Games and toys manufacturing

FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo Operation made by Hasbro is displayed shelves in the expanded toy section at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston. The toy maker expects said Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, that all its packaging for new products to be virtually plastic free by the end of 2022. It plans to stop using plastic bags, elastic bands and the shrink wrap that’s usually found around Monopoly, Scrabble and other board games. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
August 20, 2019 - 5:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hasbro is giving plastic packaging the boot. The toy maker says all packaging for its new products will be mostly plastic free by the end of 2022. It plans to stop using plastic bags, elastic bands and the shrink wrap that's usually found around Monopoly, Scrabble and other board...
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This undated artist rendering provided by Toys“R”Us shows an artist rendering of a new store, which will be about 6,500 square feet — a fraction of the brand's former big box stores, which were about 30,000 square feet. Richard Barry, a former Toys R Us executive and now CEO of the new company called Tru Kids Brands, said the company has entered a partnership with a startup called b8Ta, an experiential retailer to launch what Barry calls an interactive store experience based on a consignment model. Toy makers will pay for space in the stores but will get all the sales. (Courtesy of Toys“R”Us via AP)
July 18, 2019 - 2:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The first two new Toys R Us stores — one in Texas, the other in New Jersey — will open in November as part of a small comeback of the defunct iconic toy chain in the U.S. Richard Barry, a former Toys R Us executive and now CEO of the new company called Tru Kids Brands, says an...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 11, 2018 file photo, the newest attraction at Legoland in Windsor, England, shows a depiction of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle outside Windsor Castle. A group of investors that includes the owners of toy maker Lego is buying Merlin Entertainment, a British company that operates theme parks like Legoland. Merlin said Friday June 28, 2019, it accepted the deal. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
June 28, 2019 - 8:49 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The owners of toy maker Lego are teaming up with a group of investors to buy Merlin Entertainment, a British company that operates theme parks like Legoland and the Madame Tussauds wax museums. Kirkbi Invest said Friday it is joining forces with private equity firm...
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FILE- In this June 6, 2019 file photo, Carrie Underwood arrives at the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, a songwriting team filed a lawsuit against the singer, the NFL and NBC, saying they stole a song and used it to introduce "Sunday Night Football" during the 2018-2019 season. (AP Photo/Sanford Myers, File)
June 19, 2019 - 7:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A songwriting team sued country singer Carrie Underwood, the NFL and NBC Wednesday, saying they stole a song and "slightly modified" it to introduce "Sunday Night Football" to viewers last season. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court noted that Underwood's "Game On" even carried...
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This image provided by Scholastic shows the cover of a new untitled "Hunger Games" novel by Suzanne Collins. The novel, set to be released May 19, 2020, is a prequel set 64 years before the beginning of her multimillion-selling trilogy. Collins said in a statement Monday, June 10, 2019, that she “wanted to explore the state of nature” as she set the narrative in the years following the “Dark Days” of Panem, the Dystopia where young people must fight and kill each other, on live television. (Scholastic via AP)
June 17, 2019 - 2:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A decade after seemingly wrapping up "The Hunger Games," Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem. A prequel, set 64 years before the beginning of her multimillion-selling trilogy, is coming next year. The novel, currently untitled, is scheduled for release on May 19, 2020...
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FILE- In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, Anki Cozmo coding robot is on display at CES International in Las Vegas. A startup that tried to advance the dream of intelligent robots in the home with its toy robot Cozmo is shutting down. San Francisco-based Anki says it’s laying off its employees on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 after failing to raise enough money to keep the business going. It’s one of several high-profile makers of consumer robots to fold in the past year. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
April 29, 2019 - 7:16 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A startup that tried to advance the dream of intelligent robots in the home with its toy robot Cozmo is shutting down. San Francisco-based Anki says it's laying off its employees on Wednesday after failing to raise enough money to keep the business going. The company said last...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 23. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 23, 2019 - 7:54 pm
The S&P 500 hit an all-time high Tuesday, marking the stock market's complete recovery from a nosedive at the end of last year. The benchmark index's previous record was set last September, shortly before the market sank in the fourth quarter amid fears of a recession, an escalating trade war...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 file photo, people look at a display of Lego creations at Hamleys toy store during its grand opening in Beijing. Toy maker Lego reported Wednesday Feb. 27, 2019, its business returned to growth last year, with revenue rising 4 percent over a difficult 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
February 27, 2019 - 5:43 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — For Lego, the pieces are coming back together. The Danish toy maker said Wednesday its revenue rose 4 percent last year to 36.4 billion kroner ($5.5 billion) after a tough 2017. Net profit increased 3.5 percent to 8.1 billion kroner ($1.2 billion). Growth was in the "...
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FILE- In this July 30, 1996, file photo, a woman pushes a shopping cart over a graphic of Toys R Us mascot Geoffrey the giraffe at the Toys R Us store in Raritan, N.J. Richard Barry, a former Toys R Us executive and now CEO of the new company called Tru Kids Inc., is exploring freestanding stores, shops within existing stores as well as e-commerce. Tru Kids, owned by former investors of Toys R Us, will manage the Toys R Us, Babies R Us and Geoffrey brands.s. (AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer, File)
February 11, 2019 - 3:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us fans in the U.S. should see the iconic brand re-emerge in some form by this holiday season. Richard Barry, a former Toys R Us executive and now CEO of the new company called Tru Kids Inc., told The Associated Press he and his team are still working on the details, but they...
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FILE - This April 26, 2018, file photo, shows the Hasbro logo at the TTPM 2018 Spring Showcase, in New York. Hasbro returned to a profit in its fourth quarter, but the toy company's performance still fell short of Wall Street's expectations as it continues to deal with the demise of Toys R Us. Shares tumbled more than 8 percent in Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 premarket trading. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 08, 2019 - 1:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Quarterly reports from Mattel and Hasbro show that while the demise of Toys R Us has shaken up the industry, the two dominant toymakers' paths are diverging less than a year later. Late Thursday, Mattel posted better-than-expected earnings per share and revenue for the key holiday...
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