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Industry Trends offers you exclusive, actionable intelligence on industry and product trends. This section covers leading companies that greatly influence trends in the gifts industry. It also provides insights into global demand, market research and hot products on e-commerce websites.

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Sphero's latest must-have is a chatty Spider-Man

Sphero's latest must-have is a chatty Spider-Man

June 22, 2017

The app-enabled toy tells stories and jokes, listens and responds to questions, and guides children through various choose-your-own-adventure games.

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Amazon Best Sellers in office presentation pointers: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in office presentation pointers: See China alternatives

June 19, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling office presentation pointers on Amazon.com as of June 19, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Amazon Best Sellers in wind spinners: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in wind spinners: See China alternatives

June 13, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling wind spinners on Amazon.com as of June 13, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Handcrafted mixed-media ornaments from the Philippines on the rise

Handcrafted mixed-media ornaments from the Philippines on the rise

June 09, 2017

Suppliers are combining abaca fiber, rattan and other indigenous natural materials with synthetic inputs such as metal and glass.

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Gallery View: Philippine makers offer handcrafted decor for various holidays

Gallery View: Philippine makers offer handcrafted decor for various holidays

June 07, 2017

Holiday decor suppliers are expanding their selections to include more models for Easter, Halloween and other occasions.

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Power Rangers rockets to number one action figures spot

Power Rangers rockets to number one action figures spot

June 07, 2017

The surge in toy sales fuels hopes for a sequel to the franchise's 2017 reboot.

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Amazon Best Sellers in magnetic photo frames: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in magnetic photo frames: See China alternatives

June 07, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling magnetic photo frames on Amazon.com as of June 7, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Toy licensing key to increasing global sales through 2021

Toy licensing key to increasing global sales through 2021

June 06, 2017

The worldwide toys and games industry is slated to hit a CAGR of 4.94 percent in the next four years.

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India craft gift makers releasing more modern, eco-friendly products

India craft gift makers releasing more modern, eco-friendly products

June 05, 2017

Suppliers are adopting traditional patterns in smartphone holders, sling bags, laptop sleeves and other products for the modern consumer.

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How wholesale fidget spinners are made [VIDEO]

How wholesale fidget spinners are made [VIDEO]

May 31, 2017

China wholesale fidget spinners are assembled using a combination of mechanized and manual processes.

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Gallery View: India craft gifts showcase local culture, materials

Gallery View: India craft gifts showcase local culture, materials

May 31, 2017

Models feature intricate designs depicting religious and mythical figures, as well as indigenous flora and fauna.

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Kidult market boosts toy industry growth

Kidult market boosts toy industry growth

May 29, 2017

Millenials make up 50 percent of the spend among adults who buy toys for their personal use, followed by the Generation X-ers and Boomers.

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Want to import China wholesale fidget spinners? Here's what you need to know

Want to import China wholesale fidget spinners? Here's what you need to know

May 25, 2017

Learn how to distinguish fidget spinners by material, quality and even spin time.

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Gallery View: Whimsical, multifunction designs drive 3D refrigerator magnets

Gallery View: Whimsical, multifunction designs drive 3D refrigerator magnets

May 24, 2017

Recent releases boast quirky and colorful bodies. Some double as bottle openers or notepads.

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Zuru grabs exclusive, worldwide license for Nimuno Loops

Zuru grabs exclusive, worldwide license for Nimuno Loops

May 17, 2017

As part of the collaboration, the toy block tape will be distributed under the Mayka construction brand starting July this year.

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Full STREAM ahead: Educational toys make kids life-, future-ready

Full STREAM ahead: Educational toys make kids life-, future-ready

May 17, 2017

On-trend are toys that encourage creativity, ingrain life skills, and prepare for careers, all through a fun experience.

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Gallery View: Laos wooden crafts highlight local culture

Gallery View: Laos wooden crafts highlight local culture

May 10, 2017

Wooden home decor, religious art and tableware show the rich culture of Laos and its neighboring countries.

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Laos suppliers offering wooden crafts suited to modern lifestyle

Laos suppliers offering wooden crafts suited to modern lifestyle

May 10, 2017

Makers are expanding their product range to include items such as name card holders and smartphone cases.

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Shapeshifting compound grows to three times its original size

Shapeshifting compound grows to three times its original size

May 04, 2017

Composed of air-filled mini spheres, ORB's Morph toy can bounce and float while still retaining its form.

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UK stationery market worth $2.7 billion by 2021

UK stationery market worth $2.7 billion by 2021

May 03, 2017

Constant design innovations, expanding product mix and utility are keys to sales increase in the coming years.

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Amazon Best Sellers in board games: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in board games: See China alternatives

April 25, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling board games on Amazon.com as of April 25, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Amazon Best Sellers in craft supplies & materials: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in craft supplies & materials: See China alternatives

April 17, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling craft supplies & materials on Amazon.com as of April 17, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Toy industry finds giant potential, opportunities in China

Toy industry finds giant potential, opportunities in China

April 12, 2017

The local market is poised to hit $8.8 billion this 2017, thanks to a growing domestic consumer market with high income levels.

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World's first trackable ink pen

World's first trackable ink pen

April 10, 2017

A.T. Cross has partnered with TrackR to develop a pen that can be tracked using a mobile app and over Bluetooth.

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Amazon Best Sellers in gift wrap paper: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in gift wrap paper: See China alternatives

April 10, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling gift wrap paper on Amazon.com as of April 10, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Simple toy block tape turns any surface Lego-friendly

Simple toy block tape turns any surface Lego-friendly

April 05, 2017

Nimuno Loops can be cut into any size and shape, and attached to walls for gravity-defying creations.

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Global inflatable toys to expand to $5.72 billion by 2021

Global inflatable toys to expand to $5.72 billion by 2021

April 04, 2017

The market is predicted to achieve a CAGR of 6.94% in the next five years.

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Amazon Best Sellers in water guns, soakers & blasters: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in water guns, soakers & blasters: See China alternatives

April 03, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling water guns, soakers & blasters on Amazon.com as of April 3, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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India writing instruments market records 12% sales growth

India writing instruments market records 12% sales growth

March 29, 2017

Utility and sentiment win over digitization with the sector anticipated to post a double-digit increase this year.

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Beauty and Brains: Dancing Belle doll teaches coding

Beauty and Brains: Dancing Belle doll teaches coding

March 27, 2017

Hasbro further dives into the STEM trend with a Bluetooth- and app-enabled doll that talks, dances and teaches programming.

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Amazon Best Sellers in puzzles: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in puzzles: See China alternatives

March 27, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling puzzles on Amazon.com as of March 27, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Jakks Pacific penetrates China market with 3.5 million shares

Jakks Pacific penetrates China market with 3.5 million shares

March 22, 2017

The US multibrand company recently sold common stock worth $19.3 million to Hong Kong's Meisheng as part of its plan for global expansion.

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Photography for preschoolers

Photography for preschoolers

March 22, 2017

Pixlplay turns any smartphone into a kid-friendly camera.

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Amazon Best Sellers in wooden colored pencils: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in wooden colored pencils: See China alternatives

March 20, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling wooden colored pencils on Amazon.com as of March 20, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Lego hits record-breaking revenue in 85 years

Lego hits record-breaking revenue in 85 years

March 15, 2017

The traditional toy maker's focus turns now to staying relevant in a prominently digital age to keep momentum.

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Hollywood films reel in US toy sales

Hollywood films reel in US toy sales

March 15, 2017

Upcoming films, numbering at least 25, will affect greatly the industry's licensing trends.

