This company is situated in the city of Billund in Denmark and it is best known for its construction toy sets that include plastic blocks. These colorful plastic blocks are used for the creation of many different things including buildings, robots, vehicles, weapons and other things. One of the best things about Lego products is that you can assemble and disassemble your final structure and create something else with the blocks. The company was started by a Danish carpenter who created wooden toys in his workshop back in 1932. He later named his company Lego and started creating plastic toys in 1947.
Mattel is a well-known American toy manufacturing brands. This is one of the top toy brands that have a long history which started in 1945. It was named after the founders of this company – Harold Matt Matson and Elliot Handler. Nowadays, Lego is officially present in over 40 countries and Mattel toys are available in more than 150 countries. It’s also worth mentioning that they are the largest toy maker on our planet when it comes to revenue.
Mattel is known for different brands and products including Masters of the Universe toys, Ever After High dolls, Fisher-Price products, Matchbox and Hot Wheels toys, WWE toys and American Girl dolls.
3. Baby Einstein
Even though Baby Einstein is not among the oldest toy brands, it is certainly one of the most successful ones. Baby Einstein is a company focused on creating toys and multimedia products specially designed for toddlers and infants. This brand was revealed in 1996. After the initial success, Disney decided to buy this company in 2001.
Starting from 2013 the company is owned by Kids II, Inc. It’s interesting that this company was founded by an ex-school teacher.Obviously, years of experience in teaching kids has proven to be efficient in the creation of toys. The company started with learning and educational videos for toddlers and infants. But, in the last few years, the accent is placed on toys related to art, music, and movement.
Nintendo is a multinational company from Japan. Although technically, Nintendo is a brand that covers many other products, it is primarily a toy brand. What makes it different is that this company is working on software and electronics development. According to latest statistics (especially after the success of Pokemon Go), Nintendo is one of the biggest video game companies in the world.
Another thing that makes Nintendo special is that this toy company exists for over 127 years. Back in those days, they were producing hanafuda playing cards. During the 1960s, Nintendo was completely focused on modern toys. Starting from the 1970s, they have started investing in video games too. Pokemon, The Legend of Zelda and Mario were some of the best-known games created by Nintendo.
Hasbro got its name from the founders – Hassenfeld Brothers. Nowadays, Hasbro is known as one of the best toy and board game companies not only in the United States but across the globe. This is also the third biggest toy manufacturer on our planet with revenues that exceed 4.5 billion dollars.
Just like few other toy brands, the popular Hasbro brand has created TV shows like the Family Game Night aired on the Discovery Family network in order to showcase and promote their toys and board games. Some of the most famous brands of games and toys produced by Hasbro include Action Man, G.I. Joe, Marvel Legends, Star Wars, Zoids, B-Daman, and M.A.S.K.
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