On a special two-part edition of “The Playground Podcast,” Toy Book Senior Editor James Zahn and Toy World Publisher John Baulch joined hosts Richard Gottlieb of Global Toy Experts and “The Toy Guy” Chris Byrne to wrap up 2020 and look ahead into 2021 with insights from the U.S. and the UK.
In Part 1, the group discusses the challenges and successes of 2020 alongside the pandemic-induced changes to the toy industry, some of which may become permanent.
In Part 2, the group delves further into the forced evolution of the entertainment and licensing businesses as they relate to toys and what the toy industry may look like in an eventual post-COVID-19 world.
“The Playground Podcast” is presented by Global Toy Experts, The Toy Guy, and ChizComm Ltd. The show made its debut in 2019 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.