TOMY

Interplay UK’s Warren Jacobs and Tammy Southgate on great toys, great values and great teams

Since Interplay UK is driven by teamwork, it’s only appropriate that we caught up with Product Development Manager Warren Jacobs AND Lead Product Designer Tammy Southgate.

Dr Gummer’s Good Play Guide details final line-up for Play at Home Fest

“We are thrilled to be able to offer this event to support brands during this difficult time, while further highlighting the importance of play,” said Dr Amanda Gummer, Founder and CEO of Good Play Guide.

Prolific toy inventor Louise White on where ideas come from, her creative process and the advice she’d give her younger self

Inventing toys of every kind, Louise White is the President and Head Designer of Me First! Designs. We spoke with Louise to hear where ideas come from, and what advice she’d give clients, new designers and her younger self.

TOMY joins Mojo Pitch 2020

“TOMY are once again delighted to be joining in this year’s amazing Mojo Pitch event to find the best of innovation for our toys and games portfolio,” said Alpesh Patel, VP of Global Toy Design, TOMY.

Our top ten most read articles of 2019

Interviews with the creators of LEGO Stranger Things, Ritzy Rollers and Boppi, the booty-shaking llama, all make our top ten of 2019.

TOMY’s Alpesh Patel on why it’s key for designers to balance creativity with commercial awareness

Fresh from winning the Design Icon Award at this month’s Play Creators Awards, we caught up with Patel to learn more about his approach to design, as well as why he feels the toy space is in a fantastic place when it comes to creativity.

TOMY debuts ‘first-ever evolving toy’, Rizmo

“TOMY is globally recognised as a pioneer of innovative and imaginative toys, and this heritage has led to perhaps the most engaging and charming toy ever,” said Pete Henseler, president of TOMY International.

Mojo Pitch welcomes back TOMY

“We look forward to seeing some really unique, innovative and forward thinking ideas in September and encourage anyone with outstanding ideas that you think would fit within TOMY’s portfolio to come and see us,” said TOMY’s Alpesh Patel.

TJ Morrison on So Sound’s ever-growing presence in the world of toy design

We caught up So Sound’s TJ Morrison, to learn more about the studio’s evolution into toy design, and how collaboration helps to fuel the team’s creativity.

TOMY’s Chris Huisman on the global design approach to Ritzy Rollerz, the firm’s new collectible girls brand

We caught up with TOMY’s senior concept and design manager, Chris Huisman, to learn more about the design process behind Ritzy Rollerz, and why “the sky’s the limit” when it comes to the brand’s future.

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