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Fidget spinners and squishies: some Toys 'R' Us toymakers cut ties

Toys 'R' Us relies on hundreds of small vendors to give its stores the appearance of plenty


This summer, toy supplier Product Launchers delivered 100,000 specially ordered DC Comics fidget spinners to Toys 'R' Us, unaware that the biggest U.S. toy store chain was in financial trouble. Now Product Launchers, which supplies other novelty items like squishies from five toymakers to Toy 'R' Us, expects it will not be paid for the $500,000 fidget spinner order and other items following the chain's Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing on Sept. 19, Product Launchers Chief Executive Linda Parry Murphy told Reuters. "These toymakers were very reliant on Toys ...

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First Published: Sun, September 24 2017. 17:53 IST