The toy industry a study of the UK and international toys and games market by Karsten Grummitt

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Published by Dodona Research in Leicester .

Written in English

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Statementby Karsten Grummitt.
The Physical Object
Pagination156p. ;
Number of Pages156
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19881003M
ISBN 101872025056

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It's a very, very well-written book; I've read it four or five times, just for the joy of the prose/5(5). First, a caveat on this review. I am a literal card-carrying AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO), so my review is biased.

I read this book more because it was about LEGO than as a business book, even though it is a business book first, which happens to examine an iconic toy company.

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It will offer a short history of the industry, a description of the current market landscape, major and emerging industry competitors, contemporary trends, changes and expectations for. Acknowledgements. This book would not have been possible without the participation, support and insights of many people.

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My first 'real' job was at Worlds of Wonder, a toy startup, in the late '80s. I was fortunate to work on two number one hit toys, Teddy Ruxpin and Laser Tag. It was truly an amazing time.

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The toy industry in Britain has a proud history of development and manufacturing over the last years and we are still one of the largest toy markets having the highest per capita spend in Europe.

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