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Richard Gottlieb
New York, NY
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Technology will certainly continue to have an impact, in fact an ever growing impact, on the way we and our descendants live. Kevin Kelly, the author of Inevitable, Understanding The... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Global Toy News
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Fisher Price logo, 1931 - 1955 What I notice first about these five early toy company logos is that they are not playful. Rather, they are sturdy and serious with... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Global Toy News
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You may want to read a fascinating article, "Babies Watching People Eat." It makes the case that food preferences, developed in infancy, are not based upon nutrition or flavor. They... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Global Toy News
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I have been arguing in favor of gender neutrality in toys for a number of years now. It is for that reason that I decided to wait a week before... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Marklin torpedo boat with original box (1915) I am currently at the beach and enjoying a nice view of the Atlantic Ocean as seen from the North Carolina coast. It... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at Global Toy News
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In honor of reaching 1 million views on Global Toy News, we thought we would share with you some of the great articles that helped us reach this milestone. Dice,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at Global Toy News
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It is our writers and their posts that sparked the interest of over 430,000 readers to view the pages of our magazine in excess of 1,000,000 times. So, let me... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at Global Toy News
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We have just reached a milestone at Global Toy News. More than 430,000 readers visited us 1,000,000 times. I can still remember writing my first posting. I would have been... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Global Toy News, the publishing arm of Global Toy Experts, announced today that it had hit the 1 million mark in reader visits. Global Toy News is an on-line magazine... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Adobe’s July Digital Price Index (DPI) is reporting that digital retail prices for toys deflated again this month over the previous month by 1.6% (sales of electronics were down 1%).... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Marvel does not appear to fear losing male fans by promoting female and minority characters and writers. ____ Marvel Entertainment is betting its future on the Millennial generation and its... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Olympia Theatre, built in 1895 The toy industry lives atop the ruins of the past and in turn gives way to the ruins of the future. That was the thought... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Walmart's attempts to catch up with Amazon have been a bit like Aesop's Tortoise trying to beat the Hare. The difference is that the Amazon Hare has been refusing to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at Global Toy News
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"The Chess Game", Sofonisba Anguisolla, 1555 I am fascinated by the above painting that was created by the female artist, Sofonisba Anguisolla. I love the look on the little girl's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2016 at Global Toy News
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The Brandirectory* 2016 published by Brand Finance has been released. It contains a list of the top 25 toy brands in order of value. Below are the top 10. Lego... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Steve Velte is an Electrical Engineer by Degree and current president of Global Toy Experts a leading consulting firm in the Toy industry. www.globaltoyexperts.com In my last posting, "Why Virtual... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Goodness, things are certainly becoming very interesting in the VR landscape. According to Venture Beat, they’ve identified more than 500 companies that are now an important part of the VR... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Meredith Frampton, A Game of Patience, 1937 Patience, called Solitaire in the US and Canada, was, if you think about it, the "Candy Crush" or "Tetris" of its time. A... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2016 at Global Toy News
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The Museum of Ice Cream arrived in New York this week but will only stay until the end of August. Ice Cream vs. summertime is a battle between getting your... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Please read Value Destruction, You and Me; part 1, prior to reading this posting. In "Value Destruction, You and Me; part 1," I wrote about companies like Dollar Shave Club... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2016 at Global Toy News
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I have to admit that I had never heard of the term digitally native vertical brand. That changed when I read a startling article by Farhad Manjoo of The New... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Bob McGrath Most of you who read these blogs are Sesame Street kids and more than likely Sesame Street parents (which makes you kind of a kid). That means that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2016 at Global Toy News
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"Bottom line, I like NPD's good news and hopeful prediction, but a 7% increase in 2016? I don't think so; more like 4 to 5%." <> There is great excitement... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2016 at Global Toy News
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"In a 2015 study, the Boston Consulting Group said the costs of manufacturing in China’s major export-producing zone were now almost the same as in the United States..." Is China... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2016 at Global Toy News
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One of the things I like about ASTRA, the American Specialty Retailing Association, is that it inhabits a kind of alternative universe from the mass market oriented Toy Industry Association.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2016 at Global Toy News