Educa Borras bolsters sustainability efforts by adopting vegetable-based inks and recycled cardboard for its games and puzzles
Since December 2020, all products manufactured at the firm’s factory in Sant Quirze del Vallès use vegetable-based inks.
The Fantastic Factory teams with Golden Bear for Trapped, a new line of games that turn any room in the house into an escape room
“We want to bring the escape room experience to everyone and within the comfort of their own surroundings – and this is the ideal time to introduce this world-first game concept,” said Golden Bear’s Kathy Lesser.
“Q1 2020 was a challenging quarter for Spin Master, as we dealt with both the evolving COVID-19 situation and the carryover effects from the operational challenges we experienced in the second half of 2019,” said Ronnen Harary, Spin Master’s Co-Chief Executive Officer.
Games and Puzzles enjoyed growth of 55%, Outdoor & Sports Toys was boosted by 22%, Building Sets sales jumped 20% and Arts & Crafts enjoyed a sales increase of 13% during Q1 2020.
With creations spanning gaming classics like Crocodile Dentist to the KenKen puzzle brand, we caught up with Nextoy’s Robert Fuhrer to learn more about a glittering career in toys and games.
Distributor Rory Kelly on how a long retail career and two key ingredients shape his view of the toys and games he distributes
With 20 years in retail, and nearly five in the toy-and-game industry, Red Knight Toy Group’s Rory Kelly’s experience includes time at Coiledspring Games as an executive, and as a champion of Wrebbit’s 3D Puzzles.
Distributor Roger Martin on choosing games, the changing industry and what inventors can do to succeed
Founding a U.K. game-distribution company with only two titles may seem both oddly unassuming and beautifully bold… In 2004, though, Roger Martin did just that!
Kate Gibson on how Gibsons’ relationship with the inventor community has evolved over the firm’s 100-year history
We caught up with Gibsons MD, Kate Gibson, to find out more about the history of the company, and how the firm’s relationship with the inventor community has blossomed over the years.