Toys and collectables are on the front line in the battle between grocers and high-street retailers - and the supermarkets are sustaining heavy casualties. 

Throughout January and February, UK toy sales climbed 4.8% year-on-year on volumes up 2.3%, suggesting a recovery could be in sight for this £2.9bn market, which suffered a 1% value decline in 2013 [NPD]. But grocers have enjoyed little of this growth.

Our special report canvasses expert opinion and harnesses exclusive data; examines the decline in sales of ’pocket money’ toys; looks at what this year’s World Cup could do for toy sales; studies the bouyant market for film- and TV-licensed toys; and assesses the potential impact of 3D printing on the toy sector.

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