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Let's Talk Toy Loan Libraries
Posted Wednesday, May 25, 2016
I was in the toy industry for years. When asked what I do for a living, to make it easy on people, I'd tell them I was a toy designer. While not exactly accurate—I was more of a producer—it would always garner the same response: "OMG, so is your job like the movie 'Big'?" (Unless at a bar, then it was "What kid of toys?" followed by a wink...).
Making toys is a cool job. Like, really cool. We get to buy and test out toys on the market, toss around our zaniest ideas, and public conversations can safely revolve around poop and farts! But, sadly, it isn't exactly like the movie ‘Big’. Money, and retailers, in large part, dictate which toys end up in stores… and not everyone thinks poop is as funny as we do(o doo).
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