Analyst Margaret Whitfield said, Toys always hold up better than other segments within retail, and retail activity in general seems to have improved. There's a sense that consumers are coming out of hiding.
The US toy maker also has a strong lineup this year compared with previous years.
Barbie sales rose by 5 percent, Hot Wheels rose 9 percent, while WWE and Toy Story rose 35 percent. Fisher Price sales rose by 5 percent, helped by the Thomas and Friends line and American Girl sales rose 6 percent.
CEO Bob Eckert said, We expect them to perform more akin to evergreen toy brands rather than one-hit wonders.