Rest In Play - 2020 - 2029

John Hall began his career in toys with Child Guidance, which was eventually bought by Gabriel and then by CBS Toys. Ultimately, Hasbro purchased this group and John and his wife, Nancy, moved to Rhod...

GEORGE PEREZ  (1954 - 2022) - Writer, artist, and humanitarian George Perez died of pancreatic cancer on May 6, at the age of 67. Born in the Bronx in 1954, Perez worked on numerous series for both ...

Robert Krakoff  (October 4, 1940 - April 26, 2022) - Razer co-founder and gaming mouse pioneer. Before Razer the company, there was Razerguy. In 1999, Krakoff was behind the first-ever gaming mou...

Wieland Herold (1950-2022) - (from his son Florian Herold) - Wieland Herold has passed away. Wieland was a lot of things. He was a husband, father of four children, school leader. But he also had a...

Streamer, voice actor and consultant Undrea Leach passed away in February. As reported by Game Developer, Leach entered the games industry via her work as a Twitch streamer, and later expanded into vo...

Known for his work in comedy films and as Iago in Disney\'s 1992 classic Aladdin, Gottfried was instantly recognizable for his over-the-top, exaggerated voice. A standup comic with a podcast called ...

Margaret Goldie

2022-01-12 22:21:34

Toy World is sad to report the passing of popular independent retailer Margaret Goldie. When she retired back in 2007, Margaret summed up her career by saying: “You can’t wish to be in a better tr...

Richard Robinson

2021-12-31 06:33:56

Richard Robinson (1937-2021) was named President of Scholastic Inc. in 1974 and Chief Executive Officer in 1975. He was elected to the position of Chairman of the Board in 1982. Under Mr. Robinson’s...

John P. McMeel

2021-12-30 21:25:24

John McMeel, a founder of what began as a basement operation in a rented ranch house in Kansas — with a mail drop on Fifth Avenue — and grew into the largest newspaper syndication company in the w...

Maki Kaji

2021-12-30 20:51:07

Maki Kaji, the Japanese man known as the \"Godfather of Sudoku\", has died at the age of 69. Kaji gave the number puzzle its name after publishing it in his magazine Nikoli in the 1980s. Since then the ...