Toy

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.

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.

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