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Richard Gottlieb
New York, NY
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The video game industry is much, much larger than you think it is...it’s $23.5 billion big? That’s how much revenue gaming pulled in — in the United States alone —... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Global Toy News
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"41% of adults, ages 18 to 34, believe that toy makers should be marketing every toy to both boys and girls" "Toy Companies Aim to Make Toys More Gender-Neutral," Wall... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Global Toy News
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Grumpy Cat was once again present, bringing her furry body and Zen-like countenance to a seemingly never ending line of humans wanting their picture taken with her. I always enjoy... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Global Toy News
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Do you really need another Iron Man action figure when you already may have one from Iron Man 3 (2013) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)? Like a flock of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Global Toy News
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I continue to make the point, and I do again today, that those who are in the business of play need to pay more attention to adults. Case in point... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Global Toy News
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I really don't see this so much as a story about advancements in technology but about a child's powerful need to objectify that imaginary friend that lives in their head.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Global Toy News
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What I find interesting and hopeful about some of the recent animated movies we have seen over the last few years is that, unlike some of the Disney films that... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Global Toy News
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Steve Starobinsky is Vice President of Marketing and Product Discovery at Diverse Marketing. He attended the Tokyo Toy Show and this is his report. 120 Million People living on an... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at Global Toy News
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"It just has to have a printer and customers who are willing to wait for a book in the time it takes to sip a cup of coffee" Have you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Architecture would not have been possible without paper. Without paper there would have been no Renaissance. If there had been no paper, the Industrial Revolution would not have been possible.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2016 at Global Toy News
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When I decided to do a Top 10 List of Celebrity Mice, I had no ideas there were so many of them. As a result I had to leave out... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2016 at Global Toy News
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I find celebrity animals (those who appear in cartoons and fiction) to be funny and fun. We all have strong memories of our favorites and perhaps that is why my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2016 at Global Toy News
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The founders of the Toy Industry Association met at the McAlpin Hotel for their first meeting. They probably ate in the Grill Room. Here is a 1917 menu (click on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at Global Toy News
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The Flat Iron Building and New York's busiest intersection (5th and Broadway) 1916 was a big year for music with tunes that are still familiar today. "I Love a Piano",... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at Global Toy News
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"For the first time in modern history, young adults ages 18 to 34 are more likely to live with a parent than with a romantic partner..." Tamar Lewin, ""Millennials’ Roommates... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2016 at Global Toy News
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"In those days we spoke often of a city - imaginary, but still realizable - that would be built with no object beyond the facilitation of play. The chief obstacle... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2016 at Global Toy News
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A character from Infinite Arms Activision's Skylanders, Lego Dimensions, the late Disney Infinity and Nintendo's Amiibo are all based upon tying a digital gaming experience to physical toys, in other... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Perhaps because I grew up in the upper South where the Dollar format was born (Family Dollar in North Carolina, Dollar Tree in Virginia Beach and Dollar General in Kentucky)... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2016 at Global Toy News
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I have no idea who this was but she obviously loved Chess I have a confession to make: I never enjoyed games as much as I did looking and feeling... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2016 at Global Toy News
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A mystery box is like a monthly Christmas gift - but to yourself. Riding on the heels of the group buy phenomenon of 2010, subscription boxes have become extremely popular... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Spiderman shows up and grabs Captain America's iconic shield in "Captain America: Civil War" We might as well say it: "It's a Disney world and we just live in it."... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Provide play for when and where the end user has time and you can build your business. Ignore time and place and you may just stay on that store shelf.... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2016 at Global Toy News
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When we attend our conferences and read our data we stay closely attuned to how many dollars are spent per category, on which products, in which gender and at what... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2016 at Global Toy News
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The Pogo Stick is one of those playthings (think stilts or a unicycle) that defy not just my sense of balance but my imagination. Nope, you will never get me... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2016 at Global Toy News
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For the first time since beginning Global Toy News I have not written any new posts for this week. I spent the weekend getting to know my new grandson and... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2016 at Global Toy News