Creative conversations

Mojo Nation founder Billy Langsworthy looks at where toy and board game design sits within wider conversations around the UK’s creative industries.

Junk Art creators Sen-Foong Lim and Jay Cormier on why the tabletop space is enjoying its most creative period to date

We caught up with Sen-Foong Lim and Jay Cormier, the board game design duo also known as the Bamboozle Brothers and creators of titles including Junk Art, The Godfather: A New Don and Akrotiri.

Sussex students pitch Shaun the Sheep toy concepts to Aardman

Second-year product design students were tasked by Aardman to produce a toy to be considered for the upcoming Shaun the Sheep 2 movie as part of a collaboration set up by Mojo Nation.

LEGO’s Gaute Munch and Erik Hansen up for European Inventor Award for LEGO Mindstorms

“The Danish team’s invention furthers an understanding of technology from an early age and could inspire the next generation of IT talent in Europe,” said EPO president Benoît Battistelli.

Fortnite set to drop into toys and games

IMG Licensing is now talking to potential product partners for the mammoth video game property.

Paladone brings biodegradable plastic to gift space

Firm’s new line of licensed egg cups uses BDP (naturally decomposing plastic).

Sago Mini debuts Pillow Playsets

The pillows unfold, transforming a child’s surroundings into a play kitchen, a dollhouse or a doctor’s office.

Kosmos’ Drop It shines as Board Game Club hits Soho’s Century Club

New game proved the star of the show in the first Board Game Club to be held at Soho’s Century Club.

Collabsco’s Valerie Vacante on the major players of the Connected Play Landscape

In the first of a two-part chat, Collabsco founder Valerie Vacante, introduces the Connected Play Landscape, featuring over 100 physical and digital experiences across IoT, AI, Voice, AR, VR and more.

A quarter of all kids products sold in the US in Q4 2017 featured a licence, states NPD

Kids aged three to five represented the largest age group for licensed sales based on units sold, with Paw Patrol the leading brand.

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