Spin Master’s David Winter on recognising billion-dollar concepts – and how to pitch to him

David Winter is Director of Inventor Relations at Spin Master. We caught up with David to understand what a billion-dollar idea looks like on paper… And how to pitch him your ideas.

Autumn Fair 2020 cancelled

Show organiser Hyve and the team behind Autumn Fair are now working closely with their partners and clients to deliver a virtual forum this September.

PlayMonster sets out to “change the building play experience” with Snap Ships

“Snap Ships is the biggest launch in Play Monster’s history,” said PlayMonster President Tim Kilpin.

Go, Making Things, Creating Unique Toys and TinkerTini to discuss life as solo inventors at Play Creators Conference 2020

The session, chaired by TinkerTini’s Trina McFarland, will delve into the good, the bad and the ugly of life as solo invention studios.

Moose Toys UK’s James Austin-Smith on creative thinking, bad product reviewers – and how he kickstarts ideas

With nearly 15 years of toy design under his belt, James Austin-Smith is Head of R&D and Product Design at Moose Toys. Here we discover his pet peeve – and the one thing that stops his creative process…

OjO’s Petros Nicolaou and Surya Dhir on how the firm’s line of games balance entertainment and education

OjO’s Petros Nicolaou and Surya Dhir tell us more about how the STREAME-focused firm tackles game design.

Moose Toys UK, So Sound, Open 2 Design and Making Things to share tips on how graduates can succeed in the toy space at New Designers 2020

The session will give an in-depth guide as to what life as a toy designer and freelance inventor looks like, delving into the various routes recent graduate can take to give themselves the best chance of working in the toy space.

ToyAid raises over £140k for Global’s Make Some Noise charity

“Now ToyAid is complete, I really hope everyone has positive times ahead and the toy industry as a whole is remembered for the support they gave in a time of need for many families,” said Joel Silverman, co-founder of ToyAid.

Moose Toys joins Virtual Mojo Pitch 2020

“The September Mojo event has become a highlight in our calendar and we are really looking forward to returning to the pitch sessions for a third year,” said Moose Toys UK’s James Austin-Smith.

MakerBrane’s Ayssar Arida and Sabine de Maussion on how the platform is curating a global community of creators

We caught up with MakerBrane founders Ayssar Arida and Sabine de Maussion to learn more about how toy firms and the inventor community can benefit from engaging with the platform.

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