The Daily News, Friday, January 15

News from Retail, Marketing & the World of Kids:

UK toy market increases 5% in value during 2020

Where Will Walmart Be in 5 Years?

Walmart CEO urges companies at CES 2021 to use data to reduce racial inequality

5 Tips For Growing Your Amazon Business From A Top E-Commerce Coach

Amazon Makes It Too Hard to Cancel Prime, Groups Tell Regulators
 
TARGET REVEALS 17.2% HOLIDAY SALES BOOM

Epic Widens Fortnite Access Dispute With Apple, Google in UK

Spotify Kids Gets New Parent Control Feature

New Children’s Show Stars a Man With an ‘Extra-Long’ Penis & Parents Have Feelings

TikTok to tackle grooming with safeguards for young users

Idina Menzel’s ‘Treehouse’ Kids Show Is the New ‘Magic Garden’

Nacelle Company, Producer Behind Netflix’ ‘The Toys That Made Us’, Launches Pop History Book Imprint



News from ChizComm Clients (Earned PR):

Alana x Aliza – WATCH THIS IF YOU GREW UP IN THE ’90s!!

Boards_by_afenyn10  – ✌🏻&❤️

Grandmagetsreal – Do you play Pictionary? ( Thank you for the gift 🎁 Super Impulse

makeezy93 – #worldssmallest#foryoupage#surprise toy

toy tiny – Thank you @superimpulse and @chizcomm for sending this Hello Kitty x Pac-Man tiny arcade machine!

Rob Huddleston – Here is the board game (and board game-related!) news that caught our attention for the week ending January 9, 2021.

valerie2350 – Ravel Tales DIY Collectible Toys are now super sparkly! (ad)

In love with our new @cry_babies_official Magic Tears Limited Edition Golden House! Swipe to the left for a closer look

Bandai America Dragon Ball Stars Series 18 – Janemba, SS Bardock & SS Vegito Figures Review

Dragon Ball Super – Dragon Stars Series 19 Super Saiyan Blue Goku Version 2 Figure Pre-Order On Amazon


New ChizComm Blog: 

Generations! Identify First, Market Second

MUST LISTEN – NEW PODCAST ALERT!!

Join Chris Byrne, The Toy Guy® and Richard Gottlieb, president Global Toy Experts for the latest episodes of The Playground Podcast


News from Toy Companies:

Mattel Just Unveiled a Barbie Doll Honoring Dr. Maya Angelou

Fisher-Price Re-Introduces Retro Toys | licenseglobal.com

Transformers Thundercracker Takes to the Sky With New Hasbro Figure

Meditation App ‘Calm’ Introduces Calm Puzzles with Spin Master Games

LEGO NINJAGO CELEBRATES 10 YEARS

Lego Has Flower Bouquets & Bonsai Trees That You Won’t Be Able to Kill

Pokémon celebrates 25 years with toy partner collabs, card game extensions, and a music programme led by Katy Perry

This Nostalgic Toy Will Have You Living in a Van This Summer

CLOUDCO, TOPPS COMBINE GROSS ’80S BRANDS FOR MADBALLS VS. GARBAGE PAIL KIDS COLLAB

New Pokemon Snap hits Nintendo Switch on April 30, gets fresh trailer

Sneak peek at AsmoFair – The Toy Fair Edition 360° virtual stand tour


News from Entertainment, Gaming and Licensing:

Netflix vs. Disney: Tips from two traders on playing the rival streaming stocks

Universal Exec Says Deal to Shorten Theatrical Window “Wasn’t About a Quick Fix”

Warner Bros. Delays Harry Potter Video Game Until 2022

ViacomCBS CFO: streaming is a huge priority for us

ViacomCBS Kids & Family consolidates live-action teams

Nickelodeon and iQIYI’s ‘Deer Squad’ Premieres January 25 in the U.S.

‘WandaVision’: Marvel Studios Bows Down to the Heroes of the Small Screen

“Sesame Street” star Elmo gives kids tips on how to stay healthy and happy during the pandemic

Sega to show ‘something special’ in livestream today

Nintendo Switch Online: Your guide to multiplayer, retro library and other perks

LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA, ENTERTAINMENT EARTH DEBUT ‘HAMILTON’ PIN MATES COLLECTION

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