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Playing At Business - toy & game business podcast with Steve Reece

Dec 1, 2021

Toy sourcing has never been more challenging than it is at the time of publishing this episode. Shipping costs have soared. Factories which have been supplying toy & games companies for decades are shutting in China. Alternative toy hubs are lacking in capacity as demand soars for toy manufacturing away from...


Nov 26, 2021

Paul Dixon has had an amazing career, and amassed huge life wisdom. He talks us through his career and shares some deep insights into life on Episode 52 of the Playing At Business podcast.

Paul worked as a Toy Buyer for major mass market retailer TARGET. He has run his own consumer products business, and also worked as...


Nov 16, 2021

Matteo Vezzosi is the Executive Director at the Asia Toy & Play Association. In this episode we discuss with him the toy markets of Asia, and how toy companies can access those markets. 

For anyone interested in distributing their toy products across Asia, this is a must listen episode.


Nov 10, 2021

We never expected to get to 50 Episodes but we did! Celebrate with us as we review our experience of interviewing people from across the toy business for the last 3 years.

We also discuss the massive 2022 movie slate, packed full of toyetic blockbusters & what the likely impact is on the toy business.


Nov 4, 2021

There are 4 distinct lifestages of toy companies.

The product development and marketing initiatives the company chooses to run, the company strategy and management are all influenced by, if not defined by the lifestage.

In this episode, Steve Reece takes his usual approach of strategic thinking with a no nonsense, no...