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Richard Gottlieb
New York, NY
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Lawrence Writer is the President and Chief Financial Officer of KidKraft, an award-winning company based in Dallas that specializes in the design of award-winning children’s products that inspire imaginative and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Global Toy News
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You have to hand it to Mattel and its American Girl brand for daring to offer boys and girls a chance to play with an American Girl doll who is... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Global Toy News
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Rick Woldenberg is CEO of Learning Resources, Inc., a 150-employee manufacturer of educational materials and educational toys based in Vernon Hills, Illinois with offices in Gardena, California and Kings Lynn,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Global Toy News
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G-Man Gun, Louis Marx Co., circa 1930's The 1930's were a time of guns and goons. The news and the movies were full of gun wielding criminals like Machine Gun... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at Global Toy News
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It's not often that someone truly understands the importance and power of toys. New York Times movie reviewer, Manohla Dargis, certainly does. Her review, "In ‘The Lego Batman Movie,’ Toys... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Look for unexpected new products as well as strategic alliances and acquisitions in the non-traditional toy space. Also, look for Mattel to increase its recruitment of employees with technology backgrounds.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Mark Carson is the President and Co-founder of Fat Brain Toys, a Nebraska-based toy retailer and manufacturer. A self-taught developer, inventor and marketer, Mark, with his wife Karen, has built... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Rick Woldenberg is CEO of Learning Resources, Inc., a 150-employee manufacturer of educational materials and educational toys based in Vernon Hills, Illinois with offices in Gardena, California and Kings Lynn,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Wizard of Oz Game, Parker Brothers, 1921 It's hard to imagine but the Wizard of Oz was a major brand in the 1920's, long before the release of the 1939... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at Global Toy News
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"If we look at the life cycle of technologies, we see an early period of over-enthusiasm, then a 'bust' when disillusionment sets in, followed by the real revolution." Ray Kurzweil... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Last week I wrote an article entitled: "A Border Tax; Not Good for the Toy Industry." It was in reaction to a proposal to establish a 20% tax on imports.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Most of us are aware that Monopoly and Scrabble were creations of the 1930's. But what other games did people play? I did a little research and here is what... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Brett Klisch, the inspiration behind and the host of the Creative Factor at Toy Fair is excited about putting on his 13th event. An inventor and designer himself, here is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 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 Feb 1, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Mattel, like a lot of the toy industry, was caught off guard by a final two months of the year that were, except for the last week, surprisingly soft. The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at Global Toy News
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When you are in New York for Toy Fair, buy yourself (or me for that matter) a drink at the King Cole Bar at the St. Regis Hotel. And while... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Target reported its sales for the last two months of 2016. Target's eCommerce sales were up a whopping 40%. Bricks and mortar sales were, however, down 3%. If that sounds... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Global Toy News
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"A leading Republican lawmaker warned on Tuesday that Congress will not be able to lower the U.S. corporate tax rate to the 15 to 20 percent range sought by President... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Check out this great video of a moving 3D sculpture created on a Light Wheel by media artist Akinori Goto. He uses a 21st century version of a 19th century... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at Global Toy News
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First Sears Logo Those of us who have been in the industry for a while can remember when a trip to the Sears headquarters in Chicago or the Kmart buying... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at Global Toy News
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Auto Union Racing Car , Dinky Toys, 1938 Is it "diecast", "die-cast" or "die cast"? Well, confusingly, its all three. Thus is the nature of a toy that has so... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at Global Toy News
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“I don’t think that good virtual reality is fully there yet." - Mark Zuckerberg, CEO Facebook ... I just led a panel discussion on Virtual and Augmented Reality in Hong... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at Global Toy News
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There are some interesting numbers coming out for retail sales in 2016. Let's take a look at some of them. According to the National Retail Federation all retail sales were... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at Global Toy News
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I have always found the "Jack" in a deck of cards to be kind of peculiar. What was a Jack and what was he doing in a deck of cards?... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2017 at Global Toy News
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The game could be changing for those who manufacture outside of the U.S. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, and republished in Morningstar, by Paul Ziobro and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at Global Toy News