Read the February 2020 issue of TnP today!

Toy Fair season in review, the latest from Wilton Bradley, and tech toys taken for a spin – plus news, the hottest new toys and expert insight

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 17.02.2020 | Business

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The February 2020 issue of TnP is now available to read online

TnP digs into toy fair season so far this month, with reviews of London Toy Fair and Spielwarenmesse – as well as some trend-spotting tips for the forthcoming Toy Fair New York, courtesy of the US Toy Association’s Trend Expert Kristin Morency Goldman.

Wilton Bradley takes the cover story, putting its new range of electric wheeled toys from Xootz under the microscope. Meanwhile, the TnP Ambassadors try out two of the coolest products in the interactive and tech toy market: Bandai Namco Entertainment’s tori Explorer Pack and Tobar’s Zuru Robo Alive Fire Breathing Dragon.

On the retail front, TnP speaks with Stephen Barnes, co-founder of Toy Barnhaus, about how the retailer keeps ending up in the shortlist for toy retailer of the year (and sometimes winning too). In the news, TnP considers the far-reaching impact of the coronavirus on the toy industry, plus there’s also the usual mix of news, expert views and insight.    

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[LIVE] Coronavirus in the toy trade

The latest impact of Covid-19 on the toy industry – suppliers, retailers, trade shows and more

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Mattel joins fight against Covid-19

The US toy giant is dedicating experts and resources to production of face masks from Barbie fabric, and other PPE

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Insight: Toy trade in The Netherlands, where shops remain open

Nico Blauw, CEO of Dutch toy company BOTI International, reports on how the toy industry is coping in The Netherlands, ...

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