Rubik’s Brand welcomes new CEO in Christoph Bettin, following partnership with Bancroft Investment

The investment by Bancroft is to fuel an ‘ambitious growth strategy’ utilising Rubik’s global brand-recognition to focus on growth through new channels, products and markets.

DC toys and games on the way from Spin Master as firm secures three-year licensing deal

“Partnering with an iconic brand like DC is a major milestone for Spin Master and is part of our strategy to invest in successful licenses to further grow and diversify our business,” said Ben Gadbois, Spin Master’s global president and COO.

Nick Thomas promoted to general manager of Vivid UK

“Following the acquisition of Vivid by Goliath, we have an incredibly exciting future ahead building on a strong toy, Crayola and games portfolio supported by bolder marketing plans,” said Thomas.

Sphero discontinues Disney line and looks to move away from licensed product

Company is instead looking to bolster its educational ecosystem.

WATCH: Jenga creator Leslie Scott’s TEDxVienna talk on ‘Keeping It Simple’

The session sees Scott reveal the surprising complexity that emerges when we play a game by a few simple rules.

Stems inventor Euan Lind scoops Creative EDGE Award

Lind won the accolade and secured £50,000 worth of funding to continue to develop his work on Stems, which is now available from Learning Resources.

iLLUMiARTi, Agile IP and Mojo Nation to speak at Toy Fair 2019’s Student Seminar

Taking place on Thursday 24th January in the Apex Room at Olympia, London, the event is aimed at encouraging design students to consider a career in the toy industry.

Hasbro, WowWee and Sensible Object triumph at Kids at Play Interactive Awards

“We’re seeing an effort by the kids’ community to develop more open-ended, low-cost opportunities for play, and that’s a good thing,” said Robin Raskin, president and founder of Living in Digital Times.

WowWee debuts toy range based on Baby Shark craze

The range of singing plush dolls and cubes sold out within days of being released on

Nominations now open for the Play Creators Awards 2019

Categories include R&D Team of the Year, Design Agency of the Year and Toy Designer of the Year.

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