NEW YORK - Madame Alexander Doll Company has partnered with NASCAR Team Properties to design and develop new NASCAR play doll collections including dolls featuring superstar Danica Patrick. More
NEW YORK - K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, the charity formed by the apparel and children’s industries, has named Lisa Gurwitch its new president and CEO. More
CHICAGO - Nearly two-thirds of American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) stores participating in Neighborhood Toy Store Day on Saturday, November 8, reported an increase in their year-over-year same store sales with 25 percent posting a growth of 20 percent or more. More
WASHINGTON - The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has drafted a proposed rule that would prohibit children’s toys and childcare articles sold in the United States from containing specified phthalates, according to a report by the Toy Industry Association (TIA). The CPSC will hold a briefing on December 5 and decide on the proposal on Dec. 17. More
WASHINGTON - The National Retail Federation's Holiday Top Toys survey found that 20 percent of parents this holiday season plan to buy Disney’s Frozen merchandise for the little girls in their life, beating out the reigning Barbie for the first time in the survey’s 11-year history. More
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Offbeat: Fifty Shades of Bear
The Vermont Teddy Bear Company has sold out of its special Valentine's Day edition 50 Shades of Bear. Read More.