Education

US Toy Fair 2020 to host inaugural Student Congress event

The day will feature networking, an industry panel session and a creativity workshop hosted by Mojo Nation’s Billy Langsworthy and Deej Johnson.

Mojo Nation Academy to help usher in new wave of toy design talent with how-to guides, internship schemes and pitching initiatives

Aimed at students on product design and illustration courses, recent graduates and those new to the toy industry, the Mojo Nation Academy will be a brand new addition to the Mojo Nation website.

Fundamentally Children rebrands as Dr Gummer’s Good Play Guide

“We wanted to make sure the brand fully embodies and clearly communicates our values and work so we’re delighted to announce the new name and branding as we move into the next exciting phase of growth,” said Dr Gummer.

Asmodee, Mojo Nation and UK Games Expo to usher in next wave of tabletop art talent with new university initiative

The Art of the Tabletop initiative will see students tasked with creating new artwork for a range of Asmodee best sellers that will then go on display at UK Games Expo 2020.

Mojo Nation’s Billy Langsworthy, Open 2 Design’s Matt Burtonwood and Quirk inventor Emma May to speak at London Toy Fair’s Student Seminar

“It’s integral that, as an industry, we do all we can do to encourage a fresh wave of product design talent to choose the toy and game space as a career destination,” said Billy Langsworthy, co-founder of Mojo Nation.

What do inventors need to know about selling? Specialist retailer Clea Ewing on why opening boxes closes sales

Fun Learning is a shop that specialises in toys and games with an educational flavour. We spoke with co-owner Clea Ewing to learn what inventors, designers and marketers need to understand about retail…

Aardman’s Cracking Ideas competition tasks young inventors to design something to ‘make life better’

“We can’t wait for young people all over the UK to get creative, designing their out-of-this-world inventions,” said Merlin Crossingham, creative director for Aardman.

Sphero acquires littleBits

“Sphero and littleBits are on a mission to make hands-on learning fun and memorable,” said Paul Berberian, Sphero’s CEO.

Yuri Levin on Robo Wunderkind’s aim to make programming accessible for every young curious mind

As the firm begins rolling out its kits to retail, we caught up with Robo Wunderkind co-founder Yuri Levin to learn more about the design process behind its range.

Spin Master teams with Ryerson University and OCAD University to launch Canada’s first Toy Invention course

The course series will focus on entrepreneurship in the toy industry and provide key perspectives on what it takes to bring great ideas and inventions to market.

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