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Richard Gottlieb
New York, NY
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“More than 70% of people worldwide said they experienced a lot of enjoyment, smiled or laughed a lot, felt well-rested and felt treated with respect." Gallup Global Emotions Poll Those... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Global Toy News
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We are so used to seeing the American style in toys as the world standard that it is helpful to look back to a time when toys were more indigenous... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Global Toy News
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The Brill Building may be the new home of Toys R Us and FAO Schwarz According to the Commercial Observer, a platform for the commercial real estate industry, is reporting... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Global Toy News
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Gary Man started his Hong Kong based Hedgehog Design company in 1999. Hedgehog, though located in Hong Kong, does a great deal of toy design work for US toy companies.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Global Toy News
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“Getting it there quickly is going to replace getting it there cheaply as the key consumer demand.” Ed Yruma quoted by Courtney Reagen, CNBC, "Same-day delivery wars; the need for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Is it possible that Amazon is going to do to delivery time what Walmart did to prices in the 20th century: Smash it? That was a thought that went through... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Mickey Rodent In my last posting, “Banksy Satirizes Disneyland; parody meets artistic expression,” I wrote about Dismaland, the anonymous, artist Banky’s 2.5 acre parody of Disneyland. Banksy is certainly not... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Global Toy News
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It is often said that “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” I am going to propose that parody is because it assumes that the reader or viewer knows who... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Global Toy News
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We are getting ever closer to human like robots that can go to the store or the battlefield. Watch Atlas the Robot be put through its paces. Who is making... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Rich Pellegrino "Slur Keldor" Toy design has been a major contributor to world culture. I think we should always applaud when that fact is recognized so put your hands together... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2015 at Global Toy News
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It was hard to miss the headlines last week about China's unexpected decision to allow its currency to decline in value. Stock markets reacted, as did some politicians who thought... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Hydra Frame is an international digital development company with extensive experience in gamification, interactive sales aids, website design, and video/motion graphic production. They and their President, Marcelo Vita, caught my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Fatherly is a website that is designed to be a resource for, well Fathers, of course. Founded by Simon Isaacs, it provides assistance for the Millennial dad who wants some... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Target has announced in a press release entitled, "What’s in Store: Moving Away from Gender-based Signs," that it is doing away with gender based signage and aesthetics. Here is a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2015 at Global Toy News
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I recently wrote a posting, "'Barbie Girl" to "Barbie Mom", How Mattel Can Bridge the Gap," in which I proposed that Mattel could enhance its engagement with "Barbie Moms" by... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Ronda Rousey is a breakout star in the world of Ultimate Fighting. She is also an emerging role model for women and girls. By beating her last three opponents, Alexis... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Harper Lee was not alone in having a book unearthed recently. Her novel, Go Set a Watchman, is the story of the fictional young girl named Scout and her father... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Is tapping your foot, singing or making rhythm sounds along to a song a form of play? That was the thought that went through my mind while reading a New... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2015 at Global Toy News
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We just may be living through a Golden Age of Play. That was the thought that went through my mind as I explored the world of the invention kit, "Makey... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2015 at Global Toy News
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I found this video to be a lot of fun so Friday seemed like a good day to share it with you. I love the way illustrators drew characters back... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at Global Toy News
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“No one ever forgets a toy that made him or her supremely happy as a child, even if that toy is replaced by one like it that is much nicer.”... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Amazon may not yet generate more revenue than Wal-Mart but when it comes to market value, it is now the leader. Amazon's stock price just passed $550 per share for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Autobots Cars 2 “Disgruntled audiences, more than any law, could have a huge impact in the future on whether producers in China turn away from egregious copying.” Eric Priest, New... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2015 at Global Toy News
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One of the great mysteries of the universe is how “Barbie Girls”, those children who adored Barbie as little girls, become “Barbie Moms”, who appear to hate Barbie as adults.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Billy is one lucky kid as are his parents, they just bought him what appears to be a sizable log cabin from the Giant Cabin Co. for $1.00. It looks... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2015 at Global Toy News