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Flat Year For US Toy Market

Postby Raymond T. » Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:47 pm

The <A href="http://www.toynewsmag.com/" target="toynewsmag">Toy News</A> website <A href="http://www.toynewsmag.com/Flat-year-for-US-market" target="toynewsmag">reports</A> that overall retail sales in the US market increased only slightly (up 0.34%) and generated over $22.3 billion in 2006 compared to $22.2 billion generated in 2005, according to new figures released by NPD. However increase in sales in expected over 2007.

<i>"In 2006 we identified a number of indicators which pointed to future growth for the toy industry. I'm pleased we're seeing these growth indicators beginning to reflect in the retail sales figures and we look forward to watching this progress in 2007"</i>, said Anita Frazier, NPD industry analyst.

"<i>With movie releases such as Transformers, Spider-Man 3, and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, the action figure super-category should realize gains in 2007</i>", Frazier added.
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Postby dj_funk_gut » Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:03 pm

well with TF fans bitching.. tf might not see a gain.. but FF should Silver surfer is da man next to Supes. And to finally get a posable reflective SS figure would be awesome :)
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Postby Autobobby1 » Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:04 pm

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So how does expected growth make this a flat year?
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Postby God Magnus » Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:11 pm

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Autobobby1 wrote:So how does expected growth make this a flat year?


It's saying 2006 was a flat year with only 0.34% growth.
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Postby Raymond T. » Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:14 pm

God Magnus wrote:
Autobobby1 wrote:So how does expected growth make this a flat year?
It's saying 2006 was a flat year with only 0.34% growth.
I was about to say that...again.
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Postby Megatron Wolf » Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:19 pm

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Maybe if they would have stoped jacking up the prices on the toys there would have been an increase and this wouldnt have been a flat year.
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Postby Noisemaze » Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:07 pm

The stores don't even bother to restock anymore! How do they expect to do any good? DUH!!!!
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Postby Leonardo » Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:16 pm

scythafixion wrote:The stores don't even bother to restock anymore! How do they expect to do any good? DUH!!!!


"Restock"? Some stores just don't bother to stock at all!
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Postby Liege Evilmus » Tue Feb 06, 2007 5:08 pm

It has nothing else to do but gain. The last half of 2006 was all TF repaints, Classics are to limited in numbers to make a dent, and even still the shelves are empty right now.

So UP is really the only way to go right now.
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