Sales of Barbie Dolls are in Decline
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Posted on: July 21, 2013
By Guy in toy
Since her introduction way back in 1959, the Barbie doll has become iconic not only in the toy industry, but in pop culture in general. Barbie is now without a doubt the most famous and successful line of dolls of all time. It would be hard to find a woman in the English speaking world that did not own at least one Barbie doll as a child. However, the world of Barbie and Ken is currently having a rough time. In fact, sales of Barbie dolls and related products have fallen for four consecutive quarters. This has happened while the doll industry as a whole has seen an increase of six percent...
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Nerf announces new Zombie Strike line
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Posted on: July 12, 2013
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With the huge popularity of “The Walking Dead” on TV and “World War Z” at the movies in recent months, it was only a matter of time until the toy industry jumped on the zombie bandwagon. Nerf is introducing a line of products called Zombie Strike, which features swords, a crossbow, shotguns and many other weapons to help you to survive a zombie apocalypse. The Crossfire Bow is capable of firing projectiles up to 75 feet. This is the first crossbow Nerf has released in 20 years. The Fusefire Blaster fires glowing discs. It features a continuous loading system,...
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Toy Industry Hall of Fame to get a New Home
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Posted on: June 27, 2013
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Legendary people in the toy industry will now be enshrined along with their iconic creations when the National Toy Hall of Fame gallery at the Strong museum in Rochester, New York will combine with the Toy Industry Hall of Fame. The 5,000-square-foot Strong museum will soon be receiving $4 million in renovations. If everything goes according to plan, the new combined hall will open to the public in the fall of 2015. Members of the Toy Industry Hall of Fame include George Lucas, Walt Disney, Frederick August Otto Schwarz and Milton Bradley. Negotiations have been underway for a long time to...
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