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Richard Gottlieb
New York, NY
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I have always found the "Jack" in a deck of cards to be kind of peculiar. What was a Jack and what was he doing in a deck of cards?... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Global Toy News
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The game could be changing for those who manufacture outside of the U.S. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, and republished in Morningstar, by Paul Ziobro and... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Global Toy News
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Jessica Blue is Senior Vice President, Licensing with leadership responsibilities of the global UBM licensing portfolio. In this role, Blue is responsible for steering the strategy and growth of the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Global Toy News
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Congratulations to LT Lam for being honored with a Rubber Ducky Stamp issued by the Hong Kong Postal Service. Above is the first day cover and to the left is... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Global Toy News
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Lots of escalators at the vast Hong Kong Convention Center There is a sense that we don't know where the industry is headed due to political forces beyond the control... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at Global Toy News
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What happened to the hoop and stick? . Made of wood or metal, it arose globally in ancient Africa, Europe and Asia. It was one of our oldest forms of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at Global Toy News
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What should we be looking for in 2017? Here are some of the things I will be watching: China's Currency Value President elect Donald Trump has accused the Chinese government... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2017 at Global Toy News
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It makes you wonder why those who create toys don't look to music more often as inspirations for yet new ways to play. ... Dancing is certainly a form of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at Global Toy News
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As we prepare for a new President of the United States, we have to ponder the potential consequences of Mr. Trump's tough line on China. Trump has called China a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Give Amazon credit for staying a step ahead and keeping us all thinking...and dreaming. You've gotta love Amazon. They are constantly creating the future, or at least trying their best... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Mignonette Doll, 1910 In the late 19th and early 20th century, Germany produced the lion's share of the world's toys. It was not until World War I and the U.S.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Spin Master has proven itself to be a great company. Being a great company, however, does not make you immune to the agony and ecstasy of trying to manage a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Toy Industry Baby Boomers must have indeed been shocked as this article drew a multitude of readers in April. The Baby Boomers' long run as the largest generation in American... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2016 at Global Toy News
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This article by Matt Hudak of Euromonitor appeared in March. It was one of our most read article in 2016. As smartphones and tablets became mainstream over 2011-2013, they started... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Its the end of 2016 so its time to republish some of our most popular articles. If you haven't read them before, take a look and find out what others... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at Global Toy News
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There is a lot to see at the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, taking place January 9-12 at the Hong Kong Convention Centre along with its sister show, the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2016 at Global Toy News
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A Star Wars movie a year for the next four, Boba Fett Movie in 2020 I think Star Wars is like a very rich desert. It's great if you eat... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Richter Price List, late 19th century When we think of construction toys we, of course, think of Lego, Knex, Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys or Mega Bloks. Before these were around,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Venezuelan Government Official Removing Toys Venezuelan toy distributor, Kreisel, had its warehouses raided this week by Venezuelan governmental officials. They confiscated 4 Million toys and then turned around and announced... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Seesaws, Teeter Totters or whatever you call them are disappearing from parks all across the country. That is according to a New York Times article by Sharon Ottoman entitled: "The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2016 at Global Toy News
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This is part 2 in my look back at 2016 toy and play industry's key events. For Part 1 click here. 7. Gender Free Its been a big year for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Its time to take a look back at the events in 2016 that have or will have the biggest impact on the toy and play industry. These are not listed... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2016 at Global Toy News
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"Flint was a gadget for making stone age fires, the clock was a gadget for telling time, cameras were a gadget for taking pictures and glasses were a gadget for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at Global Toy News
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I have to hand it to Amazon. They keep changing the game. The latest news is that they plan to launch a chain of bricks and mortar supermarkets, Amazon Go,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Sailors and Pretty Girls Playing Jump Rope, July 1935 I can remember being about 7 years old; waiting in line to jump rope. There were two big girls swinging the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2016 at Global Toy News