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Richard Gottlieb
New York, NY
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is there some kind of bizarre correlation between not allowing children to play with toy guns and later incidents of adult violence? ... I can vividly remember standing in my... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Global Toy News
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This is part two of my list of Top 10 Pigs of All Time (1-5). Its the Year of the Pig in China so it seems like an appropriate time... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Global Toy News
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After all, the toy industry depends upon babies and the more the better. What can we do? Short of adding an aphrodisiac to the country's water supply, not much. ...... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Global Toy News
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Its the Chinese Year of the Pig so I thought it was time to list the Top 10 Pigs of All Time. I have written similar lists in the past... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Global Toy News
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"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Global Toy News
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What's available this year? Felix the Cat for one. Also, Laurel and Hardy, the Little Rascals, and the original Bambi. ... 2019 ushers in a very important new era for... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Global Toy News
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What will not recover anytime soon is the sheer joy and magic that comes from shopping in a store devoted strictly to the joys of play. ... 2018 is over... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2019 at Global Toy News
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Alexander Cutting the Gordian Knot, Donato Creti, 1671-1749 The most important and relatable moment in puzzle history has to be the story of Alexander the Great and the Gordian Knot.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2019 at Global Toy News
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Starting in 2020, Spin Master will be the new home of DC licensed characters. Its quite a moment for one of the few publicly held toy companies as they join... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2018 at Global Toy News
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"Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus." Those words, written 121 years ago, were written in response to a letter to the New York Sun by a little girl named... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2018 at Global Toy News
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What did Children want for Christmas in 1897? Here are some letters to the Richmond Times Dispatch from December 19 of that year. Its interesting that nuts, fresh fruit, dried... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2018 at Global Toy News
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Skates, while on the feet of children and clumsy adults, make for magnificent toys. They allow the user to race, dance, play games and travel. Skates, like those depicted in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2018 at Global Toy News
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I read a very interesting New York Times article about Mattel and its CEO Ynon Kreiz. Written by Julie Creswell, "Mattel’s Revival Plan: Bet on Barbie, the Movie" provides some... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2018 at Global Toy News
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Pictured above is 2 Herald Square in New York City. Its the future site of Hamleys, the legendary British toy store. According to The Real Deal, a magazine that covers... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2018 at Global Toy News
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Is a game table a piece of furniture turned into a game or a game turned into a piece of furniture? Either way you put it, a great game table... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2018 at Global Toy News
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Is the acquisition imminent...probably not? Is it inevitable...maybe? ... Amazon buying Target? It could happen; that according to venture capital group, Loup Ventures. Loup predicted it would happen in 2018.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2018 at Global Toy News
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The toy industry has a knack for producing geniuses. Names that easily come to mind are Louis Marx, who was once featured on the cover of Time Magazine, Ruth Handler,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2018 at Global Toy News
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I came across an article on the Wall Street Journal that I think is a must read for toy and play industry members. The article by Lara O'Reilly and Laura... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2018 at Global Toy News
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I ran across some interesting data in a Wall Street Journal article, "Toy Sorry: Why the Holiday Season May Give Hasbro, Mattel a Lump of Coal". The author, Elizabeth Winkler,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2018 at Global Toy News
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Buck Rogers was the Star Wars of its time. Introduced as a comic strip in 1929, the brand went on to inspire a popular radio show, movies, comic books, a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2018 at Global Toy News
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The Wall Street Journal and The Drucker Institute have recently published the WSJ Management Top 250. According to the Wall Street Journal, the list "measures corporate effectiveness by examining performance... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2018 at Global Toy News
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WowWee, the creator of the hugely successful Fingerlings toys has another hit on its hands. In fact, it may be too big a hit. This USA Today headline says it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2018 at Global Toy News
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Don't let the fruitcakes get you down. ... Being called a Mrs. Grundy (not to be confused with Miss Grundy from the Archie Comics) was a 19th century name for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2018 at Global Toy News
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Philip Bloom is a well known, well liked and highly knowledgable commentator on the toy industry. His Bloom Report is a must read for those who want to keep up... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2018 at Global Toy News