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Toy Fair Creative Factor Session: Insights into the Connected Play Landscape and Beyond
Contributed by The Toy Association With anticipated growth of 200 percent in the next five years, connected play is more than just a passing fad. At Toy Fair New York, Valerie Vacante, founder and managing partner of Collabsco, an executive strategy firm providing product innovation advice and expertise to global brands and startups, will share her perspective on emerging technologies and this unique category of play during the session titled,…
Industry Outlook
State of the Industry: Looking Ahead to 2019
This year saw the fall of the iconic retail giant, Toys “R” Us, and in June of this year the chain closed its remaining 740 U.S. stores sending shockwaves through the toy industry.   Fifteen percent of U.S. toy revenue came to a halt when the 70-year-old big-box retailer closed its doors due to bankruptcy. The far-reaching effects on the toy and game industry and the impact and shifts in…