March 2014


05 From the publisher
06 News
14 Industry Moves
17 Marketing World
19 Licensing World
23 Infant and Pre-school World
27 Talking Shop
29 Indie Viewpoint
31 Fresh
42 Touching Base
62 Viewpoint
98 Allegedly

16 NPD monthly column
Rory Partis considers what factors will influence 2014’s end-of-year performance.

34 BTHA Toy Fair review
Toy Fair, now in its 61st year, was once again a resounding success. Tom Roberts reports.

36 TRA awards
Organised by the BTHA and the Toy Retailers Association, the Toy Industry Awards were presented at The Science Museum following the first day of the 61st BTHA Toy Fair.

45 Boys collectables
The category has a potentially strong year ahead thanks to movie and TV releases and major sporting events. Tom Roberts reports.

65 Outdoor toys
With major sporting events taking place over 2014, companies operating in the Outdoor sector are eyeing growth in the category. Tom Roberts reports.

82 HK Toy Fair review
The Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair turned 40 this year. John Baulch reports.

83 Nuremberg Toy Fair review
With increasing attendance figures, 2014’s Spielwarenmesse was positively received. Tom Roberts reports.

84 New York Toy Fair review
Hundreds of thousands of innovative playthings were unveiled at the 111th American International Toy Fair.

85 Spring Fair review
This year’s Spring Fair International welcomed over 66,500 retail buyers.

86 Suppliers feature
Toy World presents the first in a new quarterly feature highlighting some of the services being offered to toy companies.