the Bloom Report

Topline Summary of Toy/Game Industry News June 1 - 5, 2020

Greetings to all our readers around the world . . . 


Welcome to your Friday briefing of the week's news.  After 22 years, the Bloom Report has a new look and steward. 


We will continue the Bloom Report as an essential news source for you.  Please let us know what you think and consider placing an advertisement so we can continue this service for free.  It is our honor to carry on Philip Bloom’s legacy.  If you would like to reach Phil, his new email is:


Mary Couzin

Company of the Week . . .



Person of the Week . . .




Worldwide Licensing News . . .



People, Companies, Organizations . . .

The impact of Coronavirus on children’s behaviour and five trend predictions to watch out for . . .



Toy Safety Related Articles . . .





Press Releases . . .

For those celebrating birthdays from home this year due to social distancing, How to Cake It, the leading  baking edutainment brand featuring YouTube Sensation Yolanda Gampp, and American Girl, the inspiring world of dolls, content, and experiences, have joined together to provide a fun, online virtual birthday party experience for fans around the world . . .

Schleich® Continues Yearlong Celebration of The Power Of Imagination With Photo Contest For Kids Featuring Toy Photographer Mitchel Wu . . .

For the month of June, ToyAid will be running a campaign asking customers to “Buy Some Toys for Make Some Noise”.  The aim is to ask our industry to raise as much money as we can to help individuals and families hit hardest by the pandemic...

Spin Master Entertainment's Hit Preschool Series PAW Patrol™ Wins Four Canadian Screen Awards...


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Relative To Our Industry . . .

Spin Master Delivers the Joy of Play Donating Close to 90,000 Toys to Children Across North America



News from Associations and Trade Shows . . .

(ASTRA, Hong Kong, LIMA, Spielwarenmesse, TA and more)




Financial & Legal News . . .

Spin Master - Toronto May 30, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) -- Edited Transcript of Spin Master Corp earnings conference call or presentation Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 1:30:00pm GMT


Market Research Reports:



Company Financial & Brokerage News:



Financial Reporting . . .



Future Financial Reporting . . .




Stories & Comments . . .




Trade Press Worldwide . . .



ICv2: the Business of Geek Culture

Toyworld – UK.  John Baulch’s Friday Blog is must-read industry wrap-up of the week.

ToyNews – UK

Toys 'n' Playthings – UK   

Toy & Hobby Retailer - Australia







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For articles from past weeks, please click “Past Report Section”.


Thank you for being a reader of the Bloom Report. — Mary


Founding Editor and Publisher (1998-2020): Philip Bloom

Publisher: Mary Couzin, Chicago Toy & Game Group

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Assistant Editor: Patrick Fisher

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