The toy industry in Zambia is dominated by five main players: Mattel, Namco Bandai, Lego, Hasbro and Jakks Pacific Lego, known for its interlocking plastic bricks, is the leader. Many craft persons make toys out of local traditional materials using cloth, wool, wood and steel wire. Zambian Toy Industry is dominated by small and very small producers scattered across the country many of which create toys as a hobby.
With more awareness of quality branded products, more promotions and new launches, the demand is slowly increasing for these Zambian toys by hobby makers. Craftspersons have hobbies that they do for pleasure when they are not working. Hobbies provide an outlet for daily stressors. They also provide numerous health benefits.
The Toys and Hobby market includes traditional toys and games for children and adults, video games consoles, various musical instruments and their accessories, equipment for indoor and outdoor sports activities, as well as equipment for fishing.
The toys and hobby stores include various goods that people usually buy for their leisure activities. They include several traditional games and toys for children and adults, musical instruments, video games, indoor & outdoor sports equipment, fishing equipment, dolls, games, and puzzles, etc.
Multifunctional and interactive toys and games are gaining popularity among children as well as parents, thereby positively impacting the market for toys and hobby stores. Toys and hobby products are mostly designed for entertainment, learning, and cognitive development. Technology has played a significant role in the development and growth of the market for toys and hobby stores.
Earlier, the toys like balls, hoops, puzzles, spinning tops, construction sets, dolls, vehicles, soft toys, frisbee, and others were demanded widely. But, with the technological advancements, digital toys like drones, smart robots, remote-controlled cars, touch & learn activity desks, and others are becoming popular day by day.
What is a hobby? A regular activity or a favourite pastime, usually done for fun. Some people make money out of their hobbies! For instance, wildlife and wedding photography or contributing articles to the newspaper can be money-spinning pastimes.
Toys & Hobbies Product Categories
Action figures, Baby Toys, Balloons, Candy Toys, Classic Toys, Dolls
Educational Toys, Electronic Toys, Glass Marbles, Inflatable Toys, Light-Up Toys
Noise Maker, Other Toys & Hobbies, Outdoor Toys & Structures, Plastic Toys
Pretend Play & Preschool, Solar Toys, Sports Gloves, Toy Animals, Toy Guns, Toy Parts, Toy Robots, Toy Vehicle, Wind Up Toys, Wooden Toys