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Richard and Chris speak with Christian Braun of hobbyDB, the global hobby and collectibles database about collecting, what creates value, and best practices for companies that want to be in the collectible or limited edition business. They talk about what makes this sector different from traditional toy development and marketing, and such issues as “completion” and the reality that sometimes building long-term value means leaving money on the table.
In The Endcap, Chris and Richard discuss recent news that the UN may limit petroleum-based plastic production, what that might mean, and a Spielwarenmesse survey of consumers in the EU about what is important to them in toys, particularly as the next generation of toy buyers confront and deal with the climate impact of plastics. (35 minutes)
The Playground Podcast is supported by Global Toy Experts, The Toy Guy and Chizcomm.