Friday, September 27, 2013

TOY TALK by Chicago's Very Own: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith. a/k/a: ASK.

TT: Toy Talk #1:
September 27, 2013 - 4:11 PM CST

TOY TALK BY ASK/CHICAGO: What is worse than having NO TOYS?  Having UR TOYS put away in storage. That's what. Especially so since Halloween is coming up soon & many of us dress our TOYS up in Costume.

TT: Toy Talk #2: As posted on TOY People/LinkedIn Group
September 28, 2013 - 4:20 PM CST

Well, TOY Peeps, what R we playing w/ today?  I'm just curious 2 know. My TOYS seem 2 B seasonal as it's nearly time 2 pull out the BLACK <^..^< Collection 4 starters. Then, it's on 2 the Reindeer...

TT: Toy Talk #3: As posted on my FB Page.
Compliments of Rich Gottlieb of GLOBAL TOY NEWS:

World's largest rubber ducky arrives in the US. Why isn't the Toy Industry celebrating?

TT: Toy Talk #4: As posted as a Share to my FB Page on 10-31-2013

FROM THE HAUNTED KRYPTS OF Adrienne Sioux SPOOK-ersmith on
Thursday, October 31, 2013

From the FB Page of Richard Gottlieb - Global Toy News: 
THE SOURCE FOR ALL THINGS TOY, we have a Bit of Halloween History that We all love to bite (byte) into. After all, who wouldn't want 2 B Elvira, even if it's only 4 1 Night...

Keep updated on more of Mr. Gottlieb's Adventures at:

TT: Toy Talk #5:  10-31-2013

Online FuN from a bit/byte/bite east-west-north or south of where U may B stationed today while keeping the Spirit & I do mean:  SPiRiT alive for this most popular EVENT:

Adrienne Sioux  SPOOK-ersmith/Chicago on:  The Ten greatest Toys in Horror Movies  by Billy Langsworthy


Dateline – Today, October  31,  2013  @ 10:50 AM


upon my 61ST ghostly & ghastliest HALLOWEEN and  it only gets better every year-in (costume) and every year-out (of costume).  Happy Trick or Treating.  May all your Treats be lined in Chocolate & Taffy as all your Writings & Readings be as well-researched & FUN-driven as this one that Billy wrote 4 us.   

Posted by:
ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith

Koopersmith’s Global Comms.

“People read what ASK writes about…”

Chicago – IL USA

TT:  TOY TALK #6:  October 31, 2013 as posted on my FB Page.


ASK/CHICAGO ON:  How to partially solve the Dilemma behind eating too much sweets during Halloween and the weeks surrounding it: 

What I call:  ToToT:  TRICK or TREAT or TOYS: 

AFTER ALL:  There are no calories in TOYS, in case U want to stuff those Jack-O-Lantern & Trick-or-Treat Bags (not Bats) with a few plush Black Cat Toys instead.

Then, check out:  1988 Popular Vintage Toys From The 1980s online at:

It is fun to look back in time to the 1988 toys we played with when we were children. Included on this page are many popular examples plus many more from the 80's for other years. The popular toys included Cricket Doll, Pee-Wee Talking Doll, and Tastybake Oven.

TT:  TOY TALK #7:  November 4, 2013 as posted on my FB Page.

ASK/CHICAGO:  I just read an abstract entitled: 

Principles of adult play(fulness) in contemporary toy cultures.  From Wow to Flow to Glow - Heljakka, Katriina

online at: 

& it is totally brilliant.  Even if I wasn’t a TOY Collector since Birth (nearly 61 years and 3 months ago come this Saturday) and a Screenwriter using my TOYS as the Main ‘CHARACTOYS ®, I’d still be hooked because of the depth and intensity of research that was given to this Project. 

Previous comments to this Article are:  Kati Heljakka completed her thesis "Principles of adult play(fulness) in contemporary toy cultures, From Wow to Flow to Glow," which was published by the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in September. 


The study examines how interest towards toys turns into playful and productive activities at adult age. 



It pays & PLAYS to surf the Web.   And for those of you so curious, I initially was on the WOMEN IN TOYS Facebook Page at: 



when I discovered Kati’s Study & am so glad I was. 

