Watch: Sustainability in the Toy Industry

Issues of eco-friendly design, manufacturing and social sustainability are in the spotlight at this ‘Sustainability in the Toy Industry’ panel session.

Watch: Desert Island Picks with… Hasbro’s Phil Sage

If you could only take one toy, one game and one of your own inventions to a desert island, what would you take and why? That’s the question that WordWhizz Deej Johnson is posing to Phil Sage, Senior Director, Product Development, Design & Inventor Relations at Hasbro, in this Desert Island Picks interview.

Watch: Buyers & Inventors: Should these worlds collide?

Can an inventors’ track-record be a key factor in buying decisions? Should there be more knowledge-sharing happening between these two areas of the industry? Are publishers doing enough to shine a light on their inventor items? All these questions, and more, are tackled in this Buyers & Inventors panel session.

Watch: Tabletop 2.0: The Future of Board Games

This panel, featuring well-known game designers Dan Klitsner of KID Group and Rob Daviau of Restoration Games, and Shail Mehta, CEO and Founder of The Last Gameboard, will discuss how they envision game design finally crossing the physical-digital divide to create enhanced gameplay and new experiences, and help grow a worldwide community of tabletop fans.

Watch: Wynne-Jones IP’s Victor Caddy on what Brexit means for toy designers

Hosted by Word Whizz Deej Johnson, this interview sees Victor Caddy (Chartered Trade Mark Attorney at Wynne-Jones IP) explain what toy and game inventors should be looking to protect once they have an idea, as well as shedding light on the ways in which Brexit will change how toy companies and designers protect their IP.

Watch: Toys in Troubled Times

How have toy firms adapted to lockdown? Are there any changes to daily working life that look set to stay once we’re past the pandemic? And as certain categories soar during the lockdown, has this changed their strategy when it comes to product acquisition? All this and more is covered in our ‘Toys in Troubled Times’ panel session.

Watch: Desert Island Picks with… Bean’s Sally Jacobs

If you could only take one toy, one game and one of your own inventions to a desert island, what would you take and why? That’s the question that WordWhizz Deej Johnson is posing to Sally Jacobs, founder and inventor at Bean, in this Desert Island Picks interview.

Watch: No Characters, No Vehicles, No Problem! Taking ‘Left-Field’ IP into Toys

How do IP owners and licensing agents take ‘left field’ brands into the world of toys and games? This session delves into some of the challenges involved and looks at the key to successfully giving these kinds of brands the toy treatment.

Watch: The Art of Villainous

This session – featuring Shane Hartley, Art Director at Ravensburger North America and Jake Breish, Graphic Designer at Ravensburger North America – delves into the incredible art direction behind the company’s smash-hit board game series, Villainous.

Watch: Funko’s Ben Butcher on how curiosity fuels creativity

What goes into designing a great Funko Pop! Vinyl figure? Is any brand too obscure to get the Funko treatment? And how does curiosity help fuel creativity? Ben Butcher, SVP of Creative at Funko, shares his thoughts on all this, and more, in this interview with Mojo Nation’s Billy Langsworthy.

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