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Richard Gottlieb
New York, NY
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Julie Kerwin is the Chief Elemental Officer of IAmElemental. Founded in 2013, the company conducted a Kickstarter campaign in 2014 which was fully funded in two days and was named... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Global Toy News
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Unilever will not advertise on any digital platforms "that do not protect children or which create division in society.” ... Unilever has thrown the gauntlet down. Unilever Chief Marketing Officer... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Global Toy News
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Dawn Wilensky wrote this great piece on surviving Toy Fair in 2012. Its a classic with a message that merits repeating. Have you found yourself saying "there's got to be... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Global Toy News
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With Toys "R" Us struggling, toy companies are looking for new outlets for their products. The Toy & Hobby Show in Guangzhou allows for those companies to not only source... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Global Toy News
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There were a number of important people who passed away in 2017 but one of the saddest was, not the death of an individual but the end of an institution:... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Global Toy News
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We all hope, for the sake of the industry and the people who work for Toys "R" Us, that things work out. We are, however, worried that they won't. ...... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2018 at Global Toy News
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I have gotten so many requests to repeat this piece that each year, a couple of weeks before Toy Fair, I post it. I am still excited, how about you?... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2018 at Global Toy News
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Does bricks and mortar retailing need to entertain us to be relevant? Does it, like "Guy Visser and His Singing Duck" in the above video, have to put on a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at Global Toy News
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I began to think about how many unique toys were on display (over a million I am told and can easily believe) and how few of them American children ever... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2018 at Global Toy News
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I have not had a lot of time to write this week as I have been here at the Spielwarenmesse toy show in Germany since Tuesday. In that time I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at Global Toy News
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I am on my way to Nuremberg Germany for the Spielwarenmesse toy show arguably the world's largest toy show, at least in terms of acreage. 17 buildings cover a lot... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at Global Toy News
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Guangzhou, China at Night ________________________________________________________________________________ What: Guangzhou International Toy & Hobby Fair & International Stroller and Baby Product Fair When: April 8-10, 2018 Where: Poly World Trade Center Expo Guangzhou... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2018 at Global Toy News
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Toys "R" Us has announced the closing of 182 stores. These closings are going to create toy and baby product deserts, in other words, creating under-served zip codes. If you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at Global Toy News
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Each of us has our own Toy Highway. Mine runs from the Dallas Fall Toy Preview in October through the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair and the German Spielwarenmesse... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2018 at Global Toy News
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You may have seen the news that Lego and Chinese Internet and Technology giant Tencent announced that they would be working together to create children's online games. They are also... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2018 at Global Toy News
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"Star Wars: The Last Jedi suffered one of the worst second-weekend declines the Chinese box office has ever seen." "Why Disney's 'Last Jedi' Mind Trick Isn't Working in China" -... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2018 at Global Toy News
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I don't recall having ever heard of the Kingsbury Mfg. Co. but they sure made a great looking ad. Published in 1927, it still has the power to catch the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2018 at Global Toy News
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Charles Dickens' novel, Bleak House, was the story of a lawsuit, "Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce", that went on for a hundred years. So long that as Dickens puts it: "The little... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2018 at Global Toy News
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Hotel Imperial, home of the 1922 Toy Fair What did the article feature as the "hot toy" of the show? Why, it was "Mother Cary's Chickens" which the piece described... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2018 at Global Toy News
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It has been truly a pleasure visiting and speaking at the highly successful 2018 Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair. The event took place at the Hong Kong Convention Centre... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2018 at Global Toy News
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I am here in Asia for the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair. Getting out of JFK airport this year was not easy (an 18 hour delay, 14 hours in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2018 at Global Toy News
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2017 is in the books and its time to turn our attention to 2018. 2017 was a surprising year for many of us. I think there are very few people... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at Global Toy News
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There will be 2,940 Exhibitors showing at the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair. That's actually more than the 2,850 that show at the Spielwarenmesse in Nuremberg. As you would... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at Global Toy News
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Those who have never been to Hong Kong in January may not be aware that there are really two different toy events that take place there. One is the Hong... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2018 at Global Toy News
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Andrew Rapacke is a Registered Patent Attorney at The Rapacke Law Group P.A. an intellectual property law firm with a focus on the toy space. Black Friday marked the start... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2018 at Global Toy News