Empire Toy Works

I have been enamored by the work of Chris Shaylor of Empire Toy Works for quite some time now. His intricacy, detail, colors, and so much more, intrigue me. I am so excited to share this interview with you. I hope you enjoy learning more about him, or maybe being newly introduced to him. LetContinue reading “Empire Toy Works”

Walmart Toy Catalog 2019

We listen to Spotify at work and every few songs for the past week there was a Walmart ad talking about the big toy catalog release on November 2. You could go to Walmart, get a physical copy of the new toy catalog and test new toys from noon to 4. So I went toContinue reading “Walmart Toy Catalog 2019”

Why Toys R Us is Never Truly Coming Back

Sorry to be a downer… The Rise and Fall Toys R Us was the first ever big box toy store. A realized dream of its creator Charles Lazarus. Coming back from war Lazarus noticed a hole in the market, considering all the soldiers were talking about coming back and starting families. While his first store,Continue reading “Why Toys R Us is Never Truly Coming Back”

Tiny Products

Miniature versions of everyday grocery packaging are all the rage! I’m a product photographer by day, and a miniature diorama photographer on nights and weekends. I largely photograph grocery store packaging. So when I see tiny versions of the products I handle all day, I’m so hooked. I’m not the only one though it appears.

The Toy World is Going Sustainable

Our World and Plastic “If current trends in plastic production and waste management continue, the plastic debris housed in landfills and natural environments — currently 4.9 billion metric tons — will more than double by 2050” – PBS News Hour Much of the plastic we use in our daily lives is not degradable and thereforeContinue reading “The Toy World is Going Sustainable”