Toy Industry Veteran Jacob R. Miles III Featured in The Strong Museum’s American Journal of Play

My American Toy Story by Jacob R. Miles III

Toy Industry Hall of Fame Awards, New York, New York, Jacob R Miles III, Toy Industry Veteran

Jacob R Miles at the Toy Industry Hall of Fame Awards Gala

Jacob R. Miles founder of Cultural Toys with products showcasing diversity in Toy Land

Diversity in Toyland, Toy Engineer, Executive and Entrepreneur, Jacob R. Miles III

An interview titled “A Life of Making Toys, Games and Games” chronicles a career of firsts

The toy industry has been a very influential part of my life. I have been part of many changes in the industry and now look forward to being a leader in bringing toys to the blockchain and metaverse”

— Jacob R. Miles III, CEO, MAP Esports Network

DALLAS, TEXAS, USA, Feb. 8, 2022 / — In time for Black History Month, the Strong Museum of Play has featured an interview with Jacob R. Miles III and several others who have been instrumental in leading and promoting diversity in the toy, game and entertainment industries. Jacob was one of the first African-American engineers to be employed by a large company in the toy industry. Since those early days, he has worked on some of the most recognized and iconic brands in the history of the toy industry and American pop culture. He played a pivotal role in impacting the diversity of toys and games.

Jacob Miles, a seasoned media, entertainment and toy industry executive, has held leadership positions at Kenner Products, General Mills Entertainment Group, Tonka Toys, Sega America, Hasbro, Cultural Toys, Urban America Television, Urban Cool Network and Grapevine Star Entertainment. , over the past forty plus years, has worked with fourteen inductees into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame. An original member of Kenner’s Star Wars toy team and an avid collector of Star Wars toys, Miles has been involved in the development and manufacturing of American toy and children’s entertainment brands such as Six Million Dollar Man, Stretch Armstrong, Play-Doh, Sega Game Systems, Baby Alive Doll, Tonka Trucks, Pound Puppies, Hollywood Hounds, Ghostbusters, Alien, Tex DunRight, SunnyLuv, Strawberry Shortcake, Dinkytown Kids, MeMe and My World, Start Lineup, GoBots, Miss America, Hip Hop Hounds, Hip Hop Bobbleheads, Mighty Moors, London Manga, Cultural Toys Infant and Preschool, Tuskegee Airmen, Care Bears, Batman and Superman. Additionally, as an entrepreneur, he has developed and brought to market over 12 toy and entertainment properties.

Miles has also helped develop television and film products based on content from Lucasfilm, The Jim Henson Company, DIC Entertainment, Warner Bros., Film Roman, NBA, MLB, NFL, American Greetings, Motown, and Hallmark Entertainment, among others. Today, Jacob is Founder and CEO of MAP Esports Network, Inc., a network of media platforms that provides esports, gaming, and robotics-focused media content, as well as gaming and entertainment hubs. learning, providing services to disadvantaged and at-risk youth as well as mainstream communities. . Its current plans include blockchain and metaverse integration with toys, games, and entertainment content. It will start with its portfolio of toy and entertainment properties, then offer metaverse and blockchain services to others.

An award-winning entrepreneur and now an analyst of global media and entertainment trends, strategies and diversity, Miles has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Business Week, Black Enterprise, PBS and numerous books, magazines and newspapers. . He is completing his autobiography “My American Toy Story” which chronicles his journey from welfare in the Millvale housing projects of Cincinnati, Ohio to the top of the toy and game industry, celebrities and giants of the industry he has encountered and travels the world.

About MAP Esports Network, Inc.
MAP Esports Network, Inc. is a media, entertainment, and metaverse-focused content development and distribution company with community touchpoints that reach mainstream and grassroots audiences. Physical and digital touchpoints include publications, events, podcasts, video, esports league, teams, blockchain games, collectibles, mentor-based game centers, municipal and retail organizations that support underprivileged children through STEM and STEAM initiatives, esports, video games, robotics and coding contests. MAP Esports Network is the founder and creator of Project Family – Bridging the Digital Divide through esports, gaming, and robotics, events.

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