May 2014

05 From the publisher
06 News
16 Industry Moves
19 Marketing World
21 Licensing World
23 Infant and Pre-school World
25 Talking Shop
27 Indie Viewpoint
29 Fresh
52 Viewpoint
64 Touching Base
90 Allegedly

28 NPD monthly column
The NPD Group is predicting that the UK toy market is to grow by around 2% this year. NPD’s Jez Fraser-Hook reports.

33 Girls Dolls and Collectables
Tom Roberts reports on the latest developments in the girls aisle.

54 Film Watch
Tom Linay, film specialist at Digital Cinema Media (DCM), takes a look at what’s coming to the silver screen in the next few months.

55 Trade finance
With a working knowledge of the challenges facing the toy industry, Legion Trade Finance is in a position to guide toy suppliers through the entire financing process. Toy World reports

57 Toymaster preview
Toy World presents a comprehensive preview of the upcoming Toymaster May show featuring product information, exhibitor list and comment from the buying group.

58 Toymaster Suppliers Meeting
Toymaster held its bi-annual Suppliers Meeting in Swindon on the 26th March. John Baulch reports.

60 Company in focus
Toy World caught up with Holland Enterprises’ Jonathan Holland to find out why i-Read appeals to toy retailers.

62 Company in focus
Papo’s Philip Morris told Toy World about the company’s new releases for 2014, its history and its aims.