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Amazon Best Sellers in musical boxes: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in musical boxes: See China alternatives

March 13, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling musical boxes on Amazon.com as of March 13, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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UAE to spend $1.1 billion on toys by 2020

UAE to spend $1.1 billion on toys by 2020

March 09, 2017

The country will spearhead sales growth in the Middle East, accounting for 28 percent of the regional market's total revenue for the forecasted period.

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STREAM toys will soon go mainstream

STREAM toys will soon go mainstream

March 09, 2017

Next-generation STEM toys are expected to integrate robotics and arts as consumers demand models that educate more than entertain.

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Amazon Best Sellers in dollhouse furniture: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in dollhouse furniture: See China alternatives

March 08, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling dollhouse furniture on Amazon.com as of March 8, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Amazon Best Sellers in toy kitchen sets: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in toy kitchen sets: See China alternatives

March 01, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling toy kitchen sets on Amazon.com as of March 1, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Global personalized gifts CAGR up 9% by 2021

Global personalized gifts CAGR up 9% by 2021

March 01, 2017

The market is predicted to see an incremental growth of $11.17 billion by the forecasted period.

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Gallery View: Jewelry boxes put spotlight on intricate designs

Gallery View: Jewelry boxes put spotlight on intricate designs

March 01, 2017

Releases turn more elegant with embossed patterns, bead embroidery and bone inlays, all done by hand.

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Shining, shimmering, splendid: Luxurious stationery is in

Shining, shimmering, splendid: Luxurious stationery is in

February 22, 2017

Bold colors, metallic accents and gilded adornments add value and appeal to upcoming releases.

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Physical meets digital: US TIA reveals 2017's hottest toy trends

Physical meets digital: US TIA reveals 2017's hottest toy trends

February 22, 2017

Tech and STREAM toys are quickly becoming mainstream, while retro and classic toys are making a comeback.

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Amazon Best Sellers in dollhouses: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in dollhouses: See China alternatives

February 16, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling dollhouses on Amazon.com as of February 16, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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First transgender doll to debut at New York Toy Fair

First transgender doll to debut at New York Toy Fair

February 15, 2017

The 18in doll was inspired by teen reality star and activist Jazz Jennings.

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This pen charges phones and stores files

This pen charges phones and stores files

February 15, 2017

The crowdfunded pen is built with a 16GB memory and packs 650mAh that allows a talk and music playback time of 3.5 and 13 hours.

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Gallery View: Christmas balls dazzle with nontraditional styles

Gallery View: Christmas balls dazzle with nontraditional styles

February 15, 2017

Unconventional features dominate with models adopting multipurpose, light-up and knitted bodies, although classic versions are still popular.

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5 gift-, houseware trends that will stay hot this winter 2017

5 gift-, houseware trends that will stay hot this winter 2017

February 08, 2017

Nature- and geography-inspired pieces are expected to dominate this season as styles turn back to tradition.

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Chameleon pen blends colors on its own

Chameleon pen blends colors on its own

February 02, 2017

The pen can change its color tone from light to dark, and blend various colors seamlessly in a single stroke.

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Gallery View: Latest toy releases from Vietnam offer multiple play activities

Gallery View: Latest toy releases from Vietnam offer multiple play activities

February 01, 2017

Vietnam toy suppliers are releasing models that encourage mental and physical development.

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Product safety remains top priority of Vietnam toy suppliers

Product safety remains top priority of Vietnam toy suppliers

February 01, 2017

Makers are strengthening their capability to produce competitively priced models that meet international standards.

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'Force strong' US toy industry exceeds $20 billion

'Force strong' US toy industry exceeds $20 billion

January 31, 2017

Stormtroopers, Jedi knights, Darth Vader and other Star Wars favorites topped toy sales in 2016.

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UK toy market now valued at £3.5 billion despite Brexit

UK toy market now valued at £3.5 billion despite Brexit

January 31, 2017

Securing a 6.3 percent sales increase in 2016, the industry has quickly become the largest in Europe, and fourth biggest worldwide.

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Modern tech, DIY toys turn chic, wearable

Modern tech, DIY toys turn chic, wearable

January 26, 2017

The industry strikes the right balance between fashion and fun with models that are made from scratch, and can be played with while worn.

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This Einstein robot is pure genius

This Einstein robot is pure genius

January 26, 2017

The 14in replica of Albert Einstein helps users with science, math and physics homework.

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Amazon Best Sellers in teaching materials: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in teaching materials: See China alternatives

January 25, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling teaching materials on Amazon.com as of January 25, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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CES 2017 unveils hottest tech toys for kids

CES 2017 unveils hottest tech toys for kids

January 18, 2017

This year's fair showcased kid-friendly versions of usually adult-driven gadgets such as robots, drones and Amazon Echo assistants.

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Amazon Best Sellers in scientific calculators: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in scientific calculators: See China alternatives

January 18, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling scientific calculators on Amazon.com as of January 18, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Gallery View: Whimsical, versatile novelty clocks on trend

Gallery View: Whimsical, versatile novelty clocks on trend

January 12, 2017

Recent models turn heads with stylish and brightly colored bodies, and quirky features.

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Amazon Best Sellers in carbonless copy paper: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in carbonless copy paper: See China alternatives

January 11, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling carbonless copy paper on Amazon.com as of January 11, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Licensing, anniversaries push toy demand in 2017

Licensing, anniversaries push toy demand in 2017

January 05, 2017

Theatrical releases, and live and tentpole events are key contributors to the sales increase in licensed toy and game franchises.

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Space-saving playhouse expands like an accordion

Space-saving playhouse expands like an accordion

January 04, 2017

With an accordion-style body, the PET playhouse can be set up in 15 seconds, and connects with other models with Velcro straps.

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Amazon Best Sellers in craft scissors: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in craft scissors: See China alternatives

January 04, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling craft scissors on Amazon.com as of January 4, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Level up: Baby toys get smart

Level up: Baby toys get smart

December 28, 2016

Infant and toddler toys incorporate technology to better grow with the child and suit specific developmental stages.

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Wooden robot: Code then read

Wooden robot: Code then read

December 28, 2016

The Cubetto toy walks through the basics of computer coding and programming with stories and interactive play.

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Amazon Best Sellers in school chalks: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in school chalks: See China alternatives

December 28, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling school chalks on Amazon.com as of December 28, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Mussel-inspired smart glue stays sticky when wet

Mussel-inspired smart glue stays sticky when wet

December 21, 2016

US scientists are currently developing a water-resistant glue that has a stickiness that can be switched on or off with electricity.

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Amazon Best Sellers in kites: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in kites: See China alternatives

December 21, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling kites on Amazon.com as of December 21, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Tech toys engage, inspire further with DIY, hands-on approach

Tech toys engage, inspire further with DIY, hands-on approach

December 20, 2016

The newest models nurture the imagination and creativity of children, allowing them free rein on their playtime activities and experiences.

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Classic wooden toys turn modern with innovative designs, functions

Classic wooden toys turn modern with innovative designs, functions

December 15, 2016

The latest models balance simplicity with smart and educational features.

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Gallery View: Multifunctional LED writing boards portable

Gallery View: Multifunctional LED writing boards portable

December 15, 2016

A growing number of models are handheld and can be placed atop table surfaces. Many are versatile, doubling as a humidifier and alarm clock.

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Amazon Best Sellers in art paintbrush sets: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in art paintbrush sets: See China alternatives

December 14, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling art paintbrush sets on Amazon.com as of December 14, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Amazon Best Sellers in children's sand art kits: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in children's sand art kits: See China alternatives

December 01, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling children's sand art kits on Amazon.com as of December 1, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Bird-in-an-egg tops Christmas 2016 toys pecking order

Bird-in-an-egg tops Christmas 2016 toys pecking order

December 01, 2016

The Hatchimal has made a huge crack in the toy industry, topping this year's Christmas toy wish list and flying off the shelves.

