What makes for an outstanding animated character? I was, this week, asked that question by a reporter from CNBC. To give my best answer, I asked for time to do some research. I wanted to see what critics believed were the best characters and then understand what those characters had in common. A little googling […]
After decades of protection, several notable properties will enter the public domain in 2024 and beyond. That means you can use them without having to pay a licensing fee. Most notably for the toy industry, these public domain characters include Mickey Mouse, Superman, Winnie the Pooh, Bambi, Batman, and Bugs Bunny. Before you begin placing […]
With shrinking margins and rising manufacturing costs, collectible brands can sometimes be at a disadvantage when it comes to accessing actionable data and valuable consumer insights – particularly when it comes to secondary markets. hobbyDB CEO Christian Braun recently shared his thoughts with Global Toy News on how brands can use hobbyDB as a window […]
The Advisory Board at hobbyDB is proud to bring Richard Gottlieb onboard with his toy expertise. As a bonus, he also has an impressive collection of vintage “Wizard of Oz” books. Richard is best known as an toy industry commentator and the CEO of the Global Toy Group. Among other things, he’s the publisher Global […]
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