San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
Hong Kong — VTech Holdings today reported higher revenue and profit for the six-month period ending Sept. 30, citing growth of its electronic learning products (ELPs) segment in North America and Europe.
Revenue for the six months increased by 2.1 percent over the same period last year, to $876.1 million. Growth in contract manufacturing services (CMS) as well as higher revenue from telecommunication products and ELPs in Asia Pacific also contributed to the increase, the company said.
Emeryville, Calif. — LeapFrog Enterprises announced its latest kid tablet, the LeapPad2, is now available.
The device, geared toward children ages 3 to 9, was announced two months ago and is currently available in green or pink for a $99.99 suggested retail or as a Disney Princess bundle for $129. The latter adds a specially designed frame, carrying case and seven Disney Princess wallpapers.
The iTikes Canvas is a magnetic doodle board that turns into an iPad drawing tool when it’s paired with the app. Users can also play learning games with the device. Suggested retail is $39.99.
The iTikes Piano toy keyboard teaches how to play and read music when the app is used ($49.99), and the iTikes Map ($59.99) features a smart pen and a camera that uses augmented reality technology to interact with the user.
NEW YORK — At Toy Fair, held here earlier this month, manufacturers participated in the “everything old is new again” line of thinking by taking old things like puzzles and making them new again with apps.
Conversely, they were also taking new things like tablets and finding uses for them with standard toys, such as Hot Wheels cars.