On the latest episode of “The Playground Podcast,” Toy Book Senior Editor James Zahn joins hosts Richard Gottlieb of Global Toy Experts and “The Toy Guy” Chris Byrne to discuss the state of the toy industry in 2020.
The conversation includes an overview of Zahn’s backstory and path into the toy industry followed by a look at the challenges of the COVID-19 era. Additionally, the trio embarks on a deep-dive into the recent confusion involving the LEGO Group and the lessons we can learn from such a situation. Finally, the discussion takes a timely look at race, diversity, and inclusion in the toy business while sharing thoughts on how we can all do better.
The Playground is presented in part by KidStuff Public Relations. The show made its debut last year in an effort to combine information about the toy industry with insights on play, products, and conversations with some of the most significant people in the toy business.