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

Oct 27, 2021

2021 has been an 'interesting' year for the global toy business.

2022 looks set to be another challenging year with various head winds and disruptive factors affecting the toy business., but with some accompanying tailwinds.

In this episode, Steve Reece explains his analysis of the prospects for the toy category for...

Oct 19, 2021

These are turbulent times for supply chain managers in the toy business. Some of the challenges though could have been more easily managed if toy companies had avoided the one major mistake they seem to make by default.

Aside from container shipping being exorbitant and timings unreliable, there have been many other...

Oct 15, 2021

John Baulch's Toy World magazine has just celebrated 10 years in business. We talk to John in this episode discussing how toy trade magazines can help toy & game companies of all size communicate to the toy trade and make better progress. We discuss trends and changes in the toy business which John has observed in his...

Oct 5, 2021

Anita Castellar has a wealth of experience in the world of Licensing having worked for Lucasfilm, Hasbro and The Walt Disney Company. We discuss trends in licensing and the state of the licensing business today. For those who are interested in toy licensing this is a must listen episode!