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<br /> <br /> <br /> Vol. 29, No. 6 December/January 2014<br /> Make It, Wear It, Share It<br /> S<br /> ummer camps, lunchrooms, sleepovers: the birthplaces of<br /> grade school fads. Kids love to create, show off, and trade<br /> the latest new thing year after year, whether it's braided<br /> lanyards, beaded animal key chains, or friendship bracelets. But<br /> while the bracelets are nothing new, the timeless do-it-yourself<br /> (DIY) accessory took a new,<br /> stretchy turn this year, with kids<br /> replacing the traditional colored<br /> string with miniature, vibrant<br /> rubber bands.<br /> page 52<br /> Spielw 2 a 0 re 1 n 4 messe<br /> page 14<br /> The Global Toy Perspective:<br /> Today and Tomorrow<br /> page 20<br /> page 63<br /> How Are You<br /> Improving Customer<br /> Service in 2014<a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=1"> </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=2"> </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=3"> Vol. 29, No. 6 December/January 2014 Make It, W</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=4"> table of contents December/January 2014 Departm</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=5"> viewpoint Editor's It's Show Tim</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=6"> STAT SHOT HOW F7I7RST-7TIME PARENTS6US2E TABLETSp</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=7"> european market UPDATE Innovative Toys, Classic B</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=8"> U.S. TOY SALES THROUGH NOVEMBER 2013 DOLLAR S</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=9"> </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=10"> 10 · THE TOY BOOK The Rubik's Cube will</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=11"> T he Big Toy Book held its annua</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=12"> 5 QUESTIONS WITH Josh Loerzel, national sales </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=13"> Toy IndustryhAsspocpiaetinonings RAISING THE BAR</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=14"> 65th Annual TOY FAIR 21 0 4 NUREMBERG</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=15"> RELICOENASDSED by Ernst Kick, CEO, Spielwarenmess</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=16"> ORHGOAWNTOIZE TOY FAIR AN INTERNATIONAL PART 2: </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=17"> and the life blood of a B2B platform like the Toy</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=18"> Spielwarenmesse STATS Number of International Exh</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=19"> TOY BUSINESS DOING EUROPE IN by Steve Reece, br</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=20"> The Global Toy Perspective: Today and Tomorro</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=21"> comparison, 37 percent said they'd give their you</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=22"> percent of the world's 15-and-under population, r</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=23"> </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=24"> Hall 12, Stand D-11-1 Get Artsy with Alex A</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=25"> Hall 5, Stand A-30, B-31 Kids Can Get Wild wi</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=26"> Hall 8, Stand C-24 Diamond Trust Knows Outdoo</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=27"> </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=28"> Hall 5, Stand D-36 Imperial Toy Gets Sticky </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=29"> Hall 6, Stand C-11 Kids Can Get Techy with Si</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=30"> Hall 5, Stand D-60 B kids Takes a Spin on t</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=31"> </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=32"> Hall 12, Stand C 18-4, D 11-3 Thinkway Toys B</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=33"> Hall 10.0, Stand C-11 Joodix Offers New Takes</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=34"> Hall 12, Stand 05-3 The Learning Journey Has </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=35"> </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=36"> Hall 10.0, Stand I-16 ThinkFun Makes Science </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=37"> Hall 4, Stand F-81 Dracco Company Ltd. Launch</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=38"> The Jungle Book pillow cushions Hall 1, Stand F-</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=39"> </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=40"> Hexbug Battling Spiders Hall 12.</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=41"> Hall 10.1, Stand A-05 Identity Games Challeng</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=42"> Hall 4, Stand F-25 Breyer Rides into Toy Fair</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=43"> Hall 10.0, Stand C-10 Replogle Shows the Worl</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=44"> Hall 12.0, Stand B-07 Tech 4 Kids Introduces </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=45"> Hall 10, Ground Floor Foyer, Stand 10 Wentwor</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=46"> Hall 7A, Stand A-169 Toy State Debuts In</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=47"> </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=48"> Hall 3, Stand D-09 Boikido Wooden Lines Build</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=49"> Hall 6, Stand C-30 Modular Toys Ltd. Lets Kid</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=50"> Why Children P A the Way They Do L Y </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=51"> predicts the behavior of the market a</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=52"> Make It, Wear It, Share It DIY tradeable accessor</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=53"> Inspiring the Trend The massive success of</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=54"> Activities Basic Fun, in collaboration wi</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=55"> </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=56"> Activities Mini Spring </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=57"> Orbeez, from The Maya Group, are soft </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=58"> inside A Look Sherry Gunther Shugerman, C</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=59"> </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=60"> Toy IndustrypAesrsospciaeticontives LIVING </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=61"> There's so much room for leadership and vision</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=62"> says Raskin. “Disney, in particu- lar, took a bo</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=63"> DECEMBER/JANUARY 2014 THE DEFINITIVE INFORMATIO</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=64"> ASTRA'S INSIGHTS Improving HOW ARE YOU </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=65"> </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=66"> Activities is the ultimate spiro-art design set, </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=67"> Tattoo-rif</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=68"> Activities THE ORB FACTORY will ex</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 69" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=69"> Recycled Toys More Trash</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 70" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=70"> Eco-Friendly Toys Box Creations Puts a Happy Face</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 71" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=71"> Play from Scratch, Build from Recycled Parts </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 72" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=72"> Eco-Friendly Toys Uncommon GoodsÊ Eco Dough Is Al</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 73" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=73"> the bar Raising When Is an Agreement Not an </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 74" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=74"> that it had, in fact, overpaid Kimble by more tha</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2014 page 75" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38b072e2?page=75"> convoluted tale.) 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