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Gallery View: Biodegradable gift packaging from Vietnam increasing

Gallery View: Biodegradable gift packaging from Vietnam increasing

November 29, 2016

Suppliers are offering more gift bags and boxes made of biodegradable paper, plastic or fabric.

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Vietnam's gift packaging makers leveraging lower labor costs

Vietnam's gift packaging makers leveraging lower labor costs

November 28, 2016

Export-manufacturers are banking on the price competitiveness, as well as the quality, of their products to boost sales.

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Gallery View: Latest cardboard gift boxes elegant, creative

Gallery View: Latest cardboard gift boxes elegant, creative

November 25, 2016

Models show intricate and colorful designs in CMYK or Pantone and come in various shapes and structures.

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Spielwarenmesse announces top three toy trends for 2017

Spielwarenmesse announces top three toy trends for 2017

November 17, 2016

Toys that encourage fitness, girl power and collecting are predicted to usher in sales next year.

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Amazon Best Sellers in disposable cake & pizza circles: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in disposable cake & pizza circles: See China alternatives

November 17, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling disposable cake & pizza circles on Amazon.com as of November 17, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Amazon Best Sellers in award trophies: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in award trophies: See China alternatives

November 09, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling award trophies on Amazon.com as of November 9, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Magnetic wooden blocks allow mobile, gravity-defying creations

Magnetic wooden blocks allow mobile, gravity-defying creations

November 08, 2016

Tegu's wooden blocks set conceal magnets that allow pieces to remain stuck firmly to one another, making buildings sturdier.

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Gallery View: Vietnam's gifts & premiums sector offers diverse products

Gallery View:  Vietnam's gifts & premiums sector offers diverse products

November 08, 2016

The industry's product selection includes a range of polyresin, glass, plastic, MDF, cork, wood, metal, paper and ceramic models.

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Craft villages a key factor in growth of Vietnam's gifts & premiums sector

Craft villages a key factor in growth of Vietnam's gifts & premiums sector

November 07, 2016

Vietnam's craft villages provide the sector a large pool of artisans capable of creating designs for various markets.

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Blast from the past: Favorite 80s, 90s toys making a comeback in 2017

Blast from the past: Favorite 80s, 90s toys making a comeback in 2017

November 04, 2016

The Toy Industry Association's Fall Toy Preview returns with innovative selections, highlighting reimagined versions of beloved retro toys and games.

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EU compliance update: A practical guide to toy safety in the EU

EU compliance update: A practical guide to toy safety in the EU

October 28, 2016

ProductIP’s latest edition of Circles quotes select portions of the EU toy safety guide.

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Red Dot award-winning baby carrier-cum-rocking cradle

Red Dot award-winning baby carrier-cum-rocking cradle

October 27, 2016

The Suki carrier has a soft but tough structure that allows the parent to convert it into a rocking cradle with little to no change in the baby's position.

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Amazon Best Sellers in paper craft tools: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in paper craft tools: See China alternatives

October 26, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling paper craft tools on Amazon.com as of October 26, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Smart digital frame recognizes faces, shows only the best images

Smart digital frame recognizes faces, shows only the best images

October 19, 2016

The Aura frame scans through images, then displays only those with the best quality, and identifies with whom the user takes the most pictures.

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Amazon Best Sellers in hobby RC tanks: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in hobby RC tanks: See China alternatives

October 19, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling hobby RC tanks on Amazon.com as of October 19, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Gallery View: Nature-themed photo albums purely handmade

Gallery View: Nature-themed photo albums purely handmade

October 13, 2016

Models have covers, pages, and floral and animal adornments, which are crafted and assembled by hand.

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Amazon Best Sellers in copy & multipurpose paper: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in copy & multipurpose paper: See China alternatives

October 12, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling copy & multipurpose paper on Amazon.com as of October 12, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Gallery View: Desktop organizer structure enhanced

Gallery View: Desktop organizer structure enhanced

October 06, 2016

Multicompartment, cascading and stackable designs allow quicker and easier access to files and office supplies.

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Flexible toy bricks stretch the imagination

Flexible toy bricks stretch the imagination

October 06, 2016

The Flexo set comprises of construction bricks and tendons that allow elastic creations such as trampolines and bridges.

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Amazon Best Sellers in tobacco pipes: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in tobacco pipes: See China alternatives

October 05, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling tobacco pipes on Amazon.com as of October 5, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Construction, educational toys, games on-trend in Spain

Construction, educational toys, games on-trend in Spain

September 29, 2016

These two categories will be the key drivers of sales throughout 2020, according to Euromonitor.

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Toy Insider reveals 20 toys topping Christmas wish lists

Toy Insider reveals 20 toys topping Christmas wish lists

September 28, 2016

Among the chosen are educational and developmental toys for babies, character plushies for preschoolers and smart cars for older children.

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Amazon Best Sellers in teddy bears: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in teddy bears: See China alternatives

September 28, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling teddy bears on Amazon.com as of September 28, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Gallery View: Educational children's books get more interactive

Gallery View: Educational children's books get more interactive

September 22, 2016

The latest models offer children a more enjoyable reading and learning experience with 3D images, sound effects and touch-and-feel elements.

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Amazon Best Sellers in book lights: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in book lights: See China alternatives

September 22, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling book lights on Amazon.com as of September 22, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Savor delightful moments: Christmasworld reveals top decor trends for 2017-18

Savor delightful moments: Christmasworld reveals top decor trends for 2017-18

September 21, 2016

The overall theme celebrates peace and joy with fantasy, tradition, nature and modernity.

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Scientific, educational toys, games go mainstream in Poland

Scientific, educational toys, games go mainstream in Poland

September 16, 2016

With consumer electronics rising in popularity in the country, toy and game manufacturers adopt high-tech features into models to attract customers.

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Fidget Cube: A desk toy that increases work focus, productivity

Fidget Cube: A desk toy that increases work focus, productivity

September 15, 2016

The simple six-sided vinyl desk toy has already raised more than $3.8 million on Kickstarter with a month to go before campaign ends.

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Pokémon Go-licensed toys, games lure stronger sales

Pokémon Go-licensed toys, games lure stronger sales

September 14, 2016

With the Pokémon Go craze still at its peak, toy manufacturers cash in on the game's overnight success with licensed merchandise.

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Toy industry takes on social media advertising

Toy industry takes on social media advertising

September 09, 2016

As the Internet remains a staple in everyday life, social media is shown to be an effective game changer for toy advertisers.

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Toy trends identified at the Tokyo Toy Show 2016

Toy trends identified at the Tokyo Toy Show 2016

September 08, 2016

Steve Starobinsky of Diverse Marketing attended the recently concluded international fair and shares the top toy clusters most popular with the consumers.

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Gallery View: Handmade gift box designs intricate

Gallery View: Handmade gift box designs intricate

September 06, 2016

The latest models boast ornate patterns and adornments mostly done by hand, lending a luxurious look and feel.

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Amazon Best Sellers in hobby train sets: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in hobby train sets: See China alternatives

August 31, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling hobby train sets on Amazon.com as of August 31, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Branded toys in high demand in India

Branded toys in high demand in India

August 25, 2016

A growing disposable income and number of consumers drive the growth of sales of licensed toys in the country.

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Gallery View: Talking plush toys interact through songs, stories

Gallery View: Talking plush toys interact through songs, stories

August 24, 2016

Models can sing, tell stories and answer questions. Some can be used as Bluetooth speakers for music and handsfree calls.

