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Richard Gottlieb
New York, NY
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Cutting edge science and toys have something in common: A sense of magic. That was why I was excited to see some of the recent work being done with acoustics... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Global Toy News
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone. Who were the winners, who were the losers and what can we learn? WINNERS Shopping Online According to Cnet in its... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Global Toy News
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"One of the most compelling new gadgets to be released by a major technology company in years." Farhad Manjoo, New York Times, November 30, 2016 Snapchat, the social network of... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Global Toy News
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Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd Private Car, Marx Co., 1939 Wind-Up cars were the high tech toys of their time. If you were a little kid, you weren't sure how... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Global Toy News
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$9.94 Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle - 1976 Do you remember that toy you didn't get because it cost too much? I sure can. It was an Electric Football game. "It's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Not a whole lot of people are left who can remember the Jitterbug fad of the 1930's but depending upon how old you are, you can probably remember really, really,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Star Ferry, Hong Kong Harbour Each year, in January, hundreds of American, Canadian, European and South American toy industry members migrate to Hong Kong for the purpose of selling and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at Global Toy News
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The containerized shipping business is a mess. Once a "too big to fail" industry, we are now seeing headlines like these: "Taiwan Approves $1.9 Billion Aid Package to Troubled Shipping... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Its a vigilante raid where toy companies are hung without a trial. Every year, like clockwork, NGO's release dangerous toy lists and I and a lot of you get aggravated.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at Global Toy News
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"The wheels on the bus go round and round,round and round, round and round.The wheels on the bus go round and round,All through the town." The Wheels on the Bus,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Ron Ruelle is Social Media Guru for hobbyDB.com. He is also a Cartoonist and Writer and collector of vintage toys. The Kenner SSP Smash-Up Derby cars are his favorite toy... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Global Toy News
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I am always impressed by the passion of new toy entrepreneurs who desperately want to make their products in the United States. When you try to explain to them that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Global Toy News
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In 2011 I did a series of gender critiques which focused on how major retailers depicted girls and boys in their Christmas circulars. Last week I did a comparison of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Global Toy News
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I received a call the day after the election from an international client. He was wanted to know if I thought he should rethink his plans to enter the US... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Global Toy News
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When I was a kid I would (if I was good) get to go to the amusement park. Amusement parks like County Fairs tended to have carnival attractions. For anyone... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Robert Pasin is the man in charge of one of the toy industry's oldest and most venerable brands: Radio Flyer. The company will celebrate its 100th anniversary next year, no... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Rumor has it that SWITCH will retail for $299. That's a lot of money for the average family and could take the place of a lot of other Christmas presents.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at Global Toy News
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I did a series of gender critiques of retailer Christmas toy catalogs in 2011. Its been five years since then and I thought it would be interesting to review this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Births among teens are down by 46% since 2007. According to the January - September "U.S. Toys Supercategory Performance" report from NPD, things are looking good for most toy industry... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Handlebar Cards first issued in 1908 We tend to pay a lot of attention to the way kings, queens and jacks are depicted on playing card decks. But what about... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Have you heard about a game called "Really Bad Chess"? I hadn't either until I read a fascinating Slate article entitled "Who Says Games Need to Be Fair?". The piece,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at Global Toy News
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News Radio as Predicted in 1899 I came across a 19th century toy company, Armand Gervais et Cie of Lyon, which improbably saw the future and it looks a lot... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at Global Toy News
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"Shoppers anticipate spending just as much online as they do in stores this year— representing a significant milestone in holiday purchase behavior." 2016 Deloitte Holiday Survey, Rod Sides, October 25,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2016 at Global Toy News
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The venerable Museum of Modern Art in New York has acquired the original set of 176 emoji. That is what I learned in a New York Times article by Amanda... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Genna Rosenberg,GennComm Principal, is a toy and consumer products veteran with close to 20 years experience in marketing and communications. Genna has far-reaching relationships, and over the years has been... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2016 at Global Toy News