I cannot believe that another Toy Fair has passed, but what a great show! The longer I’m in this industry the more I love events like ChiT..
This is part 2 in my article of 2016 Toy Fair Trends; to view part 1 click HERE. If you are reading this via the email newsletter, many o..
…if bullying based on gender-based marketing isn’t a call to action to make marketing less gender-focused, I’m not sure what is.Kim Vandenbroucke
Contributor to Global Toy News
EXCELLENCE IN GAME DESIGN
- Oliver Morris, designer of Gravity Maze
This year’s field of inventors (Dan Klitsner/Hasbro Design – Simo..
And the winners are…. BUBBLES, LITTLE GREEN ARMY MEN, and RUBIK’S CUBE!
These are the 54th and 55th AND 56th items inducted in to the N..
The thing I love about being in this industry is that there are so many inventors willing to help and support other inventors. We’re all ..
It’s that time of year again… (well actually it was last week but I’m a little behind)
The 2014 Toy & Game Inventor of the Year (TAGI..
This is part 3 in a 3 part series on the trends of New York Toy Fair. (whew!)
This is part 2 of a three part series on the trends seen at New York Toy Fair.
This is part 1 in a three part series on the trends seen at New York Toy Fair.
Sometimes I drop the ball – and this time if it was a nice shiny glass ball, it would be in a zillion tiny little pieces because I reall..
This is PART 2 of a 3 part series on the trends of New York Toy Fair.
The last 2 parts of this series talked about NEW trends I saw at Toy Fair 2013 and this installment will talk about the continuing trends, how they’ve changed and trends we’re not seeing anymore. Enjoy!
This is part 1 of a 3 part series on the trends seen at New York Toy Fair.
Well it’s that time of year again, time for the National Toy Hall of Fame (part of The Strong Museum in Rochester, NY) nominees! This y..
This is the second and final article regarding trends spotted at New York Toy Fair.
I can’t believe it’s been a week since New York Toy Fair which means that despite the fact that I’m drowning in follow-up work and business cards from this year, the count down to Toy Fair 2013 has already begun. But first, the trends…
Whew…ChiTAG is over and I’m exhausted! I will freely admit that between T&GCon, the TAGIEs and ChiTAG it’s my favorite 4 days in the game..
I can’t express enough how social media has taken me to new and crazy places — places I’d never dream I’d be. For example, this month F..
First, thanks to all of you who voted for me – it just wasn’t my year. I will say, I’m okay losing to Susan McKinley Ross; she’s a gr..
If you recall, last year was a big year for games in regards to the National Toy Hall of Fame. Why? Because TWO “games” were selected out..
I was hoping that after my 1-day whirlwind trip to GenCon in Indianapolis I would have this amazing recap article to write, but I..
Unfortunately I didn’t get to go to ASTRA this year, but my inventor friend Mary Jo Reutter (read about her games HERE) did and she wa..
Monopoly turns 75 this year — well it sort of turns 75 this year. There are “folk” versions of the game that exist which were handma..
Last Friday night was the annual TAGIE awards which honor the inventor side of the toy and game community whereas the Toy of the Year ..
This Saturday is not only National Gaming Day, but it’s also Neighborhood Toy Store Day! So for all of you game-loving folks out th..
It’s the first week of November so that means we find out the voting results! No, not of the latest political election (although I’d ..
Last Thursday I went to see a screening of the documentary Toyland and I’m pretty sure the audience was completely aware until the end..
Last November at ChiTag I had the opportunity to meet the inventor of Jenga, Leslie Scott (pic above). She was the featured Women In ..
A month or so ago it was announced that Eddy Goldfarb (left) will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement award at the Toy and Game Inve..
After a long flight with a little hangover and a medical emergency on board that caused the paramedics to meet my plane at the gate, I’m..
The National Toy Hall of Fame announced this morning it’s 2009 inductees! They are:
The Ball, Big Wheel and the Nintendo Game Boy!