Spin Master’s Harrie Sivanander on creativity, new designers… and the two types of toy inventor

We caught up with Harrie to learn more about his history in the toy space, the role of wishlists and why a career in design has informed how he works with inventors.

Mattel celebrates Ken’s 60th anniversary with Berluti collaboration

Three unique Berluti Ken dolls will be auctioned in May, with proceeds supporting the children’s charity, Make-A-Wish.

Games Workshop readies Warhammer’s move into film and TV as Finn Arnesen joins as Head of Entertainment Development

“There is a tremendous appetite at present for series set in unique, fantastical worlds, so with Warhammer’s thousands of stories, numerous worlds and countless memorable characters, our options are virtually limitless,” said Arnesen.

Asmodee acquires Azul publisher Plan B Games

“We are very pleased that Sophie Gravel and her teams, with whom we have developed a close partnership through the years, will be joining our group and participating in the development of our games catalogue,” said Asmodee CEO Stéphane Carville.

Tonies makes Fast Company’s list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies

“We’re proud to be recognised among the best and brightest companies in the world,” said Patric Faßbender and Marcus Stahl, co-founders of tonies.

The Marketing Store debuts paper construction toys for Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Happy Meal campaign

The launch falls in line with broader sustainability commitments by McDonald’s in the UK.

Seven Towns’ Elizabeth Moody on Stuff-A-Loons, Junk Bots and what helps creativity soar

Elizabeth Moody – Senior Vice President of Business Development at Seven Towns – talks pitching, creativity and why building strong relationships is key to success.

Winnie the Pooh gets the LEGO treatment

Based on original designs by LEGO superfan Ben Alder, the set sees fans construct Pooh’s house beneath a large oak tree.

Looms and Quilts

TinkerTini’s Trina McFarland looks at the many initiatives and services out there providing companies with access to inventors and outside ideas… And why a combination of them holds the key to successful external outreach.

Eolo’s Director of Fun Alex Prieto on what he looks for in a product, and living by his motto: keep smiling!

Eolo’s Alex Prieto talks about growing up in toys, smiling on and why he makes fun product videos.

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