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Richard Gottlieb
New York, NY
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Here is some good news. Toys R Us Asia has finalized its new ownership. According to the Nikkei Asian Review, 79% of the new ownership will consist of Toys R... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Global Toy News
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The Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair will take place this January from January 7 – 10, 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention Centre in the Wan Chai district on... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Global Toy News
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Choosing the right toys for Christmas is no easy task. Buyers for Wal-Mart and Target have to choose months in advance and then hope the kids like what they like.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Global Toy News
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There are a lot of hot toy lists issued each year. Some are from retailers, anxious to sell the toys in which they have heavily invested, others come from third... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Global Toy News
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Stan Lee had the unique experience of being the product and the creator of the times in which he lived. It's his universe and he allowed us to live in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2018 at Global Toy News
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As a very proud, voting member of the National Toy Hall of Fame Committee, I am very pleased that Pinball has been inducted, along with Magic 8 Ball and UNO,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2018 at Global Toy News
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I am currently reading "Capitalism in America: A History" by Alan Greenspan and Adrian Wooldridge. I am finding it very interesting, particularly in terms of how many things that I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2018 at Global Toy News
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It appears that the 400, highly successful Toys R Us Asia stores are about to be sold. That, according to an article on Law360 by Alex Wolf entitled: "Toys R... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at Global Toy News
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Oswald the Rabbit in 1927 If Oswald the Lucky Rabbit looks peeved, its possibly because he was deserted by Walt Disney. It seems that Oswald predated Mickey Mouse by a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at Global Toy News
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One of the great comic strip illustrators of the late 19th and early 20th centuries was Windsor McKay. Mr. Mckay's "Little Nemo in Slumberland" featured a little boy who would... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2018 at Global Toy News
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17.23 million births points the way to 17.3 toy consumers in two to three years. ... China, like many of the world's developed and developing countries is not replacing itself.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2018 at Global Toy News
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That strange looking character you see on the bicycle in the above picture is the first cartoon character to be turned into merchandise. He is The Yellow Kid and not... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2018 at Global Toy News
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I wish both companies success but it looks to me like a marriage of convenience rather than the future of Geoffrey's Toy Box. ... Geoffrey's Toy Box has tip-toed its... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at Global Toy News
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The fabled doll company, Madame Alexander, has undergone an ownership change this year. To learn more about what impact that will have, I spoke with Tom Neville who joined the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at Global Toy News
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Above is the first piece of merchandise that Walt Disney ever licensed. He had just lost the rights to his creation, Oswald the Rabbit, when he was approached by a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2018 at Global Toy News
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How is it that video game sales are up so significantly despite the loss of Toys R Us? ... A great deal of handwringing has taken place, and rightfully so,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2018 at Global Toy News
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I can still remember my first microscope. It didn't have a built-in light source so I had to move the little mirror around to capture ambient light and direct it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2018 at Global Toy News
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"Following Toys“R”Us liquidation in the US, the third quarter was the first quarter without the retailer and it is clearly visible in point-of-sale at brick retail." Hasbro, Inc. CEO Brian... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2018 at Global Toy News
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2018 has been, as expected, a tough year for the toy industry. We can't lose our major toy store chain and not feel the pain. That pain has largely been... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2018 at Global Toy News
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Though history may seem like something we see in the rearview mirror, it is actually sitting right there in the back seat, just trying to get our attention. ... Mickey... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2018 at Global Toy News
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Watch an old movie and it will immediately become clear that at one time, cigarettes, the real ones, were not only ubiquitous but they were "cool". Handsome men and glamorous... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2018 at Global Toy News
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Those of us who travel the Toy Highway (Dallas, Hong Kong, Nuremberg, New York), know that a visit to Hong Kong in January is an essential stop. The buying and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2018 at Global Toy News
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It is hard to believe that companies will be willing to issue credit to Kmart and Sears after being burned by Toys R Us, despite the latter having debtor in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2018 at Global Toy News
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Each year, the major retailers put together lists of toys that they believe will be the big sellers. They invest heavily in these products, which they call "Hot Toys", carrying... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2018 at Global Toy News
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We at Global Toy News do not typically publish articles of this length nor ones that are as personal as this one is. Never-the-less, 50 years in the toy business... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2018 at Global Toy News