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  • NEW YORK, Nov 26- LeapFrog Enterprises Inc, the maker of educational electronics for kids whose missed sales estimates have pushed its shares down 30 percent this year, is attracting some big-name value fund managers who are betting the company will either rebound during the holiday season or be bought by a rival. If the company's newest product, a video game...

  • Barbie dethroned by Team Elsa Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 8:27 AM ET

    The megahit "Frozen" has earned Disney more than a billion at the box office worldwide and the gravitational pull of the animated film has now plucked Barbie from the throne she that she has occupied for 11 years, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation. The NRF's Holiday Top Toys Survey found that one in five parents, or 20 percent, plans to buy "Frozen"...

  • ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov 6- Little green army men finally prevailed on Thursday in their two-year battle for a coveted spot in the National Toy Hall of Fame, joining Rubik's Cube and soap bubbles on the podium for an induction ceremony held at a western New York museum. "It was a pretty stiff competition this year," said Patricia Hogan, curator of toys and dolls at The Strong, a...

  • Oct 23- Shares of Build-a-Bear Workshop Inc and Jakks Pacific Inc jumped after the struggling toy retailers forecast strong holiday sales, indicating that a bumper fourth quarter could go a long way in lifting the companies' sagging fortunes. Jakks Pacific's shares touched a five-month high of $8.99. Based on strong demand for Frozen Snow Glow Elsa doll and...

  • Oct 22- Advertising company Interpublic Group of Cos Inc reported quarterly revenue above analysts' expectations, helped by higher ad spending by U.S. businesses. Interpublic, whose clients include General Motors Co, Unilever Plc and Johnson& Johnson, reported organic revenue growth of 6.3 percent in the third quarter ended Sept 30. Interpublic, home to...

  • *Apple rallies, lifting S&P 500 and Nasdaq. NEW YORK, Oct 21- U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 on track for a fourth straight session of gains boosted by strong corporate results, including Apple's. Apple Inc rose 2.4 percent to $102.18 a day after revenue topped expectations, helped by strong iPhone sales.

  • Oct 20- Hasbro Inc, the second-largest U.S. toymaker, reported a strong quarterly profit, driven by robust sales of Marvel and Transformers action figures in emerging markets such as Latin America and the Asia Pacific region. Hasbro's results were stronger than those of larger rival Mattel Inc, which last week posted its fourth straight quarterly fall in sales.

  • Transformers, Marvel toys boost Hasbro earnings Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 10:04 AM ET

    Hasbro reported a 43 percent jump in quarterly profit, helped by higher demand for its Transformers, Marvel and Stars Wars action figures.

  • Oct 20- Hasbro Inc, the second-largest U.S. toymaker, reported a 43 percent jump in quarterly profit, helped by higher demand for its Transformers, Marvel and Stars Wars action figures in emerging markets such as Latin America and the Asia Pacific region. Sales of boys' toys, Hasbro's largest business, rose 22 percent to $478.5 million, helped by higher sales of Nerf...

  • Early movers: GS, DAL, MAT, AXP, NFLX & more Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 8:21 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as the Alibaba Group IPO goes public.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Mattel profit falls as Barbie sales slide Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:55 AM ET
    Barbie Collection 2014 dolls are shown at the press preview of the Nuremberg International Toy Fair 2014 in Nuremberg, Germany.

    Mattel reported a 21.5 percent drop in profit as demand for its billion-dollar brands, Barbie and Fisher-Price, slipped further.

  • Oct 16- Mattel Inc's revenue fell for the fourth straight quarter as demand for its billion-dollar brands, Barbie and Fisher-Price, slipped further, mounting pressure on the toymaker to reinvent itself. Mattel, which was deposed by Denmark's privately held Lego Group as the world's largest toymaker by sales earlier this year, also reported a 21.5 percent drop...

  • Mattel profit falls as Barbie, Fisher-Price sales slide Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:10 AM ET

    Oct 16- Toymaker Mattel Inc reported a 21.5 percent fall in quarterly profit as demand for its billion-dollar brands, Barbie and Fisher-Price, slipped further. Mattel's net sales fell 8.4 percent to $2.02 billion. Net income fell to $331.8 million, or 97 cents per share, from $422.8 million, or $1.21 per share, a year earlier.

  • Traders looking for more economic headwinds Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:06 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 15, 2014.

    After Wednesday’s market turbulence, traders will be watching Thursday’s economic reports for any further indications the U.S. economy is running into headwinds.

  • Market fear factors could linger Thursday Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 7:57 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 15, 2014.

    After Wednesday’s market turbulence, traders will be watching Thursday’s economic reports for any further indications the U.S. economy is running into headwinds.

  • Child of the 80s? We found your Christmas list Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 2:02 PM ET
    Pound Puppies

    Puppy Surprise, Care Bears, Pound Puppies: Some of this season’s hyped toys will be familiar to kids growing up in the 80s and 90s.

  • Lego CFO: Toy sales unfazed by slowdown Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 4:05 AM ET
    Lego sculptures are displayed before the opening of the new Lego store in New York, September 2014

    The toy industry saw a pick-up in sales in the first half of the year despite a slowing economy, and will remain strong, according to Lego's CFO.

  • Toy wars: Hasbro vs. Mattel     Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 6:36 AM ET

    Sean McGowan, Needham & Company, reveals his play on the toy makers after Disney announces it will shift the rights for "Frozen" dolls from Mattel to Hasbro.

  • Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Toys R Us Inc and industry magazine Toy Insider have all picked the just-launched toy for their closely watched annual gifting guides.

  • Turning your kid into the next big superhero Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Hasbro's Super Awesome Me

    Super Awesome Me uses 3-D printing technology to turn your kid into a superhero action figure.