge Monday, 27 Sep 2010 | 4:13 PM ET
    Perplexus

    Now that retailers such as Toys 'R Us and Kmart have weighed in on their picks for the hot toys for this Christmas holiday season, it's time for several toy industry trade publications to make their best guesses. Here are some of the toys that are making several lists.

  • Consumers Not Too Spooked to Spend on Halloween Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 1:00 PM ET

    Frightened by the economic outlook? Haunted by fears about your job security? Don't worry Halloween is coming, and Americans are ready to get into the spirit. In what will likely be welcome news for retailers, Americans plan to return to 2008 spending levels on candy and costumes after pulling back on spending last year.

  • Will Sing-a-ma-jigs Be This Year's Zhu Zhu Pets? Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 10:00 PM ET

    It may be too early to tell which toys parents will be hunting for this holiday season, but with Christmas just months away, there is already buzz building around Mattel's harmonizing plush characters, the Sing-a-ma-jigs. These critters and 14 other toys have made Toys 'R Us' "Fabulous 15."

  • Toys 'R Us Rolls Out FAO Pop-Up Stores, Exclusive Items Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 1:42 PM ET
    FAO pop-up store

    Toys 'R Us will soon debut at least 10 FAO Schwarz pop-up stores, meaning some folks won't have to travel to New York to dance on the big piano keyboard this holiday season.

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