Toys and games help us get back to a simpler way of life

HKTDC Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair, which features nearly 2,000 exhibitors from 39 countries and regions. Photo: Handout

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With politics seemingly crowding out business in Hong Kong these days, Asia's largest toy fair has come to town and is a welcome distraction.

Monday, 6 January, 2014, 8:29am

Toymaker Quali-Smart raises HK$90 millon on trading debut

LeapFrog Tag Reading System, one of the brands Quali-Smart manufactures toys for.

Hong Kong toymaker Quali-Smart surged in its trading debut yesterday after heavy subscription by the city's retail investors, signalling strong appetite in the market for new listings and sparking IPO hopes for more firms.

24 Jan 2013 - 4:58am

Coutts staff get packing for charity

Coutts staff put the gift boxes together in their lunch breaks.

What goes best with a business suit and a briefcase at this time of year? A toy for a child that may never have received a Christmas present before.

30 Dec 2012 - 7:22am

Why toys should not be gender specific

Illustration: Pearl Law

In my ideal parenting world my three children (two boys and a girl) would be colour-blind when it comes to the toys they play with. Any toy, regardless of the colour of the box it comes in, and regardless of the child it is marketed to, would be welcomed as a toy to be played with.

30 Dec 2012 - 2:49pm

Li & Fung to issue bonds to fund offshore acquisitions

Demand from the United States is expected to rebound, bolstering Li & Fung's position. Photo: AP

Li & Fung, the world's biggest supplier of clothes and toys to retailers, saw its credit rating outlook downgraded after announcing plans to offer US dollar-denominated perpetual bonds to fund overseas acquisitions.

2 Nov 2012 - 5:30am

King and Country shop angers with Nazi figurines

Nazi figures display at Kings and Country in Pacific Place, Admiralty. Photo: Felix Wong

A shop selling military memorabilia in Admiralty has come under fire after passers-by noticed some of its items included Nazi insignia, but the owner insists he's promoting history, not Nazism.

29 Oct 2012 - 5:34am 1 comment

Lots of fun for tiny tots

More than mere playthings, toys have come to reflect a family's lifestyle and values. We talk to the experts for the latest trends in everything from eco-friendly plush toys to educational aids, and get advice on choosing the best product for every stage of your baby's development.

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

Easy steps to keep boredom at bay

If you have children, there is a way to create an organised play area without your tiny Hong Kong flat looking like a messy toy box.

18 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Perfect playground for products

Visitors to the Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair are guaranteed a fun-filled time. The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai has been transformed into a massive playground.

Exhibitors from around the world will showcase their products that range from educational, electronic and battery-operated toys and games to outdoor, sporting and hobby goods.

11 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Cost-pushed toy exhibitors test limits for buyers

A tug of war between exhibitors and buyers has flared at the Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair, the world's second largest of its kind, as soaring costs prompted many producers to lift selling prices.

8 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Made-in-China gifts affordable and safe, quality official says

The nation's top product-quality official yesterday urged US parents to buy 'nice and inexpensive' made-in-China toys as Christmas gifts for their children, saying the central government had taken effective measures to ensure toy quality.

13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Toy orders fall 10pc as trade war hits Canton Fair

Toy orders were down more than 10 per cent at the close of the Canton Fair yesterday, in the wake of a half-year of recalls in the United States for mainland-made toys.

31 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Child's play

Walking into a toy shop can be an overwhelming experience, even for an adult.

The selection can be dazzling and, while there may be toys such as spinning tops and rubber ducks that you remember from your youth, there is a whole range of new toys that change with the season.

21 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

We are scapegoats in trade war, says Hong Kong toymaker

The toy industry has become a scapegoat for the widening trade rifts between the mainland and US, the chairman of Hong Kong SME Progress and Investment Association said yesterday.

16 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Toy story II

This week, New York appears, on the surface, to have been in a playful mood: more than 60cm of snow, thousands of canines at a dog show and two toy fairs. The toy shows compete in some common categories such as dolls and kites, but that's where the similarity ends. One attracted thousands of businesspeople from all over the world while the other enjoyed more of a local artistic audience.

18 Feb 2006 - 12:00am