Games and toys manufacturing

FILE- In this Feb. 20, 2018, file photo dozens of Barbie dolls are displayed at the Mattel showroom at Toy Fair in New York. Mattel reports earnings Thursday, April 26. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 26, 2018 - 6:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mattel Inc. reported better-than-expected first-quarter sales Thursday as demand for Hot Wheels and Barbies helped soften the blow of the closing of the iconic Toys R Us chain. Like other toy companies, Mattel has been grappling with children's shift away from traditional toys...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 file photo, the newest Monopoly token, a cat, rests on the game board at Hasbro Inc. headquarters, in Pawtucket, R.I. Hasbro Inc. (HAS) on Monday, April 23, 2018, reported a first-quarter loss of $112.5 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. ((AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
April 23, 2018 - 7:34 am
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — The repercussions from the demise of Toys R Us have begun to ripple outward beginning with Hasbro, which reported a loss and plunging revenue Monday for its first quarter. Toys R Us, hammered by shifting consumer trends, is shuttering the 700 stores it has left, depriving...
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FILE- In this Dec. 3, 2015, file photo, Margo Georgiadis, President of American Operations at Google speaks at the new Google Chicago Headquarters in Chicago. Mattel Inc. says that its CEO Margo Georgiadis is stepping down to pursue a new opportunity in the tech sector. The toy giant says the board has named Ynon Kreiz, a Mattel director since June 2017 as her successor, effective April 26, 2018. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
April 19, 2018 - 5:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mattel Inc. announced Thursday that its CEO Margo Georgiadis is stepping down and is being succeeded by a company director and former studio executive. The toy giant, based in El Segundo, California, said the board has named Ynon Kreiz, a Mattel director since June 2017, as her...
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April 18, 2018 - 10:53 am
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Toy manufacturer Hasbro is launching a pilot toy recycling program. WLNE-TV reports that the Pawtucket, Rhode Island-based company is partnering with the recycling company TerraCycle. Donated toys will be transformed into materials used to make playgrounds, park benches and...
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This image released by Warner Bros. shows Dwayne Johnson in a scene from "Rampage." Johnson’s arcade game-inspired “Rampage” crept past last week’s top film “A Quiet Place” to take the No. 1 spot on the box office charts. (Warner Bros. via AP)
April 15, 2018 - 3:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a wobbly start, Dwayne Johnson muscled his way to a No. 1 opening for "Rampage" — but just barely. Close on its heels was the word-of-mouth sensation "A Quiet Place" in its second week in theaters, and not too far behind that was the Blumhouse horror "Truth or Dare" in a...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2011 file photo shows MGA chief executive Isaac Larian, left, leaves federal court in Santa Ana, Calif., after a victory over Mattel Inc. The CEO of the maker of the pouty Bratz dolls is launching a campaign to salvage some of Toys R Us' U.S. business being liquidated in bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Christine Cotter, File)
March 22, 2018 - 7:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Toy company executive Isaac Larian and other investors have pledged a total of $200 million and hope to raise four times that amount in crowdfunding in a bid to save potentially more than half of the 735 Toys R Us stores that will go dark in bankruptcy proceedings. The unsolicited...
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FILE- In this July 31, 1996, file photo, a shopper looks at toys in the old-style Toy "R" Us store in East Brunswick, N.J. Toys R Us CEO David Brandon told employees Wednesday, March 14, 2018, that the company's plan is to liquidate all of its U.S. stores, according to an audio recording of the meeting obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer, File)
March 15, 2018 - 7:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, children ran down the sprawling aisles of Toys R Us in awe of the Barbies, the bikes and other toys laid out in front of them. Parents lined up for the latest Christmas fad, even if it meant standing in the rain. And, of course, there was that jingle that bored into...
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A man walks in front of the Toys R Us store at a shopping mall in Subang Jaya, Malaysia, Thursday, March 15, 2018. The 70-year-old retailer is headed toward shuttering its U.S. operations, jeopardizing the jobs of some 30,000 employees while spelling the end for a chain known to generations for its sprawling stores and Geoffrey the giraffe mascot. The closing of the company's 740 U.S. stores will finalize the downfall of the chain and force toy makers and landlords to scramble for alternatives. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
March 15, 2018 - 4:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The demise of Toys R Us will have a ripple effect on everything from toy makers to consumers to landlords. The 70-year-old retailer sought court approval Thursday to liquidate its remaining 735 stores, eliminating the jobs of some 30,000 employees while spelling the end for a chain...
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Students hold up their signs during a rally asking for gun control outside of the U.S. Capitol building, in Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Washington. One month after a mass shooting in Florida, students and advocates across the country participate in walkouts and protests to call on Congress for action. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
March 15, 2018 - 6:29 am
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File- This Jan. 24, 2018, file photo shows a person walking near the entrance to a Toys R Us store, in Wayne, N.J. Toys R Us's management has told its employees that it will sell or close all of its U.S. stores. That's according to a toy industry analyst who spoke to several employees who were on the call Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Jim Silver, a toy industry expert, says Toys R Us's CEO told employees the plan is to liquidate all of its U.S. stores and after that, it could do a deal with its Canadian operation to run some of its U.S. stores. The company declined to comment. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
March 15, 2018 - 2:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us is headed toward shuttering its U.S. operations, jeopardizing the jobs of some 30,000 employees while spelling the end for a chain known to generations of children and parents for its sprawling stores and Geoffrey the giraffe mascot. The closing of the company's 740 U.S...
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