Posted by: ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith


How 10 Beloved Plush Toys Redefine Race ©2009
Featuring iN THE COMPANY OF ANTS ©2009

The July 2010 Scriptapalooza Intl Screenplay Competition Winner
(beating out 3,164 other Script Submissions)


STUDIOS 1437 & 1258
Chicago – IL USA

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TT: TOY TALK #8: As posted on my Facebook Page:  Nov. 6, 2013
ASK’s NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY ©1994 hits the BiG TiME! Will you be in its Opening News Blitz? 


“NSD” (NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY) began in Chicago in the Roots and Heartland of Mid-America.  If you own a fine Chicago Shop you may wish to participate in Koopersmith’s YEAR OF THE SPLURGE ©2010 commemorating her Top Pop HOLIDATE’s 20TH Year Anniversary in 2014.   Because she retains the Titles of ‘America’s Premier Eventologist’ & ‘The Premier Eventologist in The History of The World’ (from Gene Koprowski & Eric Zorn, two top Journalists who interviewed her in 1997 & 2001, respectively), the entire Year (of 2014) has now been proclaimed as the:  YEAR OF THE SPLURGE whereby every Month is  methodically and carefully angled toward a Theme in which THE (S)URGE TO SPLURGE predominates. 


However, Splurging in 1994 was much different than it is today.  For that reason, Chicago’s Very Own, ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith, a Literary Maverick (who has resided in Chicago since 1974) has added a special Twist that will set your Product/Brand/Company/Shop, etc.  apart from any and all others when you sign up for her Services (equating to Sales - Exposure  - KNOW-toriety throughout 2014) during NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY and THE YEAR OF THE SPLURGE.


Get started today by FB-ing her here to set up a Time to discuss this limited and once in a lifetime Opportunity.


The Deadline is set for Friday, November 15, 2013.


Click out ASK’s BLOG, Koopersmithin’ at:  for further Insights.   And, yes, Virginia, because many of you know ASK: as a Screenwriter whose ‘Characters’ are TOYS from her Private Collection, one of the Months (in 2014) is dedicated solely to splurging on Toys, an $83 Billion Global Toy Marketplace Industry. 


If it gets better than this, We don’t know how…

Posted by REH: Robert E. Hofstadter

Hofstadter & Associates

Evanston, IL USA


Wednesday, November 6, 2013 – 3:49 PM CST

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TT: TOY TALK #9: As posted on my Facebook Page: 
Nov. 11, 2013 -– 10:07 AM CST



Cubebot Small Multi by David Weeks

Robot toys are usually made of plastic and require batteries—but not this burly buddy. Inspired by the Japanese Shinto Robot toys are usually made of plastic and require batteries—but not this burly buddy. Inspired by the Japanese Shinto Kumi-ki puzzles, Cubebot is a non-traditional take on the toy robot that brings together ancient Japanese traditions and today's toy culture. Cubebot’s powerful hardwood frame can hold many poses, and his elastic-band muscles and durable wood limbs make him impervious to breakage. When Cubebot gets grumpy and it’s time for him to rest, he folds into a perfect cube.

Can U imagine an ARMY of these in every Room of your Home?  I can!

cc: Richard Gottlieb - Chicago Toy & Game Fair - Toy Industry Association - Toy Book -  The Toy Insider -

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TT: TOY TALK #10:  As cited on my Facebook Page:
November 18, 2013 - 2:50 PM CST

Richard Gottlieb (of Global Toy Experts based in  New York City) states in his November 18,  2013 Facebook Posting: 
China loosens up on its one-child policy; what will it mean for the toy industry?


ASK/Chicago: BotT:   Bring on the Toys:

