August 2014

05 From the publisher
06 News
16 Industry Moves
17 Marketing World
21 Licensing World
27 Infant and Pre-school World
29 Talking Shop
31 Indie Viewpoint
32 Fresh
50 Touching Base
64 Viewpoint
78 Allegedly

24 Face-to-face
Toy World spoke to Mark Hunt, marketing manager at Character Options, about the key lines launching this year for the new Doctor Who range.

25 Company profile
Toy World spoke to Simba Smoby’s Alex Kovacevic about the launch of its master toy line for Matt Hatter Chronicles.

26 NPD column
Rory Partis from The NPD Group sums up 2014 so far in the world of toys.

28 DCM column
Tom Linay discusses the upcoming children’s and family films for this quarter.

34 Fresh Tech
Toy World presents a selection of the latest innovations in the Children’s Tech category.

36 Plush Toys
Kayleigh Conway takes a look at the opportunities that the category offers toy stores.

53 Wooden Toys
Kayleigh Conway investigates how wooden toy suppliers are bringing innovation to a traditional category.

67 Autumn Fair preview
Autumn Fair 2014 will present thousands of new products that are in stock and ready for Christmas trading, as well as the first Spring previews of the season. Toy World reports.