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… Which makes timely my 1998 interview with Miller—a session he called "absolutely great" and one that he'd remember "for years."
As he then described his five-year mission, "I went in with this naive notion that what I was going to find inside Hasbro or any giant toy company was sort of this fun-filled Santa's workshop. And, in fact, what I found was a very brutally competitive business."
Let's set the WABAC Machine for a time before iPads, iPhones and iPads took center stage in kids' imaginations to hear a firsthand account of the real-life drama that shaped generations of childhoods.
Footnote: Almost seven years before this interview, I had a personal interaction with Kenner Products, eventually subsumed into the Hasbro empire. It was the subject of my first column for Oak Park's Wednesday Journal newspaper, newly resurrected on this blog.