Games and toys manufacturing

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 - 12:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With its sales falling due to the liquidation of Toys R Us, Hasbro is looking for new places to sell Monopoly, My Little Pony and its other toys. Hasbro said Monday it will rely more on online sales, although it has also been working on getting its toys into more stores. CEO Brian...
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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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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 - 1:16 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 Jan. 7, 1992, file photo, President George H. Bush, left, listens to Toys R Us Chairman Charles Lazarus, right, as he visits the toy chain's second store to open in Japan. Lazarus, the World War II veteran who founded Toy R Us, has died at age 94. Toy R Us confirmed Lazarus’ death in a statement Thursday, March 22, 2018. (AP Photo, File)
March 22, 2018 - 6:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Charles P. Lazarus, the World War II veteran who founded Toys R Us six decades ago and transformed it into an iconic piece of Americana, died Thursday at age 94, a week after the chain announced it was going out of business. Toys R Us confirmed Lazarus' death in a statement. "There...
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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 - 4:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Toy company executive Isaac Larian says he and other investors have pledged a total of $200 million in financing and hope to raise four times that amount in crowdfunding in order to bid for up to 400 of the Toys R Us stores being liquidated in bankruptcy. The unsolicited bid still...
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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 - 2:52 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 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...
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March 15, 2018 - 3:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The likely liquidation of Toys R Us, the nation's largest independent toy seller, could add stress for the companies that make toys and games, and mean changes for the owners of the strip malls where most of its stores are. Not to mention its impact on more than Toys R Us's 30,000 U...
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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 - 12:54 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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CORRECTS SPELLING OF KAHLO - This product image released by Barbie shows dolls in the image of pilot Amelia Earhart, left, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and mathematician Katherine Johnson, part of the Inspiring Women doll line series being launched ahead of International Women’s Day. (Barbie via AP)
March 08, 2018 - 8:20 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Toy-maker Mattel was in a dispute Thursday with a distant relative of the late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo over rights to a Frida Barbie doll released as part of the company's Inspiring Women series. Kahlo's great-niece Mara de Anda Romeo said Mattel doesn't have the rights to use...
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In this Sept. 26, 2017, photo, the "LEGO Boost," from LEGO, is shown at the 2017 TTPM Holiday Showcase in New York. Lego presents annual results on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 06, 2018 - 6:20 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Toy maker Lego says its earnings and sales fell in 2017 as it tried to turn around its business after 13 years of growth. The Danish company had warned in October that sales were falling for the first time since 2004 from record highs and that it would seek new ways to...
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