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  What I’m Hearing! – Toy Association Events   Welcome to my new bi-weekly message which I have entitled – What I’m Hearing!  Outreach, inclusion, and respon...

  (film crew sets up in LR warehouse)   While chatting with Rick Woldenberg (in cover photo with lead actress Tamara Feldman) and his team at the Nuremberg Toy Fair, they mentioned that...

Toy Story Toons Toy Story Toons is an animated short film series starring all the original characters from the Toy Story franchise. They came out just after Toy Story 3 came out, and if you’ve ...

Judging, Mentoring, and Awards Ceremony Took Place at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair   CHICAGO (February 13, 2024) – Catastrophe of Hairballs, Hike the Spike, and Blanket Kingdom were am...

  Hi Brian! It was great to see you at both London and Nuremberg Toy Fairs! The Goliath booth was not just funtastic, but SO MANY new lines, including new toy lines. So exciting! What are...

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 5th, 2024 Make-A-Wish North Texas Joins Forces with Hey Buddy Hey Pal and Their EggMazing Egg Decorator Line for \"My True Wish\" Sweepstakes, ...

My brother was getting his kids secured in their car seats in preparation for the drive to our family Christmas party when the mail carrier drove up with a package.   “Oh, great! I though...

Started in 1924, with the founding of Tomiyama Toy Seisakusho (the predecessor of TOMY), TOMY is now a global company with well-known brands for parents and children of all ages.   &n...

Becoming capable of democracy through board games On the potential of our analog gaming cultureChristian Beiersdorf, Daniel Bernsen, Lukas Boch The market for board games in Germany is growing contin...

Tiffany Good, Senior Brand Manager at TOMY International Hitting All the Right Notes   Hi Tiffany, you hold a BS in Fashion Merchandising from Ohio State. What brought you from fashion retai...

  What is it about the Toy and Game Industry that you love?   Having been a part of the toy and play industry for many years (and wearing many different hats), I can say with certainty ...

Based on the ever-so-popular children’s television show Bluey, Bluey: Baby Race is an adorable story from Penguin Random House about when Bluey was a baby and was learning to take her first step...

Kick The Tyres, Light The Fires is divided into three parts. The first, titled, “How time flies—a glimpse of my life—so far,” details Norman’s childhood through his retir...

Radical Play by Rob Goldberg is a completely interesting look at the civil rights movements of the 60s and 70s through the lens of the toy industry. Goldberg explores the peace movement and the impact...

  In a world filled with fleeting distractions like TikTok videos, Instagram reels, and YouTube Shorts, kids have more options than ever for entertainment without meaningful connection with th...

PEOPLE OF PLAY ANNOUNCES 22ND ANNUAL LINE-UP OF INVENTOR, INNOVATION AND PLAYFUL EVENTS, INCLUDING CHICAGO TOY & GAME FAIR    People of Play (POP) Week Kicks Off the Holiday Seas...

  Hi, Lisa! Happy 30th Anniversary to you and KidStuff! I think we\'ve known one another for most of those 30 years, yet there are still questions to be asked. Do you have a mantra that you liv...

EVERETT, Wash. and HATTEM, The Netherlands -- January xx, 2024 -- Funko, Inc. (Nasdaq: FNKO), a leading pop culture lifestyle brand, and Goliath, a private family owned and run global game company, to...

I was a toy inventor. Had been for years. I was Santa Claus in my 5th grade play.  I had for years thought about being Santa again, and providing toys and games as well, but where, how?  I w...

From the bustling tech scene of Silicon Valley in the 80s to the tranquil studios of North Carolina, my journey has been a tapestry of creativity and innovation.    As a graphic artist, ...

Free Video Game - Queen Mirtnesh & the 70 Thieves How difficult was it for ancient Egypt\'s Queen Mirtnesh (mirt means \"crops\") to develop the large-scale agriculture, 5100 years ago in Lower Egyp...

The Top POP Viewed Profiles and Articles of 2023! #POPTOP23   The Top 23 Visited People of Play Profiles (source: Google Analytics) Andreas Hoenigschmid Elizabeth Werner Mary Couzin Eddy G...

Ancient Gaming Was A Matter of Life & Death (Photo: Keith Schengili-Roberts) In ancient Egypt, board games were for more than fun and games. They were a matter of market strategy. Often for ...

How A Young Woman Brought Mecha To Market In early 2022, I was continuing to ponder the path to market for these giant 11-foot-tall mecha walking vehicles. I\'ve been a product development consultant ...

Your Kids Are Safer Inside Their Mecha With vehicles increasingly on the road, it has never been so hazardous and deadly for kids. On the streets, 76% of people killed or injured by an automobile are...

Real Mecha Are Taking Off & Landing Near You! If you are familiar with Universal\'s \"ExoSquad\" animated TV cartoon series and Playmates Toys \"ExoSquad\" action figures, then you are familiar with m...

Timeless Toys is simply explained as an encyclopedia of all things toys and games. Tim Walsh expertly covers toys of different decades and different companies, adding in the stories of how each toy an...

Taylor Swift is one of the most famous women, scratch that, people in the world right now, so it would only make sense for Penguin Random House to publish one of their classic Little Golden Book Biogr...

We\'re finally in the homestretch, with just hours left before a new year begins! And what a year it was. Venturing out much more than the year before. Reconnecting in-person with friends and colleague...

The Beauty of Games   Frank Lantz is a game designer who has created over 50 games, including Universal Paperclips, Babble Royale, Hey Robot, Parking Wars, Sharkrunners, Drop 7, Power Planets, ...

Tait & Lily, Inventors of Betcha Can't!