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.
The Toy Association explores toys and games that keep learning fresh and fun for kids as traditional schooling transitions to home, online, and hybrid models.
The Toy Coach Azhelle Wade explores the potential opportunities that online virtual trade shows have created for those breaking into the toy industry.
Matt Nuccio, the president of Design Edge, reflects on the loss of international toy industry trade shows in 2020 due to COVID-19.
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.
Marty Brochstein, SVP of Industry Relations and Information at Licensing International, examines the retro brands making a comeback as consumers flock to familiar and trusted products during the pandemic.
Cary Grossart, Business Development Manager at NFL Players Inc., explains how fans continue to engage with their favorite athletes, even as the pandemic transforms the sports industry.
TFE asked several game and puzzle manufacturers which of their products have resonated the most with consumers during this time, and why.