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Richard Gottlieb
New York, NY
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Listen in as Richard and Chris talk with Steve Pasierb about the current impact of the Coronavirus on the toy industry. The conversation includes information on how the Association is... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Global Toy News
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Some of these movies are delayed almost a year and some of them have no established release dates at all. ...... With movie theaters closed down and no clear indication... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Global Toy News
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Listen in as Chris and Richard make some daring predictions as they discuss the impact of Coronavirus on the toy industry, Lego's move into China and McDonald's rejection of plastic... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Global Toy News
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I recently posted a speech I gave to the Spielwarenmesse Toy Business Forum. We received some great feedback and a request to offer some of the material in shorter segments.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Global Toy News
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The toy industry may anticipate things being better in 2021 (see question 5 responses) 82% expect there to be fewer toy companies making it so. That's a dark prediction. Let's... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Global Toy News
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The toy industry is resilient after all. Despite major short term concerns, respondents were far more optimistic about next year. 57% expect sales to be anywhere from flat to up... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Global Toy News
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Most respondents are predicting a very rough landing for the toy industry in the fourth quarter. Although almost a quarter of answers were optimistic (sales staying the same to an... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Global Toy News
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The industry is not optimistic about how long it will take before a return to normalcy. A mere 3% saw a light at the end of the tunnel in weeks.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Global Toy News
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The toy industry is made up of extremely robust and resilient people so it is surprising and concerning that, roughly two-thirds of respondents are either Concerned or Very Concerned. In... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Global Toy News
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Last week we asked toy industry retailers to fill out a survey of six questions entitled: “Survey: Toy Industry Outlook During COVID-19." We had intended to cut it off at... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Global Toy News
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I recently posted a speech I gave to the Spielwarenmesse Toy Business Forum. We received some great feedback and a request to offer some of the material in shorter segments.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2020 at Global Toy News
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This bizarre period is going to be over sooner than later, and when it does end, we are going to see some significant changes. Here are six predictions: Expect a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2020 at Global Toy News
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This is an excellent graph from Bloomberg Economics. It comes from the March 25, 2020, Bloomberg Balance of Power Report daily email. It shows that that economic activity is back... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2020 at Global Toy News
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These are, if anything, strange times. In order to take the industry's temperature, we would appreciate your answering this very short, six question survey. Please click here to take this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2020 at Global Toy News
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Utku Tansel is Head of Global Industry Reports for Kids Insights, a global leader in kid's market intelligence. Utku has 15 years of success in driving global thought leadership, project... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2020 at Global Toy News
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I recently posted a speech I gave to the Spielwarenmesse Toy Business Forum. We received some great feedback and a request to offer some of the material in shorter segments.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2020 at Global Toy News
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CLICK HERE to listen in as Chris and Richard talk with Arnie Rubin, an industry icon who co-founded Imperial Toy Company and later went on to found Funrise Toys. Arnie... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2020 at Global Toy News
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Toys are an essential item, no matter what Amazon says. ...... The toy industry, and Hasbro in particular, received a surprising lift with this morning's headline on CNBC: "Hasbro shares... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2020 at Global Toy News
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I recently posted a speech I gave to the Spielwarenmesse Toy Business Forum. We received some great feedback and a request to offer some of the material in shorter segments.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2020 at Global Toy News
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The Flu epidemic of 1918 was the world's last major pandemic. It made a lot of people sick, resulting in people wearing face masks and staying home; sound familiar? Just... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2020 at Global Toy News
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By now, many of you are familiar with TikTok. For those who are new to the app, TikTok, owned by ByteDance, originated in China in 2017 and has since gone... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2020 at Global Toy News
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McDonald's decision to ban plastics in Happy Meal toys is a shot across the bow to the global toy industry. Last September, I wrote an article about the push-back against... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2020 at Global Toy News
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Update 3/20/2020 Since writing this post, a reliable source, possessing in-depth knowledge of how Amazon operates, has contacted me. The individual informs me that Amazon's statement was confusing, and the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2020 at Global Toy News
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It has been understandable yet unsettling to see the number of bricks and mortar temporary retail closings. These retailers are shuttering for the next few weeks to protect their employees... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2020 at Global Toy News
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By the time Coronavirus is a memory, I believe we are going to see significant adjustments in how those who consume entertainment interact with those who feed their consumption. ......... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2020 at Global Toy News