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Richard Gottlieb
New York, NY
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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 yesterday 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 2 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 7 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
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This rendition of "Barbie Girl" by Postmodern Jukebox is so fresh and fun that its perfect for Breaktime. Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Research says this is cute What puts the cute in cuteness? That is a question we in the business of play and entertainment need to ponder when creating characters that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Taiwanese air carrier EVA has a fleet (seven) of Hello Kitty Airplanes with Hello Kitty waiting areas and a Hello Kitty check in site. In fact, you can now fly... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Talk about not wanting your kids to play with guns. How about not wanting them to play with a toy rocket firing nuclear submarine? Times were different then and you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Global Toy News
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This week we learned that Hasbro has taken yet another step away from being in the traditional toy and game business and towards being a provider of play and entertainment.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Global Toy News
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I have been doing some research on ads for toys that ran in comic books back in the mid-20th century. I wanted to see what appealed to kids when their... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at Global Toy News
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In my last posting, “David Brandon Takes Over at Toys R Us; what It means for the rest of us,” I wrote about the decision by Toys R Us to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Wal-Mart may generate more toy revenue and Amazon may rule the Internet but it is Toys R Us that moves the toy industry. Whether one does business with this retailer... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Do It Yourself (DIY) is of course not new. One of the supreme joys of my childhood was making my own toys. That was why I got a kick out... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2015 at Global Toy News
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If you read my blog postings regularly you will have picked up that I am a big fan of Archie, Veronica, Betty, Riverdale...the whole thing. I have liked it for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at Global Toy News
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In my last posting, "Don't Throw Out the Dictionary; making the case for physical books," I wrote about the added value that comes from knowing one's way around a physical... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2015 at Global Toy News
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"Physical books require you to literally hold some of the context of what you are reading, and that is a crucial dimension of understanding." Maria Bustillos, "Letter of Recommendation," New... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2015 at Global Toy News
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I have always found the notion of "Modernism" (typically dated from 1920's-1970's) to be, at least to me, ill defined. That was why I found it compelling that "The London... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Global Toy Experts made the exciting announcement last week that we were entering into an agreement with ToyGal to cover the MENA region (Middle East North Africa). Hala AlDuwik, the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at Global Toy News
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My little cannon I grew up near Yorktown, Williamsburg and Jamestown, Virginia. It was, to say the least, a childhood immersed in history. I had the pleasure of being back... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2015 at Global Toy News
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The world's tallest Lego Tower was constructed in Milan this week. It's a little over 114 feet high. There is something very special about a toy that aspires people to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2015 at Global Toy News