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Richard Gottlieb
New York, NY
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My little cannon I grew up near Yorktown, Williamsburg and Jamestown, Virginia. It was, to say the least, a childhood immersed in history. I had the pleasure of being back... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Global Toy News
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The world's tallest Lego Tower was constructed in Milan this week. It's a little over 114 feet high. There is something very special about a toy that aspires people to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Global Toy News
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Sometimes my work is so much fun it becomes a form of play. That was what I thought while speaking with the virtuoso cellist, composer and producer, Philip Sheppard. Why... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Global Toy News
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All of a sudden, it seems like Hover Bikes are in the news. Yep, you will be able to ride a motorcycle type vehicle without wheels. Check out this version... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Global Toy News
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Jurassic World surprised a lot of people last week for its record-breaking box office numbers. This news is extremely important for toy, play and entertainment industries who have to constantly... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Extraordinary faces on these nested dolls from the Sergiev-Posad museum. They were created in the 1920's by V.I.Sokolov for the "Association of artists of revolutionary Russia." It looks like Buck... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2015 at Global Toy News
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This week the Gap announced that it was closing 175 stores and that it intends to close more. The company, which dressed Generation X-ers in the 80’s and 90’s, has... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Our friends at KaBOOM have spent the last almost 20 years making the world a more playful place, particularly for kids. They have "built, improved or improved" an amazing 16,300... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Coloring books for adults are hot. I recently wrote about the new Game of Throne color books. Now it seems that Marvel wants some of that market too. Its Age... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Global Toy News
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“Playing Candy Land or Chutes and Ladders. Cooking pretend meals in a child-size kitchen. Dancing on the rug, building with blocks and painting on easels. Call it Kindergarten 2.0.” Motoko... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2015 at Global Toy News
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I just returned from a very enjoyable Licensing Show in Las Vegas and I had the pleasure of seeing some of you there. I like this show because it takes... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Color books for adults are hot (see "A Color Books for Adults; #1 at Amazon," and if we need additional evidence of that we just have to consider the decision... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Have you been to Times Square in the last couple of years? It's a bit like Sodom and / or Gomorrah (take your pick). There are topless women wearing only... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2015 at Global Toy News
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The Strong National Museum of Play is not only the home of the National Toy Hall of Fame and the Toy Industry Hall of Fame but also now houses the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at Global Toy News
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I like to ask audiences this question: "If you were to put action figures and fashion dolls in the same department, running action figures from right to left and fashion... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Once, while waiting to be served my lunch at a diner I found myself with nothing to read and no one with whom to talk. So, rather than read the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Have you heard about the game Charlie Charlie? It's a simple game that is part urban legend and part Magic 8 Ball. Whatever it is, it has gone viral with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at Global Toy News
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A very different way to play Billiards Mozart studying Billiards Louis the XIV enjoying the game Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2015 at Global Toy News
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I once visited a retail store that was founded in 1860. It was amazing to me that, after 155 years, they were still in business. How did they do it... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Millennial moms account for almost 90 percent of the 1.5 million new mothers within last year..." "The Mother of All Generations: 5 things brands should know about millennial moms" Tanya... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Here are some wonderful images I found on the BibliOdyssey website of late 19th and early 20th century Japanese toy designs. Very different, very interesting and quite beautiful. Some form... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Stephen Davis, Executive, VP/Chief Content Officer, Hasbro is the president of Hasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based TV development and production division of Hasbro, Inc. He oversees the development, production and... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Richard Ellert is the Founder of the OnShore Advisory Group, LLC. He offers a special expertise developed during his more than twenty- five years experience in domestic and international manufacturing... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Steve Pasierb is the new CEO and President of the Toy Industry Association. Being the leader of the TIA is no easy task. We are an industry buffeted by change,... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Cinderella, dressed in yella went upstairs to kiss her fella made a mistake, kissed a snake how many stitches did it take? 1, 2, 3,... Jumping rope was, at least... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2015 at Global Toy News