Over 3,500 toys donated to KidsOut at Toy Fair 2018

“The generosity of exhibitors mixed with the enthusiasm of volunteers made the day a true success for KidsOut,” said Sandra Doherty, head of children’s services at KidsOut.

Spin Master accuses Alpha of patent infringement over Screechers Wild; “We stand by our products,” says Alpha

Firm alleges that Alpha’s Screechers Wild toy infringes the patents covering its Bakugan toys, specifically the product’s magnetic transformation feature.

Grand Designs: Fuse London, Seven Towns and Triclops talk innovation, industry shifts and 2017 highlights

We caught up with figures from Fuse London, Seven Towns and Triclops Studio to find out about recent success and how they assess creativity in the sector at present.

The story behind Sceno

Heayes Design’s Richard Heayes talks us through the inspiration behind Sceno, his new line of themed panels that bring bricks to life.

Asmodee acquires Mayfair Games’ portfolio as firm withdraws from publishing

The firm has also acquired Agricola publisher Lookout Games.

Basic Fun! acquires K’Nex

“We are very pleased to be adding this incredible iconic toy brand into our platform,” said Jay Foreman, CEO of Basic Fun!

Vivid, Character Options and Wynne-Jones IP join Mojo Pitch 2018

“Vivid are delighted to get behind this programme – it will no doubt be a fantastic creative forum,” said James Wing, R&D manager at Vivid.

Norton PR’s Tony Norton on the how PR can shine a light on the industry’s design stars

Norton PR chairman Tony Norton reveals why he feels toy firms may be missing a trick by excluding the design process from PR plans.

Design Edge’s Matt Nuccio on creativity, innovation and fighting for inventor rights

Matt Nuccio is president at Design Edge, a firm that’s been one of the industry’s leading development and sourcing agencies for over 30 years.

Hasbro, TOMY and Alpha to unearth new concepts at Mojo Pitch 2018

Firms are among those looking to meet with designers at the event, taking place this September as part of the inaugural Play Creators Festival.

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