LEGO’s Sine Klitgaard Møller to speak on the importance of change in the toy space at Sustainability in Licensing Conference 2020

“Children are our role models in the LEGO Group and it is their planet we are using; we must protect their future,” said Møller.

Mojo Nation brings Brunel and Hasbro together for week-long Nerf design initiative

Design students at London’s Brunel University will be tasked with developing innovations around Hasbro’s Nerf brand as part of an Industry Week challenge set up by Mojo Nation.

MLGPC to identify toys for TV in new deal with the studio behind The Toys That Made Us

“We feel lucky to have the opportunity to work with Brian Volk Weiss and his incredible team at The Nacelle Company on helping to identify some classic toy lines for television, film and streamers,” said MLGPC founder and CEO Michael Goodman.

Designer Julio E. Nazario on how a career in engineering steers his approach to inventing games like Ctrl and Holi: Festival of Colors

Julio E. Nazario is a rising star of the game design world, with his eye-catching titles like Ctrl and Holi: Festival of Colors leading design royalty Eric Lang to recently tweet: ‘Julio Nazario will win a Spiel des Jahres before 2025’.

Naomi Brugnatelli joins Jazwares as Inventor Relations Manager

“Naomi’s years of dedicated Inventor Relations, passion for innovation and entrepreneurial spirit are the perfect addition to round out our Best in Class team,” said Jazwares’ Michael Rinzler.

Doug Wadleigh to lead Goliath’s new LA-based toy division

Elsewhere, Goliath President David Norman will take on the additional responsibility of Global President of the firm’s newly formed gaming division.

Sanrio teams with Bandai for Hello Kitty Tamagotchi

“We’re so excited to partner with Bandai America on the portable Tamagotchi that will offer fans a fun and interactive way to connect with their friend Hello Kitty throughout the day,” said Sanrio’s Susan Tran.

2021 Toy of the Year finalists unveiled

“This year’s TOTY finalists truly represent the creative spirit of the North American toy industry and our members, as well as the critical role toys play in bringing joy to kids and adults alike,” said Steve Pasierb, president & CEO of The Toy Association.

Asmodee UK’s Jon Bruton on what he looks for in a product, mass vs. hobby and why quality isn’t enough

Jon Bruton is an Asmodee stalwart. We caught up with the Purchasing Executive to learn what he looks for in a game… And why passion and quality aren’t everything.

Jazwares signs as master toy partner for The Smurfs

“We are looking forward to working with IMPS to create a toy line that appeals to today’s kids while also capturing the nostalgia that other generations feel for the brand,” said Laura Zebersky, Chief Commercial Officer at Jazwares.

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