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Richard Gottlieb
New York, NY
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During the late 19th and early 20th centuries there was an intense interest in getting in touch "with the other side". Some believe it was due to the number of... Continue reading
Posted 36 minutes ago at Global Toy News
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I have been a supporter of WIT and the work they do for many years. This article comes to us from Nancy Zwiers, CMO at Spin Master and WIT's Empowerment... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Global Toy News
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Good news, it appears, at least according to the normally gloomy International Monetary Fund, that the global economy is heading up. Landon Thomas Jr. in his New York Times article,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Global Toy News
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According to Fortune magazine, New York Post and other media outlets there, is reason to believe that Amazon is considering a purchase of BJ's Wholesale Club. The fact that the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Global Toy News
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The investment community is concerned about the toy industry. A weak fourth quarter performance in 2016 and a very slow start to 2017 has some investors and stock analysts worrying... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Global Toy News
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Front View Roman Doll 2nd Century AD While doing some research, I came upon this image of a doll owned by a Roman Teenager named Crepereia Tryphaena and found in... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Global Toy News
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Dice from the Mohenjo Daro Excavation There is something both elegant and disturbing about the above pictured dice. Elegant because, as is the nature of dice, they are simple in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Hamleys’ Chinese Flagship Store Opened in Nanjing in October, 2016 I have been publishing a series of articles entitled "Insights About China from China", by Eagles Lu. Eagles is an... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Global Toy News
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You probably saw the press release last week revealing that Crayola is putting an end to the Dandelion crayon. I am not overly upset by this as, frankly, I (and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Over the course of my life, I have witnessed the gradual disassembly of bricks and mortar retail. It began with stalwarts like Woolworths (the Walmart of their day) and lesser... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Fully two-thirds of people questioned recognized the UL safety certification mark. The company's decision to award its seal of approval to toys it deems safe is therefore a notable moment... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at Global Toy News
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I feel worse for parents who are going to have to manage their child's expectations and their own pocketbooks over a summer of what will feel like one endless action... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Nope, that's not Alfred E. Neuman. That is a character from the 1894 play, "The New Boy". This image predates Mr. Neuman's first appearance on the cover of Mad Magazine... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at Global Toy News
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I had an interesting proposal. The United Palace Theater in New York City was going to show the original Blade Runner movie and they wanted me to speak first...about the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Mickey Finn Tug of War Game, Calle Brothers, 1906 What a weird looking game. Apparently, you pulled the rope to see how strong you were.The face has a bit of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at Global Toy News
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I don't know about you but I had always thought that the Teddy Bear was either the first stuffed animal or the first stuffed animal to become popular. Actually, the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Paul Budnitz and Tristan Eaton - The Dunny it seems that if you work with toys, you are invisible, even if you are an artist. ... "Why don't those who... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Loren Taylor passed away on Monday, March 27 after a long and valiant fight against a rare form of cancer. He was only 63. He is survived by his wife,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Anything that raises the public's consciousness of the toy industry as a place to work is a good thing. It will bring us more potential talent and that is good... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at Global Toy News
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I publish a monthly "Toy and Play Industry Futurist Letter". I write it because I believe that forseeing the future is essential for better a understanding of what kinds of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2017 at Global Toy News
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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 Mar 23, 2017 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 Mar 23, 2017 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 Mar 22, 2017 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 Mar 20, 2017 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