Toys

Buffalo Games teams with BuzzFeed for new line of party games

“BuzzFeed is all about driving human connection, and through the BuzzFeed Games imprint, we’ll extend our reach beyond the screen and spread joy IRL to our community through lively game nights,” said BuzzFeed’s SVP of Licensing Eric Karp.

Toy Industries of Europe’s Catherine Van Reeth on how designers can get involved in the inaugural Play for Change Awards

The new awards celebrates innovation across three categories: empowerment, sustainability and future skills.

Here’s an idea…

Heayes Design’s Richard Heayes shines a spotlight on the importance of ideas management, and why the old saying, “If you love something, let it go” is especially apt when it comes to ideation.

The emotional roots of “Not Invented Here Syndrome”

Having encountered “Not Invented Here Syndrome” throughout a career in inventor relations, TinkerTini’s Trina McFarland digs under the surface of this decision-making process; unpicking the complex set of emotions and behaviour behind it

Mojo Nation Academy to help usher in new wave of toy design talent with how-to guides, internship schemes and pitching initiatives

Aimed at students on product design and illustration courses, recent graduates and those new to the toy industry, the Mojo Nation Academy will be a brand new addition to the Mojo Nation website.

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.

UK toy market suffers 6% sales drop in 2019 but remains Europe’s largest toy market

“The on-going question that is Brexit undoubtedly had a dampening effect on consumer confidence whilst a general election in the middle of the busiest trading month of the year wasn’t helpful,” said the BTHA’s Natasha Crookes.

Read the Mojo Nation 100 online now

The Mojo Nation 100 is a listing of the most influential figures currently working in the world of toy and game design who have excelled over the last 12 months.

Bean’s Sally Jacobs on why being a big kid at heart helps to fuel ideation

A much-loved figure in the toy and game inventor community, Sally Jacobs has launched an exciting new venture this year in the form of Bean, a brand new invention hub.

Come and say hello at Toy Fair!

The Mojo Nation team will be at London Toy Fair and New York Toy Fair this year. We have a stand in the Greenhouse at London Toy Fair at GH48, and will be roaming the halls of the JAVITS during New York Toy Fair.

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