In this installment of the Toy Family Series, Mary Couzin interviews Richard and Michael Albert about their family history as toymakers in Canada since the 1960s.
Theo and Ora Coster founded Theora Design in Israel in the ’60s. Now their sons Gideon and Boaz, plus Boaz’s wife Aliza, are involved in the family toy and game business. Read Mary Couzin’s interview with the Coster family about their company’s history and the stories behind their most popular products.
Mary Couzin interviews Doug Morrison, developer of sound for talking toys and founder, alongside his wife Christine, of So Sound. The Morrison’s sons, TJ and Charlie, have since joined the family business.
Mary Couzin interviews Eddy Goldfarb, inventor of more than 800 toys, and current subject of the recent documentary, Eddy’s World.
CHITAG’s Mary Couzin interviews former Hasbro CEO and current Executive Committee Chairman Alan Hassenfeld, whose family founded the company.
CHITAG’s Mary Couzin chats with the Herbert Brothers, game inventors, filmmakers, and winners of the 2009 Doritos Super Bowl ad contest.
CHITAG’s Mary Couzin chats with the President of American Classic Toy, Inc. Jay Horowitz and discusses his family’s deep history in the toy business.
Most everyone in the industry knows and loves Lynn and Mike Marra, but I bet you didn’t know their history and how they got their children involved.
CHITAG’s Mary Couzin chats with BGN Sales Group’s Bortnick family, a toy sales rep group that’s built its business on maintaining strong relationships with both retailers and manufacturers.