Nuremberg, 29 January 2020 – The NPD Group, a leading global information company, today announced the winners of this year’s Europe* Toy Industry Performance Awards, which were shared with the recipients at Spielwarenmesse, the international toy fair in Nuremberg, Germany. The awards were given to the manufacturers or license owners of Europe’s top gaining toy properties by category, as well as the top gaining toy property of the year, according to NPD’s Retail Tracking Service.
Europe’s Top Gaining** Toy Property of the Year
|Property||Manufacturer / Licensor|
Europe’s Top Gaining** Toy Property by Category
|Total Toys||Property||Manufacturer / Licensor|
|Action Figures & Accessories||Fortnite||EPIC Games|
|Arts & Crafts||L.O.L. Surprise!||MGA|
|Building Sets||LEGO Harry Potter||The LEGO Group|
|Dolls||L.O.L. Surprise! Disney Frozen||MGA Disney|
|Games & Puzzles||Pokémon||The Pokémon Company|
|Youth Electronics||Owleez||Spin Master|
|Outdoor & Sports Toys||Nerf Fortnite||Hasbro|
|Explorative & Other Toys||How to Train Your Dragon||Playmobil|
“Winners of these awards should be commended for their great accomplishments and dedication to excellence in 2019, including their continued commitment to their brands and retail partners,” said François Klipfel, President, Toys, The NPD Group. “Congratulations to all award winners. We wish you continued success in 2020.”
While these awards acknowledge the key driving brands and licenses in the European toy market, NPD has also released the Top 5 best-selling properties at retail for the year in Europe.
Europe’s Top Overall Toy Properties of the Year
“The top five overall properties in Europe speaks to the staying power of decades-old properties, as well as the openness of consumers to engage with newer ones,” said Frederique Tutt, global toys industry analyst, The NPD Group.
Source: The NPD Group/ Retail Tracking Service, Euros Sales, January-December 2019.
*Europe includes the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands
**Properties with the largest increases in euro sales
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