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The Real Toy Story Inside the Ruthless Battle for America's Youngest Consumers

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The American toy business is massive world dominating cutthroat exciting and increasingly willing to sacrifice our kids in its frantic rush for profit And yet for all its rapaciousness the industry is in the business of delighting and fascinating our children Toys are one of the most emotive subjects in the world We all remember our own toys; we care desperately about those we choose for our kids knowing these objects help shape children's lives They are also a constantly newsworthy item every Christmas which toys are hot and the scramble by parents to grab them before the stores are empty is front page and TV bulletin news The Real Toy Story tells the tales. The writing and research are good and the book is not uninteresting; but I stopped reading because the workings of the toy industry didn't seem novel enough to spend so much time on The fact that the toy industry is gasp driven by lust for profits of all things just didn't seem like news to me So toy execs fear disappointing shareholders than not serving the optimal intellectual development of little minds not so shocking And the toy business isn't the only one that relies on generic marketing and research on what sells than on the true toy guys' love of their uniue and noble products Granted this has shock value when reading about the toy industry because it's uncomfortable to think of vulnerable little kids being manipulated for profits But still it doesn't seem like NEWS to me; it's an old story in the food industry too The fun in this book is learning the stories behind iconic toys such as Lincoln Logs Silly Putty Slinky and Tickle Me Elmo It's worth skimming through the book to read the toy trivia

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Of these toys and of the vast world dominating 22 billion American industry that creates them The rewards for success are enormous a top toy can earn billions H Ty Warner shot into Forbes's World's Richest People list with his creation of Beanie Babies The price of failure is just as huge the battlefield is littered with the corpses of once successful toy companies whose multimillion dollar gambles did not pay offIt is a world of contrasts The Real Toy Story looks at both sides at Slinky Elmo Barbie Transformers and their creators but also at the dark side of an industry that leads the way in cold blooded marketing targeted at children Parents will want to le. Part history primer part exposé The Real Toy Story is a literary roller coaster ride Author Eric Clark a former investigative journalist in the UK offers up a robust hard hitting look at the toy industry circa 2007 While some of his anecdotes are a dated now that changes that have occurred since the book was published Clark’s overarching descriptions of advertising tactics labour practices retail realities and product development lifecycles remain relevant todayEach stand alone chapter focuses on a key aspect of the toy industry As each chapter’s narrative unfolds Clark effectively illustrates an underlying dichotomy the fun play oriented child focused wonderment of toy products versus the cut throat competitive litigious and bottom line focused industry that produces them Many of the chapters uite fittingly use war analogies as part of their titlesBarbie Goes to War Battle of the Dolls recounts the development and rise to dominance of the doll brand for Mattel amidst an onslaught of competition such as the line of Bratz dolls from at the time up and comer MGA Entertainment War of the Aisles The Retail Battleground highlights the power and influence that big box retail stores like Wal Mart have on the toy industry as well as the price cutting tactics used to drive out the competition The book’s final chapter Santa’s Sweatshop presents a bleak look into the deplorable labour conditions in China’s Pearl River Delta the epicenter of outsourced toy productionThe book is not all doom and gloom however Along with these hard hitting anecdotes the author also weaves in positive vibes too including the success stories of solo toy inventors an independent toy store that has persevered and flourished among the big boxes a profile of a nostalgic industry veteran and other storiesThe Real Toy Story was three years in the making and draws upon than 200 interviews for content For anyone interested in a well researched book on what goes on behind the scenes to stock the shelves at your favorite toy store it is worth checking out Raped By A Horse For Blackmail of the vast world dominating 22 billion American industry that creates them The rewards for success are enormous a top toy can earn billions H Ty Warner shot into Forbes's World's Richest People list with his creation Dancer of the Nile (The Gods of Egypt, of Beanie Babies The price Wreck of the Nebula Dream of failure is just as huge the battlefield is littered with the corpses Couleurs végétales of Pour Some Sugar on Me once successful toy companies whose multimillion dollar gambles did not pay And Then There Were None offIt is a world King (The Soldiers of Wrath MC: Grit Chapter, of contrasts The Real Toy Story looks at both sides at Slinky Elmo Barbie Transformers and their creators but also at the dark side Woman Worship of an industry that leads the way in cold blooded marketing targeted at children Parents will want to le. 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Arn about how this seemingly benign industry exploits sometimes surreptitiously the many new media cable television the internet CD ROMs sometimes even invading the playgrounds to peddle their wares to unsuspecting young peoplePerhaps disturbingly this hard hitting book examines the vast gap between the cuddly image of toys and how almost all toys destined for America are actually produced in China under sweatshop conditionsToday the toy industry is in the midst of rapid change Tapping into the concern millions of adults have about the toys they choose for the children in their lives this riveting exposé is essential reading for everyone who cares about kids. This was pretty good in the style of Fast Food Nation but not uite as well written and not uite as hard hitting But still very well worth the read It exposes the complicated and deplorable relationships between American toy companies and marketers and Chinese manufacturers Chocolate For A Womans Heart of toys and how almost all toys destined for America are actually produced in China under sweatshop conditionsToday the toy industry is in the midst Shadrin of rapid change Tapping into the concern millions 青春攻略本 第1巻 [Seishun Kouryakuhon, Vol. 01] (Manual to Teenage Life, of adults have about the toys they choose for the children in their lives this riveting exposé is essential reading for everyone who cares about kids. This was pretty good in the style Lilac Hill of Fast Food Nation but not uite as well written and not uite as hard hitting But still very well worth the read It exposes the complicated and deplorable relationships between American toy companies and marketers and Chinese manufacturers

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