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Amazon Best Sellers in novelty coffee mugs: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in novelty coffee mugs: See China alternatives

August 24, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling novelty coffee mugs on Amazon.com as of August 24, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Wooden puzzle book unlocks chapters literally

Wooden puzzle book unlocks chapters literally

August 19, 2016

The Codex Silenda is a five-page book that requires the user to solve a series of puzzles before he can turn a page.

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US CPSC considers exempting four plastics from phthalate testing

US CPSC considers exempting four plastics from phthalate testing

August 18, 2016

The US Commission proposes to exclude PP, PE, HIPS and ABS from phthalate testing to reduce third-party testing costs.

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Sweden toy consumers demand higher quality, sustainability

Sweden toy consumers demand higher quality, sustainability

August 18, 2016

As consumers become more selective, manufacturers respond with functional and environment-friendly toys and games.

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Amazon Best Sellers in seasonal celebration candles: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in seasonal celebration candles: See China alternatives

August 17, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling seasonal celebration candles on Amazon.com as of August 17, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Taiwan video games set to achieve NT$43.7 billion by 2020

Taiwan video games set to achieve NT$43.7 billion by 2020

August 11, 2016

Following an 8 percent growth in 2015, the video game industry in the country is expected to reach a CAGR of 54 percent in the next five years.

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Smart pen scans, writes in 16 million colors

Smart pen scans, writes in 16 million colors

August 11, 2016

The Cronzy pen is a real-life eyedropper tool, able write or draw in any color from a selection of more than 16 million.

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Amazon Best Sellers in sky lanterns: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in sky lanterns: See China alternatives

August 10, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling sky lanterns on Amazon.com as of August 10, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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ASTRA names 2016 Best Toys for Kids Award winners

ASTRA names 2016 Best Toys for Kids Award winners

August 03, 2016

The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association released recently the list of toys that have secured its 2016 Best Toys for Kids, each representing a different category.

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Global school stationery supplies industry predicted to achieve 3.97% CAGR by 2020

Global school stationery supplies industry predicted to achieve 3.97% CAGR by 2020

July 28, 2016

A growing demand for high-quality and multifunctional school stationery will drive an increase in sales for the forecasted period.

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Amazon Best Sellers in basic calculators: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in basic calculators: See China alternatives

July 27, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling basic calculators on Amazon.com as of July 27, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Office stationery sets portable, elegant

Office stationery sets portable, elegant

July 27, 2016

Models consists of miniature pieces that are easy to carry and store. Some feature eye-catching designs and luxurious materials.

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Top 5 promotional gifts for millennials

 Top 5 promotional gifts for millennials

July 22, 2016

Millennials tend to gravitate toward premiums that are trendy, stylish and functional.

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Amazon Best Sellers in kids' party balloons: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in kids' party balloons: See China alternatives

July 20, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling kids' party balloons on Amazon.com as of July 20, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Old-fashioned wooden toys make a comeback

Old-fashioned wooden toys make a comeback

July 19, 2016

TDmonthly Magazine identifies wooden toy sets most wanted by children and adults.

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International brands continue to dominate Mexico toy, game market

International brands continue to dominate Mexico toy, game market

July 14, 2016

Mattel and Hasbro account for a third of the country's traditional toys and games market while Lego takes in more than half of the sales from the construction category.

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App turns screen time into physical playtime

App turns screen time into physical playtime

July 14, 2016

Yibu's mobile app comes with five sensor-embedded wooden toys that the user can play with to interact the online character and progress through the game.

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Amazon Best Sellers in snow globes: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in snow globes: See China alternatives

July 13, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling snow globes on Amazon.com as of July 13, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Google teaches children to code by playing with blocks

July 07, 2016

The Project Bloks consists of a set of blocks that children can put together to control other toys and at the same time learn about coding and programming.

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Board games back on board

Board games back on board

July 07, 2016

Classic games such as Monopoly and Memory remain popular while microgames are on the rise.

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Amazon Best Sellers in jigsaw puzzles: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in jigsaw puzzles: See China alternatives

July 06, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling jigsaw puzzles on Amazon.com as of July 6, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Brixo makes Lego come to life, literally

Brixo makes Lego come to life, literally

June 30, 2016

Brixo bricks add Internet connectivity, lights, motion, sound and sensor to Lego blocks and buildings.

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Amazon Best Sellers in bath toys: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in bath toys: See China alternatives

June 29, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling bath toys on Amazon.com as of June 29, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Gallery View: Creative designs, assembly drive 3D jigsaw puzzles

June 28, 2016

The latest models adopt DIY features, from building a robot from scratch to coloring a birdcage puzzle using crayons or paint.

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Amazon Best Sellers in craft supplies & materials: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in craft supplies & materials: See China alternatives

June 22, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling craft supplies & materials on Amazon.com as of June 22, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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EU compliance update: Toys top RAPEX recalls

EU compliance update: Toys top RAPEX recalls

June 21, 2016

Choking risks and phthalates are the most common recall reasons.

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The next big toy markets emerge in Asia, South America

June 16, 2016

Population growth and purchasing power contribute to a bright future for the toys industry in Asian and South American countries, including India and Brazil.

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Gallery View: On-trend handmade paper notebooks show unique covers

June 16, 2016

The products in this gallery represent the latest trends in India handmade paper notebooks.

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Amazon Best Sellers in Christmas ornaments: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in Christmas ornaments: See China alternatives

June 15, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling Christmas ornaments on Amazon.com as of June 15, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Stories come alive visually in interactive books

June 09, 2016

Latest technology breathes new life into reading books, captivating children with visual effects and interactive play.

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Handmade paper notebooks eye-catching, eco-friendly

Handmade paper notebooks eye-catching, eco-friendly

June 03, 2016

The latest releases stand out with unusual shapes and cover styles that range from embroidery to pressed flowers. Wood-free alternatives, handmade paper and fabrics are the preferred materials.

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India promotional gifts going green

India promotional gifts going green

June 03, 2016

Environment-friendly materials priority of exporters this year.

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Kid-, adult-friendliness add value to toys

June 02, 2016

Toy manufacturers are increasing the value of their models by adding functionality and playfulness that are enjoyed by both adults and children.

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Gallery View: Simplicity and sustainability on trend for India promotional gifts

Gallery View: Simplicity and sustainability on trend for India promotional gifts

June 02, 2016

Makers of gift products focus on basic and eco-friendly features.

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Amazon Best Sellers in wirebound notebooks: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in wirebound notebooks: See China alternatives

June 01, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling wirebound notebooks on Amazon.com as of June 1, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Gallery View: DIY toys entertain, teach science, math

May 30, 2016

Models encourage creative play and introduce children to activities that develop skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Leka: Special smart robot for special needs children

Leka: Special smart robot for special needs children

May 26, 2016

Leka is an educational robot that helps children with special needs to develop social, motor and cognitive skills through games and interaction.

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Market forecast: Don't write off stationery, greeting cards just yet

May 25, 2016

Licensing, innovation and "green" products will be the key growth drivers for the next several years.

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Amazon Best Sellers in greeting cards: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in greeting cards: See China alternatives

May 25, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling greeting cards on Amazon.com as of May 25, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Amazon Best Sellers in preschool car, truck, boat and plane toys: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in preschool car, truck, boat and plane toys: See China alternatives

May 19, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling preschool car, truck, boat and plane toys on Amazon.com as of May 19, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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3D printing brings to life racing game cars

3D printing brings to life racing game cars

May 19, 2016

3DRacers allows users to design their racing cars online and play with them in real life by 3D printing.

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Social, tech trends shape latest releases of toys, games from Spain

Social, tech trends shape latest releases of toys, games from Spain

May 18, 2016

Spain's upcoming toys and games will be smarter and more interactive, adopting technologies such as NFC connections, holograms, augmented reality and robotic features.

