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Richard Gottlieb
New York, NY
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This explosion in competition and implosion in available play time is an immense hurdle not just for Mattel but for any company that competes in the children’s play space. - See more at: http://www.globaltoynews.com/2015/01/the-end-of-the-brian-stockton-era-five-macro-events-that-he-and-mattel-could-not-overcome.html#more Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Global Toy News
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toy fair, toys, games, gamers, apps, video games Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Global Toy News
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Brian Stockton, Mattel CEO and Chairman of the Board, and Mattel have parted ways. He and Mattel confronted macro headwinds that I believe were beyond their control. Please visit us... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Global Toy News
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There is an interesting New York Times article on kids and television: “Nickelodeon Remixes Its Formula to Fit Young Viewers’ Media Consumption.” It’s an interesting read on the challenges of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Global Toy News readers live all over the world. In fact, Google Analytics tell us that our readers live in 204 countries. Readers came from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Here is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Global Toy News
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3D Printing is purported to be a billion dollar business and the presence of what appeared to be nearly eighty 3D Printing companies at the recently conculded Consumer Electronics Show... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Cover from November 2013 Global Toy News has attracted over 750,000 page views since its inception in April of 2010. That is thanks to a group of insightful writers (Bruce... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at Global Toy News
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This year’s Global Toy News Person of the Year is Darell Hammond, founder and CEO of KaBOOM! The Global Toy News Person of the Year award is given each year... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Global Toy News
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I am in Hong Kong for the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair. In my last posting, "Radio Control, Up or Down; the look from Hong Kong," I wrote about... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Global Toy News
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I am in Hong Kong attending the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair. It is interesting to be in the middle of where 86% of the toys are actually made.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Global Toy News
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A child who is tracked by his or her parents is going to become an adult who is comfortable being tracked by the government or anyone else. That was my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at Global Toy News
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I have just returned from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas and came away with a sense of “awe”, “wow”, “h-m-m-m”, “woh” and “uh-oh”. This time of year... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2015 at Global Toy News
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One of my distinct memories of the Tom Cruise movie, Minority Report, was its use of Augmented Reality as an advertising device of the future. The movie came out in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at Global Toy News
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A numnber of buyers and toy comapanies, mostly from the U.S. go to Hong Kong to meet and make buying decisions but never leave the Tsim Tsha Tsui area of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at Global Toy News
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In case you missed them, here is a list of the most popular postings on Global Toy News in 2014. First let me give congratulations to Kim Vandenbroucke for having... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Those of us in the business of play spend a great amount of time thinking about the convergence of the physical and the digital. Disney Infinity, Activision Skylanders are the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at Global Toy News
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“Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.” Attributed to Sigmund Freud It is doubtful that Freud actually said: “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.” Whether he did or did... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at Global Toy News
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The 41st Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair takes place from January 12-15 at the Hong Kong Convention Centre. If you are going to be in Tsim Tsha Tsui in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2014 at Global Toy News
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In my last posting, I listed the first half of my top 10 toy industry stories of 2014. Here are 6-10 in no particular order: 6. Poof Alex continues its... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at Global Toy News
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It’s time to look back and pick out the top 10-toy industry stories of the year. Let us know if you agree, disagree or want to add your own. Here... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at Global Toy News
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The 2015 Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair takes place from January 12-15 at the amazing Hong Kong Convention Centre. In order to give you a feel for the event,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at Global Toy News
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This is the third part of a three part series. I strongly suggest that you read them in order: Part 1, Does the Toy Industry Privatize Play? And part 2,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at Global Toy News
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In my last posting (which I strongly suggest you read before engaging this posting) I wrote about a new book by Jay Griffiths entitled A Country Called Childhood. It is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at Global Toy News