"Definitely!  And since so many of them (the TOYS, that is) are made in CHINA:  What's made in China stays in China." 
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 TT: TOY TALK #11:  November 20, 2013 - 4 PM Hour
More PsychoBabble about more Chinese Babies having to equate to more TOYS filling more Landfills (ultimately):
Difficulties exist when a Multi-Kid Family enters the Picture & begins LIFE 2gether. Gone R the Days of THE BRADY BUNCH.  Many times, the oldest & only Child gets the most TOYS  & the Kid (at any age) w/ the MOST TOYS WINS. That’s a given, any way U look @ it. However, when Child #2 or #3 hits the scene – ZAP!   Sibyl Rivalry enters & there’s NOT enuf TOYS 2 go around.  
If Equality reigns, then the Parents w/B wise enuf 2 make sure each CHILD has enuf TOYS. TOYS R a popular Commodity made in China (anyway) & “what is made in China stays in China” (as it does in Vegas) so the Kids won’t have 2 wait 4  a popular TOY 2 arrive 6 Months later. 
What the real Question is:  Will the Chinese Manufacturers check 4 Lead Poisoning B-4 selling that HOT TOY Comm-ODD-ity? 
How do you spell:  R-E-C-A-L-L?
Posted by ASK: 
Screenwriter – SKiN: Sacred Kinship in Nature ™
How 10 Beloved Plush Toys Redefine Race ©2009
Scriptapalooza Intl Screenplay Competition Winner:  2010
Chgo, IL USA
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TT: TOY TALK #12:  As previously posted on my Facebook Page:
February 11, 2014- 8:43 AM CST

Another 'nice' Quote (and U can never get too many of those) re:  TOYS is one I just made up for the OK-shun and it is:  “Faux Toys may be here now; but it's the CLASS that puts 'The Classic' into Classic Toys.” 
Via ASK:
Studios 1258 & 1437
Chicago – IL USA
More BLOG Chat(ter) called:       TOY TALK by Chicago's Very Own: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith. a/k/a: ASK.
online at:
Tues., Feb. 11, 2014 - 8:38 AM  
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TT: Toy Talk #13: As posted on my FB Page: February 20, 2014 – 1:40 PM CST

FROM THE TOY INDUSTRY’s POST of 3 OF THE GRRR-liest TROLLS – 2014 Models for a New Generation

And my Comment(ary)

Pa-Pathetic. Much cuter when I was 'Growing Up Koopersmith' back in the 1960s. I'd make my TROLLS outfit out of felt. Anyone out there remember F-E-L-T? These look like cheap Japanese Animated BUY-products if you 'ask' me. I still have them as a matter of fact. Some things are just too cool to discard! Trolls & Toys are 2 of those timeless entities. CC: Richard Gottlieb - Chicago Toy & Game Fair - GIANTmicrobes - Tenacious Toys
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TT: Toy Talk #14:
The real (honest-2-goodness) Spelling of his Name was:  PLAY-to!  But it got misspelled (therefore: re-interpretated) throughout the Centuries.  Yea, that's true now as I put it on the Internet for Posterity.  Got to love those Ancient Greeks.  Dead for so long, yet quite ALiVE in Cyberspace. 
PS:  Looks like a comfortable Chair but would look nicer with a few Dolls or Plush Toys on it.  Certainly some TOY manufacturer sees this as a BRANDiNG Opportunity.  I know I do.   
Posted by: ASK’:
How 10 Beloved Plush Toys Redefine Race ©2009
Featuring:  iN THE COMPANY OF ANTS ©2009
Scriptapalooza Intl Screenplay Competition Qtrfinalist Winner of July, 2010
Studios 1258 & 1437
Chicago – IL USA

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TOY TALK #15 as posted on my FB Page: March 11, 2014 – 1:20 PM CST

SOURCE:  Richard Gottlieb:    Making your own toys; it's coming back. Read about it on Global Toy News.

MY COMMENTARY IS:  Reminds me of the CARROT Baby my Mother made for me 55 years ago, Richard out of a Real Carrot and a small Piece of Cloth!  There's also a trend for multi-media artists who NOW make TOYS & they are displaying at these fun/funky ART Galleries like Rotofugi in Chicago.  Neat.  After all, most people have to stay in THESE days because of the #PolarVortex that's taken over our primary atmospheric conditions.  And, when you get tired of playing with your tried-and-true TOYS, it's time to get creative - exercise those BRAIN CELLS and make UR own.  $ell them to Mark Zuckerberg for $19,000,000 and then you can TOY away the rest of your days.  Yup, that's my play-plan. 
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TOY  TALK #16 as posted on my FB Page: March 14, 2014 – 12:30 PM CST



Once a month, my BF & I volunteer @ a suburban #SoupKitchen where we know ‘the Regulars’ who come in for a hot and fortified Meal.  While there, one of the gals strolled in and I stopped to chat with her.  Usually accompanied by her SO: Significant Other, I was soon to find out that he is not that ‘significant’ any more in her life.  He’s at CCJ:  Cook County Jail for having stolen LEGOS.  Can U imagine that! 


