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Richard Gottlieb
New York, NY
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Golf is tiddlywinks played while standing up and wearing a hat. -- Florence King, American author This isn’t tiddlywinks, where you flip your tiddly over another player’s tiddly and an... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Global Toy News
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Smithsonian.com has an interesting article on the recent discovery of a gameboard while excavating Hadrian's Wall. Hadrian's wall was ordered constructed and named for Emperor Hadrian in 122 AD. It... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Global Toy News
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"Almost all of these railroad workers came from Guangdong Province in China, the global epicenter of toy manufacturing." This week marks the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Global Toy News
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It is going to be very difficult for toy companies and retailers to know when to ship, whether to ship and at what price. We will all need to stay... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Global Toy News
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If you work in the toy industry, actually if you work in pretty much any industry, your heart skipped a couple of beats this morning (Its Friday, May 10) when... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2019 at Global Toy News
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Kaleidoscope (n.) "Observer of beautiful forms." (Etymology Dictionary) ... I had a Kaleidoscope as a child and I am sure that you did too. It was fascinating to be able... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at Global Toy News
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Wawamu Stats has provided a fascinating look at population figures for the world's twenty most populous cities dating back to 1810 and projecting through 2100. Here are some of the... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2019 at Global Toy News
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Join Richard Gottlieb and Chris Byrne on The Playground Podcast to hear them discuss Stem Education by clicking here. Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2019 at Global Toy News
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Gotcha!!!! You saw that cute picture of a puppy and just had to see what it was all about. It was not me but the cuteness of that little dog... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2019 at Global Toy News
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Doctor Kit, Pressman Toy Company, early 1950's My grandson recently turned three and while attending his birthday party I watched him playing with a toy doctor kit. He was happily... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2019 at Global Toy News
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Click here to listen to the latest podcast from Richard Gottlieb (The Global Toy Expert) and Chris Byrne (The Toy Guy). Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2019 at Global Toy News
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As time passes, it is a bit startling to consider how quickly the number of toy industry veterans who remember the Toy Center has eroded. Once located at 200 Fifth... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2019 at Global Toy News
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Market research has always been important to the toy industry but I have never found a company that actually interviewed more people than The Insights People, which surveys 85,000 children... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2019 at Global Toy News
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Hobby Horses date back to the middle ages so maybe this is the moment the Hobby Horse industry has been anticipating for the last eight hundred years. ... Teenage girls... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2019 at Global Toy News
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Richard Barry and his team may well find success with this new venture but they have a lot to prove to an industry that has learned the hard way that... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2019 at Global Toy News
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Listen to Part 2 to hear more of Chris and my conversation about the latest toy industry trends and our Toy Fair wrap up by clicking here. Here is what... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at Global Toy News
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Tin Battleship, the 1920s The years between World War I and II were a time of rapid growth for the Japanese toy industry. Germany had dominated toy manufacturing prior to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2019 at Global Toy News
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New York City's GDP is the equivalent of Spain, Saudi Arabia, and Canada and bigger than South Korea, Australia, and Switzerland. If New York City was a country it would... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2019 at Global Toy News
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Automobile company CEO's know they have to change to meet the times, which leads to the question: Do toy automobile company CEO's know it as well? ... I can vividly... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2019 at Global Toy News
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This headline from the Wall Street Journal just about says it all: "‘Avengers: Endgame’ Prompts Theaters to Plan 24-Hour Screenings, Double the Popcorn". The movie will open in a record-breaking... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2019 at Global Toy News
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Chris Byrne, "The Toy Guy", and I are excited to announce that our new podcast, "The Playground", is now live. We have recorded an "Introduction to The Playground! Come play... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2019 at Global Toy News
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Science Fiction and its impact on play has probably been an under-considered aspect of 20th-century culture and toy history. From Buck Rogers to Darth Vader, visions of the future, both... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2019 at Global Toy News
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I came upon an article out of Jacksonville, Florida about a local toy store there being raided by Homeland Security. According to a news segment on Action News Jax entitled... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2019 at Global Toy News
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Children are ingesting more foreign objects lately. The Forbes article, "Why More Kids Are Going To The ER For Swallowing Objects", states that "...the rate of young kids going to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2019 at Global Toy News
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Earlier this week, the Strong National Museum of Play's Julia Novakovic shared her article, "Pinball History in the Archives". Julia is an archivist at the Strong and it was her... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2019 at Global Toy News