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Oyo's reshoring means it can respond to plays on and off field


July 15, 2014 1:58 pm ET

When a major sports event, like the Major League All-Stars game is rapidly approaching, OYO Sportstoys Inc. needs to act fast. That's why the company has moved most of its production of plastic sports action mini-figures back to the United States.

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Creating, designing and rotomolding a toy that will last


June 27, 2014 2:11 pm ET

Tom Fish loves the rotational molding process, and the Little Tikes Co. creative director uses the sweeping curves capable in the process on new toys.

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Hedstrom considering reshoring some playball molding


June 25, 2014 2:58 pm ET

A decade ago, Hedstrom Plastics moved its playball rotational molding operations to China. But rising costs there are making company officials rethink that strategy — and one future option could be reshoring ball production to North America.

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Turning bioplastics into child's play


June 13, 2014 12:20 pm ET

In May, Hong Kong-based Bioserie launched what it says is the world's first line of infant toys made entirely from plant-based polylactic acid and additives.

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Report: Parent of rotomolder GameTime on the selling block


June 4, 2014 3:17 pm ET

The financial deals website peHUB.com is reporting that PlayCore Holdings Inc., the owner of playground rotational molder GameTime, is for sale.

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Mattel buying Mega Bloks parent for $460 million


March 1, 2014 1:56 pm ET

Toy giant Mattel Inc. has decided to join the fast-growing toy construction block market through an acquisition of Mega Brands Inc.

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Lego looking for a sustainable replacement for ABS


February 18, 2014 3:15 pm ET

ORLANDO, FLA. — Lego A/S is setting a target to use a sustainable resin in its signature bricks by 2030, replacing ABS. The search for that new resin will not be easy, though, said Allan Rasmussen, senior project manager for Lego. Not only...

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More limits on chemicals in toys likely


February 4, 2014 11:11 am ET

The global push on toy safety in recent years, which some government regulators believe has reduced the number of unsafe toys in the market, is not going away.

Flambeau claims victory in patent fight


January 17, 2014 10:50 am ET

A Utah federal district court judge has ruled that Flambeau Inc. did not infringe on patent claims filed by Etagz Inc., of Springvale, Utah.

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Hong Kong plastic toy industry looks for better 2014


January 15, 2014 9:35 am ET

HONG KONG — Hong Kong's large, plastics-intensive toy manufacturing industry had a tough 2013, but executives at the Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair in early January were hoping that 2014 will bring more cheer.

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