Bandai Namco debuts new AR-infused play kit, tori

The set allows children to craft and play with real toys – like the tori Wand, tori Catapult and tori Spacecrafts – and engage with them in the digital space.

Play-Doh, Monopoly and Magic: The Gathering drives growth for Hasbro in Q2 2019 results

“We delivered a high-quality second quarter, with positive consumer trends at retail and profitable growth led by several geographies and brand categories,” said Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s chairman and chief executive officer.

Character Options’ Jon Elliott on the origins of its new squishy action figure line, Heroes of Goo Jit Zu

We caught up with Jon Elliott, R&D Manager at Character Options, to learn more about the development process behind Heroes of Goo Jit Zu, and learn how the firm’s work on TPR skinned toys informed this new range.

Just One, Wingspan and Valley of the Vikings triumph at Spiel des Jahres 2019

The party game saw off competition from Ted Alspach’s Werewords and Reiner Knizia’s L.A.M.A.

The Fantastic Factory’s David Snow on giving Facebook craze Rate My Plate the party game treatment

We caught up with The Fantastic Factory’s David Snow to find out why more firms should be looking at bringing left-field brands like Rate My Plate into the games space.

Harry Potter, DC Comics and Rick & Morty star in Funko Games’ new Funkoverse range

“Adults and children over 10 can now create a powerful team of characters from their favourite fandoms and face off in exciting table-top gameplay,” said Funko Games’ Jay Wheatley.

Tru Kids Brands and b8ta’s new Toys R Us stores to be “the most progressive and advanced stores in its category in the world”

New stores will allow toy firms to showcase products in an ‘interactive playground-like environment’ and create custom experiences around their IP.

Trend Bible’s Joanna Feeley to unveil the key trends influencing the future of play at Toy and Game Design Conference

“I’ll be sharing two big picture trends –The Cult of Busy and Conveniently Conscious – and the impact of these on consumer behaviours in the toys and games market,” said Feeley.

Anjar and Becker Associates join Mojo Pitch 2019 line-up

“We’re thrilled to be part of the Mojo Pitch,” said Becker Associates’ founder and CEO, Patti Becker.

Cartamundi returns for Mojo Pitch 2019

“We at Cartamundi are happy to join the Mojo Pitch again this year,” said Sean Amdisen-Cooke, international marketing executive at Cartamundi.

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