In this installment from my YouTube series, Where’s the Fun From?, I discuss how a copy writer named Gary Dahl found the perfect timing and turn of phrase to turn the Pet Rock into “the fastest-selling and most publicized novelty gift product in retailing history.”
Author, documentary filmmaker, and toy industry veteran Tim Walsh recently founded a new game company called Roo Games. Additional Where’s the Fun From? episodes are available on his Seize the Play YouTube channel.
Tim’s work appears on Toy Tales as part of our Friends of Toy Tales initiative to share content we enjoy from a host of creators with a similar fondness for vintage toys, classic games, and collectibles. His videos tell the stories behind the classic objects of play that continue to live in our hearts and minds.
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