Numskull debuts Tubbz, a new line of collectible ‘cosplaying’ ducks

The range is made up of toy ducks decked out like iconic characters from brands including DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings and Ghostbusters.

Hasbro’s toy and game recycling initiative expands to France, Germany and Brazil

“We deeply believe in taking care of our planet for future generations, and we see this expansion as the next step in our sustainability journey,” said Hasbro’s John Frascotti.

LISTEN: Mojo Nation’s Billy Langsworthy talks toy and game design with Phil Albritton on the Power Kid Podcast

Billy and Phil spoke about the toy and game design scene and unpacked some of what Mojo Nation is up to this year.

CBS merges with Viacom and unites brand portfolio boasting Nickelodeon, South Park and Star Trek

The combined company will be known as ViacomCBS Inc and will house channels and brands including CBS, Showtime, Nickelodeon, MTV, BET, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, Star Trek, South Park and Mission: Impossible.

Hasbro’s Tanya Thompson to reveal ‘Top 10 Things To Know When Pitching Games’ at Toy and Game Design Conference

As the firm’s Director of Product Acquisition and Inventor Relations for games, Thompson boasts far-reaching connections in the global inventor community and is an expert in game sourcing.

Dominic Yard on why a toy designer’s best idea is to have lots of ideas

We caught up with Yard to learn more about his route into the world of toy design, what advice he’d give those starting out, and what the development process was like for his new Tech Deck Sk8 Container Pro.

Cartamundi’s Marco van Haaften on how the firm’s Make My Game platform is helping designers of all experience levels progress their concepts

We caught up with Marco van Haaften, international marketing director at Cartamundi, to learn more about the firm’s Make My Game platform, as well as how Cartamundi’s new Design Centers are providing exciting opportunities for developers.

Spin Master debuts Dragamonz, a new toy line encompassing collectibles, trading cards and AR-infused battles

“Dragamonz gives kids everything they are looking for in a toy experience from collectability to battling,” said James Martin, Senior Vice President & Global Business Unit Lead, Spin Master.

Nickelodeon acquires Garfield and plans to turn brand into a “multi-generational consumer products juggernaut”

Pam Kaufman, president of VNCP, said: “Garfield is a global evergreen franchise that is a natural fit with Nickelodeon and our portfolio of iconic properties.”

Play.institute’s Cephas Howard on LEGO, Kickstarter and why comfort zones kill innovation

We caught up with Howard to learn more about how his time at LEGO shaped his approach to design, and what the future holds with his Play.institute.

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