Strong sales for games, Cool Maker and Kinetic Sand fuel Q3 growth for Spin Master
“We launched one of our strongest Fall lines ever, with many of our toys making retailers’ top toy lists and in the quarter we grew both Gross Product Sales and Revenue while managing through the uncertain conditions arising from COVID-19,” said Ronnen Harary, Spin Master’s Co-CEO.
Alexis Yavne – Design Manager for Girls Interactive at Spin Master – unwraps the development process behind Present Pets
With Present Pets popping up on ‘Top Toys for Christmas’ lists around the world, we caught up with Alexis to learn more about the development process behind the launch.
Toy Retailers Association details DreamToys list of the top toys for Christmas 2020
“This year’s DreamToys Top 12 includes a range of products from classic brands such as Monopoly and Barbie, to popular licenses and innovative new toys to suit all price points,” said Gary Grant, chair of the DreamToys selection committee.
Spin Master acquires Rubik’s
“There are many growth opportunities for Spin Master with the Rubik’s brand as we transition to a blended model of direct sales in combination with existing partners globally,” said Anton Rabie, Spin Master’s Chairman and Co-CEO.
Audrey Freda Tam – Design Manager for Small Dolls and Collectibles at Spin Master – on why she loves to work with the inventor community
We caught up with Audrey to find out more about the development of the award-winning Hollywood Hair, her thoughts on creativity and why she loves inventors.
Spin Master debuts Present Pets, a new line of interactive plush puppies that unbox themselves
“We cannot wait to surprise the whole family with the magical experience of unboxing their very own Present Pet puppy,” said Jean Gomez, Spin Master’s VP Marketing & Global Business Unit Lead.
Spin Master signs master toy deal for Riot Games’ League of Legends
“We look forward to delivering enhanced collectability and unique play experiences for the massive global League of Legends fan base both on and offline,” said Spin Master’s John Blaney.
Watch: Toys in Troubled Times
How have toy firms adapted to lockdown? Are there any changes to daily working life that look set to stay once we’re past the pandemic? And as certain categories soar during the lockdown, has this changed their strategy when it comes to product acquisition? All this and more is covered in our ‘Toys in Troubled Times’ panel session.
Watch: The Perfect Pitch
What can you do to give your toy or board game the best chance of success in a pitch? How do inventor relations execs nail their pitches to buyers? And which ‘P’ is most important: the person, the product or the pitch itself? All this and more is discussed in this ‘Perfect Pitch’ panel session.
Inside Spin Master’s Toy Invention Program
How has Spin Master’s Toy Invention Program at Shenkar helped to create a thriving inventor scene in Israel? What’s the difference between a design course and an toy invention course? And with Spin launching a similar program in Canada last year, what does future international expansion for the course look like?