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Competitive environment drives greater innovation, promotion of toys, games in Taiwan

Competitive environment drives greater innovation, promotion of toys, games in Taiwan

May 12, 2016

Factors, including a competitive market, poor consumer loyalty and the popularity of internationally recognized toys and brands in Taiwan lead to more innovation and promotion from domestic manufacturers.

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DIY paper telescope zooms up to 140x

DIY paper telescope zooms up to 140x

May 12, 2016

Elecom's telescope has an achromatic lens with a 35x optical zoom, which, when paired with a mobile phone’s digital zoom function, allows 140x magnification.

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Self-propelled baby stroller is a mobile nursery

Self-propelled baby stroller is a mobile nursery

May 10, 2016

Smartbe's intelligent stroller moves and rocks automatically, and is equipped with a bottle warmer, music player and baby monitor.

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Smart baby mat fuses physical play, digital storytelling

May 05, 2016

Teppino's baby playmat comes with digital prints that can be scanned using a mobile app to access educational stories.

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Gallery View: Mini promotional wireless speakers versatile

Gallery View: Mini promotional wireless speakers versatile

May 03, 2016

Models are smaller, making them easier to carry and store. Most are multifunctional, doubling as a lantern or a power bank.

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Amazon Best Sellers in kids' bicycles: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in kids' bicycles: See China alternatives

April 27, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling kids' bicycles on Amazon.com as of Apr. 27, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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EU compliance update: Toy surveillance report shows fair to middling EN71-1 compliance

EU compliance update: Toy surveillance report shows fair to middling EN71-1 compliance

April 22, 2016

The report is the second conducted by market surveillance authorities on toys for children under 36 months.

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Gallery View: Philippine gifts and premiums have eco-friendly, crafty, functional designs

Gallery View: Philippine gifts and premiums have eco-friendly, crafty, functional designs

April 22, 2016

Most products are designed based on seasonal celebrations.

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Gallery View: Solar string lights playful, long-lasting

Gallery View: Solar string lights playful, long-lasting

April 21, 2016

Models are eye-catching with star-, butterfly- and hummingbird-shaped LED lights. Most can run continuously for six to 12 hours on a full charge.

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Creative designs distinguish Philippine gifts and premiums from competitors

Creative designs distinguish Philippine gifts and premiums from competitors

April 21, 2016

The Philippines is called the "Milan of Asia" because of its people's ingenuity and creativity.

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Amazon Best Sellers in wooden lead pencils: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in wooden lead pencils: See China alternatives

April 20, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling wooden lead pencils on Amazon.com as of Apr. 20, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Bicycle transforms into baby stroller

Bicycle transforms into baby stroller

April 14, 2016

Wike's Salamander model features the combined benefits of a bicycle and a baby stroller.

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Amazon Best Sellers in gift bags: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in gift bags: See China alternatives

April 14, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling gift bags on Amazon.com as of Apr. 14, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Picture frame shares photos on social media

April 08, 2016

The Wi-Fi-enabled Nixplay Digital Frame can stream photos from a mobile phone and share them on social media sites in real-time.

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Toys for rent

Toys for rent

April 07, 2016

A California-based company is now offering toys from big-time manufacturers for rent for an entire month.

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Amazon Best Sellers in early development toys: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in early development toys: See China alternatives

April 06, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling early development toys on Amazon.com as of Apr. 6, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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5 hot giftware trends for winter 2016

April 01, 2016

Giftware trends for this winter focus on history-inspired, weathered and gilded styles.

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Gallery View: Paper gift bags, boxes get more creative, playful

April 01, 2016

Many models feature prints in CMYK hues ranging from bold and bright to pastel. Some have add-ons such as lace trimmings and bows.

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Plush walkie-talkie reads, records messages

Plush walkie-talkie reads, records messages

March 31, 2016

The Wi-Fi-enabled toy from Toymail can send, receive and record voicemail, and read the messages in a funny voice.

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Gallery View: Christmas decorations highlight distinct, native elements

March 30, 2016

The products in this gallery represent the current trends in Christmas decorations from India.

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Amazon Best Sellers in kids' party favor sets: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in kids' party favor sets: See China alternatives

March 23, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling kids' party favor sets on Amazon.com as of Mar. 23, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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IHGF Spring show highlights key trends in 2016

IHGF Spring show highlights key trends in 2016

March 22, 2016

The recently concluded handicrafts and gifts fair showed the trends to watch out for in 2016.

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Key toy, game trends in Italy

Key toy, game trends in Italy

March 17, 2016

A demand in video games, Internet retailing and seasonality help boost sales of toys and games in Italy.

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Amazon Best Sellers in ballpoint pens: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in ballpoint pens: See China alternatives

March 16, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling ballpoint pens on Amazon.com as of Mar. 16, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Environment-friendly materials fuel recent toy releases

Environment-friendly materials fuel recent toy releases

March 15, 2016

Traditional and digital toys are now designed to foster a knowledge and love of nature among children.

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Distinct local elements push Christmas decorations

Distinct local elements push Christmas decorations

March 10, 2016

Models feature diverse and unconventional designs that reflect the country's culture. Materials used grow abundantly and are sourced locally.

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Business card displays heart, pulse rate

March 10, 2016

MobilECG introduces a business card that doubles as a portable electrocardiogram monitor.

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Amazon Best Sellers in gift and apparel boxes: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in gift and apparel boxes: See China alternatives

March 09, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling gift and apparel on Amazon.com as of Mar. 9, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Chopsticks training toy for children

March 08, 2016

The Manners Fish Chopstick training toy teaches children how to properly eat fish with chopsticks.

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Gallery View: Christmas decor balances whimsy, tradition

March 03, 2016

Playful wall and hanging ornaments include a doll with a wall clock as its tummy. Traditional wreaths and banners are still popular.

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Keychain allows shared charging

March 01, 2016

The PWR Mate from Pwrwrks allows users to get charge from each other's gadgets.

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Toy Fair 2016 puts spotlight on beloved movie characters

Toy Fair 2016 puts spotlight on beloved movie characters

February 26, 2016

Toys that were put on display at the International Toy Fair 2016 include a life-size BB-8, more Star Wars characters and a revamped Cabbage Patch Kids doll.

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Amazon Best Sellers in plush interactive toys: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in plush interactive toys: See China alternatives

February 24, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling plush interactive toys on Amazon.com as of Feb. 24, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Mattel reboots the ThingMaker with 3D printing

Mattel reboots the ThingMaker with 3D printing

February 18, 2016

Mattel partners with Autodesk to reinvent the 1960's ThingMaker as a 3D toy printer.

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Amazon Best Sellers in gel ink pens: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in gel ink pens: See China alternatives

February 17, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling gel ink pens on Amazon.com as of Feb. 17, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Fisher-Price tightens Smart Toy security

Fisher-Price tightens Smart Toy security

February 11, 2016

The company has since tightened the security of its Smart Toys line upon reports that models can easily be compromised by hackers.

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Amazon Best Sellers in toddler toys: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in toddler toys: See China alternatives

February 10, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling toddler toys on Amazon.com as of Feb. 10, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Lego's first wheelchair figure premieres at Nuremburg Toy Fair

Lego's first wheelchair figure premieres at Nuremburg Toy Fair

February 09, 2016

Lego's new figure has brought actual tears of joy and received positive reviews.

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World's first smart rubber duck makes a splash

World's first smart rubber duck makes a splash

February 05, 2016

CES 2016 puts on display Edwin, the world's first smart rubber duck.

