While the Kohner Bros. may no longer exist, there’s a reason its toys continue to live on today. What started as a wooden bead-making company on the Czech/German border evolved into one of the most well-known toy-making families in history. CHITAG’s Mary Couzin chats with Michael Kohner about his family’s toy history.
CHITAG’s Mary Couzin chats with father-daughter game inventors Gary Donner and Wendy Harris of Random Games & Toys about being in the family business.
When Peggy Sebert took her first toy store job, she paid her daughter Becky in Beanie Babies. Less than a decade later, the mother-daughter team opened their own toy shop, Becky & Me Toys. CHITAG’s Mary Couzin chats with this toy industry duo.
This week, we chat with Kate Gibson of the UK-based Gibsons Games, a fourth generation company that has flourished even in the face of setbacks such as having its premises destroyed in the London Blitz of World War II. If you meet Kate, you’ll immediately sense her passion and drive for her family, her team, and Gibsons’ mission. If you chat a bit longer, you’ll find she keeps Prosecco and chocolate in the fridge.
CHITAG’s Mary Couzin chats with Micha Hertzano about his family’s toy story and the evolution of one of the most beloved board games, Rummikub.
CHITAG’s Mary Couzin chats with toy industry legacy family, the Fuhrers, owners of Nextoy, a leading toy R&D firm, and the KenKen puzzle brand.
CHITAG’s Mary Couzin chats with another toy industry legacy family: the Nuccios, owners of Design Edge, a leading graphic design and R&D firm.
Kicking off a new series, All in the Family, CHITAG president Mary Couzin interviews some of the most recognizable and storied families in the toy industry—starting with Goliath Games’ Golad family.