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I am posting some anecdotes about a number of my favorite toys I\'ve worked on in my career. Toy Stories Chapter 7: Rugrats!When I started as Director of the Nickelodeon business, Mattel had had a good...

Did you realize that last Sunday was the culmination of one of our most storied and legendary annual professional sporting events? Yes it was.   Of course I’m talking about Wrestlemania 3...

Dear Tim... “Do you have a plan?”   “I always have a plan.”   Armageddon Freezer.  That’s our nickname for my mother-in-law’s basement freezer (t...

I am posting some anecdotes about a number of my favorite toys I\'ve worked on in my career.Toy Stories Chapter 6: Zzand!Desperately trying to keep the Nick compounds business alive, we introduced Zzan...

Catherine Winder is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Producer of Wind Sun Sky Entertainment, a multi-media production company pioneering the way on building creator-driven global franchises. ...

Screens are everywhere. Whether phone, television or school laptop, children are hard- pressed to enter a room that is screen-free. Daniel Buelhoff, a serial entrepreneur and a seriously devoted dad (...

Freeman PR, blending influencer marketing + media to tell your story: tBR Company of the Week Your product is ready to be launched, your sales team is finalizing placement and distribution centers ar...

I am posting some anecdotal Toy Stories about a number of my favorite toys I\'ve worked on in my career.Toy Stories Chapter 5: Hot Wheels Re-Branding!In the early- to mid-90’s, Hot Wheels w...

What exactly do you do in the industry? I like to tell people, “I make cool stuff.”  That means I get to work with a team of super-talented people to create products that will e...

I am posting some anecdotes about a number of my favorite toys I\'ve worked on in my career. Toy Stories Chapter 4: Hot Wheels Track SystemThe More You Get, the Bigger Your Set! We thought it was high ...

I am posting some anecdotes about a number of my favorite toys I\'ve worked on in my career. Toy Stories Chapter 3: Hot Wheels Adventures!Vehicle & Micro Playset, in one! This was a fun line, ...

Exactly one year ago, as the pandemic began in earnest, I launched an expiremental YouTube series with a mission to celebrate inventors, promote creativity and connection and champion play. I lov...

People of Play! I am posting some anecdotal Toy Stories about a number of my favorite toys I\'ve worked on in my career.Toy Stories Chapter 2: Farting Ren & StimpyThe challenge with a pro...

I am posting some anecdotal Toy Stories about a number of my favorite toys I\'ve worked on in my career.Toy Stories Chapter 1: Tony the Tattooed Man!No entertainment license, but an inventor item ...

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Goliath: A Toy Industry Giant   Born Entrepreneur With an old bicycle wheel and a wooden stick as his only toy, Adi Golad, the oldest of three brothers, grew up in impoverished Israel where f...

MC: So how long have you been in the toy industry?   TK: 38 years. Well, minus 1 year for the time that I —like a crazy person — went to a Dotcom startup.   MC: Gosh, how hav...

What exactly do you do in the industry?   I am the SVP of Product Development at Disney working on all brands from a hard lines standpoint as well as soft lines on the Marvel and Lucas brands. ...

Why and how did you get into the Toy and Game industry? As with most inventors, my career had a certain unplanned quality to it. I left college permanently during the middle of my Junior year. I&lsqu...

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professo...

Business of Play Importance of Play Play in Education Ayana Klein on Starting 3Dux/design January 16, 2018 | Ayana Klein   What was your favorite toy or game as a child? ...

September 20, 2019 | Hayley Orlinsky, 6-years-old  (The following answers were dictated to Hayley’s mom, children’s book author Lori Orlinsky)   What...

Kate Gibson - Gibson Games 100 Years and Growing! July 5, 2019 | Kate Gibson, Managing Director of Gibsons   What do you do in the industry?   I am Managing Director...

  HOW A ROAD TRIP AND GOOGLE SEARCH STARTED A GAME COMPANY   Gray Matters Games started on a family road trip when co-founder, Joe Barron, had a car full of passengers to entertain ...

Empathy is a powerful tool across numerous industries. And particularly in the toy business! Is it fair to assume toy companies leverage their power while making too much money? Is it fair to bel...

Jacqueline Vong Answers Richard Highfield's Comments on her East Meets West. Where are we going from here? I am excited to see a healthy amount of debate and reflection given to my op-ed in the B...

Tait & Lily, Inventors of Betcha Can't!