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Toy & Play Industry Resources

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A World of Toy Industry Insight and Media

Global Toy News

The Toy Industry's Independent Voice.  With over 1.4 million visits, Global Toy News has become a go-to online resource for toy industry news, entertainment, interviews and more.

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The Playground Podcast

The Playground is a diverse, engaging and entertaining platform to promote play and playfulness among people of all ages. Hosted by toy industry experts Richard Gottlieb and TheToyGuy Chris Byrne

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Global Toy Video

Richard travels the world giving informative talks, presentations and hosting interviews with all of the toy industry leaders.  Visit this media page to see all of Richard's video files available for viewing.

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The Toy Guy® Blog

Join Chris on a never-ending playdate! He finds the best in toys, some of the best thinking about play, an awesome look back at some of the most significant toys of the modern era—and so much more. Chris's goal is to spur thought, start conversations...and maybe stir the pot a bit.

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The Toy Guy® Video

Chris The Toy Guy® appears regularly on local and national TV throughout the year. He’s a regular guest on Live! With Kelly and Ryan as well as many morning shows in the U.S. and internationally.
He loves to play with Kelly and Ryan. They’re so much fun, and the producers and crew are the best in TV! Check out all the fun he, Kelly and Ryan have been having with these classic videos.

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What People Say

Global Toy News has been a great source for me and my team to learn about the toy industry for years!

Madison R.

Chicago, IL

Many of you enjoy reading Global Toy News, listening to The Playground Podcast and watching our YouTube channel. In order to make it easier for you to find all three in one place, we are pleased to announce Global Toy Media, your place to be provoked, informed and entertained.



I'm Richard Gottlieb

Global Toy Expert

Richard Gottlieb is a well-known toy industry commentator and CEO of Global Toy Experts, a world-renowned consultancy and resource for toy industry analysis and strategies. In addition, Richard is Publisher of Global Toy News, the industry resource for toy news, toy trends and analysis of the business of play. Richard combines an MBA in Global Management with years of toy industry experience to help small, medium and large toy manufacturers increase their market share.

Richard is frequently interviewed by media worldwide, and has been called on by ABC News, CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, Newsweek and other media outlets.  

Considered an expert on the toy industry, Richard is frequently asked to speak at toy industry conferences and serve on various executive panels. Richards Building Our Future conferences, focusing on the impact that toys and media have on the future personal and professional choices individuals make in adulthood, take place annually in New York, Nuremberg and Los Angeles.

In recognition of his prominence in the toy industry, Richard is member of the National Toy Hall of Fame voting committee.

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