What the industry’s been tweeting this month… @bjacey
Jacey Bunker, Marketing, Mattel
Not drinking definitely has its benefits... up early, sun shining, feel great, bring on the day
@CaitTabbinor Cait Tabbinor, PR, Mason Williams The guy opposite on train either has unwashed gym kit or dead body in his bag. Time to move seats
@SarahHodges84 Sarah Hodges, Global Retail Manager, Mind Candy So I go for a run, do my knee in and then my Nan tells me I’ve put on weight #giveup
@tld70 Tracey Devine, Marketing Director, InspirationWorks seriously #now81 - is it just me feeling old lol....
Sophie Coughlan, Account Executive, Threepipe PR James Murdoch has stepped down as chairman of BSkyB. Couldn't hack it.
British cyclist and London 2012 hopeful Lizzie Armitstead has been out and about flying the flag in her role as Hornby Hobbies’ brand ambassador. The cyclist recently covered 4.5 miles between Buckingham Palace and Putney Bridge, accompanied by two of Hornby’s Destination London 2012 taxis, highlighting the parts of the route she’s most looking forward to and discussing the benefits of riding in her home country. The two taxis are part of a collection of 40 individually designed Hornby London 2012-inspired cabs. Each design celebrates an Olympic or Paralympic sport, with die-cast scale models available.
FROM THE ARCHIVE... NINE YEARS AGO TOYNEWS MAY 2003
NEWS The Government bans the yo-ball, the first ban on a toy for more than a decade. Trading Standards Officers have been warning of the dangers of the fluid-filled brightly coloured plastic balls on rubber strings… The toy industry receives a welcome boost over Easter… Racing Champions changes its name to RC2 Corporation to “reflect the evolution of the company’s business”, according to CEO Curt Stoelting… Denis Horton joins Radica as its new UK MD… Hasbro returns to the black in Q1, with the toy giant reporting profits of $1.2 million compared to a loss of $17.1 million last year… Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets becomes the fastest selling DVD ever, shifting 1.7 million units in just two days…
UK Top 10 Toys (Feb 2003, Value) 1. Beyblades Basic Figures 2. Bey Stadium Battlefield 3. Bratz Doll Assortment 4. LeapPad Books 5. LeapPad
6. My Scene Barbie 7. Elektro Scooter 12v 8. Bop It Extreme
9. Spider-man Web Blaster 10. Micro Pets Assortment
Top toy properties (February 2003) 1. Beyblades 2. Ready Steady Cook 3. Fimbles 4. Care Bears 5. Yu-Gi-Oh
Source: MAY 2012
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@Ross_tweets Ross Coffield, Assistant Product Engineer, Vivid You should maybe consider how often you go to the same Starbucks when they know your order before you ask.
@BeachBeau_Surf Lynette Norris, Product Manager, John Adams Mile completed in 40 mins tonight, getting better! #greatswim
@gadgetgirlella Ella Williamson, Product and Marketing, BBTradesales Old school Garage is playing in the office. It reminds me of my teenage days, Smirnoff Ices and Now 24.
@_adamturnbull Animator and Motion Graphics Artist, Jagex Games Studio Where do single spatulas live? Spatula pads.
@borntotoddle Born to Toddle, online retailer My lost iphone has just been found! I feel like the luckiest person alive ...
@LukeHillier2 Luke Hillier, founding director, Click Distribution Great decision to cycle in this morning!! rained, heavy winds then some hail! #idiot
Michael Acton Smith, founder, Mind Candy The Sun is always first with the big stories. Front page today: Simon Cowell has black loo roll in his bathroom
@CloggiesToys Cloggies toys, toy shop in Northamptonshire New premises are finally empty! Now for a new floor, roof and windows :-)