Fat Brain Toys

Anika Tharayil – winner of Fat Brain Toys’ Kidventor Challenge – on the inspiration behind her Octo-buddy toy

We caught up with seven-year-old Anika to find out more about Octo-buddy – and whether this is the first of many toy ideas she wants to pitch.

Eight-year-old Anika wins Fat Brain Toys’ Kidventor Challenge with her Octo-buddy invention

Octo-buddy is a toy octopus that attaches to a highchair or stroller and holds bottles and toys with its eight tentacles.

WATCH: A Deep Dive into Dimpl with Fat Brain Toys

The session features Mark Carson (Co-Founder at Fat Brain Toys), Erik Quam (Director of Product Development at Fat Brain Toys) and Dimpl creator Adam Carson (Industrial Designer at Fat Brain Toys).

Fat Brain Toys joins Virtual Mojo Pitch 2021

“I anticipate our participation in the Mojo Pitch for the third year in a row will provide nothing but a bounty of fresh ideas, concepts and new partnerships,” said Erik Quam, Director of Product Development at Fat Brain Toys.

Our top ten most read articles of 2020

Interviews with David Winter, Richard C Levy and Tanya Thompson all feature in the top ten.

TOMY acquires Fat Brain Toys

“It’s truly gratifying to join forces with TOMY and its nearly 100-year heritage of toy innovation,” said Mark Carson, President and co-founder of Fat Brain Toys.

Tristan Donaldson wins Fat Brain Toys’ Kidventor Challenge for his Sew Fast game

Sew Fast will be showcased to buyers at next year’s New York Toy Fair, and Tristan will also receive a $2,500 scholarship, a license agreement that offers ongoing royalties and $500 in toys from Fat Brain Toys.

Fat Brain Toys details Kidventor Contest finalists

“The big idea that I hope this contest reinforces for kids is that dreams can become reality,” said Mark Carson, President and Co-Founder of Fat Brain Toys.

Watch: Pitching in Uncertain Times

How has lockdown changed how toy and game inventors pitch their concepts? What are some of the pros and cons of showing off ideas virtually? And what impact has the pandemic situation had on how inventors fuel their creativity? All this and more is explored in our ‘Pitching in Uncertain Times’ panel.

Saying no to things that glow: Director of Product Development at Fat Brain Toys, Erik Quam, on innovation, pitching tips and the key to success

As the inventor-relation guru at Fat Brain Toys, Erik Quam is known for his openness and accessibility. We ask him why he works so closely with inventors to build great ideas, relationships and products.

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