Tag Archives: toy design

Australia’s Vuly Play ‘seeks to expand global presence’ through new Toy Inventor Programme

The Australian outdoor play equipment company, Vuly Play, has launched its own Toy Inventor Programme, offering creative minds in the play space the platform to turn their ideas into reality. Open for submissions now, the Toy Inventor Programme is calling on designers and creatives from across the globe to submit …

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People of Play’s TAGIE Awards 2021 now open for entries

The 14th annual TAGIE Awards, presented by People of Play, is now open for nominations, encouraging the global industry to celebrate the best and brightest innovators, designers, and marketers that it has to offer. The yearly event brings together communities from across the world’s toy and game industry, including professionals, …

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Mojo Nation reveals Play Creators Awards 2021 finalists

Mojo Nation has unveiled the finalists for this year’s Play Creators Awards, an awards programme developed to celebrate figures in the toy and game design community that have excelled over the last 12 months. The shortlist spans in-house design teams as well as external invention studios and design partners. As …

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Making history | UK studio Designworks on developing icons from Thunderbirds to Mousetrap

Sponsored Post. When Jeremy and I started Designworks 30 years ago, we could never have predicted the direction it would take. Who’d have thought that within five years of starting the company, we would be developing toys and games for all the major brands across the UK and beyond? From …

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Homegrown | Rex London and the processes of “achieving something great”

The latest in a series of articles exploring and celebrating the homegrown British toy design and production scene across all stages of its development, ToyNews catches up with the internationally reaching gifting, toy, and craft specialist, Rex London to talk about the successes of 2020 and how a healthy retailer …

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The Toy Coach Azhelle Wade launches The Toy Academy second edition

The three times patented toy inventor and winner of multiple toy awards, Azhelle Wade – also known as The Toy Coach – is launching the second edition of her popular Toy Creators Academy. Billed as the first toy business programme of its kind, The Toy Academy teaches participants how to …

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Homegrown | Five Wild Ones and a mission to restore children’s routines

In the first of a series of articles exploring and celebrating the homegrown British toy design and production scene across all stages of its development, ToyNews dives into the thorny issue of maintaining structure at home through the country’s most chaotic chapter. We talk to the team helping make it …

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LEGO Ideas hits the history books with the launch of the Medieval Blacksmith’s set

LEGO Ideas has been hitting the history books for the launch of its latest set, a Medieval Blacksmith’s house based on an original design by LEGO superfan, Clemens Fiedler. The design has been given the green light to enter production after it achieved over 10,000 votes on the LEGO set …

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OPINION: Boughs of folly: What Netflix’s new Christmas musical can teach us about toy IP protection

Christmas is a time in which toys and games become the focus of a festive season and Netflix won’t be deviating from the narrative this year with the release of its latest musical adventure, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey – the story of a toy inventor who loses everything when …

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Toyish Labs ‘reimagines toy retail’ with Clixo store and workshop space to let kids ‘unleash their creativity’

The award winning toy studio, Toyish Labs, has opened its first retail and workshop space, making the firm – the team behind the origami-inspired Clixo toy range – a new hybrid of toy design entity and retail name, and setting the outfit off on its mission to ‘reimagine what a …

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