SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 9- Top video game companies, caught off-guard by the runaway success of Pokemon Go, are wrestling with how to play catch-up to the augmented reality app that has become a worldwide phenomenon. "Today is not the right moment to release an experience," said Neil Young, chief executive of mobile game developer N3twork Inc and a former group general...
TOKYO, July 28- Flush with the stunning popularity of the Pokemon GO mobile game, Nintendo aims to make more from marketing popular characters such as Super Mario, taking a leaf from the Walt Disney playbook where Mickey Mouse and friends bring in billions of merchandising dollars each year. The success of Pokemon GO- created by Nintendo, Pokemon Company and...
July 25- The Force is with the U.S. toy industry this year. Demand for Star Wars merchandise is set to propel toy sales growth to a 17 year-high, according to industry research firm The NPD Group. "Star Wars is already at $300 million for the year," U.S. toys industry analyst Juli Lennett wrote in the report.
July 18- Toymaker Hasbro Inc reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue on Monday, driven by strong demand for its Disney Princess and Frozen dolls and its action figures based on "Star Wars" movies. "Licensed toys are important to the toy industry, comprising nearly 30 percent of sales so far this year," research firm NPD Group analyst Frederique...
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BILLUND, Denmark, March 9- In a low-rise factory on the outskirts of Billund, a small town in western Denmark, robots stand holding trays at the ready as pistons spit out hundreds of pieces of Lego every few seconds. The plant churns out 100 million of the brightly coloured plastic bricks every day and is set to increase output this year, in line with Lego's ambitions...
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