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Toy & Game Innovation Awards organisers urge the industry to get voting for 2019 event

The Chicago Toy and Game Group is urging the industry to get their nominations in for the best innovators, designers, retailers, PRs and marketers in the toy and game space before voting for this year’s Toy & Game Innovation Awards closes on August 15. Winners will be honoured at an …

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TAGIE winners revealed at Chicago Toy and Game Week

Attended by industry luminaries and sponsored by heavyweights like Hasbro, Oxford Games and Mattel, the evening was opened by Nancy Zwiers, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Spin Master.

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Imaginations factory: Jonny Henton on life inside Vivid’s R&D wing

Vivid is responsible for a wealth of popular toy brands, but where do ideas for the likes of Fungus Amungus come from. Jonny Henton, Vivid’s development and QA director, tells Billy Langsworthy what a typical day is like for the firm’s R&D arm, how to spot a good idea and why the industry is in great place when it comes to creativity.

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Life in the fast lane: Mattel’s Bryan Benedict on designing Hot Wheels

Bryan Benedict spent ten years designing real cars before Mattel came knocking. Now, as a senior Hot Wheels designer, he’s the brains behind a raft of character cars including Star Wars and Super Mario ranges. Here, he tells Billy Langsworthy what life is like working inside the engine-room of the world’s most prolific car manufacturer.

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