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Taraji P. Henson Revealed as First New Star Voice Talent for PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie™ Highly Anticipated Sequel Set to Hit Theatres Worldwide October 2023 With Additional Cast Announceme...

Hi David! Thank you for taking time to answer a few questions. First, our readers would love to hear what you do in our industry?   My role is to be the creative visionary that will turn ideas...

    PLAYMONSTER PARTNERS WITH VIACOMCBS TO LAUNCH NEW ADULT GAME IN 2022:CRIMINAL MINDS UNKNOWN SUBJECT Fans of the Popular TV Show can Race to Catch a Killer in this Fast-Paced Socia...

    OAKBROOK, IL, May 24, 2022 -- Today, TOMY announced a large-scale crowd-funded Star Trek NCC-1701 U.S.S. Enterprise will be available for pre-order starting June 7, 2022, through July ...

Chasing Ghosts and Shadows In China  “a brief guide to   un-orthodox methods of controlling copies”   Understanding the Problem   Copies of toys is a constant...

Hidden Role: The Brains Behind your Favorite Games --- Nicholas Cravotta and Rebecca Bleau are the creative minds behind over a hundred games and puzzles. From cooperative Escape Rooms to party game...

MEDIA ALERT   Gameboard + GameStop Team-Up For Live, In-Store Game Night Experience   The 10-City Gameboard Experience Kicks-Off in Oklahoma Ushering In The Next Dimension of Tabletop ...

  Hi Morgan! Thank you for sharing a bit about yourself with us today. What drew you to the toy industry?   Cartoons, specifically Japanese Animés, toys, games, and video games w...

Spin Master Opens Applications for 2022 Future of Play Scholarship Program   Now in its second year, the program will support those studying in the fields of  Toys, Entertainment and Digit...

Soar With Your Strengths By Nancy Zwiers I visited my daughter Nikki who is in graduate school in Europe this past month, and over dinner, I shared with a group of her fellow student friends that I ...

    Hi Andrew! Thank you for taking time for this interview. We know there is a lot going on at Funko. What are your roles and responsibilities at Funko?   Chief Executive Officer...

    For whatever reason, the notion of having and keeping a pet has always been part of human nature.  Playing with and caring for a pet is an intrinsic value, part of being a good ...

Hidden Role: The Brains Behind your Favorite Games --- Tanya Thompson, Senior Director of Design Innovation and Inventor Relations at Hasbro, gives incredible insights on how to pitch your toy or ga...

  Hidden Role: The Brains Behind your Favorite Games --- Listen to Marjorie Spitalnik, activist and Founder & CEO of Little Rebels, details her journey to make her toy line a reality; figh...

Hidden Role: The Brains Behind your Favorite Games --- In this episode, Matt Nuccio shares stories from his many years as a toy designer, from joining the \"family business\" as a kid, to Pogs, to Tex...

Hidden Role: The Brains Behind your Favorite Games --- When an inventor pitches to a game company, a Game Scout picks what ideas stay and go! Josh West is that person, and using his two decades in t...

Hidden Role: The Brains Behind your Favorite Games --- For nearly two decades, Egils Grasmanis has turned game publisher Brain Games into an international success, and he co-invented the worldwide h...

At 15 inches tall and 12 inches wide and sporting a bright blue, vibrant yellow, and lively red cover, 70 Years of Innovation and Play is just as beautiful on the outside as it is interesting on the i...

An 89-year-old Visionary: Still Working, Still Playing By Nancy Zwiers Note:  Picture from Dad’s 89th birthday celebration February 2022.   Today is the day my 89-year-old dad, Don...

Goliath Announces the Acquisition of Colorific Australian based, family-owned company will add STEM and DIY to Goliath’s portfolio   Melbourne, Australia, 22nd April 2022 - Goliath, one ...

  (Mary) Hi Reisa! Thank you for taking time for our interview. I remember meeting you at our NYTF Connolly\'s Pub event many years ago and have loved getting to know you over the years (we wil...

  Hi Sherry! Thank you for doing this interivew with us. We\'ve known one another a long time, but I learned a lot more about you! Let\'s start with sharing with our readers what your roles and ...

Do you want a job in the toy and game industry? Want to get your foot in the door, but not sure where to start?   Here are three easy things you can start doing today. 1. Get your name out the...

RACCOON TYCOON JOINS FUN AT UNIVERSITY GAMES University Games adds Forbidden Games portfolio to its library of great brands   April 21, 2022, San Francisco.  University Games and For...

NETFLIX ANNOUNCES EXPLODING KITTENS MOBILE GAME AND ANIMATED SERIES IN FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND DEAL, BASED ON THE POPULAR CARD GAME   Exploding Kittens Series Will Star Tom Ellis, Abraham Lim, L...

CHICAGO, IL (April 18, 2022)  -  People of Play (POP) is excited to share the extraordinary speakers for its inaugural  quarterly educational webinar series targeting industry marketing...

  Hi Julien! Thank you for taking a few minutes to chat about what you do in our industry. Can you share what your roles and responsibilities are in our industry? Currently I lead US Marketin...

Kidult: Giving Adults a License to Play by: Mark Foster, Managing Director for the UK and North America, Playmobil    The toy space is no longer one bound by age as the so-called &ldquo...

Hi Dianne! Thank you for taking time to talk to us today. Do you have a mantra that you live by? That all people have untapped potential.   Why and how did you get into the Toy and Game indust...

The Roachy Fund\'s mission is to help others follow their dream to “make art and play games.” The Fund will provide scholarships to college bound students who plan on pursuing a degree in a...

Tait & Lily, Inventors of Betcha Can't!