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The Daily News, Monday, February 22, 2021
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Richard Gottlieb -- Toy Industry Expert Richard Gottlieb -- Toy Industry Expert
For Immediate Release:
Dateline: New York, NY
Monday, February 22, 2021

 
News from Retail, Marketing & the World of Kids:

Charting Global Economy: US Retail Sales Surge to Begin Year

Kid device usage changing as a result of the pandemic



As Walmart Plans For Future Growth, Here’s Where It Is Making The Right Moves

Amazon vs. Shopify: What the tech giant’s latest deal says about its larger retail ambitions

Better Buy: Amazon.com vs. Walmart

Keep on growing is Target’s mantra as chain announces leadership moves – RetailWire

FLASHBACK: NEWLY DISCOVERED VIDEO SHOWS KENNER’S ‘EMPIRE STRIKES BACK’ COLLECTION ARRIVE AT TOYS ‘R’ US

Brain games for kids, and other tricks to keep them engaged during the pandemic

This Week in Apps: Sneak peek at TikTok shopping, new iOS and Android betas, kids’ app Prodigy hit with FTC complaint

YouTube Yanks PewDiePie Video That Attacked Top Kids Channel

Child protection nonprofit alleges ‘manipulative’ upselling with math game Prodigy

What Is the Worst Toy Ever?

News from ChizComm Clients (Earned PR):

luke.caboom – Check out this awesome Hyper Bass Speed Racer car from @sunnydaysent!

Eaextremefun – When she got this super cool @barbie camper tent (made by @sunnydaysent) she was way excited!

Vivizoneofficial – I was so excited to unravel @raveltales

MSN Lifestyle – These Family Board Games Will Make Hanging Out Together the Best Part of the Week

lifewithlyla – Lyla had a mysterious package delivered today

kbtoyreviews – It’s Friday so let’s get a little Wacky!??

sprinked.donuts15 – Wacky Packages Series 2 !!!

Christinaxsmithtoys – Thank you @superimpulse !

smashbox2020 – #wackypackages

Demon Slayer Tamagotchi: Guide to Get Gyomei Stone Hashira & Training Gameplay

Dragonball Action Figures by Bandai -Video Review

Dragonball Action Figures by Bandai (Dragon Stars Series) -Video Review

adv_enturegirls_toy_reviews – PENSILLY The Crazy Shaking Pen

cr_kids_show – How fun with this Pensilly from @neverwrongtoys

Who else is super excited for the @cry_babies_official fantasy pets!! ??

VIP Pets are the most fashionable pet dolls with 30cm super-long hair! We had so much fun opening ours tonight. Thank you so much #imctoys

9 Movies You Must See In 2021.
 

News from Toy Companies:

Mattel expands Barbie, American Girl content

Hasbro, Mattel Say Toy Sales Will Continue to Grow Post-Pandemic

JAKKS Pacific backs its Disney slate to lift toy sales following Q4 and full year 2020 declines

LEGO to debut ‘new brand collaborations’ at virtual trade show in April

Squishmallows are selling out—here’s where you can still get them

Crayola, the company that drew its transformation with Generation Z

How Apple and Bandai tried selling dreams to kids and the internet to adults

Nintendo delivered a strong Direct, but fan impatience grows | Opinion

News from Entertainment, Gaming and Licensing:

The New Disney CEO’s Covid Strategy Leans on Streaming Hits Like ‘WandaVision’

Disney slaps ‘The Muppet Show’ with ‘offensive content’ disclaimer

WarnerMedia Has Slashed Thousands Of Agencies: Report 02/19/2021

‘Tom and Jerry’ Set As First Foreign Film to Hit China Post-Chinese New Year

Fans Are Excited For Cartoon Network’s ‘Total Drama Island’ Revival

Nickelodeon Readies New Series Baby Shark’s Big Show! and Renews Top Hits From Powerhouse Preschool Portfolio

Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+ and more: Which streaming services offer the best value?

‘The Muppet Show’ on Disney+ is among the best TV shows ever
 
Deals of the Week: RTE, Hasbro, Penguin

Richard Gottlieb

Global Toy Experts / Global Toy News

646 675 3019

richard@globaltoyexperts.com

 

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