Toy sales strong in WWE Q1 results

Strength of Mattel's toy line is highlighted by rise in toy sales for the period.
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WWE has reported results for the first quarter ending March 31st 2011.

Sales for the quarter were $119.9 million, falling from $138.7 million in Q1 2010. Operating income was $13.2 million, compared to $37.3 million the year before.

Licensing revenues were up to $23.9 million, compared to $19.9 million in the prior year quarter. The rise was largely due to higher royalties earned by toys and video games.

Sales related to toys increased by approximately $3.0 million, while revenues from video games were up by $2.2 million.

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