Generations of Play: Jay Horowitz
Jay Horowitz president of American Classic Toy and inventor of the Sudoku Cube, tells his good friend and colleague Michael Berke about his career in the toy industry. Jay's grandfather started a toy company in 1901, which his father also joined in 1945, but Jay chose a different path that led him to South America and a world of opportunity.
Generations of Play: Tom Kalinske
Tom Kalinske tells his daughter, Ashley Kalinske, about his career in children’s toys, developing and creating some of the best sellers of all time including Sega Genesis and Mattel’s Barbie and Master of the Universe.
Generations of Play: Julie Kerwin
Julie Kerwin speaks with friend and mentor David Kleeman about the origins of her female action figure company, IAmElemental.
Generations of Play: Richard Levy
Inventor Richard Levy tells his daughter, Bettie Levy, about the highlights of his toy industry career and how he was inspired to create memorable games—oftentimes with Bettie’s help.
Generations of Play: Kevin and Steven Meyer
Brothers Kevin and Steven Meyer remember their grandmother, Mary Meyer, who started the Mary Meyer Stuffed Toy Company in 1933. Her grandkids are the third generation to own and run the business, and her values continue to guide them as the company grows.
Generations of Play: Robert Pasin
Henry Quinn-Pasin asks his father, Robert Pasin, about Radio Flyer, the iconic wagon company founded in 1917 by Robert’s grandfather, Antonio Pasin. Now, Robert is the CWO (Chief Wagon Officer) and is continuing to innovate and grow the family legacy.
Generations of Play: Lynn Potyen
Lynn Potyen tells her friend Mindy Baker about her game store, The GameBoard, and her dedication to using games to build a community to help those with brain health concerns, from Autism to Alzheimer’s.