Tag Archives: kidult market

Shelf space is the final frontier as Playmobil launches the Star Trek Starship Enterprise play-set

Shelf space: the final frontier. Oh yes, it’s happened; toy maker Playmobil is bridging time and space to release the fruits of a new collaborative alliance with ViacomCBS, for a whole new voyage for the Starship Enterprise this September. Yet another play for the kidult and collectors space – following …

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Playmobil teases major new partnership with classic TV IP The A Team

Playmobil could be igniting the passions of kidult audiences across the UK once again with another heavy dose of nostalgia. And this time it’s taking the form of The A Team. Playmobil UK has teased a new partnership in the retro property space, releasing an 11-second snippet via social media …

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Nerd is the word | The Insights Family explores the UK’s booming Kidult market

Jurassic Park and Transformers mash-ups, LEGO sets exploring themes of travel, history, science – and iconic worlds of science fiction, of course – and a healthy gaming scene that simply continues to expand and capture new audiences; the toy space is no longer one bound by age restrictions. Here, The …

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Opinion | Channel hopping: Netflix becomes latest global brand to adopt direct to consumer retailing

With Netflix becoming the latest global brand to adopt a direct to consumer model for its portfolio of licensed merchandise, consumer products, and original series brand extensions, industry insights and intelligence expert and seasoned market analyst, Utku Tansel takes a look at the ever-strengthening trend of tapping into the consumer directly …

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Finding Neverland | How adult fans are driving toy sales across the UK

There’s no shame in admitting it, toys, games, gaming, and play doesn’t have to have an age limit; something that a growing portion of the UK population can attest to. Last year, the UK’s kidult market hit new heights, fuelled by a pandemic that left grown ups and kids at …

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Nic Cage horror film Willy’s Wonderland makes play for kidult market with toy and licensing plans

The Nicolas Cage horror/thriller film, Willy’s Wonderland, is making its move on the toy space through the launch of an extensive consumer products licensing programme courtesy of Radar Licensing. The 2021 horror film, in which Cage finds himself spending the night at an abandoned family fun centre where the animatronics …

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Toy Trends 2021 | Kidult market growth, music, and socially conscious play will fuel 2021 sales, says The Toy Association

The rediscovery of play, surging kidult market sales, and greater social consciousness within play and toys are tipped to be some of the biggest toy trends to drive industry sales throughout the coming year, according to the Toy Association’s latest Toy Trends Briefing. Following an historic year for the US …

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Games, Puzzles and growing Kidult market fuel toy sector’s 2020 success, says NPD

The lockdown success of the games and puzzles market, a surge in the kidult market, and early Christmas trading all fuelled by the restrictions and implications of the Covid-19 pandemic, has helped the UK toy market hit a five per cent sales increase for its overall value.  According to the …

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