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Richard Gottlieb
New York, NY
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"In a 2015 study, the Boston Consulting Group said the costs of manufacturing in China’s major export-producing zone were now almost the same as in the United States..." Is China... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Global Toy News
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One of the things I like about ASTRA, the American Specialty Retailing Association, is that it inhabits a kind of alternative universe from the mass market oriented Toy Industry Association.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Global Toy News
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This is part 2 (see part 1) in an analysis of a recent study conducted by City University in London on toy preferences and gender. That study offered “infants” the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Global Toy News
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In 2010, I wrote a two part article on the research conducted by Dr. Brenda Todd of City University in London. It purported to find that children are hardwired to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Global Toy News
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"Traveling west over six time zones requires an average of about six days to fully recover...whereas traveling east jumps up to eight days." "Researchers explain why jet lag can be... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Global Toy News
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Repeat offender, William Wilcox, had been doing a good job of avoiding a warrant for his arrest from the Milford, Michigan police. He was, however, so excited by Pokemon Go... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Global Toy News
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I haven't felt this way since I figured out that the killer in all of those "Murder She Wrote" episodes was Jessica Fletcher. Of course she was the killer, she... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Toys R Us Times Square and FAO Scwharz were far more than stores. They were a way to remind adults and children that toys are far more than a commodity... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Starley's Coventry Rotary Tricycle was patented in 1876 One thing most of us had in common is that at one time we probably had a tricycle or a Hot Wheels.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Pokemon Go has emerged as one of those periodic crazes that sweep the nation. In many cases the causes are undecipherable. Why did the Hula Hoop take off in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Andrew Dobbie is the highly respected founder and Managing Director of Gameplan Europe Ltd. Based in the UK, Gameplan Europe provides consulting services, executive search, distribution and publishing to its... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at Global Toy News
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I don't if I am more surprised that Amazon offers 250 million products or that Walmart "only" offers 4.2 million. The battle between Amazon and Walmart would be a great... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2016 at Global Toy News
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"Why, in a sport where physical differences do not matter, are boys and men so much more prominent than their female counterparts...?" John Leland, New York Times I find it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2016 at Global Toy News
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I love the way different cultures illustrate the suits in their card games. I was therefore fortunate to find a great website, World of Playing Cards, that provided a number... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Mark Twain never got the chance to write for Global Toy News but you can. We are looking for writers who can provide commentary on any of the following categories:... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at Global Toy News
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"I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath toys were a toaster and a radio." Joan Rivers Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at Global Toy News
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We have difficulty understand a group of people who can so easily navigate their way through what we see as a dizzying assortment of entertainment options. Ø I was reading... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at Global Toy News
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The Game of The Man In The Moon, McLoughlin Brothers, 1901 It's the 4th of July, the quintessential American holiday, so it seemed an appropriate moment to celebrate some American... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2016 at Global Toy News
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I am all for safe toys but I am constantly irritated by N.G.O.’s that are so interested in making noise and news that they go to the absurd in making... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2016 at Global Toy News
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There is certainly a very nasty irony attached to the notion that products designed for play are made by forced, unpaid labor I, as you, are used to thinking of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Mr. Hasegawa has flipped all of his stones to black and left the arena. A win for him and a loss for us. Have you played Othello? If you haven't,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2016 at Global Toy News
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The First Container Ship Passes Through the Newly Expanded Panama Canal A new, enormous class of container ship will be able to pass through carrying up to 14,000 containers. That... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Homo Bulla - A Boy Blowing Bubbles, Bartholomeus Van Der Helst (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1613-1670) Blowing bubbles is one of the greats rites of passage in childhood and summer.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2016 at Global Toy News
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I am an American and not British. So why did I get that downslope roller coaster feeling when I read that the United Kingdom had voted to leave the European... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2016 at Global Toy News
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The video game industry is much, much larger than you think it is...it’s $23.5 billion big? That’s how much revenue gaming pulled in — in the United States alone —... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2016 at Global Toy News