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Richard Gottlieb
New York, NY
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by Jonathan Albin the ‘Game Market Guru’ This is the continuation of a two-part piece on the integral relationship between toys and games, and suggests the links between them are... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Global Toy News
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by Jonathan Albin the ‘Game Market Guru’ I’ve wondered at the seeming gulf between the specialty toy and hobby games industries. The two have for decades evolved down different courses,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Global Toy News
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by Nancy Zwiers It’s tempting to blame gender-marketing for “causing” children’s intolerance of atypical gender behavior, but is that what is really happening? Neuroscientists tell us the way the brain... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Global Toy News
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S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is a series of programs to make American students more adept at the hard sciences. I, therefore, had to smile when I came upon... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Global Toy News
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Major interview with Richard Gottlieb by Roger Hearing of BBC News. Click on arrow below to hear the entire piece. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Global Toy News
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In 2013 we made the decision to put on the World Congress of Play. It turned out to be a major success with a sold out attendance and a great... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Global Toy News
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In my last two postings (“What’s Wrong with the Toy Industry” and “The Toy Industry’s Never Ending Cold”) I have written about a toy industry that seems to have lost... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Global Toy News
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In my last posting, “What’s Wrong with the Toy Industry?,” I expressed concern with what appears to be a toy industry that has become chronically listless. It is a bit... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Global Toy News
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Does it seem like the toy industry doesn’t function as smoothly or predictably as it used to? After reading Gerrick Johnson’s latest Toy Scout report, I have concluded that that... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Global Toy News
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I like to write about Archie comics because: It's a multi-generational shared memory (been around since 1941) It has the courage to change with the times. Archie's orange hair. But... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Global Toy News
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Street Scene in Akihabara One of the joys of visiting another country on business is to get inside the culture and get a better idea of how its people like... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Global Toy News
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Christmas at Yodobashi Akiba I have for some time now argued that there is no great retailer of play. Yes, there are stores that sell toys or video games or... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Global Toy News
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I was extremely fortunate while in Japan last week, to have my hosts, President Takaki Nagamori and his great team at LEC, provide me with a tour of some of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at Global Toy News
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In my last two postings (Walt Disney, Jimi Hendrix, America, Popular Culture and the World and Countries and World Culture; a look at Russia, the U.S., the U.K. and China)... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Global Toy News
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In my last posting, Walt Disney, Jimi Hendrix, America, Popular Culture and the World, I presented some fascinating work done by the MIT Media Lab through its Pantheon website. They... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Global Toy News
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Jill Chase is an Art Director for Go Dog Design Group, a small studio dedicated to creating eye-popping graphics for the toy industry for over 15 years. She started her... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Global Toy News
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Whether you produce movies; publish books or comic books; develop digital games or make toys; you play a role in creating our global culture. This is not just important from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at Global Toy News
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Game shows have a way of moving beyond the television screen—and I'm not talking about just shouting answers from your couch. Many popular examples have been adapted into board games,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Global Toy News
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There on the front page of The New York Times, along with news of the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 and the Ukraine was this headline: "Today's Girls Love Pink... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Global Toy News
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We are currently hard at work putting together this year’s World Congress of Play. One of the segments we are reaching out to this year is those who publish, write... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at Global Toy News
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Maybe you knew that Green Lantern had a religion and that he was Jewish and Catholic or that Giant-Man is an atheist. I did not; in fact I didn’t even... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at Global Toy News
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We live in a time of so much rapid change that we sometimes forget that dealing with new technology is not new. I found these pictures of Mark Twain visiting... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at Global Toy News
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Some propose that the world’s great buildings are no longer built by the Church or the State but by providers of fantasy (think Disney World and Cowboys Stadium). The point... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at Global Toy News
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Chitti In my last posting, I listed the first 7 picks from a NDTV Photos article entitled: Top 10 Movie Gadgets We Wish Were Real. The first 7 were pretty... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Global Toy News
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I recently came upon an article, “Top 10 Movie Gadgets We Wish Were Real” that caught my eye. Published by NDTV Photos, I was struck by the number of them... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Global Toy News