Audio & Video Interviews, discussions and presentations featuring Richard Gottlieb.

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Mattel Marketplace Morning Report - July 23, 2020

How The Cozy Coupe Became The Best Selling Car Of All-Time - Cheddar Explains - June 2020

Nobody Knows That! China, Nigeria & More UG Studios @ Toy Fair NY 2020 - April 2020

Why we should be selling our toys in China - Spielwarenmesse Toy Business Forum - March 2020

The World Is Changing and So Are We - Spielwarenmesse Toy Business Forum - March 2020

New York Toy Fair: Making toys more eco-friendly Channel News Asia - March 2020

How Toys 'R' Us Went Bankrupt: The Mini Documentary - Wall Street Journal - November 2019

The World, China & the Business of Play Toy Talks 2019 Presentation - August, 2019

Barbie 60th Anniversary, Interview with Newsweek Magazine - March 2019

Toy Business Forum at Spielwarenmesse 2019: The Future of the Global Toy Marketplace - February 2019

Richard Gottlieb Discusses Toy Sales in China - CGTN America - March 2019

Toy Fair wraps in New York: Biggest trends and potential return of Toys R Us - CGTN America - February 2019

What You Can Do to Beat the Toy Shortage This Holiday Season - Inside Edition - December 2018

FAO Schwarz Comes Back Uptown Radio - December 2018

Toys R Us is Gone, But Fret Not, Retailers Say Marketplace Morning Report - October 22, 2018

Living in a Post-Toys ‘R’ Us World: Navigating the Future of Toy Retail - Action Figure Insider @ San Diego Comic Con - July 2018

Welcome to Business: How Global Toy Expert Analyzes The Future of Play - Foresight Strategies Show - July 2018

Richard Gottlieb Presentation: Toy Business Forum at Spielwarenmesse - February 2018


The demise of Toys R Us opens doors wide for other retailers - BNN - March 2018

Mattel shares soar on Hasbro Takeover Talk CNN - - November 2017

Toys R Us files for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection - NBC News - September 2017

Lego sales dip but company still dominates Fox 5 News - September 2017

With revenue and profits down, Lego runs into digital headwinds - CBS Evening News - September 2017

BBC World News - Fidget Spinner

BBC World News discussion about Fidget Spinners - May 2017

Richard Gottlieb discusses The Future of Toys - April 2017

Interview with Richard Gottlieb at Toy Fair 2016 BeTerrific - March 2016

On a Crowded Toy Shelf, Making Room for a New Era of Barbie: PBS News Hour - January 2016

Christmas Through the Decades

The 60's and 70's Interview segments with Richard Gottlieb - November & December 2015

The Popularity of the Pet Rock

The Pet Rock & Other Fads NPR Discussion - April 2015

Live from CES 2015 with Richard Gottlieb: BeTerrific CES - January, 2015

BeTerrific!! Michael Artsis hosts discussion with Toy Expert, Richard Gottlieb - December, 2014

Engadget Expand

Latest Trends Engadget Expand - November 2014

Barbie - The Discussion

Barbie: The Discussion BBC Business Matters Interview - October 2014

Plight of the Play Industry

Plight of the Play Industry BBC Business Matters Interview - April 2014

A LEGO Brickumentary - Documentary on LEGO with Interview of Richard Gottlieb - 2014

New York Toy Fair 2013: "What's Your Favorite Toy?" - February 2013

The Holiday Season The Globalist UK - December 2012


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Richard is proud to be able to spend some time speaking to many of the industries most notable people. Below you'll find just a few interviews conducted by Richard Gottlieb. If you would like to set up an opportunity to speak with Richard, please contact him directly at

An Interview with NFL Players Inc. VP of Licensing Steve Scebelo: - June 2019

An Interview with Nick Richardson, CEO of The Insights People - May 2019

An Exclusive Interview with Wendy Wen: Director of Guangzhou Toy & Edu Fair - March 2019

Interview with Megalopolis Co-founders Matt & Ben Westover - Sept 19, 2018

My Exclusive Interview with Tom Neville - CEO of Madame Alexander - November 1, 2018

Interview with Julie Kerwin - CEO of IAmElemental - February 15, 2018

Interview with Managing Director of King Bee Ltd. John Tong - January 4, 2018

Interview with Fashion Angels - Goldi Miller and Myra Mouloudji December 14, 2017

Interview with Cory Schwartz, President of the Kringle Report December 6, 2017

Interview with Thames & Kosmos CEO and President October 15, 2017

Radio Flyer Celebrates 100 Years: An Interview with CEO Robert Pasin September 20, 2017

An Interview with Debbie and JB Frere of The Learning Journey September 10, 2017

An Interview with Thomas Kaeppeler, President of Ravensburger N. America August 27, 2017

An Interview with Donna Jaffe, President of Peaceable Kingdom August 3, 2017

An Interview with Rick Woldenberg; CEO of Learning Resources... July 17, 2017

An Interview with littleBits Founder and CEO, Ayah Bdeir June 29, 2017

An Interview with Lawrence Writer, CEO of KidKraft February 16, 2017

An Interview with Mark Carson, President & Co-Founder of Fat Brain Toys February 9, 2017

An Interview with Robert Pasin, CEO of Radio Flyer November 4, 2016

"The Genius of Play" - Interview with the TIA's Ken Seiter October 4, 2015

An Interview with the Father of Fatherly; The Website for Dads August 11, 2015

An Exclusive Interview with New TIA President Steve Pasierb May 26, 2015

A Conversation with Elie Dekel, President of Saban Brands (Part 1) March 26, 2013

