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Enor expanding in S.C., moving toy production to U.S. from China


August 20, 2014 4:01 pm ET

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has convinced toy producer Enor Corp. to expand U.S. production at the expense of sourcing from China.

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ISO publishes international standard for measuring phthalates in toys


August 19, 2014 10:40 am ET

The Geneva-based International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published an international standard on phthalates used as plasticizers in toys and children's products.

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Choon's Design moves ahead with patent lawsuit against Rainbow Loom rivals


August 18, 2014 1:43 pm ET

Wixom, Mich.-based Choon's Design LLC, makers of the popular Rainbow Loom bracelet making kit, will proceed with patent infringement lawsuits against several companies, now that a rival toy and craft company has lost a bid to invalidate that patent.

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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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