We caught up with Chris to learn more about how toys compared to the other industries he works in, and what helps to fuel his creativity.
Armando Roque on Wendy’s toys, Bakugan and how Bruce Lee helped him develop Spin Master’s Hero Droid BB-8
Freelance creator Armando Roque is a creative ‘fixer’ who has worked on everything from promotional toys sold with Wendy’s meals to some of biggest licensed ranges of recent years during his time at Spin Master.
Trend Bible’s Joanna Feeley to share ‘Pandemic Lens: Implications for the Future of Play’ at Play Creators Conference
During this one hour session Joanna will pinpoint the trends that have accelerated as a direct consequence of the pandemic.
“The Last Gameboard is thrilled to sponsor and participate at Mojo Nation’s Play Creators Conference,” said Shail Mehta, CEO and Founder of The Last Gameboard.
BuzzFeed, Britannica/Merriam-Webster and TSBA Group to talk about bringing ‘left-field’ brands into toys and games at Play Creators Conference
The ‘No Characters, No Vehicles, No Problem!’ session will be chaired by Start Licensing’s Ian Downes.
“We are now surveying an additional 21,000 children in both countries, providing all of this data to our clients in real-time with expert analysis from our growing team of researchers and analysts,” said Nick Richardson, CEO of The Insights People.
Spin Master, PlayMonster and Rubik’s to discuss ‘Toys in Troubled Times’ at Play Creators Conference
Chaired by Big Ideas’ Simon Skelton, the session will welcome Spin Master’s David Winter, PlayMonster’s Adam Hocherman and Rubik’s Brand’s Hayley Woodward.
Cubed: The Puzzle of Us All, a new book from Rubik’s Cube inventor Erno Rubik, set to launch in September
Cubed sees Rubik detail his journey to creating the iconic Cube, as well as covering the art of creativity, playfulness and invention.
Since starting with the embryonic Seven Towns, Chrisi Trussell has worked at the heart of toys and games for 42 years. As she retires, we ask the Rubik’s Brand Vice President about Tom Kremer discovering The Rubik’s Cube… And why it’s enjoying such a massive revival today.
“The global Hasbro team is executing our playbook amidst a dynamic and challenging environment,” said Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s chairman and chief executive officer.