* The second generation of ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' was a huge bomb in most countries and is widely considered the DorkAge by fans. It lasted only one year in all countries except several European ones, where it lasted ''six'' years. Naturally, most of the generation's fans come from Europe.
* IKEA's "Lufsig" wolf plushies experienced a huge surge of popularity in Hong Kong and China after a protester threw one at Hong Kong's leader CY Leung, who had been called "the wolf" by critics who think he is cunning, and as a pun off his name in Chinese). That and the [[BiteTheWaxTadpole rather unfortunate name]] Ikea's Chinese website gave the toy; which could be used to refer to [[CountryMatters a part of a Mother's anatomy]], and even worse, a phrase essentially meaning "Throw Lufsig" that could be read as "fuck your mother".
* ''Franchise/MonsterHigh'' is quite popular in Japan, to the point of Creator/{{Mattel}} producing {{animesque}} flash shorts of it only available there.
* Pogs in Mexico, known there as "Tazos", were introduced in 1993 starting out with a Looney Tunes theme, and lasted all the way up to 1996; during these years, you could see crowds of elementary school kids striving every day to hoard more Tazos than their fellows, and nothing imposed more respect on the playground than having a huge bag full of Tazos. They have since been reintroduced regularly every couple years with predominantly good success.
* ''{{Franchise/Myscene}}'' dolls are still being sold in Canada and Mexico despite being removed from store shelves in the US in 2010.
* While it's met with mild success in the US the ''{{Franchise/Lalaloopsy}}'' dolls are quite popular in Japan. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktNgEe067fk/ in fact there's even a television report dedicated to them]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAhKpLTvrIM/ as well as an entire video featuring Japanese fans on the official YouTube page.]]
* ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' and some other Franchise/{{LEGO}} action figures have historically been successful the world over. But around the early-to-mid 2010s, most of the popularity of such lines seemed to come from Europe and Russia.:
** European publishing company Ameet released exclusive ''Bionicle'' magazines and books in several countries while the American book series from Scholastic were failing. Two expansive guidebooks also came out, both of much higher quality than most of Scholastic's output. And the last ''Bionicle'' novel was only published in Poland, while the rest of the world had to settle for getting the chapters online. This is especially notable since the franchise's books [[NoExportForYou barely reached Europe for the most part]].
** ''Toys/{{Bionicle 2015}}'' got exclusive polybag promos and a two-issue magazine containing bonus models in these areas, and as alleged by fans, the toys seemed to sell well enough, whereas in America they got put on clearance almost immediately after release (even though American toy prices are in general way lower to begin with). The final ''Bionicle'' wave also saw a limited release in the States and no release at all in the Asian-Pacific region, but they were released as normal in Europe.
** Searching for ''Bionicle'' on Website/YouTube also reveals an inordinate number of videos come from Russian fans.
* Hasbro loves to spoil China and Canada with Kre-O.
* Mego's {{Micronauts}} remained popular in Italy for a few years after their all too brief popularity in America. Known over there as "I Micronauti", their run of the toyline included several figures that were not part of the American line, especially the Magno-figures such as King Atlas, Green Baron, Red Falcon, and Emperor Megas.
* The European ''Toys/GoGosCrazyBones'' toys were the top gift for children aged 6 to 8 in, of all countries, South Africa, according to one of the country's newspapers in December 2009.
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