The hobby kits industry is a part of the vast hobby and toy industry which has a specific definition which one must understand to get an insight of the industry.
With US functioning as the leader primarily in the manufacturing of hobby kits, the Hobby, Toy and Games Stores industry is actually the part of the US retail trade sector. The operators retail a wide range of interesting products which boasts of traditional toys, electronic toys (as video and electronic games), board games, art supplies, hobby kits for cross-stitch, home decor painting, scrap booking, floral arranging and crocheting.
TSold at all major retail chains, arts and craft stores and superstores, the majority of these products are sourced from the top US industry as Doll, Toy and Game Manufacturing Industry and the Toys and Hobby Goods and Supplies Wholesalers Industry. It however do not focus much on the needlecraft items, since, that is allocated within the Sewing, Needlework and Piece Good Stores Industry. This industry is comprised of all those major establishments which are actively engaged in the retailing of new toys, games and hobby and craft supplies (except the sewing and needlework supplies).
Overall, the primary activities of firms in this industry can be categorized in the following :
- Toys Retailing
- The shopping touched the peak in October/November.
- Hobby Equipment Retailing (excluding artists' supplies)
- Hobby Craft Supplies (excluding needlecraft)
- Games Retailing