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Richard Gottlieb
New York, NY
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TIMOTHY SCOTT BURNS - With 15 years of experience in the toy and hobby industry, holding senior leadership roles at Edmund Scientific, X-treme Geek and Poolsupplies.com, Tim launched thousands of... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Global Toy News
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You can't love a computer or a screen. You can love a plush. David Socha, CEO Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Company ... David Socha founded Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Co.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Global Toy News
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As President of VTech Electronic since 2002, William champions sales, marketing, product development, operations, human resources and information systems for both VTech and LeapFrog brands in North America. William has... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Global Toy News
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Good news for those who make toys. JC Penney, the venerable bricks and mortar retailer, is once again merchandising toys in its bricks and mortar stores. According to a Fortune... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Global Toy News
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Rick Woldenberg is CEO of Learning Resources, Inc., a 150-employee manufacturer of educational materials and educational toys based in Vernon Hills, Illinois with offices in Gardena, California and Kings Lynn,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Global Toy News
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The future is never for the faint of heart and today is no different. ... Any doubts that we were undergoing a major shift in retailing were put to rest... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2017 at Global Toy News
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E-commerce is ultimately not retail but an extension of the supply chain right into your living room. E-commerce is therefore not retail but logistics. ... There has been a great... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Judd Zebersky is the CEO and founder of Jazwares, Inc., a leader in the licensed products industry with rights to several of the top global entertainment properties worldwide.After obtaining his... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Before there was plastic there was tin. It was hard, rusted and could cut. Yet, it could be molded and cut into a variety of shapes and was a great... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Shehnaz Safiuddin is an innovative brand builder and marketer with expertise in creating relevant, differentiated brands that stand the test of time while keeping up with the times. She recently... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2017 at Global Toy News
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TIMOTHY SCOTT BURNS has launched thousands of new products across multiple digital and traditional platforms. This includes Amazon businesses that generated eight figure revenue streams. Through his own agency, South... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at Global Toy News
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You know a toy is popular when it manages to get a mention in the comic strips. Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott, creators of "Baby Blues" humorously presents the fun... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Global Toy News
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The above "painting book" by Kate Greenaway and published by McLoughlin Bros. N.Y. is purported to be the first color book. Published in 1880 it actually preceded the advent of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Global Toy News
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“The future of sport will be decided by the company that obsesses the needs of the evolving consumer.” Mark Parker, Nike’s chief executive Nike has announced plans that it intends... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Broken Toy Horses Minus Their Riders While Pocahontas was saving John Smith from being slaughtered, children back at the Jamestown fort were playing with manufactured toys. ... I grew up... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at Global Toy News
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This is the first in a series of interviews with toy and play industry influencers. The purpose of this series is to find out what they have to say about... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Felix the Cat, Gunthermann, Germany, 1924 Before there was plastic, there was tin. It was a durable material that lent itself to various shapes and was a great vehicle for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2017 at Global Toy News
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The look of America continues to change and nowhere is that more visible than in the movies. Cars 3, Walt Disney and Pixar's latest addition to its anthropomorphic car series,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at Global Toy News
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One of the joys of childhood was, at least when I was growing up, looking at the toy ads in comic books. They were wonderfully outrageous in every aspect, from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Amazon has the ability to win any race it enters. Whole Foods, however, is the wrong horse. ... Last week I wrote about Amazon's pending purchase of Whole Foods. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2017 at Global Toy News
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"Why should we in the toy and play industry care?" Well, because both of these retailers sell toys. ... There is chaos in the supermarket world. Amazon has just purchased... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2017 at Global Toy News
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"Successful global companies...research, understand, and design products geared to fulfill unmet local needs." David Siegel, Co-Chairman Two Sigma Investments ... David Siegel is Co-Chairman of the hedge fund, Two Sigma... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2017 at Global Toy News
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I think most of us were surprised to read two announcements, literally within minutes of each other, that Amazon had purchased upmarket supermarket chain, Whole Foods, and that Walmart had... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at Global Toy News
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The American press has been full of stories about retail store closings. That, however, is not true for the rest of the world, particularly for countries considered to have emerging... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Playgrounds teach us to assess risk and that is something we benefit from for a lifetime. ... The above picture is purported to be of the first sliding board erected... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at Global Toy News