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24 Face-to-face Tom Roberts spoke to Nicolai Lindhardt to fi nd out what we can


expect to see from Tomy Europe over the coming years.


28 Outdoor Toys Tom Roberts investigates the Summer’s effect on the Outdoor


Toys category and supplier confi dence levels for 2014.


44 Toy fairs in the spotlight Toy World presents a round up of the key toy fairs taking place


in the UK and around the globe in the early part of 2014.


50 NPD monthly column Rory Partis puts forward some predictions for the end-of-year


results.


51 Company profi le Tobar’s Paul Holland talks to Tom Roberts about the company’s


year and what new launches are in the pipeline for 2014. 52 Have you considered...World Book


Day? Kayleigh Conway looks at how WBD offers toy retailers the opportunity to sell book-inspired costumes.


58 Retailer in focus Peter Bracken, CEO of The Toy Store, tells Tom Roberts about


the retailer’s expansion plans in the United Arab Emirates.


60 Retail analysis Tom Roberts takes a look at the changing face of retail and the


effects of the increased integration of technology.


62 Q1 ranges The post-Christmas weeks are a key time for independent


retailers to get a head start on the year’s trading. Tom Roberts reports.


28 Outdoor toys


CONTENTS November 2013 volume 3 issue 3 58 Retailer in focus


Regulars 05 From the publisher 06 News 16 Industry Moves 17 Marketing World 19 Licensing World 21 Talking Shop 23 Indie viewpoint 25 Fresh 48 Viewpoint 74 Allegedly


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