Toy

Introducing the Growing Pains Accelerator: Business strategy help for toy and game inventors

Joel Silverman, CEO at KidsKnowBest, details the firm’s new Growing Pains Accelerator, an initiative designed to help inventors, designers and start-ups with mentoring, collaboration and practical services worth at least £150,000.

The Marketing Store backs Design Champions category for Mojo Nation 100: 2021 Edition

“We are delighted to be sponsoring the Design Champions category in the Mojo Nation 100 for the third year running,” said Andrew Kingham, Managing Director for Global McDonald’s, Asia and Product at The Marketing Store.

Spin Master signs as toy partner for Wizarding World

The range – spanning categories like dolls, figures, games and role-play – will land on shelves in Fall 2021.

Watch: Wynne-Jones IP’s Victor Caddy on what Brexit means for toy designers

Hosted by Word Whizz Deej Johnson, this interview sees Victor Caddy (Chartered Trade Mark Attorney at Wynne-Jones IP) explain what toy and game inventors should be looking to protect once they have an idea, as well as shedding light on the ways in which Brexit will change how toy companies and designers protect their IP.

Nominations for TOTY Awards 2021 now open

A nomination committee comprised of play experts, journalists, academics, retailers, and other toy experts will determine the official TOTY 2021 finalists.

TinkerTini to educate and invest in the next generation of toy inventors with TinkerNext

The free resource and programme will educate users on how companies evaluate inventor concepts and what it takes to succeed.

13-year-old Klara Hinze wins John Lewis and Waitrose’s toy design competition

Klara’s blue caped crusader teddy bear will go on sale this Christmas at John Lewis, with 100% of the profits going directly to the NHS.

Jazwares joins Mojo Pitch 2020

“We are on the hunt for great product and are excited to be working much more closely with the inventing community,” said Jazwares’ Michael Rinzler.

Deadline extended for Play Creators Awards 2020 nominations

You now have until Tuesday, June 30th to get your nominations in.

John Lewis and Waitrose launch toy design competition to raise money for the NHS

Kids can send in their ‘super bear’ designs, with the winning creation going on to be sold in stores this Christmas, with profits going to the NHS.

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