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Barbie gets real: now petite, curvy, tall

Barbie gets real: now petite, curvy, tall

February 04, 2016

Mattel released recently a line of Barbie dolls having varying skin tones and body sizes.

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Amazon Best Sellers in jewelry boxes: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in jewelry boxes: See China alternatives

February 03, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling jewelry boxes on Amazon.com as of Feb. 3, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Mattel, Google give the classic View-Master a smart makeover

Mattel, Google give the classic View-Master a smart makeover

January 29, 2016

Toymaker giant Mattel works with Google to reinvent its VR game.

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Potential markets for toy licensing emerge

Potential markets for toy licensing emerge

January 28, 2016

Disposable income contributes to an increase in toy licensing trends.

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Gallery View: Metal crafts sport vintage, recycled themes

Gallery View: Metal crafts sport vintage, recycled themes

January 27, 2016

The products in this gallery represent the current trends in metal crafts from India.

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ZoZbot introduces robo-gaming at CES 2016

ZoZbot introduces robo-gaming at CES 2016

January 22, 2016

CES 2016 puts on the display the ZoZbot, an interactive robot toy that merges real and virtual play.

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Key toy licensing trends in 2016

Key toy licensing trends in 2016

January 22, 2016

Upcoming movies play a big role in affecting future toy licensing projects.

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Gallery View: Promotional pens more playful, comfortable

Gallery View: Promotional pens more playful, comfortable

January 19, 2016

Models steer clear from conventional designs, and push fun and creative features such as crystal-filled barrels and car-shaped bodies.

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Smart toys on display at the CES 2016

Smart toys on display at the CES 2016

January 15, 2016

Innovative and educational toys take center stage at the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show in Last Vegas.

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Metal crafts incorporate vintage themes, recycled materials

Metal crafts incorporate vintage themes, recycled materials

January 15, 2016

Models use metal recycled from paint boxes and drums to create decorative and functional pieces in naturally rustic and vintage looks.

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Gallery View: Promotional power bank makers stress portability, utility

Gallery View: Promotional power bank makers stress portability, utility

December 29, 2015

Latest models are getting smaller but more useful. Many fit inside pockets, wallets and handbags. Others serve as lamps and emergency tools.

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Gallery View: Vietnam suppliers use "hoa bien" for high-end ceramics

Gallery View:  Vietnam suppliers use

December 28, 2015

High-end ceramics from Vietnam have glaze finish for unique colors without using coloring powder.

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Abundant resources, limited designs for Vietnam ceramics industry

Abundant resources, limited designs for Vietnam ceramics industry

December 28, 2015

Vietnam ceramics industry enjoys ample amount of resources but needs to invest more in product design.

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Amazon Best Sellers in lava lamps: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in lava lamps: See China alternatives

December 23, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling lava lamps on Amazon.com as of Dec. 23, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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EU compliance update: New toy restrictions and more

EU compliance update: New toy restrictions and more

December 23, 2015

Appendix C of the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC details limits for chemicals used in toys for young children and those intended to be placed in the mouth.

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Mattel, Tynker launch car-based coding game for kids

Mattel, Tynker launch car-based coding game for kids

December 21, 2015

The popular toy brand helps familiarize children with computer programming through games.

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Baby strollers: Safety and style trump price

Baby strollers: Safety and style trump price

December 22, 2015

Parents put a premium safety, comfort and ease of use, trends that international baby brand GB tapped for its latest product.

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Gallery View: Vietnam toys suppliers integrate studying in playing, exercise, decoration

Gallery View:  Vietnam toys suppliers integrate studying in playing, exercise, decoration

December 17, 2015

Vietnam toys suppliers incorporate studying in playing, exercise and decorative toys, especially for wooden ones.

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Vietnam toys sector thrives to make new designs

Vietnam toys sector thrives to make new designs

December 15, 2015

Vietnam toys suppliers have weakness on product design that hinders their competitiveness.

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Amazon Best Sellers in hobby RC quadcopters, multirotors: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in hobby RC quadcopters, multirotors: See China alternatives

December 15, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling hobby RC quadcopters and multirotors on Amazon.com as of Dec. 15, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Gallery View: Ashtrays highlight material options, ornate styles

Gallery View: Ashtrays highlight material options, ornate styles

December 14, 2015

The products in this gallery represent the current trends in ashtrays from India.

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Amazon Best Sellers in Christmas collectible buildings, figurines: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in Christmas collectible buildings, figurines: See China alternatives

December 08, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling Christmas collectible buildings and figurines on Amazon.com as of Dec. 8, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Ashtray materials vary, styles ornate

December 07, 2015

Models, many in brass, bone, horn and wood, are transformed by artisans into elegant pieces through multiple craftwork and techniques.

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Amazon Best Sellers in paper and printable media: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in paper and printable media: See China alternatives

December 04, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling paper and printable media on Amazon.com as of Dec. 4, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Smart toy promotes physical interaction

Smart toy promotes physical interaction

December 04, 2015

Nicole Marshall's Grasshopper model encourages children to get up and play.

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Toy industry trends in Germany

Toy industry trends in Germany

December 04, 2015

Connectivity remains an important factor in product innovation.

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Amazon Best Sellers in badge holders: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in badge holders: See China alternatives

November 27, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling badge holders on Amazon.com as of Nov. 27, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Flexible doll teaches yoga

Flexible doll teaches yoga

November 27, 2015

A new line of dolls encourages girls to stay active and fit through yoga exercises.

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Gallery View: Creativity, interactivity push smart & developmental toys

Gallery View: Creativity, interactivity push smart & developmental toys

November 27, 2015

Users can interact with the latest models via accompanying mobile apps. Most releases allow free play.

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Gallery View: India paper mache gifts stress functionality

Gallery View: India paper mache gifts stress functionality

November 17, 2015

These products show the current trends in India paper mache gifts.

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Amazon Best Sellers in keychains: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in keychains: See China alternatives

November 13, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling keychains on Amazon.com as of Nov. 13, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Boogie Board eWriter teaches kids penmanship

Boogie Board eWriter teaches kids penmanship

November 12, 2015

The product lets children trace patterns on a tablet PC or template.

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Party glasses combine form and function

Party glasses combine form and function

November 11, 2015

Silicone glasses classy enough for fancy dinners are also unbreakable, suiting even the most rowdy parties.

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Paper mache gifts eco-friendly, functional

Paper mache gifts eco-friendly, functional

November 10, 2015

Natural dyes and lead-free poster colors are used for decorating paper mache gifts. Newspapers, cartons and cardboards are sourced locally.

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Busy for the Holidays

Busy for the Holidays

November 06, 2015

India's gift and handicraft sector exporters are getting busy with holiday orders.

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Amazon Best Sellers in Christmas trees: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in Christmas trees: See China alternatives

November 05, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling Christmas trees on Amazon.com as of Nov. 5, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Diro is real-life counterpart of Hollywood's Ted the teddy bear

Diro is real-life counterpart of Hollywood's Ted the teddy bear

November 03, 2015

AI-based Diro provides round-the-clock entertainment and security.

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Amazon Best Sellers in dolls: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in dolls: See China alternatives

October 30, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling dolls on Amazon.com as of Oct. 30, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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RC tanks target the young-at-heart

RC tanks target the young-at-heart

October 28, 2015

A miniature replica of the actual tank that does not skimp on the bells and whistles.

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Takara Tomy's maglev replica is world's fastest toy train

Takara Tomy's maglev replica is world's fastest toy train

October 27, 2015

The Japanese toy maker sets the bar high with its latest train set.

