Toys

TOMY legend Alpesh Patel on breaking toys, dinosaurs for toddlers and creative filters

Alpesh Patel, Vice President, Global Toy Design at TOMY, talks to us about Toomies, Jurassic Park and the one question he always asks himself…

Melissa & Doug to launch Paw Patrol and Blue’s Clues & You lines in 2021

Melissa & Doug has signed an exclusive licensing partnership with ViacomCBS Consumer Products to launch Paw Patrol and Blue’s Clues & You! toys in Fall 2021.

Doug Wadleigh to lead Goliath’s new LA-based toy division

Elsewhere, Goliath President David Norman will take on the additional responsibility of Global President of the firm’s newly formed gaming division.

Audrey Tam – Design Manager for Small Dolls and Collectibles at Spin Master – on why she loves to work with the inventor community

We caught up with Audrey to find out more about the development of the award-winning Hollywood Hair, her thoughts on creativity and why she loves inventors.

Mattel launches virtual Fisher-Price Toy Museum to celebrate brand’s 90th anniversary

“The intent of this museum is to take visitors back to their unique childhood experiences, and give them the opportunity to relive their youth, even if just for a few moments,” said Chuck Scothon, SVP and Global Head of Infant and Preschool, Mattel.

Watch: Sustainability in the Toy Industry

Issues of eco-friendly design, manufacturing and social sustainability are in the spotlight at this ‘Sustainability in the Toy Industry’ panel session.

Mondo Games’ Jayme Boucher on licensed games, poster puzzles and cheddar goblins

Jayme Boucher heads up Mondo Games; overseeing the development of games and puzzles based on IP spanning classics like The Thing, Back to the Future and Disney hits to cult success stories like 2018’s Mandy or pop culture icons like Bruce Lee.

Argos details its top 12 toys for Christmas 2020

“This year’s top toys list offers a huge variety of new products, ranging from toys inspired by the biggest TV and gaming franchises to bizarre – but crucially, fun – pooping animals,” said Argos’ Juliet Ward.

Armando Roque on Wendy’s toys, Bakugan and how Bruce Lee helped him develop Spin Master’s Hero Droid BB-8

Freelance creator Armando Roque is a creative ‘fixer’ who has worked on everything from promotional toys sold with Wendy’s meals to some of biggest licensed ranges of recent years during his time at Spin Master.

The Toy Coach’s Azhelle Wade on helping budding inventors make it in the toy industry

We caught up with Azhelle to learn more about her history in the world of design, and what’s to come at The Toy Coach.

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