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

Jan 4, 2022

Spider-Man has been around since first appearing in comic books back in the early 1960s. Today Spider-Man is a mighty movie and entertainment franchise - the 5th biggest grossing movie franchise of all time in fact, with the most recent instalment: Spider-Man No Way Home heading towards the Top 10 grossing movies of...


Dec 15, 2021

Once seen as a slightly strange thing to do, today toy collecting is very much a thing. Major companies like Hasbro and Mattel have extensive programs and platforms to nurture, grow and monetise fans and collectors of their brands and products. In this episode, we talk about all things toy collectors, and why they...


Dec 7, 2021

Tens of thousands of visitors, thousands of exhibitors - toy trade shows represent the biggest opportunity to get face to face with the most people who can advance your toy & game business.

In this episode we discuss trade shows and how to get the most out of them, as well as taking a look at the major toy trade...


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...