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Richard Gottlieb
New York, NY
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I came across some interesting information about the Augmented Reality industry in an article published on "Next Reality". The article by Tommy Palladino entitled, "This One Chart Lays Out All... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Global Toy News
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Ahhhhh, Wooly Willy, you are still around and you haven't really changed. A simple magnet and some iron filings, Willy has managed to be be a popular toy since 1955... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Global Toy News
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I don't know about you but I get fidgety when I am standing in the line at the bank, waiting to do one simple deposit and having to wait while... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Global Toy News
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I think those Moms are not just dealing with the relationship between their child and a particular toy but about their own powerful memories of childhood, their own Moms and... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Global Toy News
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Out with the old and in with the new. At least that is what it feels like these day as Hasbro gets rid of familiar characters and playing pieces and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Four things immediately struck me as I researched toy science kit packaging and advertising from the first half of the 20th century. First, there were no girls. Second, and obviously,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Its nice to report some good news (at least for toy companies). Fandango, the company that sells you movie tickets are going to start selling you toys and collectibles this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Star Wars Stormtroopers Help Launch the Exhibition If you are in Hong Kong between now and May 15, 2017 make it a point to visit a great new exhibition at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Apps are both a friend of and a competitor to toy companies. Some physical toy products embrace apps as part of their play pattern. Other toy companies pay no attention.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at Global Toy News
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I recently published an article, "Insights About China from China", by Eagles Lu, an impressive man with a great name and a unique outlook on the Chinese domestic toy market... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the "New York Antiquarian Book Fair". I try to attend every year as I love books, am fascinated by history and enjoy gazing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Licensing Expo Japan is coming in April. To find out more about it, I spoke with Jessica Blue, Senior Vice President, Licensing with leadership responsibilities of the global UBM licensing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at Global Toy News
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"The Swing",Jean, Honore Fragonard, 1767 "The Swing",Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1876 "Girl on a Swing", Winslow Homer, 1897 "The Swing", Nicolas Lancret, 1724 Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Pygmalion's Glasses, Stanley Weinbaum, 1935 It has been easy to be dismissive of Virtual Reality. It has been deemed to be too expensive and cumbersome. Some have dismissed it as... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at Global Toy News
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If you are in the toy industry, its a pretty good chance you are doing business in China. Doing business in China means being aware of the relative value of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at Global Toy News
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"The fewer the people the quicker you're going to find a close parking space, find a clean store, find what you want, work with a cheerful clerk, make it through... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Art Deco: "A popular design style of the 1920s and 1930s characterized especially by bold outlines, geometric and zigzag forms, and the use of new materials (such as plastic)" Merriam-Webster... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at Global Toy News
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There are 222 million children in China. ... I recently had the opportunity of meeting Eagles Lu, an impressive man with a great name and a unique outlook on the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 at Global Toy News
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"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." Henry David Thoreau ... A number of years ago, while visiting Boston on business, I took a half... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2017 at Global Toy News
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1919 and 1920 Sears Catalogs In my last posting, "Advertising to Kids; right or wrong", I wrote about my conversation with the Executive Director of the "Campaign for a Commercial... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Toy Fair is an opportunity to meet lots of new people. This year, among my new acquaintances is Josh Golin, Executive Director of "Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood". Mr.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at Global Toy News
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The New Yorker has been making fun of the sublime and ridiculous since its inception in 1925. 1935 was no different and in that year it decided to visit Toy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Without appointments, an exhibitor is dependent upon the stream of human traffic flowing down the aisles. ... Toy Fair this year felt optimistic. Two good years in a row certainly... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Lawrence Writer is the President and Chief Financial Officer of KidKraft, an award-winning company based in Dallas that specializes in the design of award-winning children’s products that inspire imaginative and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at Global Toy News
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You have to hand it to Mattel and its American Girl brand for daring to offer boys and girls a chance to play with an American Girl doll who is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at Global Toy News