toys   33240

« earlier    

Amazon's New Toy Story | PYMNTS.com
We admit, it may seem a strange time to declare toys sizzling — since, about a week ago, the nation’s largest purveyor of toys, Toys R Us, switched off the lights and closed its doors for the last time at locations nationwide. Geoffrey the Giraffe is, sadly, no more. Though millennial parents were hit with nostalgia, when it comes to the world of toy sales going forward, market watchers of all kinds have been asking themselves the same question for weeks: Now what?

Toys R Us, despite its myriad of struggles with expensive debt and slipping sales over the last decade or so, was nonetheless something of an American institution. Even in its declining days, Toys R Us represented some 12 percent of the U.S. toy market and its sudden disappearance left toy brands — large and small — quaking, as they now find themselves competing for shelf space that is vastly diminished.
toys  retail  trends  pop-up  kids  amazon 
7 days ago by dancall
Build-A-Bear 'pay your age' offer abandoned amid 'chaos' - BBC News
A cheap teddy offer which left shoppers with young children queuing for up to eight hours amid chaotic scenes has been abandoned over "safety concerns".
Build-A-Bear Workshop was offering UK customers a chance to buy any bear, which can cost up to £52, for the price of their child's age.
At Leeds' White Rose Shopping Centre police were called when queues of "about a mile long" formed.
The company said the response had been "overwhelming and unprecedented".
retail  fail  stunts  funny  kids  toys 
8 days ago by dancall

« earlier    

related tags

1952  1983  2013  3d  abundance  accumulation  activities  advertising  ai  amazon  analog  analysis  anime  app  apps  art  astronauts-sam  au  audio  augmented-reality  austin-kleon  baby  bags  belllabs  bible  birdcage  blocks  bot  business  capitalism  car  cartoons  cats  cellphone  chess  children  christianity  circuitbent  claudeshannon  communication  communications  computer  computers  construction  consumerism  consumption  cool  corruption  craftychaching  creative  creativity  crowdfunding  cryptography  culture  deals  demographics  design  digital  dog  doglover  dvd  economics  education  educational  electronics  emmet  engineering  est  ethnography  excess  f:sga  fail  families  family  farawayplaces  favorite  fonts  for_kids  fun  funny  game  gamelab  games  geek  gender-segregation  gender  generative  german  germany  gifs  gift  gifts  gravity  history  hoarding  hobby  homes  hormones  housing  humor  ideas  information  inspiration  internet  internetofthings  ipad  juggling  k:d/s  kid  kids  labyrinth  laser  learning  lego  luggage  machine  machinelearning  magnet  makerbot  marketing  math  maze  mechanical  media  miniture  mit  mobile  model  models  mouse  movies  music  musicmaking  newsletter  nostalgia  o2o  outdoors  p:rodney/john  parenting  play  pop-up  possessions  predictions  preference  presents  privacy  products  programming  projects  purchases  puzzles  radio  rating:nc-17  reed  religion  retail  retro  robotics  robots  rollercoaster  sad  sculpture  security  shop  shopping  shopsmall  smallbiz  smart  sound  sp_issues  stats  steam  stem  store  strategy  stuffedanimal  stunts  subscription  supplies  switch  synthesizer  theseus  thomasthetank  tiles  tiny  tool  toy  travel  trends  tv  tvs  typography  uk  us  usa  vhs  video  voice-interface  want  web  weird  wood  wow  youtube 

Copy this bookmark:



description:


tags: