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Richard Gottlieb
New York, NY
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The 2015 Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair takes place from January 12-15 at the amazing Hong Kong Convention Centre. In order to give you a feel for the event,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Global Toy News
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This is the third part of a three part series. I strongly suggest that you read them in order: Part 1, Does the Toy Industry Privatize Play? And part 2,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Global Toy News
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In my last posting (which I strongly suggest you read before engaging this posting) I wrote about a new book by Jay Griffiths entitled A Country Called Childhood. It is... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Global Toy News
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I encourage you to read or read about a new book that I am finding challenging, engaging and frustrating. It is an important, extremely well written look at childhood, the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Global Toy News
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It seems challenging at times to know which entertainment companies own which properties. That was why I wanted to thank the Geek Twins for creating a "Visual Guide to Marvel... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Global Toy News
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A view of the toy district in Kowloon from Hong Kong Island The Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair will take place this January from the 12th – 15th at... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Global Toy News
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My passion for toys has always resided in the invisible connection I have with kids when they play with a toy I have been involved in. Just the thought that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Global Toy News
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Those who choose to monitor toy safety have an obligation to do more than create fear among consumers. Indeed, if they are to serve the public, they have an obligation... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Global Toy News
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Those who provide play to children are continuing to feel the impact of a decline in the U.S. birthrate. According to The National Center for Health Statistics, births are now... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Global Toy News
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During the last few years the toy industry has witnessed various trends, which strongly influenced toy players’ investments whether in product development or buying decisions. One of the rising trends... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Global Toy News
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In my last posting, I wrote about the invasion by Nintendo, into the phygital (physical + digital) game department through their launch of Amiibo, a line of Nintendo based action... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Global Toy News
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Sonic Amiibo Figure Activision’s Skylanders made phygital play (physical + digital) a major force in toys and video games. In fact, its action figures generate more revenue than traditional figures... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Global Toy News
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We at Global Toy Experts and Global Toy News believe that the convergence of all kinds of play is the major storyline of the 2010's (or whatever you call this... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Global Toy News
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The headline seemed innocuous enough: “Memo Orders Improvement at Wal-Mart.” Written by Steven Greenhouse and Hiroko Tabuchi of The New York Times, the piece detailed the contents of an internal... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Global Toy News
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It appears that board games may be the answer to world peace, at least world peace in the school cafeteria. That’s according to a feel good article by Lindsey Christ... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at Global Toy News
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It was another great year for the Chicago based Toy & Game Inventor of the Year awards. The toy industry's members and loved ones came together at Navy PIer's Grand... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at Global Toy News
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In my last posting, “Hasbro and DreamWorks, a star-crossed romance,” I challenged the notion advanced by some commentators that "somehow" Hasbro’s leadership was unaware that much of their revenue derived... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Global Toy News
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Well, that was fast. The high impact news that Hasbro was about to purchase DreamWorks Animation excited, startled, worried and ultimately scared Wall Street into in turn scaring Hasbro away... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Global Toy News
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Interviewed on the BeTerrific network I am one very fortunate guy because I got to have fun last week playing with the latest gadgets at Engadget Expand New York, a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Global Toy News
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Here is another image I found of a toy store, this time circa 1940. There is certainly an abundance of toys on display. There are a number of things that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at Global Toy News
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I love this picture from the late 19th early 20th century depicting a group of children eyeing a pile of toys with what appears to be some skepticism. It appears... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at Global Toy News
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For those of us not able to make it to Rochester, below please find a video of the Toy Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Little Green Men, Bubble Soap... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at Global Toy News
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I decided to take a look at how and why fans are so much more dedicated to Marvel franchises than they are to DC. In my previous article I wrote... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Global Toy News
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Two Comic Book Fans at ComicCon Richard Gottlieb has written several pieces recently about Marvel and DC, the major power centers of the comic book world. As I read those... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Global Toy News