Nine year old Emma Turner wins Fat Brain Toys’ Kidventor contest with Buggy Light

Turner scoops a $2,500 scholarship plus the opportunity to have her invention manufactured and sold worldwide.

Ben Callicott on the launch of the Toy Pioneers Club, a new online community for the world’s most forward-thinking start-ups

We caught up with Callicott to learn more about the Toy Pioneers Club, and how he sees it helping to fuel innovation in the industry.

Hasbro’s Randy Klimpert on giving Fortnite the Monopoly treatment

Over the last 12 months, Randy Klimpert – senior director of design and development for Hasbro Gaming – has welcomed the year’s biggest video game to the Monopoly family with Monopoly: Fortnite Edition, while also risking upsetting the “purists” with Monopoly: Cheaters Edition; both of which play very differently to the classic game.

The Marketing Store backs Design Champions category of Mojo Nation 100

“As the world’s largest toy manufacturer, we are delighted to partner with 2019’s Mojo Nation 100 to celebrate talent and acknowledge individuals in the industry,” said Andrew Kingham, Managing Director of the TMS Global Happy Meal Business.

MGA Entertainment on track to become fourth largest toy manufacturer globally for the very first time, states NPD

Stats from the NPD Group stated that in the dolls category this year, MGA’s LOL Surprise brand has continued to drive the majority of the international growth.

Dolls fuel growth as global toy sales hit $27.4bn in 2018 to date

LOL Surprise cited as a key driver by The NPD Group.

Toyi, a creative play kit that transforms ordinary items into toys, hits Kickstarter

Toyi, a creative play kit that transforms ordinary items into toys, hits Kickstarter.

Connected play firms to broaden their reach via Valerie Vacante and Peter Jenkinson’s new TechUp service

TechUp will give connected play firms an affordable means of showing off their products at shows including Wired Live, CES and SXSW.

Top picks of Essen 2018 to grace next month’s Board Game Club

“Our Essen-haul-sharing night is one of the most popular events of the year as we try to share a real mixture of games from around the world,” said Board Game Club co-founder Lesley Singleton.

Wild & Wolf’s first D2C site set to grow Ridley’s Games fanbase

“Our new website facilitates a direct route to the end consumer, meaning for the first time, we can fulfil every step of the consumer journey,” said Wild & Wolf’s Joelle Engolia.

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