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Richard Gottlieb
New York, NY
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It was another great year for the Chicago based Toy & Game Inventor of the Year awards. The toy industry's members and loved ones came together at Navy PIer's Grand... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Global Toy News
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In my last posting, “Hasbro and DreamWorks, a star-crossed romance,” I challenged the notion advanced by some commentators that "somehow" Hasbro’s leadership was unaware that much of their revenue derived... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Global Toy News
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Well, that was fast. The high impact news that Hasbro was about to purchase DreamWorks Animation excited, startled, worried and ultimately scared Wall Street into in turn scaring Hasbro away... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Global Toy News
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Interviewed on the BeTerrific network I am one very fortunate guy because I got to have fun last week playing with the latest gadgets at Engadget Expand New York, a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Global Toy News
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Here is another image I found of a toy store, this time circa 1940. There is certainly an abundance of toys on display. There are a number of things that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at Global Toy News
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I love this picture from the late 19th early 20th century depicting a group of children eyeing a pile of toys with what appears to be some skepticism. It appears... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at Global Toy News
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For those of us not able to make it to Rochester, below please find a video of the Toy Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Little Green Men, Bubble Soap... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at Global Toy News
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I decided to take a look at how and why fans are so much more dedicated to Marvel franchises than they are to DC. In my previous article I wrote... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Global Toy News
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Two Comic Book Fans at ComicCon Richard Gottlieb has written several pieces recently about Marvel and DC, the major power centers of the comic book world. As I read those... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Global Toy News
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In my last posting I noted that Marvel alone would be launching 3 movies in the summer of 2015 featuring no less than 16 characters. How is a fan, particularly... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at Global Toy News
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I have always had a love of comic books. My Dad’s store sold them so we fortunately always had one of each issue stored in a big box under the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at Global Toy News
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Marvel and DC have no plans to stop making movies; at least until 2020. Both companies announced thier movie lineups through 2020 last week so let's take a closer look... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at Global Toy News
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Mandatory Silly Cat Picture Today is National Cat Day. I am not sure what one is supposed to do on National Cat Day but in that the Internet seems to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at Global Toy News
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Michael Kohner and the Kohner family will be receiving a “Lifetime Achievement Award” at this year’s TAGIE Awards which will take place Friday, November 21 in Chicago’s Navy Pier Grand... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at Global Toy News
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Voltaire is quoted as saying: “If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.” For those who work in the toy industry, a paraphrase may be in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at Global Toy News
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I walked into the Barnes & Noble on 86h Street in Manhattan, headed to the grown-ups toy section and, yep, there they were: "Breaking Bad" action figures. They were sitting... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at Global Toy News
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4D printing is here. What is 4D printing you ask? 4D printing produces a 3 dimensional object with a time component. Once produced, objects change over time with the application... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2014 at Global Toy News
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In my last posting, I wrote about Barbie as a cultural icon and the complications that creates for Mattel. In this article, I want to elaborate on what those complications... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Global Toy News
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Barbie made news last week due to a 21% drop in sales for the last quarter. I was asked to do a couple of interviews for the BBC about Barbie... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at Global Toy News
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There is something wonderfully fragile and tentative about Walt Disney’s original prospectus for Disneyland. The pages are hole punched; they appear to have used both sides of the paper; they... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2014 at Global Toy News
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Reuben Klamer, the inventor of the Game of Life and other wonderful toys and games, once told me about visiting Walt Disney’s office. It was the early 1950’s and he... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at Global Toy News
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As more and more shoppers have moved from seeing the world in terms of bricks or clicks to bricks and clicks, it has seemed like only a matter of time... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Global Toy News
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In my last two postings (see: Part 1 and Part 2) I have deconstructed and analyzed the Fall Toy Preview. I have concluded that the event is struggling due to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Global Toy News
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In my last posting, I deconstructed the Fall Toy Preview to better understand the event’s health. Some of those in attendance raised the question of whether the show would survive... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Global Toy News