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Richard Gottlieb
New York, NY
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Here are some wonderful images I found on the BibliOdyssey website of late 19th and early 20th century Japanese toy designs. Very different, very interesting and quite beautiful. Some form... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Global Toy News
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Stephen Davis, Executive, VP/Chief Content Officer, Hasbro is the president of Hasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based TV development and production division of Hasbro, Inc. He oversees the development, production and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Global Toy News
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Richard Ellert is the Founder of the OnShore Advisory Group, LLC. He offers a special expertise developed during his more than twenty- five years experience in domestic and international manufacturing... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Global Toy News
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Steve Pasierb is the new CEO and President of the Toy Industry Association. Being the leader of the TIA is no easy task. We are an industry buffeted by change,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Global Toy News
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Cinderella, dressed in yella went upstairs to kiss her fella made a mistake, kissed a snake how many stitches did it take? 1, 2, 3,... Jumping rope was, at least... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Global Toy News
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Umibozu, sea monsters Pokemon characters are the sweet descendants of traditional, Japanese ghosts and monsters. Yokai Jiten (The Great Yokai Encyclopedia) provides illustrations of 100 of the creatures. Here are... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Global Toy News
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Girls have always loved to play with toy cars but they have historically been marketed to boys. That was why I was intrigued by an article in The New York... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2015 at Global Toy News
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"Spew" by sculptor Ron Ulicny Serious Scrabble players spend a great deal of time memorizing the dictionary. Well, this year they have another 6500 words to add to their vocabulary.... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2015 at Global Toy News
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-- "The rate of severe mental illness among children and adolescents has dropped substantially in the past generation, researchers reported Wednesday, in an analysis that defies public perceptions of trends... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Andrew Rapacke is a Registered Patent Attorney at Andrew Rapacke Attorney at Law, P.A. an intellectual property firm with a focus on the toy space. Andrew may be reached at... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Early toy Wright Brothers Toy Plane Do toys inspire inventors or do inventors inspire toys? That thought keeps going through my mind as I read the wonderful new Wright Brothers... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at Global Toy News
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(Since writing this post I have been in contact with several people at Toys R Us and they tell me that they are aggressively seeking another location in Manhattan. So,... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2015 at Global Toy News
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The rapid advancement in robotics is really breathtaking. Check out this video from Boston Robotics. This looks like something out of a Star Wars movie. I believe we will be... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at Global Toy News
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What better topic for a break time posting than one about coffee, the ultimate break time consumable. I love it for the warmth, the taste and the way it makes... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at Global Toy News
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“Among older women who are unmarried, ages 35 to 39... the birthrate was 48 percent higher in 2012 than in 2002." National Center for Health Statistics In my last posting,... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Global Toy News
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In 1976, 36 percent of women in their early 40s had four or more children,compared with just 12 percent in 2014. And 18 percent of mothers in their 40s had... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Global Toy News
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According to the website, listchallenges.com, there are 616 comic book characters that are not published by Marvel or DC. That's a lot of intellectual property that could be mined for... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Toy Sapiens, the Hot Toys flagship store, is a cool toy store in Tokyo with great products and merchandising. Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Global Toy News
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I find it really intriguing to see what comes next when large companies make socially oriented changes. Due to their sheer scale, these big businesses have the ability to create... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Global Toy News
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"According to brothers, Wilbur and Orville Wright...it began for them with a toy from France, a small helicopter brought home by their father, Bishop Milton Wright, a great believer in... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Thomas Edison introduced the worlds first talking doll in 1890. Collectors have been reluctant to play the tiny records that came inside so science has stepped up to the task... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Global Toy News
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In my last posting, “A Big Fail: “Toxic Toys in Albany County” PART 1,” I described how an “unsafe” toy report , "Toxic Toys in Albany County," by an organization... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Global Toy News
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An organization called “Clean & Healthy New York” has been making news recently with its report “Toxic Toys in Albany County.” The report purports to have tested toys in that... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Metropolis featured the first female movie robot, Maria, in the 1927 film and Futura in the novel. Ex Machina features, Ava, the latest female movie robot Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2015 at Global Toy News
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Physical + Digital = Phygital The toy industry and the video game business have, since the days of Pong and Space Invaders, been in a fight for consumer play dollars.... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2015 at Global Toy News