About Us

Global Toy News: “The World’s Most Influential Toy Magazine” was founded in 2010 by well-known toy industry commentator and CEO of Global Toy Experts, Richard Gottlieb. Richard created this online news magazine as a way to communicate ideas, insight and useful industry information within the world of play. Global Toy News has grown to become the go-to online source for all things related to this always changing industry. As the name of our magazine suggests, we are unique in taking a global view of the toy industry, and our reader demographic definitely reflects that global view.

The mission of Global Toy News is to inform, educate and entertain readers with current news, event details, commentary and more pertaining to the world of play. Aside from the many articles you’ll see from Richard Gottlieb (CEO of Global Toy Experts), you’ll also be able to read engaging and informative articles from our team of guest authors from all over the world.

What do we cover at Global Toy News?

The Latest Industry News
What’s happening in the world of Play? Richard discusses the latest topics impacting our industry: retail news, industry events, toy company changes, licensing, company mergers and more. If it’s happening in the world of play, we’re talking about it and keeping you informed.

Richard interviews the influencers and decision makers of our industry. Richard has interviewed CEOs from Radio Flyer, Fashion Angels, King Bee, Fat Brain Toys, Peaceable Kingdom, The Toy Industry Association and so many more.

Industry Events
Learn about the events that are going on in our industry and get special offers to sign up and attend. We’re always covering the latest events such as the New York Toy Fair, Dallas Fall Toy Preview, Guangzhou International Toy & Hobby Fair and so much more. Scroll down on the site and you’ll see a list of updated events on the left sidebar of our site.

The Strong National Museum of Play
We’re proud to have a few writers from the Strong on our team to share information, history and photos about their latest museum additions. This highly interactive museum in New York is devoted to the history and exploration of play.

Market Research
Our friends at Euromonitor International discuss the changes and trends that affect our industry.

Break-time at Global Toy News
Richard shares his favorite images, quotes and more! You’ll never know what Richard will cover with his Break-time posts, Vintage Toys, Old Toy Ads, Halloween Costumes, Toy Companies, Ancient Toys, Comic Strips and more.

We also have many articles published throughout the year with topics that don’t fall into the above categories but still relate tothe world of play.

Richard Gottlieb | CEO of Global Toy Experts

Richard Gottlieb is the highly regarded toy Founder and CEO of Global Toy Experts, the globally recognized consultant to toy industry leaders. In addition, he is the Publisher of Global Toy News, The World’s Most Influential Toy Magazine.

Richard is frequently interviewed by media worldwide, and has been called on by ABC News, CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, Newsweek and other media outlets. Considered an expert on the toy industry, Richard is frequently asked to speak at toy industry conferences and serve on various executive panels.

To contact Richard for consulting, an interview or to speak at your conference, click here.

Global Toy News is brought to you by
Richard Gottlieb – CEO of Global Toy Experts
Authority on the Business of Play
New York | Tampa | Chicago
(800) 235-5650 | info@globaltoyexperts.com

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Richard Gottlieb
CEO of Global Toy Experts

Steve Velte
President of Global Toy Experts