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Shipping slowdowns add to season's stress


December 16, 2014 4:02 pm ET

Toy companies know what they want for Christmas: an end to crippling shipping delays at West Coast ports.

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Critics say conditions aren't improving in Chinese toy factories


December 11, 2014 6:02 pm ET

WASHINGTON — Working conditions in Chinese toy factories, most of them plastics related, are not improving, even under the watchful eye of non-governmental organizations and private-sector social auditing, experts told members of Congress on...

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Hall of Fame toys aren't playing around


November 6, 2014 12:15 pm ET

Plastics are prominent in the 2014 inductees for the National Toy Hall of Fame.

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Little sports figures get big backing


October 17, 2014 11:55 am ET

OYO Sportstoys Inc. is gearing up to produce and sell more plastic mini-figures after gaining $11 million in equity financing from a group led by sports media and production company Mandalay Sports Media LLC.

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New ideas can come from small efforts, not just single brainstorming session


September 25, 2014 10:53 am ET

A company can get stuck when they get big and successful — executives can fall in love with their mission statements, Christian Majgaard, a former longtime executive of Danish toymaker Lego A/S told thermoforming industry leaders.

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Toy maker, supplier in settlement talks


September 23, 2014 2:31 pm ET

Taiwan-based toy manufacturer Sales Chief Enterprise Co. Ltd. and U.S.-based toy vendor Redman & Associates LLC are attempting to resolve a contract dispute that is holding up delivery of some products ahead of the holiday buying season.

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Toy supplier sues maker in reshoring fight


September 15, 2014 3:18 pm ET

An Arkansas toy supplier is suing a Taiwan-based manufacturer for breach of contract and other civil allegations in a legal dispute that not only threatened delivery of some battery-operated, ride-on cars to Wal-Mart Stores Inc., but is being...

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New executives look to increase business at Little Tikes, Step2


August 26, 2014 12:46 pm ET

Northeastern Ohio toy rotational molders Step2 Co. LLC and Little Tikes Co. both have new top executives: Thomas Doherty at Step2 and Bill Cofield at Tikes.

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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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