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inventRight’s Stephen Key on being an ideas machine, staying current and why the toy space leads the way when it comes to inventor relations

We caught up with Stephen Key to find out more about his approach to product development, the origins of inventRight and why he feels the toy space leads the way when it comes to inventor relations.

Alpha’s Darren Lee Phillipson on bringing Subway Surfers to the toy aisle

We caught up with Darren Lee Phillipson, Vice President of Global Product Design at Alpha Group, to find out more about the design process behind the new range, and how the company turns exciting IP into great toy lines.

Wicked Cool Toys to bring back Micro Machines

“Considering recent toy unboxing trends, the brand’s multigenerational appeal, and the vehicle category’s ripeness for something ‘new’ again, we believe Micro Machines will be a global phenomenon,” said WCT’s Jeremy Padawer.

Brett J. Gilbert on the origins of his new brain teaser card game, Rubik’s Match

We caught up with Gilbert to learn more about where the idea came from for his Rubik’s card game, and whether the constraints of our Design Challenge event helped (or hindered) his creative process.

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.

Nominations now open for the Play Creators Awards 2019

Categories include R&D Team of the Year, Design Agency of the Year and Toy Designer of the Year.

Blockbuster’s back! Big Potato’s Tristan Hyatt-Williams on resurrecting the video rental store for its latest party game

We caught up with Big Potato’s Tristan Hyatt-Williams to find out why people are excited about the return of Blockbuster (even if only in party game form).

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