Funko debuts new customisable Snapsies toy line
“Funko is taking our experience in pop culture and entertainment licensed merchandise and bringing it to the toy aisle with an innovative delivery system and product line that will engage kids and increase dwell time at retail,” said Brian Mariotti, Chief Executive Officer at Funko.
The Toy Association’s Marian Bossard on engaging with the inventor community at US Toy Fair with Creative Factor
We caught up with The Toy Association’s Executive Vice President of Global Market Events, Marian Bossard, to find out more about how the organisation looks to engage with and elevate the global inventor community.
Bean’s Sally Jacobs on why being a big kid at heart helps to fuel ideation
A much-loved figure in the toy and game inventor community, Sally Jacobs has launched an exciting new venture this year in the form of Bean, a brand new invention hub.
Galactic Sneeze’s Sara Farber and Bryan Wilson on goat yoga, Kikkerland and why game design is like improv
We caught up with Galactic Sneeze to find out where the ideas for their new range of games came, and how many classes of goat yoga it took for Sara and Bryan to nail the trend’s transition into party games.
Steve Moore on the launch of his new invention studio, Tantrum Innovation
We caught up with Moore to learn more about his new venture, and find out how the likes of FUSE and IDEO helped shape his approach to design and creativity.
Mojo Nation bolsters team as Deej Johnson joins as ‘Word Whizz’
Deej will be handling content for the Mojo Nation site, covering news, opinion pieces and interviews with figures from across the world of toy and game design.
Gibsons to eliminate plastic packaging by 2021
Little Gibsons jigsaw puzzles and games will no longer come with plastic wrap or a plastic bag, making them entirely recyclable.
Si digital’s Tom O’Malley on how the digital agency has helped bring innovation to the world of digital in the toy industry
We caught up with Tom O’Mally, Si digital’s head of design, to learn more about the agency’s work in the toy sector, and why the play space has proved to be such a good fit for the company.
The Alpha Group backs Rising Star category at Play Creators Awards
“New talent is the lifeblood of the toy industry and as such, we’re delighted to sponsor the Rising Star category at this year’s Play Creators Awards,” said Alpha’s Kerry Tarrant.
Hasbro sponsors Invention Studio/Design Agency of the Year category at inaugural Play Creators Awards
“In addition to the winners, this is a celebration of all of our studio and agency partners,” said Hasbro’s Rich Mazel.