September 20, 2019

"Why do they call it a ‘building?’ It looks like they’re finished. Why isn’t it a ‘built?'"

-Jerry Seinfeld

Like many of you, I love listening to a lot of stand-up comedians. The other day when I was watching the Netflix special Relatable, Ellen DeGeneres was handing out...

July 16, 2019

With a continuing debate over physical and digital preference, I once again look at how it might all work...or not

March 20, 2019

Ahh, the good ole days when you watched a commercial or read a magazine ad featuring a celebrity, sports hero, or cartoon tiger and said, "I'm buying that!". Did we really do that? Agencies and marketing teams would argue that was the only way to get a consumer to buy-...

November 13, 2018

What you played with as a child more than likely influenced who you became as an adult. Seems simple, but have you actually thought about it? I know it certainly shaped who I am and how I look at the world.

We are now in the season for toy talk. What will be the hottest...

October 15, 2018

With licensing, comes a conundrum. At least for me.

We are currently in the midst of all the new consumer licensing and toy trade show season. Happens every year; with all sorts of creators, marketers, salesmen and companies across a vast array of goods, venturing out a...

July 19, 2018

Stop, take a look at that fork in the road.

Deciding which path to take is not often easy, weighing the pros and cons of each direction. It's funny how I've come to this same fork several times in the last few years. Once again, I'm standing here! With a new lens to loo...

September 20, 2017

Not again! It's falling again! Last time it was Lego losing sales and now, as everyone is aware, Toys R Us yesterday announced they are filing for bankruptcy, and the world is in a frenzy! Well, some are, at least. It certainly makes for good press.

None of this should...

September 6, 2017

Oh no, the sky is falling! Lego recently announced a 5% revenue decline from the first half 2016. How can that be?

Lego is the darling of the toy industry, and we all thought they could do no wrong. Well, so goes the business of toys. Just when you think you have it fig...

July 28, 2017

We just recently passed mid-summer, and the end is on the horizon! But let's stop and remember what summer is often about; memories; especially childhood memories. We all have them. Sure, they vary from generation to generation, but they usually are remembered as warm...