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Goliath Announces the Acquisition of Colorific Australian based, family-owned company will add STEM and DIY to Goliath’s portfolio   Melbourne, Australia, 22nd April 2022 - Goliath, one ...

  (Mary) Hi Reisa! Thank you for taking time for our interview. I remember meeting you at our NYTF Connolly\'s Pub event many years ago and have loved getting to know you over the years (we wil...

  Hi Sherry! Thank you for doing this interivew with us. We\'ve known one another a long time, but I learned a lot more about you! Let\'s start with sharing with our readers what your roles and ...

Do you want a job in the toy and game industry? Want to get your foot in the door, but not sure where to start?   Here are three easy things you can start doing today. 1. Get your name out the...

RACCOON TYCOON JOINS FUN AT UNIVERSITY GAMES University Games adds Forbidden Games portfolio to its library of great brands   April 21, 2022, San Francisco.  University Games and For...

NETFLIX ANNOUNCES EXPLODING KITTENS MOBILE GAME AND ANIMATED SERIES IN FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND DEAL, BASED ON THE POPULAR CARD GAME   Exploding Kittens Series Will Star Tom Ellis, Abraham Lim, L...

CHICAGO, IL (April 18, 2022)  -  People of Play (POP) is excited to share the extraordinary speakers for its inaugural  quarterly educational webinar series targeting industry marketing...

  Hi Julien! Thank you for taking a few minutes to chat about what you do in our industry. Can you share what your roles and responsibilities are in our industry? Currently I lead US Marketin...

Kidult: Giving Adults a License to Play by: Mark Foster, Managing Director for the UK and North America, Playmobil    The toy space is no longer one bound by age as the so-called &ldquo...

Hi Dianne! Thank you for taking time to talk to us today. Do you have a mantra that you live by? That all people have untapped potential.   Why and how did you get into the Toy and Game indust...

The Roachy Fund\'s mission is to help others follow their dream to “make art and play games.” The Fund will provide scholarships to college bound students who plan on pursuing a degree in a...

As we kick off Autism Acceptance month, it\'s a perfect time to contemplate the extraordinary power of \"Play\" to help actualize the full potential of neurodivergent children.   Neurodiversity re...

Adam, you\'ve gone from a two-time toy company entrepreneur to product acquisition and new business at PlayMonster and this month you’ve taken the role of SVP, Product Development & Innovatio...

People of Play Announce Three Truths and a Lie Virtual Show Series     CHICAGO, IL (March 28, 2022)  -  Announcing Three Truths and a Lie, a new virtual series held the second...

          What specific steps, if any, are you taking in regard to managing employee health and safety? NA N/A we continue to wear masks in our showroom N/A Go...

The story of University Games is a story of adventure, hard work, lots of fun and a great deal of good fortune. We started the company on April 1, 1985 with two founders and a receptionist. We had a...

What are your roles and responsibilities in our industry? I am the founder and CEO of educational toy company, Brown Toy Box. I’m active in the Atlanta education and business community as an eq...

The Incredible Power of Nurturing By Nancy Zwiers This spring (early here in sunny California), I witnessed the incredible power of Nature and her amazing nurturing instinct.    The stor...

CHICAGO, IL (March 28, 2022)  -  People of Play today announced its first quarterly educational webinar targeting industry marketing and PR pros.   The first session will be April ...

Hi Steve! What are your roles and responsibilities in our industry? As VP of Sales and Marketing at Hog Wild Toys, I get to be involved in so many aspects of our business. The thing I really love abo...

    Hi, Tami! Why did you want to do a podcast and who are some of your upcoming guests?  The idea for Toy Stories, our podcast, actually came out of a brainstorming session we did ...

When I saw Nancy Zweir’s recent post on LinkedIn about keeping play as an integral part of an adult life recently, I couldn’t resist commenting that fostering a puppy is a great one. It al...

A Tribute to an Unsung Hero—Toy Association’s Marian Bossard By Nancy Zwiers Marian Bossard, over 22 years with the Toy Association, epitomizes gracious servant leadership.   As M...

How To Put On Your Cape-abilities In this blog post, you’ll continue to find strategies that you can use to shake up your thinking and unleash your innovation superpowers. Each post defines a t...

What are your roles and responsibilities in our industry? I am the founder and CEO of a small Chicago based toy company, creating sets of sports action figures to inspire creative play in kids all ye...

Driving Play Value By Nancy Zwiers   I define play value as the amount of time a child spends playing with a toy relative to its price. Delivering play value is our industry’s reaso...

  What are your roles and responsibilities in our industry?   I lead the Hasbro SPARK team as SVP of Design Innovation and Inventor Relations. The Hasbro SPARK team is a central team that...

The Genesis of Compounds   As a principal developer of unusual compounds for many years during my time with Play Visions, I was fortunate enough to become involved in this unique category going...

PLAYMONSTER CONGRATULATES THEIR RISING STAR SAKITA WITHERS FOR WINNING A  2022 WOMEN IN TOYS WONDER WOMAN AWARD PlayMonster’s Sakita Withers Wins Big at the Women in Toys 30th Anniver...

HOW TO TEACH YOUR CHILD ABOUT ONLINE SAFETY February brought us Safer Internet Day and as the world becomes increasingly connected via technology, you may wonder how to make sure your chi...

Tait & Lily, Inventors of Betcha Can't!