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RETAIL SURVEY BETTER – 38.75%


DON’T KNOW/NA – 8.75% DOWN – 22.5% SAME – 30%


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TOO EARLY – 40% OTHER – 23.75%


LEGO – 16.25 %


NEW GAMES CONSOLES – 2.5% NOTHING – 3.75%


RAIL TOYS – 2.5% SKYLANDERS SWAP FORCE – 2.5% TAMAGOTCHI FRIENDS – 2.5% MINECRAFT – 2.5%


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NOT NOTICED ANYTHING – 21.25% RISE OF ONLINE – 11.25%


LEGO LOVE – 6.25% NOT SURE – 5%


CUSTOMERS WANTING KNOWLEDGE – 3.75% WOODEN TOYS – 3.75%


ELECTRONIC TOYS – 3.75%


BACKLASH AGAINST INTERNET SHOPPING – 2.5% CLICK AND COLLECT – 2.5%


PLAYGROUND CRAZES – 2.5% QUALITY PRODUCTS SELLING – 2.5% DISCOUNTS – 2.5% RETRO TOYS – 2.5%


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HOW HAVE CHRISTMAS 2013 TAKINGS BEEN SO FAR COMPARED TO 2012?


2013 has welcomed a better festive period for 38 per cent of retailers we spoke to, while 30 per cent have witnessed a Christmas period identical to 2012. Just over a fifth of stores we surveyed


have suffered a worse Christmas this year than in 2012, with many claiming it feels like Christmas shopping for toys is happening later and later each year.


WHAT NEW TOY OR PRODUCT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2014?


With The LEGO Movieon the horizon, and accompanying sets on the way, it’s no surprise that LEGO is the product most stores are excited about stocking in 2014. But 40 per cent of stores told ToyNews they were waiting until Toy Fair to find out what they are pinning hopes on this year. Elsewhere, some stores are looking forward to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 gracing their shelves, while 2.5 per cent believe Tamagotchi


Friends has the power to mirror its Nineties playground popularity. Minecraft, Bin Weevils, The Trash Pack,


The Zelfs and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were also mentioned as likely 2014 highlights.


WHICH CURRENT INDUSTRY TREND IS HAVING THE MOST IMPACT ON YOUR BUSINESS?


Opinion was split on industry trends this year. The rise of online was the trend cited as making an impact on our retailers, despite 2.5 per cent claiming they have seen a backlash against online shopping. 21 per cent hadn’t noticed any major trends having an impact, while LEGO love was spotted by six per cent of retailers, backing up our previous table of retailers looking forward to what LEGO has to offer in 2014. One store has seen a retro resurgence, telling ToyNews: “Space hoppers and that kind of thing have done well,” while another bemoaned a lack of a playground craze. It says “There has been no playground craze, apart from LEGO but that’s popular everywhere.”


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