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...

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...

May 11, 2017

So, spinners huh? What happened to all the talk about screen toys and the demise of the traditional toy business? Well, you see it's the kids. They are what they are, kids! Influenced by others but not forced into anything.

Children like what amuses them; be that techno...

August 23, 2016

Ahh, back to school time. A time when preschoolers often ask why they can't go too. Funny how that changes as the year's move on and they don't want to let go of summer!

Parents, especially first-time parents of preschoolers are asking themselves and others, "Am I doing...

June 19, 2016

Today I'm on my way to the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, and I started to think about all those licensed characters that are fighting for our attention, especially our children's attention. They are everywhere. On clothing, shoes, toys, toothbrushes, kid's meals; the li...

June 6, 2016

"Doom and gloom"; analysts love writing about the demise of the Toy Industry. They like to proclaim their expertise knows that the digital device has taken over the plastic toy as the most important plaything for children. Yet, "According to the NPD Group's Retail Trac...

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