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Richard Gottlieb
New York, NY
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The Flat Iron Building 1903 1903 was the year that the American toy industry came together for its first Toy Fair. Looking back from 2016, it seems like a quaint... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Global Toy News
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Early Version of Jacks called Fivestones (an early version of Jacks) In memory, it seems that in my neighborhood girls played Jacks more than boys. I do remember playing it... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Global Toy News
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Sometimes when you read something shocking, it is so hard to believe that you think you are imagining it. That was how I felt, yesterday, when I saw the stunning... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Global Toy News
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I have gotten so many requests to repeat this piece that each year, the week before Toy Fair, I post it. I am still excited, how about you? Every year... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Global Toy News
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Kicker Catcher Coin Operated Football Game 1933 The Super Bowl is once again about to encroach on our consciousness. Amongst the hundreds of millions of chicken wings and gallons of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Dawn Wilensky wrote this great piece on surviving Toy Fair in 2012. Its a classic with a message that merits repeating. Have you found yourself saying "there's got to be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Barbie is by birth an American doll and America is a place where a person gets to reinvent herself...even when she's a doll. - Barbie is so much more than... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at Global Toy News
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90% of the voices heard in Aladdin are male - What the analysis of these voices should show us is that despite our best intentions, there is a hidden cultural... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Mr. Ricky Lui is the co-founder of Joy Aether Limited, a mobile app and solution provider. He has over 15 years of experiencein software development and project management. In the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Hong Kong is the launch pad for three major international toy shows. Toy and play industry citizens start their travels in early to mid-January as they attend events in Hong... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Global Toy News
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",,,a company trapped by an overly ambitious launch schedule, an inexperienced leadership team expected to deal with the biggest crisis in the firm’s history... Joe Castaldo, "The Last Days of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Toy Fair is ultimately all about buying and selling. It is easy to get so focused on making a deal that the opportunity to get educated about the business of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Early this week Toys R Us, (see: "Jacqueline Vong is there for opening of 100th Chinese Toys R Us Store") proudly trumpeted the opening of its 100th Chinese Toys R... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Jack in the Box; 1823 I can still remember my first encounter with a Jack in the Box. I was pretty little and nobody told me that there was a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Jill Chase, Art Director of the Go Dog Design Group givea us the benefit of her 15 years in design. Jill started her graphic design career in publishing where she... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Jacqueline Vong is Vice President Licensing and Marketing; Mainland and Greater China for King Bee Toys and Co-Chair Women In Toys Hong Kong. She is also a contributor to Global... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Some might say that the toy business is one big gamble so I guess it is appropriate that, each year, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council takes a group of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Wal-Mart announced today that it is closing 269 stores, 154 of them in the United States. I don't think that any of us should be surprised by this. I wrote... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at Global Toy News
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One of the things you don't have to think about in visiting Hong Kong is that the value of the currency will go up or down versus the U.S. dollar.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Laurie Peterson is the founder and CEO of Build & Imagine, a construction toy startup that set out to get girls building, and ended up inviting boys to play too.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Each year in Hong Kong we pull together a small group of Hong Kong and U.S. toy industry leaders for an intimate lunch or dinner. The purpose is to get... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Historic Peninsula Hotel in Kowloon Hong Kong is a city that has seen a lot as has the toy industry. For that reason, it is not surprising that both appear... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2016 at Global Toy News
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I have just arrived in Hong Kong and feel compelled to share an article with you about a toy company, Guangdong Qunxing Toys Joint-stock Co. Ltd., acquiring Sanzhou, a maker... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2016 at Global Toy News
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While in Hong Kong, schedule time to come to the Hong Kong Convention Centre and hear some excellent talks on the business of play. I am very pleased to be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at Global Toy News
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Nadine the Robot; she's the one in black "The time and performance gap between what is a toy and what is "real" is collapsing to the point that there is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at Global Toy News