Play Creators Awards

Moose Toys UK’s James Austin-Smith talks creativity, innovation and the future of Scruff-a-Luvs

Following on from Moose Toys UK being named Toy Designer of the Year for Scruff-a-Luvs at last week’s Play Creators Awards, we caught up with Austin-Smith to learn more about his approach to design, and what the future holds for the Scruffs brand.

Play Creators Awards winners revealed

Spin Master scooped R&D Team of the Year, So Sound was named Invention Studio/Design Agency of the Year and TOMY’s Alpesh Patel won the Design Icon category.

Batman 80th to sponsor Design Icon award at Play Creators Awards

“Batman is a pop culture icon, and has been a titan of the toy space for years, so we’re delighted to have DC involved in the Awards during the character’s 80th anniversary celebrations,” said Mojo Nation co-founder Adam Butler.

Comedian Patrick Monahan to host Play Creators Awards

A relaxed celebratory networking evening, the Play Creators Awards takes place at London’s Under the Bridge on Monday, September 2nd and is set to shine a spotlight on some of the toy and game design community’s brightest stars.

Play Creators Festival 2019 welcomes The Toy Association’s Creative Factor as headline partner

“The Toy Association is thrilled to extend our longstanding support of the inventor and designer community through this multi-dimensional event, offering invaluable learning and networking for inventors, designers and brand owners,” said Steve Pasierb, President and CEO of The Toy Association.

Treasure Island designer Marc Paquien on what made Matagot the perfect partner for the game

We caught up with Paquien to learn more about how he started out in game design, and where the idea for his Treasure Island game came from.

Play Creators Awards finalists revealed

Taking place at London’s Under the Bridge on Monday, September 2nd, the Play Creators Awards celebrate the achievements of the toy and game designer community, including R&D teams, freelance inventors and design agencies.

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.

New dates for this year’s Play Creators Festival

The three-day festival is moving one week earlier than previously announced (2nd – 4th September).

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.

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