100th Episode Part 1- Stefanie Clark Eskander: Toy Designer of Jem, WWF Wrestling Buddies, Cupcake Dolls and Much More!
We are celebrating our 100th episode with a 2 part episode! We needed to go big to celebrate the achievement and had to bring in someone who impacted most households in the 80s, 90s and 2000s. Our guest for episode 100 is Stefanie Clark Eskander, toy designer who worked for Mattel, Hasbro and Tonka. She has been illustrating and designing in the toy business for over 40 years with the last few years freelancing for multiple companies. Stefanie is well known for her work designing girl's toys but she's responsible for designing the late 80's/early 90's WWF Wrestling Buddies.
Nick Bartley, host of Hunting Nostalgia, joins us as a co-host for this episode as he's been friends with Stefanie. Nick's knowledge of the toy industry and passion for what Stefanie has created shines thru during the discussion.
Stefanie shares many great stories in both episodes that you won't want to miss! We're very thankful that Stefanie gave us two hours to have a wonderful conversation and the impact she has made on hundreds of thousands if not more with the toys she designed!
For more information on Stefanie Clark Eskander or to purchase her book "Toy Stories: The Secret Life of a Toy Designer": https://stefanieeskanderdesign.com/
Follow Stefanie on Instagram to see all original designs, concepts and more of her work: https://www.instagram.com/stefdesignstoys/
Catch Nick Bartley & Hunting Nostalgia on Armstrong Neighborhood Channel and his YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCagTHb3bQ_m4ZdskRmS_AfA
Follow Nick on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/huntingnostalgia
Special Thanks to Stefanie and Nick for making our 100th episode a possibility!