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Unfortunately, this is not an article announcing job openings within the Toy Industry. Sorry. However, the following example may provide a great idea for approaching toy companies and toy job... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Global Toy News
Move over Angry Birds, here come Angry Amoebas! If you think video games have become too realistic, these games may not be for you. But, if you remember the thrill... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2013 at Global Toy News
In yesterday's post I talked about the usefulness of toys and games beyond traditional markets and play patterns. The examples highlighted how toys are being used to create portable energy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2012 at Global Toy News
Holiday wish lists line the pockets of shoppers and fill the email boxes of many at this time of year. The toy industry has created so many wonderful products that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2012 at Global Toy News
What do G.I. Joe and broccoli have in common? They both wear green. Their heads look similar (at least the flocked hair version of Joe does). And, they both ‘stalk’... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2012 at Global Toy News
I visited a Wal*Mart store today and watched a mother and her very young daughter browsing the 'vehicle' aisle of the toy area. The little girl looked closely at the toys and seemed quite interested in them. She then suddenly exclaimed, "These are all 'boys' toys. These are for boys!" To which her mother replied, "Yes, these are 'boys' toys." Toy manufacturers and stores will need to work hard to overcome product gender stereotypes and the resulting limitations placed on the imaginations and creativity of boys and girls alike.
The holidays have a way of encouraging us to turn our thoughts to kinder, gentler, more comforting things. But those things that bring us peace and calm and joy are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2011 at Global Toy News
The popularity of all things spooky and gross seems to increase each year. This fascination for engaging in activities which frighten us is fed by numerous horror movies, books, television... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2011 at Global Toy News
You never know when or where the next big idea will hit you. You may be singing in the shower, driving in your car, or sitting at the office. Wherever... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2011 at Global Toy News
You’ve packed up the car or headed out by plane, train, or boat to embark on a fun-filled family vacation. If you have children traveling with you, no doubt some... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2011 at Global Toy News
On April 26th, the Elmhurst Historical Museum opens its doors to the public with a very special exhibit: "Toys in the 'Hood". Located in a nearby suburb of Chicago, the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2011 at Global Toy News
A few weeks have passed and I have had some time to reflect on this year's New York Toy Fair. In doing so, I have noticed some contrasts with toy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2011 at Global Toy News
Each year at this time, there is an irrepressible urge to hum or sing holiday songs. It is useless to resist. This year, one song in particular has looped over... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2010 at Global Toy News
Those who work within the toy industry have an awareness of play patterns and recognize the value they provide in developing an individual’s creativity, imagination, knowledge, and physical skills. But,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2010 at Global Toy News
Several of my early life experiences were made easier because I have an older brother who helped pave the way for me and told me what to expect through many... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2010 at Global Toy News
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