Tribute to Barry Burlison by Jack Morrissey

by Barry Burlison | 18 Dec 2021

Biographies and Interviews

Barry Burlison was a highly talented and creative individual. He always found a way to make things he developed work and as such sell at retail.
In the late 1970's I worked with him on an ingeneous greeting card project he developed called POPCORN. It was comprised of 3D Popup cards for Birthday, Thank you, Congrats, etc.
Barry set the standard for this genre that exists today. He also developed Popup Cards for travel/vacation destinations, such as Graceland, Duns River Falls. Etc. The photo above is of us at the NYC Stationery Show in 1980.
Barry had great success in marketing the Science Tech line with Bowen Hill Mfg in Hong Kong. The line consisted of Microscopes. Telescopes, and science based playthings including flying saucers.
Barry's talent, his kindness and his humor will be missed by all that had the privilege to know and work with him.
About the Author: 
i joined Hasbro in 1969 as a Jr Salesman in the Midwest. Over the years I have worked in sales management with Hasbro, Creative Playthings, Castle Toy, Hi-Flyer Kite, Poof-Slinky, TSR Dungeons & Dragons. I then developed a successful Toy Manufacturer Rep business for 20 years until retirement in 2020.

Barry Burlison popup cards

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