Doing hard-time for stealing LEGOS.  A grown-man who should have known better, much, much better!  I would guess he stole them in order for his younger cousins to have some of those popular TOYS.  CCJ is a very cruel/ harsh place and highly over-crowded and no place for LEGOS to be.   Undoubtedly, he may get the begeebees kicked out of him and become the laughing stock of his cellblock.  But when I found out that HE STOLE TOYS – and synthesized that situation, it made me think of what Mentality would perform that Act(ion) and how harsh his Sentence should be.  Of course, it’s not WHAT he stole as much as how many times he stole before & a slew of other #LawandOrder type of Offences. 



But TOYS usually make us happy, in this case, it is his downfall. 



I just thought I’d pass this along for the T-File: 2014  (TOY File, of course) which is also posted as Part of  my ongoing Series.  The Original was published on the Friday, September 27, 2013 BLOG:  TT: TOY Talk and continues from that Point according to what I happen to find newsworthy. 


All online 24/7 at:


More enjoyable TOY Info Pages follow:



CC:  Chicago Toy & Game Fair - Women in Toys - Toy Industry Association - Toy Industry Foundation - GIANTmicrobes - Toy Book - The Toy Book - Richard Gottlieb's Global Toy Experts - Snickelfritz Toys - Learning Express Toys Lake Zurich and Barrington
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 TOY TALK #17 as posted on my FB Page: March 18, 2014 – 4:20 PM CST

ASK/Chicago: Of interest.   MYT: Makes You Think about PLAY here on Planet Earth:
What can $700 billion buy?
THE PREMISE:  IF YOU HAD $700 BILLION DOLLARS, what would/could/should you spend IT all on.
It is tough to wrap your brain around how much $ that is, so this Website tried to put things in perspective for us.
(NOTE:  All figures are estimates.)
You could buy 10 Monopoly games for each of the 6.7 billion human beings on planet earth.

You could buy 373 basketballs for every child in the U.S.
You could buy 200 four-packs or Play-Doh for every child under 14 on the planet
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TOY TALK #18 as posted on my FB Page: April 16, 2014 – 10 AM CST

With regards to a recent Facebook Post by Richard Gottlieb, Global Toy Advocate/Promoter - - my Commentary reads as:

I like UR Devotion to and Persistence in the TOY Industry, Mr. G., as it's always RIGHT on Target and UR constantly thinking OUT OF THE (TOY) BOX to remedy which may need a Fix and/or Update.  Additionally as ‘America’s Premier Eventologist’ since 1990, II suggest that SPECIAL DAYS be allocated - and INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN -  as TOY Days so that people automatically ‘TOY’ (the verb here)  with that Marketing Ploy,  and, therefore,  buy - exchange - share TOYS. 


Oh, this just hit me.  And, this started years ago and it shocked me then as I grew up in an era (1950s & 1960s) when THIS was relevant and part of our schedules.  You may recall also.  It was the fact that RECESS was being dropped at schools.  Reinstate RECESS - a Time to Play - with TOYS and that too will help kids; increase  sales and allow us and them to DESTRESS. 


All of yours are Great Pointers, BUT the Bottom Line is:  They have to be WORKED and drummed into people’s psyches and minds – not only their pocketbooks.  OR so I think. 


SKiN: Sacred Kinship in Nature ™
How 10 Beloved Plush TOYS Redefine Race ©2009
Chicago – IL USA

CC: Women in Toys - Toy Industry Association - Toy Art Gallery - Toys ''R'' Us - FAO Schwarz - The Toy Insider - Toy Book - Chicago Toy & Game Fair

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TOY TALK #19 is also posted on my FB Page:
Dateline:  Tuesday, May 26, 2014

Dateline:  May 27, 2014 - 1:20 PM CST

Richard Gottlieb of USA Toy Experts asks:  Are jump rope chants becoming extinct? Read about it on Global Toy News.

In some neighborhoods they R as it's not very easy jumping double-dutch when UR dodging bullets. I guess I read 2 many Police Crime Blotters.  Sign me as: Jaded in Chicago.   


Posted by:

How 10 Beloved Plush TOYS Redefine Race ©2009
Featuring the Scriptapalooza Intl Screenplay Competition Winner:
(Beating out 3164 other Global Submissions)
Chicago – IL USA

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TOY TALK #20 appears soonly in June, 2014. 

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