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Amazon Best Sellers in writing & correction supplies: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in writing & correction supplies: See China alternatives

October 21, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling writing and correction supplies on Amazon.com as of Oct. 21, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Amazon Best Sellers in photo frames: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in photo frames: See China alternatives

October 16, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling photo frames on Amazon.com as of Oct. 16, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Lammily doll accessory teaches about 'that time of the month'

Lammily doll accessory teaches about 'that time of the month'

October 13, 2015

The extension kit comes with an educational pamphlet, calendar and sanitary-pad shaped stickers.

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Amazon India Best Sellers in personal organizers: See China alternatives

Amazon India Best Sellers in personal organizers: See China alternatives

October 08, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling personal organizers on Amazon.com as of Oct. 8, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Modular dollhouses suit boys, too

October 07, 2015

Illustrator Janine Rewell replaced the girly elements in traditional dollhouses with bright colors, animals and fantasy themes.

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Exercise hoop/air purifier is Electrolux Design Lab finalist

Exercise hoop/air purifier is Electrolux Design Lab finalist

October 06, 2015

A toy that purifiers the air and displays holograms is one of six finalists to this year's competition, the theme of which is Health Happy Kids.

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Amazon Best Sellers in stuffed animals: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in stuffed animals: See China alternatives

September 30, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling stuffed animals on Amazon.com as of Sept. 30, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Classic teddy bear gets a modern twist

September 29, 2015

With speech recognition capabilities, the Smart Toy Bear interacts and learns with the child.

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Amazon Best Sellers in party supplies: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in party supplies: See China alternatives

September 22, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling party supplies on Amazon.com as of Sept. 22, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Digital paper notebook fuses old and new

Digital paper notebook fuses old and new

September 21, 2015

Rocketbook combines old-school paper and modern cloud storage.

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Amazon Best Sellers in electronics for kids: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in electronics for kids: See China alternatives

September 15, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling electronics for kids on Amazon.com as of Sept. 15, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Gallery View: Promotional styluses made more functional, versatile

September 14, 2015

Tools boost practicality and variety to fully customizable designs. Many work as writing implements. Some turn into a flashlight or measuring tool thanks to their add-ons.

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Ninjas, elves push Lego past Mattel

Ninjas, elves push Lego past Mattel

September 11, 2015

The toymaker posted a 23 percent jump in first-half 2015 revenue, which exceeded $2.1 billion.

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Amazon Best Sellers in collectible coins: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in collectible coins: See China alternatives

September 10, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling collectible coins on Amazon.com as of Sept. 10, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Gallery View: 6 India wooden crafts highlight local traditions, artistry

Gallery View: 6 India wooden crafts highlight local traditions, artistry

September 09, 2015

The products in this gallery represent the current trends in wooden crafts from India.

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Stressed? Color your (adult) world

September 07, 2015

Instead of playing mobile games or chatting away on Facebook, grownups are turning to old-school coloring books for some rest and relaxation.

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Traditional artistry boosts India wooden crafts

Traditional artistry boosts India wooden crafts

September 02, 2015

Local handpainting, fine cutting and carving styles yield intricate yet functional pieces. Materials used are also sourced regionally.

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Amazon Best Sellers in seasonal decor: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in seasonal decor: See China alternatives

September 02, 2015

China suppliers offer products similar to the 10 best-selling seasonal decor on Amazon.com.

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2016 color, fabric trends bleed into toys

September 01, 2015

Toys will revive an iconic look from the 1970s, be all soft and natural or shiny and futuristic.

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3D printing a mini-me is now possible

3D printing a mini-me is now possible

August 27, 2015

Printing technology from Germany turns selfies into 4in action figures.

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MGA creates brainy dolls

MGA creates brainy dolls

August 26, 2015

Move over, Bratz and Barbie. These new fashion dolls break the girly stereotype.

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Gallery View: Promotional nonwoven tote bag options expand further

August 24, 2015

Designs are customizable and are increasingly being printed in Pantone and CMYK colors.

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5 giftware trends for autumn/winter 2015-16

August 18, 2015

Expect gift items with textures, handwriting and nature themes to line store shelves this season.

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Starting them young: Babytector is youngest superhero

August 18, 2015

The Newborn Hero Babytector is 50cm tall, roughly the same size as a real newborn baby.

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Why big brands are ignoring the $5 billion Latino toy market

Why big brands are ignoring the $5 billion Latino toy market

August 17, 2015

Toymakers are learning that it takes more than just translating English into another selection or adding a token toll of color to their primarily fair-skinned selection.

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Lego-compatible prosthetic arm lets children swap grips

Lego-compatible prosthetic arm lets children swap grips

August 10, 2015

The standard three-finger grip can be replaced by one made entirely of Lego.

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Check out the world's smallest circular saw - if you can find it

Check out the world's smallest circular saw - if you can find it

August 07, 2015

The 3D-printed trinket has a motor that actually runs. It can't cut wood, though.

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DIY 3D board game launches on Kickstarter

DIY 3D board game launches on Kickstarter

August 04, 2015

Players will get to create and print their own zombies.

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Toys to life: 4 years, billions of dollars

Toys to life: 4 years, billions of dollars

August 03, 2015

The new genre merges traditional and smart toys in a profitable way.

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Skechers teams up with Jakks to launch Twinkle Toes dolls

Skechers teams up with Jakks to launch Twinkle Toes dolls

July 29, 2015

The collaboration has resulted in four 6.5in fashion dolls wearing light-up Skechers Twinkle Toes sneakers.

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Build Upons light up Lego sets

Build Upons light up Lego sets

July 27, 2015

A Kickstarter staff pick, the world' smallest light-up Lego-compatible bricks are now fully funded and set to start shipping in December.

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Licensed sports memorabilia 3D printer ZVerse lands 3D Systems partnership

Licensed sports memorabilia 3D printer ZVerse lands 3D Systems partnership

July 24, 2015

Under the agreement, the companies will codevelop ZVerse's post-processing technology.

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Gallery View: Handicrafts from Nepal promote sustainability

Gallery View:  Handicrafts from Nepal promote sustainability

July 23, 2015

Nepal's fashion accessories, footwear, and gifts and premiums are made from plant-based materials.

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5 toy trends heating up 2015's Christmas list

5 toy trends heating up 2015's Christmas list

July 22, 2015

Licensed toys sales rose substantially in 2014 and more movie tie-ups are expected to drive growth further this year.

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Gallery View: Classic animal plush toys modernized

Gallery View: Classic animal plush toys modernized

July 22, 2015

Digital features and bright colors add variety to traditional plushies. Designs can also be customized.

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Nepal's handicraft industry facing production challenges due to geographical location

Nepal's handicraft industry facing production challenges due to geographical location

July 21, 2015

The landlocked feature of Nepal is causing some manufacturing challenges for makers of natural fiber and textile products.

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eBay Hot Products: Promotional USB flash drives (July 17)

eBay Hot Products: Promotional USB flash drives (July 17)

July 17, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling promotional USB flash drives on eBay.com this week.

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eBay Hot Products: Vaporizers (July 16)

eBay Hot Products: Vaporizers (July 16)

July 16, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling vaporizers on eBay.com this week.

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Tablets remain hot with kids this Christmas

Tablets remain hot with kids this Christmas

July 14, 2015

Features range from educational apps to durable housings that withstand wear and tear.

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Avakai dolls: Traditional on the outside, high-tech on the inside

Avakai dolls: Traditional on the outside, high-tech on the inside

July 13, 2015

Avakai are smart wooden figurines that let users communicate via sound, light, or haptic feedback.

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eBay Hot Products: Promotional USB flash drives (July 10)

eBay Hot Products: Promotional USB flash drives (July 10)

July 10, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling promotional USB flash drives on eBay.com this week.

