Based on my best-selling book, Timeless Toys and my award-winning documentary film, Toyland, this presentation is an inside look at the playmakers, people who entertained the world in an industry where fun takes center stage. In our country, if you record a song that sells 1 million copies, you’re awarded a platinum record and the cover of Rolling Stone. Write a book that sells 1 million copies and you're a New York Times Best-Selling author and your book will likely be made into a movie. If you design a toy that sells 300 million copies and you’re unknown... until now. Take a tour with me to a place where fun is born and competition is fierce: The $24 billion dollar toy business! I will share a fascinating and inspiring look at such toyland tales as: How Betty James saved SLINKY when her husband (Slinky inventor, Richard James) joined a cult in Bolivia! How Reyn Guyer’s rule breaking lead to the NERF BALL and the game of TWISTER! Why Eddy Goldfarb invented FALSE CHATTERING TEETH! How Marvin Glass, the most prolific toy designer ever, made millions on games like OPERATION and MOUSE TRAP, while hobnobbing with Hugh Hefner and suffering from acute paranoia! Your group will be entertained and inspired!