Toy Fair, Licensing and Hong Kong – A Conversation with Jay Foreman (Part 2)

In the second part of their conversation with Jay Foreman, CEO of Basic Fun!, Chris and Richard continue the frank conversation about the state of the toy industry, including a lengthy conversation about the viability of toy fairs. Jay is also the Chairman of the Toy Association’s Trade Show committee, and he has some valuable information about planning for upcoming events. Then, the conversation turns to the impact of streaming on licensing and consumption patterns and concludes with a clear-eyed assessment of the current situation in Hong Kong as it relates to the toy industry.

In The Endcap, Richard and Chris talk about the history of Toy Fair, why it was cancelled during World War II, but not during the pandemic of 1918.

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