Toy

LEGO design manager Jonathan Bennink on collaborating with Nintendo to bring Super Mario to life in bricks

We caught up with Jonathan Bennink, design manager at The LEGO Group, to learn more about what went into giving the iconic moustachioed plumber a LEGO makeover.

Nominations now open for the Play Creators Awards 2020

Categories include Toy Designer of the Year, R&D Team of the Year and Design Icon.

Fat Brain Toy Co. joins Mojo Pitch 2020

“Fat Brain Toy Co. found the Mojo Pitch event in London this past September to be one of the best during the entire year!,” said Fat Brain Toy Co.’s Director of Product Development, Erik Quam.

Funko debuts new customisable Snapsies toy line

“Funko is taking our experience in pop culture and entertainment licensed merchandise and bringing it to the toy aisle with an innovative delivery system and product line that will engage kids and increase dwell time at retail,” said Brian Mariotti, Chief Executive Officer at Funko.

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.

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