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Numskull debuts Tubbz, a new line of collectible ‘cosplaying’ ducks

The range is made up of toy ducks decked out like iconic characters from brands including DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings and Ghostbusters.

LISTEN: Mojo Nation’s Billy Langsworthy talks toy and game design with Phil Albritton on the Power Kid Podcast

Billy and Phil spoke about the toy and game design scene and unpacked some of what Mojo Nation is up to this year.

Hasbro’s Tanya Thompson to reveal ‘Top 10 Things To Know When Pitching Games’ at Toy and Game Design Conference

As the firm’s Director of Product Acquisition and Inventor Relations for games, Thompson boasts far-reaching connections in the global inventor community and is an expert in game sourcing.

Dominic Yard on why a toy designer’s best idea is to have lots of ideas

We caught up with Yard to learn more about his route into the world of toy design, what advice he’d give those starting out, and what the development process was like for his new Tech Deck Sk8 Container Pro.

Play.institute’s Cephas Howard on LEGO, Kickstarter and why comfort zones kill innovation

We caught up with Howard to learn more about how his time at LEGO shaped his approach to design, and what the future holds with his Play.institute.

Pixar’s Jen Tan on translating the studio’s hit movies into top toy lines

With Toy Story 4 still wowing kids (and adults) on both the big screen and in the toy aisles, we caught up with Tan to learn more about turning great Pixar movies into best-selling toys and games.

Battlestar Galactica designer Corey Konieczka leaves Fantasy Flight to set up new studio, Unexpected Games

The philosophy behind Unexpected Games arose from Konieczka’s desire for a studio focused on innovation and idea incubation.

Top Gun toys and games on the way from Mattel

“Our design-led approach has allowed us to recreate the high-octane action from the movie with a line of toys that will impress fans of all ages,” said Mattel’s Janet Hsu.

LEGO Treehouse to boast highest number of sustainable bricks ever in a LEGO set

“It really is an important step in our ambitious target of making all LEGO elements from sustainable materials,” said LEGO’s VP of environmental responsibility, Tim Brooks.

Richard Gill joins PlayMonster to head up firm’s international expansion efforts

“PlayMonster is a perfect fit for me with its culture of playfulness and determination, and commitment to innovation,” said Gill.

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