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<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Vol. 28, No. 6 December/January 2013<br /> DYO Kits Lead the Pack<br /> K<br /> ids want to express themselves. They<br /> want to exhibit an individual sense<br /> of style, and they want toys that<br /> satisfy that desire. This year, manufactur-<br /> ers of toys in the arts and crafts category<br /> are capitalizing on this Design Your Own<br /> (DYO) trend and are offering an array of<br /> fashionable, wearable items that allow<br /> children to exercise their talents as de-<br /> signers-in-training.<br /> page 58<br /> Nuremberg<br /> Toy Fair<br /> Europe: A Slowing Toy<br /> Giant page 22<br /> page 63<br /> Eco-Friendly Toys:<br /> A Growing Market<br /> page S12<br /> Getting a Read<br /> on Children's<br /> Publishing<br /> page S18<br /> page 18<br /> <br /> <br /> table of contents<<a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=1"> </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=2"> </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=3"> </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=4"> </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=5"> Vol. 28, No. 6 December/January 2013 DYO Kits L</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=6"> </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=7"> </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=8"> table of contents December/January 2013 Departmen</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=9"> viewpoint Publisher's Serv</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=10"> STAT SHOT U.S. Toy Sales U.S. Toy Svales January-</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=11"> European Market Update 2012: A Trying Year for t</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=12"> Toy IndustrypAessroscpiaeticontives Upcoming Toy</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=13"> </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=14"> update Industry BALL, BOUNCE & SPORT, INC. (HEDST</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=15"> 2013 T he Big Toy Book's Sweet Su</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=16"> 5 QUESTIONS WITH Joe Shamie, president 1. H</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=17"> Digital Kids Conference Gives Businesses a Leg Up</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=18"> Welcome to NurembergToy Fair 2013</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=19"> It's a Toyvolution From Toy Story to Game Univers</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=20"> 20 · F or more than 30,000 trade pro</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=21"> the fair's 2,700 exhibitors, the trade show</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=22"> Europe: A Slowing Toy Giant by Lutz Muller </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=23"> These days, when we talk about the European t</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=24"> though even they are dwarfed by the leadin</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=25"> </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=26"> largest channel, with Eroski (2,360 stores) </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=27"> </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=28"> 28 · THE TOY BOOK </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=29"> </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=30"> 30 · THE TOY BOOK </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=31"> </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=32"> 2013 NurembergToyFair Hall 5, Stand A-34 Laser </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=33"> Hall 4, Stand 34 Create Sparkling Treasures with</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=34"> 2013 NurembergToyFair Hall 5, Stand A-30/B-31 </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=35"> </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=36"> 2013 NurembergToyFair Hall 5, Stand B-54/C-55 </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=37"> </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=38"> 2013 NurembergToyFair Hall 5, Stand B-54/C-55 K</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=39"> Hall 4, Stand C-08/B-07 Nano Magnetics Shows Col</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=40"> 2013 NurembergToyFair Hall 1, Stand B-05 Folkm</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=41"> </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=42"> 42 · THE TOY BOOK </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=43"> Hall 11.1, Stand JIU-17 Defacto GmbH Brings Mini</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=44"> 2013 NurembergToyFair Hall 10.0, Stand C-17 Eli</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=45"> </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=46"> 2013 NurembergToyFair Hall 6, Stand B-36/C-39 </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=47"> Hall 4, Stand B-98 Shainsware Gets Personal F </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=48"> 2013 NurembergToyFair 48 · THE TOY BOOK Hall 12</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=49"> </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=50"> 2013 NurembergToyFair Hall 6, Stand B-36/C-39 </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=51"> Hall 1, Stand A-12 Boikid</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=52"> 2013 NurembergToyFair Hall 1, Stand C-29 High </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=53"> </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=54"> The German Toy Market Many Markets in One by S</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=55"> At a Glance — Germany has a decentralized commerc</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=56"> The UK Toy Market A Very British Affair by Ste</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=57"> </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=58"> by Sierra McCleary-Harris K </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=59"> The Blingles Jewelry Pack, which allows </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=60"> Bling to life necklaces, bangles, and m</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=61"> Reaching Both Trade and Consumers CO</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 62" 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href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=68"> An outfit topper or the main event, the St</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 69" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=69"> </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 70" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=70"> Do Art Collage, the latest craft kit from </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 71" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=71"> The eco-coloring book from ECO-KIDS is </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 72" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=72"> WHAT'S NEW CharlieDog and Friends are p</a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 73" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=73"> </a> <a title="The Toy Book December/January 2013 page 74" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f94c937c?page=74"> EcoA-FGrriweinngdMlayrkTetoys Environmental a</a> <a 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