LEGO Harry Potter and Wow! Stuff’s Invisibility Cloak triumph at Licensing Awards 2019

Elsewhere, Peppa Pig was named Best Pre-School Licensed Property while Harry Potter scooped Best Children’s or Tween Licensed Property.

Hasbro looks to celebrate female inventors with Ms Monopoly

“Through the introduction of Ms. Monopoly, we want to recognise and celebrate the many contributions women have made to our society and continue to make on a daily basis,” said Hasbro’s Jen Boswinkel.

Moose Toys UK’s James Austin-Smith talks creativity, innovation and the future of Scruff-a-Luvs

Following on from Moose Toys UK being named Toy Designer of the Year for Scruff-a-Luvs at last week’s Play Creators Awards, we caught up with Austin-Smith to learn more about his approach to design, and what the future holds for the Scruffs brand.

Mojo Nation 100 returns for 2020 Edition; nominations now open

The Mojo Nation 100 2020 Edition launches at UK Toy Fair, as well as having a presence at the UK Inventors’ Dinner, Spielwarenmesse and US Toy Fair.

So Sound’s TJ Morrison and James Livett on the launch of the firm’s new video production service

The latest string to So Sound’s bow comes in the form of a video production service that offers everything from helping toy firms create fresh online content for their brands to producing great sizzle reels for inventors.

GALLERY: Check out the snaps from this year’s Play Creators Festival

This year’s Play Creators Festival took place earlier this week, uniting the toy and game design world for two days of conferences, awards and pitching.

LEGO sees revenue grow 4% in first half of 2019

“We are satisfied with our performance given the transformative shifts which continue to reshape the global toy industry,” said LEGO CEO Niels B Christiansen.

Tech Will Save Us looks to inspire game designers of the future with new Arcade Coder

A tactile, programmable game console, the Arcade Coder ‘empowers every kid to become a confident game designer’.

Reach Robotics to close

“The consumer robotics sector is an inherently challenging space – especially for a start-up,” said Reach Robotics founder Silas Adekunle.

LEGO to pilot audio and braille building instructions

Consumers can either choose to hear audio instructions using their screen reader or with audio provided by the LEGO Group, or choose to read the instructions using a Braille reader.

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