Toys and Games

Key Video Game Trends For 2017

by January 23rd, 2017

While 2016 will be remembered as a year of technological advancement in video games, with the release of a slew of VR headsets, 2017 will determine the commercial viability of virtual reality gaming. With costs associated with the platform decreasing and rising game availability, we expect global volume sales of AR/VR headsets to reach 10.7 […]

Euromonitor to Speak at Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair 2017

by January 3rd, 2017

Event: Hong Kong Toys Industry Conference Date: 9-12 January 2017 Venue: Room N101B, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Speaker: Utku Tansel, Strategy Analyst – Licensing Presentation Date: January 10, 2017 Presentation Time: 14:40 – 15:10 Presentation Title: Key Global and Regional Trends Shaping Toys Presentation Description:  Construction, once again, has been the star of […]

Popular Gifts in Consumer Electronics and Toys and Games During the Holiday Season

by and November 24th, 2016

  Smaller products like wearables and wireless speakers are expected to lead sales for consumer electronics this holiday season. 2016 will be the year for fashion-focused wearables from watchmakers like Fossil and Titan. Speakers from brands like JBL and Ultimate Ears are also popular gift options, particularly for the millennials. Within video games, consoles will […]

Analyst Insights on Black Friday Trends for 2016

by , , , , , and November 23rd, 2016

Black Friday always falls the day after Thanksgiving Day in the US, with a lot of workers choosing to take the day off to spend a long weekend with their families. Retailers have sought to take advantage of this by slashing prices in order to attract bargain hunters, but consumers don’t need to wait until Friday to […]

Licensing Industry Awaits the “Next Big Thing” in Character Licensing

by October 20th, 2016

As I explore in our “Licensing: Billion Dollar Character Franchises” global briefing, the astonishing popularity of Frozen clearly proved that there is still scope for new properties and expansion of existing franchises. While Disney dominates the licensing world with its 11 worldwide famous licences each selling more than US$1 billion of branded products, there are […]

Introduction to Euromonitor Quarterly Global FMCG Industry Forecasts

by and October 19th, 2016

In Q3 2016, the global economic outlook declined as mounting uncertainty in Europe, the UK and the US outweighed any boost from the BRICs. This quarter, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) forecast growth revisions from Euromonitor International’s Industry Forecast Model generally point to marginal retail sales downgrades through 2020.

The Effect of Globalization on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEM and STEAM) Toys

by October 2nd, 2016

Webinar Name: The Effect of Globalization on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEM and STEAM) Toys In partnership with the Toy Industry Association Date: October 13 Time: 2 pm EST Location: Online Link: Webinar Description: Globally, the long term trend of a smaller number of children per family continues which has given parents […]