Nextoy founder Robert Fuhrer on defying gravity, proof of concepts and being an I.D.I.O.T.

With creations spanning gaming classics like Crocodile Dentist to the KenKen puzzle brand, we caught up with Nextoy’s Robert Fuhrer to learn more about a glittering career in toys and games.

Fat Brain Toy Co. joins Mojo Pitch 2020

“Fat Brain Toy Co. found the Mojo Pitch event in London this past September to be one of the best during the entire year!,” said Fat Brain Toy Co.’s Director of Product Development, Erik Quam.

WATCH: University Games’ Bob Moog talks game design with Stupid Deaths inventor David Snow

At this year’s New York Toy Fair, University Games president Bob Moog sat down with The Fantastic Factory’s David Snow as part of the firm’s UG Studios video series.

Patience is a Virtue

Play futurist Yesim Kunter questions why some toy companies still don’t have patience when it comes to the design process, and looks at the impact that rushed ideation can have…

Product developer Emily Charles on working for Gibsons, Nora the dog and the one thing inventors must have

We caught up with Emily to learn more about what her role at Gibsons entails and what inventors need to know about pitching concepts to the firm.

Gibsons bolsters TfL range with new games and puzzles

“The London Underground is recognised all over the world, so it’s great to work with such a famous brand and increase our TfL collection,” said Gibsons’ Emily Charles.

Ravensburger joins Mojo Pitch 2020

“Mojo Nation has been instrumental in helping us forge a number of promising new relationships already and we’re certainly looking forward to seeing what the next event will bring,” said Ravensburger’s Benn Bramwell.

L.O.L. Surprise! named Toy of the Year for third year in a row at TOTYs

Other winners on the night included Mattel’s Pictionary Air, Wow! Stuff’s Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak and LEGO Stranger Things.

Buffalo Games teams with BuzzFeed for new line of party games

“BuzzFeed is all about driving human connection, and through the BuzzFeed Games imprint, we’ll extend our reach beyond the screen and spread joy IRL to our community through lively game nights,” said BuzzFeed’s SVP of Licensing Eric Karp.

MGA details eco-friendly push with degradable L.O.L Surprise! ball and Little Tikes Go Green range

“Beginning 2025, MGAE will only manufacture products that will degrade when disposed of properly,” said MGA CEO Isaac Larian.

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