Making Things’ Fi Murray on how travel, surfing and meeting new people help fuel her creativity

We caught up with Murray to find out more about her approach to design, what Making Things can offer toy firms and why Southsea, Portsmouth is a hub of creativity.

Global toy sales grew by 4% in first half of 2018

Mexico, Brazil and the US enjoyed the highest growth.

Wow! Stuff’s Richard North on the design process behind the firm’s new Wizarding World line

Wow! Stuff CEO Richard North discusses the launch of a new collection of interactive Wizarding World products hitting shelves this summer.

HTI’s Lee Glickman on the firm’s dynamic approach to design

We caught up with HTI’s head of UK design, Lee Glickman, to find out more about the firm’s design process and why he feels it’s an exciting time to be a toy creator.

Asmodee North America CEO Christian T. Peterson to step down at the end of 2018

Peterson leaves to focus on “family, health, and the pursuit of other interests.”

Target to meet toy designers at The Toy Association’s Fall Toy Preview

The move is part of programme launched in February at Toy Fair 2018 called Target’s Open Innovation Project.

US toy industry grows 7% in first half of 2018

“I am convinced that the strong toy industry growth so far this year has been at least partially supported by the empathy that people felt towards losing a store like Toys R Us,” said NPD’s Juli Lennett.

Fi Murray launches new invention and innovation studio, Making Things

Making Things’ innovation services include implementing strategic design-led thinking for businesses as well as hosting workshops for companies looking to ignite creativity within their teams.

Get your nominations in for the 2018 TAGIE Awards

Nominations close on Wednesday, August 15th, with winners announced during this year’s ChiTAG week, at a special ceremony held on Friday, November 16th.

Ethical Toy Program, Fundamentally Children and Kids Insights to meet designers at Mojo Pitch

“Innovation is everything in the toy industry and it’s lovely being able to support inventors at the early stage to make sure great ideas don’t miss their mark,” said Fundamentally Children’s Amanda Gummer.

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