Toy

Westley Ciaramella on how invention studio Catapult Concepts thrives on a blend of skills, a fast pace and sheer chutzpah

We caught up with Westley to talk creative Kryptonites, why New York inspired him and how Catapult Concepts drives creativity with ‘what if…’ ideas.

LEGO debuts new inventor platform, the Innovation Intake Portal

New online portal allows inventors to submit ideas for new play concepts to LEGO.

“My ethos is to design toys that enrich, stimulate, educate and solve problems”: Valeria Miglioli on the launch of her new toy design consultancy, Pumpkin Projects

After 16 years as Fiesta Crafts’ product development manager, last year saw Valeria Miglioli leave the firm to launch her own toy design consultancy, Pumpkin Projects.

From Comic-Cons to fish markets, Fab Design’s James Yuen on finding inspiration for toys and games in all aspects of life

We caught up with Yuen to find out what drives creativity at Fab Design, and how decades at Hasbro shaped his approach to design.

TechUp to showcase launches from the likes of Hasbro, Mattel and Bandai Namco at CES 2020

The firm is also partnering with Living in Digital Times to host sessions at the Kids and Family Tech Summit.

Deej Johnson and Billy Langsworthy on unearthing the secrets of creativity in their new book, The Snakes & Ladders of Creative Thinking

Writer and speaker Deej Johnson is a creative consultant with five books to his name. His latest, co-authored by Mojo Nation founder Billy Langsworthy, explains how to apply creative techniques to the invention of board games.

Gibsons joins Mojo Pitch 2020

“We look forward to seeing what the participants come up with and hopefully it will lead to some exciting new Gibsons products,” said Emily Charles, product development manager at Gibsons.

Phil Sage on the collaborative design effort that went into Hasbro’s D-O Interactive Droid

With multiple modes of play and functions spanning a self-balancing wheel, moving head and antennas, sound effects and light-up LED eyes, we caught up with Hasbro’s Phil Sage to learn more about what went into creating the D-O Interactive Droid.

Pressure Games launches Wefunder campaign for its debut toy, Countdown

Founded in late 2018, Pressure Games aims to create toys that merge technology with traditional play themes.

Spin Master welcomes toy invention students for workshops, tours and talks

“This was an incredible opportunity for students as it allowed them to understand and learn from the inner workings of a world-renowned, leading-edge organisation in the field of toy invention,” said Lorena Escandon, academic coordinator and instructor of the toy invention course series.

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