A Conversation with Elie Dekel, President of Saban Brands (Part 2) March 26, 2013

Lego the Interview; We Speak with Soren Torp Larsen March 20, 2013

John Barbour; A Conversation with the CEO of LeapFrog July 24, 2012

Jerry Storch; Chairman of the Board - Toys R Us (Part 1) June 18, 2012

Jerry Storch; Chairman of the Board - Toys R Us (Part 2) June 18, 2012

Neil Friedman: Former President of Mattel Brands and Toys R Us; March 26, 2012

Marc Bertrand Talks About Barbie, Hot Wheels and Mega Bloks April 24, 2014

Interview with Ernst Kick; CEO of the Nuremberg Toy Fair November 2, 2010


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​• Barbie 60th Anniversary, Birthday, History and Facts About the Doll; What's Her Last Name? - Newsweek, March 2019

• Why you shouldn't give kids what they ask for, and other tips from a modern-day Santa - The Fresno Bee, December 2018

• Mattel is Cutting More Than 2,200 Jobs as Revenue Falls for Fourth Straight Quarter - LA Times, July 2018
• Mattel Names Former Maker Studios Executive as CEO After Georgiadis Quits - Reuters, April 2018
Mattel Inc Bets on New CEO Ynon Kreiz to Turn Things Around - Markets Morning, April 2018
• 'Black Panther' Toys Reportedly Face Major Shortage and High Demand - VIBE, April 2018

• Why girls can be boyish but boys can't be girlish - CNN News, April 2018

• As Toys 'R' Us Closes Up Shop, Small Businesses Are Left to Fend for Themselves -, March 2018
• Expertise and Service Help Independent Toy Retailers - Finance & Commerce, March 2018
• Toys R Us Close to Send Ripples - Arkansas Democrat Gazette, March 2018
• Toy Seller's End A Test For Others - Columbian, March 2018
• As Toys R' Us Closes, Only One Major Toy Store Is Thriving in the Retail Apocalypse - Money, March 2018
• Independent Toy Retailers Stay Alive With Magic, Expertise and Service Help - Financial Post, March 2018
• Inside the Rise and Fall of Toys 'R' Us - History, March 2018

Billionaire toy mogul answers critics who say his crowdfunding campaign to save Toys R Us is a stunt - LA Times, March 2018

How One of America's Most Beloved Toy Makers Rebounded From Near Death - Entrepreneur Magazine, February 2018

• 10 Hot Toys That Changed the Way People Play - The New York Times, December 2017

• Toys R Us Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection - NBC News, September 2017

• With revenue and profits down, Lego runs into digital headwinds - CBS Evening News, September 2017

• Lego sales dip but company still dominates - Fox 5 News, September 2017
America's hottest toy: A cheap way to chill, or major distraction? - CBS News, May 2017
A trend that doesn't end. - Inventors Digest, April 2017

Our children aren't getting softer, but their stuffed animals are. Here's why. - Slate Magazine, December 2016
How does LEGO thrive in the age of video games? Storytelling. - Christian Science Monitor, September 2016

What's driving a global toy industry boom? - Kidscreen, February 2016

• On a crowded toy shelf, making room for a new era of Barbie - PBS Newshour, January 2016

Missing Star Wars heroine emphasizes toy industry's gender gap - CNBC, January 2016

Star Wars Toys have a girl problem - Huffington Post, January 2016

Star Wars Merch's Sexism problem: #wheresrey highlights dearth in female toys  Daily Beast, December 2015

Pirate Ship Toy with Black Figure and Collar Stirs Controversy - CBS New York, October 2015

The twisted tale of Slinky, the most popular toy ever - Adweek, October 2015

Pedal Power to Horsepower; Toys Point Toward Future of Cars - NPR, July 2013​

At American Girl, crowds see more than a store - STL, April 2012

​• Interview: Richard Gottlieb of Global Toy Experts - Flightpath, March 2012

Robots dancing way into holiday dreams - Boston Herald, BizSmart, September 2011

LeapFrog looks to bring back glory days -  Mercury News, August 2011

A tablet for the 4-year-old - Marketplace - American Public Radio, August 2011

50 years later, the Slip N' Slide is still simple, speedy fun (for the brave) - The Daily, July 2011

Mattel's Cars 2' Success Junks Hot Wheels - The Street, July 2011

Fowl Play - How Angry Birds went from a cute game that saved a company to a bona fide Brand  - Adweek, June 2011

5 Relics of the '80's That Aren't Coming Back - Main St., June 2011

Made in China - Kidscreen, March 2011

Gender and Toys - The Mystery of Girls' Media, February 2011

Sceptics say few shoppers will pay extra for "green" toys - M&G, February 2011

Things Toy Stores Won't Say - Yahoo News, January 2011

How to Pick a Toy Maker's Stock -, December 2010

Experts See Video Games in Decline, Board Games On Rise -, Feb 2010

Are Board Games a Threat to Video Games? -, Feb 2010

From Underwear to Kids' Toys: Gender Segregation in Shopping -, Feb 2010

Holiday 'Pop-up' Stores Are Going Upscale -, November 2009

Toy Wonders & Blunders - The Atlantic, September 2009

Celebrating 10 years of SpongeBob - NPR Speaks with Richard, July 2009

Waving Bye to Webkinz -, December 2007

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