“The Playground Podcast” Presents the Second Annual Roundtable of Toy Industry Thought Leaders • The Toy Book


Clockwise from top left: Chris Byrne, James Zahn, Richard Gottlieb and John Baulch | Source: The Toy Book

After an inaugural chat last December, four of the toy industry’s most visible and vocal figures are back together for another conversation.

In a special edition of “The Playground Podcast” Toy book Associate Editor James Zahn and Toy world Editor John Baulch joins hosts Richard Gottlieb of Global toy experts and The toy guy Chris Byrne to wrap up 2021 and look to 2022 with information from the US and UK.

Source: The Playground Podcast

On the show, the quartet discusses the challenges of the global supply chain, the state of toy retailing, inflation and spending habits, the return of trade shows live – y including Toy Fair New York – and the opening of Toys “R” Us’s new global flagship store at American Dream.

“The Playground Podcast” is presented by Global toy experts, The toy guy, and ChizComm Ltd. The show debuted in 2019 with the aim of combining information about the toy industry with information about the game, products and conversations with some of the most important people in the toy business.

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