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Richard Gottlieb
New York, NY
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"Successful global companies...research, understand, and design products geared to fulfill unmet local needs." David Siegel, Co-Chairman Two Sigma Investments ... David Siegel is Co-Chairman of the hedge fund, Two Sigma... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Global Toy News
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I think most of us were surprised to read two announcements, literally within minutes of each other, that Amazon had purchased upmarket supermarket chain, Whole Foods, and that Walmart had... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Global Toy News
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The American press has been full of stories about retail store closings. That, however, is not true for the rest of the world, particularly for countries considered to have emerging... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Global Toy News
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Playgrounds teach us to assess risk and that is something we benefit from for a lifetime. ... The above picture is purported to be of the first sliding board erected... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Global Toy News
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Lackluster presentations, schizophrenic merchandising and a movie that maybe doesn't translate into merchandise sales has resulted in what appears to be, at least so far, a disappointing sell through. ...... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Global Toy News
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This Little Girl Is Enjoying Her 1922 Corona Typewriter Those of you who were born before the advent of the personal computer will have a difficult time appreciating how cool... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Global Toy News
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The Supreme Court ruled 7 to 1 this week that brand holders cannot enforce intellectual protections after a product has been sold. The case before the court was about printer... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Toy sales in 2017 have been flat as have been consumer products sales in general. Economists are pointing to the reason as an abundance of consumer caution. I think, however,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Wonder Woman is a hit. It grossed $225 million globally in its first weekend. For a comparison, Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2 grossed $145 million and Batman vs. Superman opened... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at Global Toy News
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I was fascinated to learn that a group calling itself the Cardboard Teck Instantute (that's actually the way its spelled) had created the Pinbox 3000, a DIY pinball machine. Its... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Nintendo has made a better mousetrap, the world is beating a path to it's door and it is sold out. ... The world's media has been fixated of late on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at Global Toy News
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19th Century Folding Bagatelle Game Bagatelle was a game, invented in the 18h century, which used metal balls, steel pins and pockets. It was the forerunner of modern Pinball and... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at Global Toy News
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I have to say that I was a bit surprised when I saw that the toy industry's own Lego sat atop the list of Forbes Magazine's Best Brands in 2017.... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Last week I wrote an article on Stem toys entitled: "Can a STEM Toy Really Be a Toy? The Flintstone Test". I asked the question because, at least in some... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at Global Toy News
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First Time Mother - 60 Years Old Change that image in your brain of a new Mom looks like from a youngster in her early twenties to a mature woman... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at Global Toy News
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One of the few people who found the Euphonia to be compelling was a gentleman named Melville Bell. Melville's son was Alexander Graham Bell. ... I never ceased to be... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at Global Toy News
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"Go...possesses more possibilities than the total number of atoms in the visible universe." Hikaru no Go Wiki ... The Game of Go is probably one of the most elegant and... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at Global Toy News
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The Atari console was far more than the most popular toy of 1978 but the foreshadowing of a whole new era of play. ... Do you remember "Tin Men", the... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2017 at Global Toy News
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One of my fond memories as a child was of playing with my print set. It came with both letters and pictures which were accompanied by a red or black... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Television has, since the 1950's, been a powerful medium for advertising toys. In fact, whether a toy is advertised on television still makes the difference between quantities purchased not to... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at Global Toy News
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"So what are STEM Toys?Are they play sweetened toys or are they play enriched educational devices?" ... Let me say clearly that I believe in STEM toys and think they... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Business Insider provided this snapshot of store closings thus far this year. I added the numbers and it comes to 3507 stores. Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Shehnaz Safiuddin is an innovative brand builder and marketer with expertise in creating relevant, differentiated brands that stand the test of time while keeping up with the times. She recently... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Jeu Du Massacre, circa 1890 The above game appears to be based upon the excitement of riding a roller coaster. The first roller coasters with fixed tracks and guard rails... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Licensing Expo China is coming in July. I was interested in learning more so I spoke with Jessica Blue, Senior Vice President, Licensing with leadership responsibilities of the global UBM... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at Global Toy News