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Hasbro, Mattel Not Playing Around With Rapid Inventory Build Before Tariffs

China 2971 Cons. Discr. - Durables 513 Tariffs 1794 U.S. 5317

The U.S. toy importing season is overshadowed this year by the threat of tariffs o Chinese exports, which represented 84.7% of seaborne shipments to the U.S. in the 12 months to Aug. 31. Most brands have reacted to the threat – even though it is now postponed to Dec. 15 – with accelerating imports. Hasbro’s already noted that changing suppliers can take years while Funko has indicated small prices may also be applied. Total U.S. seaborne toy imports jumped 17.3% year over year in August, with shipments associated with Hasbro and Mattel climbing 13.9% and 66.8% respectively. Niche brands ...

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