With due respect to advertising executives, the hottest toys are not necessarily what’s promoted on TV. According to the Toy Couple, construction toys are the most popular, by far, allowing children (and adults), to create and build. The process can be more important than the result.
A U.S. consumer advocacy group recently put McDonald’s Restaurants on notice of its intent to launch legal action, if the fast-food giant didn’t cease serving toys with children’s Happy Meals. The lawsuit raises important questions about health, nutrition and corporate responsibility.
The news of Chris Haney’s death on May 29 reminds us just what the affable game inventor contributed to our business when he and fellow newspaperman Scott Abbott created Trivial Pursuit in 1979.