Toy Industries of Europe’s Catherine Van Reeth on how designers can get involved in the inaugural Play for Change Awards

The new awards celebrates innovation across three categories: empowerment, sustainability and future skills.

Here’s an idea…

Heayes Design’s Richard Heayes shines a spotlight on the importance of ideas management, and why the old saying, “If you love something, let it go” is especially apt when it comes to ideation.

The emotional roots of “Not Invented Here Syndrome”

Having encountered “Not Invented Here Syndrome” throughout a career in inventor relations, TinkerTini’s Trina McFarland digs under the surface of this decision-making process; unpicking the complex set of emotions and behaviour behind it

Prolific toy inventor Louise White on where ideas come from, her creative process and the advice she’d give her younger self

Inventing toys of every kind, Louise White is the President and Head Designer of Me First! Designs. We spoke with Louise to hear where ideas come from, and what advice she’d give clients, new designers and her younger self.

TOMY joins Mojo Pitch 2020

“TOMY are once again delighted to be joining in this year’s amazing Mojo Pitch event to find the best of innovation for our toys and games portfolio,” said Alpesh Patel, VP of Global Toy Design, TOMY.

Blue Orange celebrates 20th anniversary with 20 new games

New line-up includes games from designers including Ken Gruhl, Bruno Faidutti and Brett J. Gilbert.

Designers behind Sagrada and Sinister Six launch new game development hub, Evergreen Studio

‘Each of our games will be built upon the foundation of these values: eco and environmentally friendly, inclusive for all gamers, and aesthetically and mechanically beautiful,’ read a statement from the team.

Digital Dream Labs acquires Anki assets – including Cozmo, Vector and Overdrive – following firm’s closure last year

“The opportunity to acquire exclusive ownership of Cozmo, Vector, and Overdrive fit perfectly into our mission and purpose driven culture,” said Matt Goren, Chief Marketing Officer at Digital Dream Labs.

Mattel launches eco-friendly bio-based Mega Bloks line

“Creating a more sustainable world is important to our team, our company and our consumers, and our first construction line derived from bio-based plastics is an example of this,” said MEGA SVP Bisma Ansari.

LEGO debuts new arts and crafts brand, LEGO DOTS

Initial DOTS lines include wearable bracelets and room décor items like photo cubes, picture frames and pencil holders.

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