Toy market news

Walmart, Netflix team up for special consumer products hub

Streaming content is driving sales in the toy department, and a new deal between Netflix and Walmart looks to take things to a whole new level.

The Netflix Hub at Walmart is a curated selection of first-to-market or exclusive products inspired by some of the biggest shows on Netflix. At launch, toys, collectibles, and other consumer products from Bandai, Funko, Jazwares, Just Play, and others are available in Netflix’s first digital storefront with a mass retailer.

“Every day, sometimes multiple times a day thanks to my kids, I’m reminded we live in an increasingly connected world,” says Jeff Evans, executive vice president, entertainment, toys and seasonal, Walmart U.S. “From chart-topping music and fashion to the hottest toys, digital platforms and streaming sites are now the pulse behind emerging trends. At Walmart, we recognize the importance of bringing those trends directly to our customers and fast.”