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.
Mary Couzin interviews Eddy Goldfarb, inventor of more than 800 toys, and current subject of the recent documentary, Eddy’s World.
Matt Nuccio, president of Design Edge, offers tips to inventors for making effective product video pitches to toy companies.
Delanie West of Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment describes how her experiences with workplace bias have shaped the way she presents herself in virtual professional environments.
ASTRA’s Kimberley Mosley offers tips to specialty toy stores for organizing a successful Neighborhood Toy Store Day event this fall.