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Richard Gottlieb
New York, NY
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The news has been rampant this last week with reporting on the parents who cheated in order to get their children into a top college. There is a name for... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Global Toy News
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Each week until the show we will be focusing on one of the companies that will be exhibiting at the Guangzhou International Toy & Educational Fair. The Fair will take... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Global Toy News
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I am always struck by how critical adults can be when appraising the motives behind or the consequences of a toy. Case in point: How adults seem to like to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Global Toy News
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I greatly enjoyed speaking at the 2019 Toy Business Forum in Nuremberg. Here is a YouTube video of my talk on the "The Future of the Global Toy Marketplace". Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Global Toy News
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I enjoyed participating in this excellent Newsweek mini documentary about Barbie. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Global Toy News
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The Guangzhou International Toy & Edu Fair takes place April 8-10 at the Poly World Trade Center Expo in Guangzhou, China. It is a major trade show for the domestic... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Global Toy News
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Above is a beautiful toy magic set from the 19th century. The pieces, wool, wood, cloth and metal come in a beautiful wooden box. Each year I enjoy attending the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Global Toy News
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Back in 2011 I wrote an article entitled "Chess and Business Success; they go hand in hand". I wrote at the time: "It seems that many of the stars of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2019 at Global Toy News
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Each week until the show we will be focusing on one of the companies that will be exhibiting at the Guangzhou International Toy & Educational Fair. The Fair will take... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2019 at Global Toy News
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My good friend, Norton Richman, has been a rehabilitation teacher with the blind for most of his career. The other day, he informed me that his organization, the Department for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2019 at Global Toy News
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Mitch Barrick and the team at PlaygroundEquipment.com were kind enough to share with us this wonderful look back at some of the great pop collectible products of the last 125... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2019 at Global Toy News
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"Hello Kitty, I wish you well in your new movie. I know you appreciate it. You don't have to say a thing." ... Hello Kitty has no mouth. That presents... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2019 at Global Toy News
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Those of us who work in the traditional toy business are familiar with the industry's standard business model: Create a product concept, source it in China, build some molds, manufacture... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2019 at Global Toy News
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As a child, my summertime world was filled with clusters of kids, unsupervised, playing outdoors, getting sunburned and sweaty. Play could range from fantasy (playing house or sitting in someone's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2019 at Global Toy News
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I was interviewed by CGTN-America about the rapidly growing Chinese consumer market for toys. Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at Global Toy News
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The Fortnite Llama You have your "A List" animals (Bears, Elephants, Cats and Dogs) and you have your "B" and "C List" animals (Weasels, Porcupines, Anteaters and Wombats). It is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2019 at Global Toy News
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Mattel Films is very, very busy. ... Mattel Films is making a View-Master movie. Mattel Films is making a Barbie movie. Mattel Films is making an American Girl movie. Mattel... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2019 at Global Toy News
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Click here to learn more about and / or register for the Guangzhou International Toy & Education Fair, which takes place April 8-10. ... I was speaking with a toy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2019 at Global Toy News
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One of my fond memories of childhood was sitting in class, bored and surreptitiously playing Tic-Tac-Toe with the kid next to me. We passed the piece of paper back and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2019 at Global Toy News
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My research on video games and their impact on toy industry revenues from 1980 through 2018 demonstrates that the sales of the former have a definite impact on the latter.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2019 at Global Toy News
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I had the pleasure of being interviewed about Toy Fair as part of a news report by the China Global Television Network. Here is the segment: Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2019 at Global Toy News
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The Shepard's Race, circa 550 AD What are mazes? Are they a play environment, a game, a puzzle or, even in the case of Jason and the Minotaur, a form... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2019 at Global Toy News
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Comic book stores have been closing at a shocking rate. That is what I learned from an article by Matt McGloin in Cosmic Book News, The article, "RIP DC Comics... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2019 at Global Toy News
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I don't know if it was because 2018 was over or because the industry has a better understanding of the new, retail toy landscape, but for whatever reason, this was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2019 at Global Toy News