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Richard Gottlieb
New York, NY
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Why do people make a career out of toys? What causes grown adults, males, and females, to choose a profession so associated with childhood? I think there are several reasons:... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Global Toy News
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"The Brownies" was a charming and largely forgotten series of books, games and toys that had its moment of fame in the early 20th century. How popular was 'The Brownies'?... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Global Toy News
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The U.K. appears to have a new passion: Ending the use of plastic. Two little girls, Ella age nine and Caitlin age seven, began a petition asking McDonald's and Burger... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Global Toy News
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It was fun to see this week's announcement by BMC Toys that the company is going to create plastic molds for Little Green Army Women to add to their battalions... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Global Toy News
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I believe what Hasbro is trying to do is create a vital family conversation about females and how the "game," i.e., real life, is weighted against them. ........................... I once... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Global Toy News
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Chess pieces compose the game industry's most significant contribution to the art of sculpture. The 19th century was a time of beautiful creations. Here are some that I find particularly... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2019 at Global Toy News
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Click here to here Richard Gottlieb and Chris Byrne talk with toy industry leader Jay Foreman about tariffs, China and the dynamics of an uncertain market. Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2019 at Global Toy News
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Learn how to enter China and sell to retailers like Toys R Us Asia (240 stores), Kids Land (776 stores), Wal-Mart China (425 stores), and Mothercare (120 stores) and more.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2019 at Global Toy News
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There are 72 million people in the United States who are part of the Gen Z (Generation Z) cohort. They were born between 1997 and 2012, and those children and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2019 at Global Toy News
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What kind of impact will tariffs have on the toy industry? Can we handle a non-value added cost of business? Will the resulting increase in retails, that do not accrue... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2019 at Global Toy News
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Cute and precocious Ryan Kadji has, along with his parents, created a business empire that would not have been possible in the 20th century. Using Youtube as its platform, his... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2019 at Global Toy News
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As I review vintage board games from the late 19th and early 20th century, I am struck by how many of them celebrate the latest advances in technology. Many of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2019 at Global Toy News
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Click here to listen to Chris and Richard talk about the latest happenings around the potential tariffs, Hong Kong, and the world of entertainment. Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2019 at Global Toy News
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One thing is for sure, Costco is off to a good start........maybe too good. The crowds were so big that the new Shanghai store was forced to close eight hours... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2019 at Global Toy News
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I found a great article on the Dusty Old Things website. The piece, by Rose Heichelbech, is entitled "What Was the Most Popular Toy The Year You Were Born?" I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2019 at Global Toy News
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I am not so sure the trucking industry's troubles are an indicator of a recession, but they certainly seem to be the result of a ravaged retail landscape. ... I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2019 at Global Toy News
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The Walt Disney Company has announced that it is locating its Disney Stores inside of 25 Target locations. There are 40 more stores planned to be opened by 2020. This... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2019 at Global Toy News
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We in the toy industry despise knockoffs. They steal other people's ideas, turn them into revenue, and diminish the value of the original. Some knockoffs, however, are so ridiculous that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2019 at Global Toy News
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Hasbro is entering a whole new world, and that world is one in which no toy company has gone before. ... Hasbro's just-announced purchase of Entertainment One Ltd. for 4... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2019 at Global Toy News
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Which companies have the best reputations and garner the most respect? The Reputation Institute and it's RepTrak and its "annual ranking of the most reputable companies in the United States"... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2019 at Global Toy News
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Chris and Richard engage Faber-Castell CEO, Jamie Gallagher, in a mind-expanding and wide-ranging conversation about innovation, creativity, and transforming businesses. Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2019 at Global Toy News
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If the toy industry moves away from the notion that plastic is the automatic default material for toys, there is no telling what we may see next. ... On July... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2019 at Global Toy News
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I have always loved the aesthetics of old-time, coin-operated arcade machines. No, not video arcade games but the mechanical ones that began appearing in the early 20th century. I like... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2019 at Global Toy News
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China has almost 33 times the toy manufacturing capacity of Viet Nam. ... I, like you, continue to read articles about the possibility of toy manufacturers moving out of China... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2019 at Global Toy News
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PLAYMOBIL is taking a new direction. It is using what it has learned about children and applying it to adult professionals. The new line is called playmobil pro. I wanted... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2019 at Global Toy News