In this week’s mega-sized episode of the “Power Kid Podcast,” host Phil Albritton of Power Kid Design welcomes Richard Levy, a multi-hyphenate with more than 40 years of experience spanning the entertainment, toy, publishing, and licensing industries.
On the show, Levy — who once worked in marketing for Paramount Pictures — shares stories of his early career in the toy industry, including the sale of the electronic Star Bird to Milton Bradley which kicked off a string of hundreds of toys and games that he created or licensed. Among the biggest hits in his back catalog: Furby. Levy was part of the team at Tiger Electronics and Hasbro that brought the pioneering electronic character to market. The cult-favorite toy is currently back on the pop culture radar thanks to a BIG feature in the new Netflix Original Animated Film, The Mitchells vs. the Machines.
The “Power Kid Podcast” is presented by The Toy Book Podcasts by Adventure Media and Events. The long-running series presents in-depth interviews and conversations with some of the biggest names and rising stars in the toy, game, and family entertainment industries. The Toy Book Podcasts are available through all of your favorite streaming services, including Anchor, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and more.
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