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Postby optimistic » February 22nd, 2005, 11:39 am

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I thought I'd set up a sticky thread for people to post links to their favorite toy sites, so it'll be reference for everyone interested in this stuff.

Here are a few of the biggies:

Hasbro www.hasbro.com

Fisher-Price www.fisherprice.com

Little Tikes www.littletikes.com

Mattel www.mattel.com

Jakks www.jakkspacific.com

I'll add more later - this is just to get started.

Also, below are a bunch posted in another thread by New Pratt Kid:

http://www.toys-airmail.com/
http://www.faoschwarz.com/
http://www.cooljapanesetoys.com/
http://www.gundamofficial.com/products/index.html
http://www.kidrobot.com/
http://www.21stcenturytoys.com/
http://global.yesasia.com/en/Toys/Brows ... ls&code=c&
http://www.toyboxdx.com/
http://www.angelfire.com/realm/aquaroids/main.html

Please feel free to post any toy sites or anything relevant to the toy industry/toy design.... thanks!

you missed some biggies

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Postby nerdtronic » February 22nd, 2005, 8:15 pm


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2005 Toy Trend -NYC Toy Fair

Postby New Pratt Kid » February 22nd, 2005, 9:35 pm

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http://actionfigures.about.com/cs/toyfa ... trends.htm
-Toy trend 2004 and lots of very interesting stories.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... Id=1682488
-Possible toy trend 2005
http://sev.prnewswire.com/retail/200502 ... 005-1.html
-Possible toy trend 2005

"The toys we buy for our children today may greatly influence who they become tomorrow."---
http://www.toytips.com/toy_collect.lasso

History of Toys; Boomerang, Chia Pets, LEGO, Silly Putty, Scooters, Frisbee, Skateboard, YoYo and many many more.
http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/bltoy.htm
http://www.hants.gov.uk/museum/toys/history/
Bubble as Toy:
http://bubbles.org/html/history/toyhistory.htm
PlushToy History:
http://www.plushtoys4you.com/history.htm

Time Line of Toy History:
http://www.museumstuff.com/articles/ar2991.html
http://www.culturemonster.com/articles/ ... 5-143.html
http://www.smart-toyz-finder.com/toy_history.html

Top 10 Worst Toys 2003:
http://money.cnn.com/2003/11/18/news/co ... rous_toys/
http://www.uwire.com/content/topnews112003002.html
Top 10 Worst Toys 2004:
http://www.toysafety.org/worstToyList_index.html
Best and Worst of 2004:
http://www.aftimes.com/best/

Toy Design School:
http://www.toydesign.org/
Pratt ID also has Toy design course. Anyother schools??

My favorite Japanese Toy magazine (only in Japanese):
http://www.hobbyjapan.co.jp/

Postby molested_cow » February 22nd, 2005, 10:51 pm

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Postby optimistic » February 22nd, 2005, 11:59 pm

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Another Toy Design program at FIT in NYC:

http://www.fitnyc.suny.edu/aspx/Content ... :ToyDesign

Postby pezzy » February 23rd, 2005, 11:31 am


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Academy of Art in San Fran has a toy program (http://www.academyart.edu/)

A somewhat complete list of toy companies can be found at: http://www.toy-tia.org/Content/Navigati ... _FAIR1.htm

I just got back from Toy Fair- the Toy Building in NYC is being turned into condos... sad.

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Postby ktt_kat » February 24th, 2005, 1:55 am


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Here's a couple more:

http://www.wildplanet.com/
http://www.samstoybox.com/

don't forget http://www.toysrus.com there's tons of good research there!

Also-I think a sticky on schools with a toy design major would be great!

toy sites

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Postby yo » March 1st, 2005, 11:09 pm

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my local shop:
http://www.justbedesign.com/

Postby optimistic » March 8th, 2005, 12:31 pm

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Oh, and of course for the Vinyl toy freaks:

www.kidrobot.com

www.rotofugi.com

photoreal toy competition 2004 international

Postby Design-engine.com » March 25th, 2005, 5:35 pm


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photoreal toy competition 2004 international
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Parents' Favorites and Safe Toys

Postby New Pratt Kid » April 1st, 2005, 11:26 pm

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ToyArts.com

Postby ToyArts » March 25th, 2006, 11:02 am


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ToyArts - http://www.toyarts.com

Great Resource for toy company links and Toy Industry Jobs!

Stop on by and drop a line....

-Mike

vinyl toy freaks eh?

Postby Hicalorie » July 14th, 2006, 12:23 pm


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