Matchbox Toys 1986-1987
Diecast miniature vehicles (core business)
Rubik's puzzles/games
Action figures/playsets

Differentiation of parity product (vs. Mattel Hot Wheels) and selectively introduce new products.

Tactical Examples
Actionable recommendations for diecast miniatures included packaging initiative. Line updates, multipacks and themes. (Agency position paper on core business was distributed to worldwide offices.)

Research analysis New product review and development

Key Learning
Toys and toy brands can have accelerated life cycle. It is important to move quickly.