Little Miss Inventor joins Play Innovation Summit 2018

Delegates attending next month’s Summit will each get a copy of the book, as Sanrio seeks exciting product collaborations for its new Mr Men/Little Miss brand.

Getting your cut of the nation’s pocket money

Fundamentally Children’s Dr. Amanda Gummer shares some tips as to how new toy designers can give their concepts the best chance of success.

Spin Master acquires Gund

Marks Spin Master’s 20th acquisition since the company was founded.

Gender agenda?: A look at why toy and game design is a male-dominated space

We asked several key figures in the world of design for their thoughts on the issue, and whether this gender ratio reflected their own experiences in toy design.

Soundbops’ Michael Tougher on using play to empower music learning in children

We caught up with Tougher to find out how Soundbops looks to lift any barriers for young children to pick up and learn an instrument.

“It’s a time warp – same layout, same colour palette and, in some cases, the same old product”: Designers talk Toys R Us woes

As Toys R Us UK enters administration; we asked figures from the toy and game design community for their thoughts on what went wrong for the retail giant.

Open Innovation and your intellectual property rights

Matthew Veale, Senior Trainee Patent Attorney at Wynne-Jones IP covers what Open Innovation is and what it means for you and your intellectual property rights.

Off the Rails creator Andrew Platt on Kickstarter, Minecraft and Escape Room games

We caught up with Platt to find out more about the year-long development process behind Off the Rails, and why Kickstarter was a “no-brainer” route to market for the game.

Façade Games’ Travis Hancock on the origins of the firm’s Dark Cities series

Each game in the series focuses on a city and year, has a dark or mysterious aspect of gameplay, comes in a faux book box and accommodates at least four to nine players.

WowWee’s Sydney Wiseman named Creator of the Year at Wonder Women awards

Wiseman, a brand manager at WowWee, is the creator of Fingerlings.

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