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Entertainment execs let their inner child out to play

To get into the Toy Fair spirit this year, we took a trip down memory lane to find out what toys used to captivate today's cadre of kids entertainment execs. Check out what kept them busy before the era of meetings and memos...
February 1, 2003

To get into the Toy Fair spirit this year, we took a trip down memory lane to find out what toys used to captivate today’s cadre of kids entertainment execs. Check out what kept them busy before the era of meetings and memos…

Tinker Toys – Laurie R. Berkin, director of marketing and licensing, Dan River

Dinky Cars and Corgi Cars – Charlie Caminada, COO, HIT Entertainment

Mousetrap (board game) – Shari Donnenfeld, executive VP of research and marketing, Fox Kids Europe

Trouble (board game) and Creepy Crawlers – Roger Dreyer, CEO, Fantasma Toys

Hot Wheels and Matchbox Cars – David Kort, VP of marketing and licensing, Imperial Toy Corporation

GI Joe and Army Men – Tom McCormack, VP of R&D, Toy Biz

Suzy Smart doll – Susan Meek, VP of licensing and corporate communications, Hedstrom

Mego 8-inch Super Hero action figures (Marvel and DC characters) – Tony Panaccio, VP, CrossGen Entertainment

Water Rockets – Michael Tabakin, director of corporate marketing and licensing entertainment, Toys ‘R’ Us

Barbie – Joy Tashjian, VP of worldwide sales and marketing, Mainframe USA

Lincoln Logs – Jordan Weisman, CEO and founder, WizKids

Steve Austin Six-Million-Dollar Man action figure – Karl Woolley, managing director, Tell-Tale Productions

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