LEGO Harry Potter, Feisty Pets and Fortnite Monopoly up for accolades at 2019 International Licensing Awards

“This elite group of nominees is truly representative of the global licensing community, showcasing the creativity and innovation that is part of our industry’s DNA,” said LIMA president Maura Regan.

“There needs to be a code of conduct”: Toy and game designers on the role retail can play in curbing copycats

We asked the toy and game design community for their thoughts on the issue of copycats (products that attempt to convince the consumer it’s a cheaper version of an existing popular product) and how retailers support them.

Rejection, challenges and retail

The Fantastic Factory’s David Snow looks at the cycle of success and rejection in life as an invention company, and how designers can apply their own creativity to help revamp tired game aisles

Mookie Toys joins Mojo Pitch 2019

“We’re hoping the event is going to be a great way to meet with inventors that are relevant to us, helping us to find our next key concept or idea,” said Mookie’s Claire Olewnik.

Fat Brain Toys joins Mojo Pitch 2019

“We are really excited to make new connections while visiting with some of our established inventors in the toy community,” said Fat Brain Toys’ Erik Quam.

TJ Morrison on So Sound’s ever-growing presence in the world of toy design

We caught up So Sound’s TJ Morrison, to learn more about the studio’s evolution into toy design, and how collaboration helps to fuel the team’s creativity.

Wynne-Jones IP sponsors R&D Team of the Year category at Play Creators Awards 2019

“We are delighted to be partnering with Mojo Nation on their first ever Awards, which champion the industry’s leading products, individuals and companies,” said Wynne-Jones IP’s Jayne Nation.

Ooba on creativity, pre-school success and working with inventors

2018 was a great year for Ooba, with a raft of new games hitting the market and recent launches performing above expectations. We caught up with the team – Max Ford, Joeri Hoste and Sally Jacobs – to find out what this year has in store and how they stay creative.

Toy revolution

Worlds Apart’s head of R&D and product design, James Austin-Smith, looks at the revolution that’s changing mainstream toy design (for the better).

Play Creators Awards: Get your nominations in for Design Agency/Invention Studio of the Year

The secret weapon for many toy firms, design agencies and invention studios are the unsung heroes of our industry. This category celebrates a firm that deserves recognition for exceptional work over the last 12 months.

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