PRESS

Press coverage began early in my career as a toy inventor. There was a natural curiosity about me having a Ph.D. I was soon referred to as the Toy Doctor. In 1970 Hasbro employed me. It was there that my research and the exploration of baby toys was done as well as a line of wooden toys endorsed by Captain Kangaroo (see video).

Very soon after leaving Hasbro I invented the game Connect Four (1973) and have continued to this day as a freelance inventor. Without exception all the press releases, articles and TV appearances were unsolicited. I am always happy to tell about the 120 toys and games I have licensed, and always enjoy telling the story of how I invented Connect Four.

I continue to get calls from friends around the world telling me that they have seen Connect Four in television spots or praised as a therapeutic game. It has been immortalized by the famous Duane Hanson in his super-realism sculpture piece and even in a photograph with former First Lady Barbara Bush.

Adweek 2006
Art & Commerce
A Meeting of Minds
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RPM 1989
Business Strategies for
Toy Designers & Inventors
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Crain’s New York Business 1987
Top-of-the-line toy inventor
Making play of life’s work
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Trade Ad 1977
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Toy & Hobby 1974
Hasbro child psychologist
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Hasbro Newsletter 1971
Hasbro child psychologist
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