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eBay Hot Products: Vaporizers (July 9)

eBay Hot Products: Vaporizers (July 9)

July 09, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling vaporizers and vaping kits on eBay.com this week.

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Gallery View: 6 India-made gift boxes

Gallery View: 6 India-made gift boxes

July 08, 2015

The products in this gallery have been handpicked by our Market Analysts for representing the current trends in gift boxes from India.

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The Force is strong this Christmas

The Force is strong this Christmas

July 07, 2015

Hasbro, Mattel and Lego are among the top toy brands releasing action figures, building sets and miniatures based on the seventh installment in the Star Wars movie series.

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India gift box material choices consider costs, culture equally

India gift box material choices consider costs, culture equally

July 06, 2015

Paper, bone, horn and lac add to the already broad options. Domestic sourcing of these materials help reduce costs.

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eBay Hot Products: Vaporizers (July 2)

eBay Hot Products: Vaporizers (July 2)

July 02, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling vaporizers and vaping kits on eBay.com this week.

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eBay Hot Products: Promotional USB flash drives (June 30)

eBay Hot Products: Promotional USB flash drives (June 30)

June 30, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling promotional USB flash drives on eBay.com this week.

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Toy drones to fly off the Christmas shelf

Toy drones to fly off the Christmas shelf

June 30, 2015

Rapid advancements in technology and product differentiation are speeding up drones' infiltration of the mass market.

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Gallery View: Refrigerator magnet variety expands further

Gallery View: Refrigerator magnet variety expands further

June 24, 2015

Full-on customization has resulted in a broad design selection covering playful and practical.

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eBay Hot Products: Vaporizers - Part 2 (June 23)

eBay Hot Products: Vaporizers - Part 2 (June 23)

June 23, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling vaporizers and vaping kits on eBay.com this week.

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eBay Hot Products: Vaporizers - Part 1 (June 23)

eBay Hot Products: Vaporizers - Part 1 (June 23)

June 23, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling vaporizers and vaping kits on eBay.com this week.

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Spring in Christmas and 5 other hot holiday 2015 themes

Spring in Christmas and 5 other hot holiday 2015 themes

June 23, 2015

It's not all tinsel, stars and Santa Claus this year.

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Hybrid real/virtual-world toys key to $135 billion market

Hybrid real/virtual-world toys key to $135 billion market

June 17, 2015

Augmented reality and app-integrated toys, and those controlled by a mobile gadget are high-growth segments.

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eBay Hot Products: Vaporizers - Part 2 (June 16)

eBay Hot Products: Vaporizers - Part 2 (June 16)

June 16, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling vaporizers and vaping kits on eBay.com this week.

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eBay Hot Products: Vaporizers - Part 1 (June 16)

eBay Hot Products: Vaporizers - Part 1 (June 16)

June 16, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling vaporizers and vaping kits on eBay.com this week.

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E-cigarette market to hit $10 billion by 2017

E-cigarette market to hit $10 billion by 2017

June 09, 2015

E-cigarettes are expected to eclipse traditional tobacco cigarette market.

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Toys, assemble: Marvel superheroes usher in Disney's new wearable toys line

Toys, assemble: Marvel superheroes usher in Disney's new wearable toys line

June 08, 2015

Using IR sensors, Playmation combines figurines and wearable devices in interactive play.

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eBay Hot Products: Vaporizers - Part 2 (June 8)

eBay Hot Products: Vaporizers - Part 2 (June 8)

June 08, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling vaporizers and vaping kits on eBay.com this week.

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eBay Hot Products: Vaporizers - Part 1 (June 8)

eBay Hot Products: Vaporizers - Part 1 (June 8)

June 08, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling vaporizers and vaping kits on eBay.com this week.

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eBay Hot Products: Vaporizers - Part 2 (June 3)

eBay Hot Products: Vaporizers - Part 2 (June 3)

June 03, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling vaporizers and vaping kits on eBay.com this week.

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eBay Hot Products: Vaporizers - Part 1 (June 3)

eBay Hot Products: Vaporizers - Part 1 (June 3)

June 03, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling vaporizers and vaping kits on eBay.com this week.

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Mattel's next Barbie can talk back

Mattel's next Barbie can talk back

June 03, 2015

Interactive features are becoming more common to increase the value and engagement time of toys.

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Emerging destinations to grow biggest among toys and games markets

Emerging destinations to grow biggest among toys and games markets

June 02, 2015

Asia and Latin America growth rates are expected to beat overall toys and games figures, based on a Euromonitor report.

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Gallery View: Promotional classic USB flash drives get a modern twist

Gallery View: Promotional classic USB flash drives get a modern twist

May 28, 2015

Traditional stick and swivel types are getting a pop of color or fancy casings in crystal or leather.

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Mobile game hybrids shaping into multibillion dollar market

Mobile game hybrids shaping into multibillion dollar market

May 27, 2015

Digital games and real toys combine to make the next big thing in mobile entertainment.

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Light-up toy to light up a child's mind

Light-up toy to light up a child's mind

May 20, 2015

A science toy lets children build their own switches and electrical circuits

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Eco-friendly beverage bottles spring from plants, even metal

Eco-friendly beverage bottles spring from plants, even metal

May 13, 2015

Innovators in water bottles set their sights on people on the go.

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eBay Hot Products: Vaporizers - Part 2 (May 11)

eBay Hot Products: Vaporizers - Part 2 (May 11)

May 11, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling vaporizers and vaping kits on eBay.com this week.

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eBay Hot Products: Vaporizers - Part 1 (May 11)

eBay Hot Products: Vaporizers - Part 1 (May 11)

May 11, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling vaporizers and vaping kits on eBay.com this week.

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Gallery View: 6 India-made nautical gifts

Gallery View: 6 India-made nautical gifts

May 07, 2015

The products in this gallery have been handpicked by our Market Analysts for representing the current trends in nautical gifts.

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Brass leads India nautical gifts material options

Brass leads India nautical gifts material options

May 06, 2015

Collectibles and utility pieces, mostly resembling antiques, adopt brass in a range of finishes.

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Gallery View: LED keychains mix function, whimsy

Gallery View: LED keychains mix function, whimsy

April 22, 2015

Products doubling as a flashlight feature key fobs in playful shapes.

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eBay Hot Products: Vaporizers - Part 1 (April 21)

eBay Hot Products: Vaporizers - Part 1 (April 21)

April 21, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling vaporizers on eBay.com this week.

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eBay Hot Products: Vaporizers - Part 2 (April 21)

eBay Hot Products: Vaporizers - Part 2 (April 21)

April 21, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling vaporizers on eBay.com this week.

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Most important thing for a beginner toy drone enthusiast? Propeller guards

Most important thing for a beginner toy drone enthusiast? Propeller guards

April 17, 2015

As drones become more popular, a few features are becoming valuable to first-time drone owners.

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Intricate India-made holiday decorations hail from recyclables

Intricate India-made holiday decorations hail from recyclables

April 06, 2015

Eco-friendly materials combined with handembroidery and -painting, and cutwork yield flashy ornaments.

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Gallery view: 6 India-made holiday decorations

Gallery view: 6 India-made holiday decorations

April 06, 2015

The products in this gallery have been handpicked by our Market Analysts for representing the current trends in holiday decorations.

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Gallery View: Food-grade gift tin boxes advance into mainstream

Gallery View: Food-grade gift tin boxes advance into mainstream

April 01, 2015

Models, available in novelty and traditional shapes, are safe to come into contact with cakes, cookies and candy.

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2015 hot trends in promotional items

2015 hot trends in promotional items

March 31, 2015

"Function," "bundles" and "tech" will be the 2015 buzzwords in the premiums industry.

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