Articles Posted in the Toy Interviews Category

  • All about Top Trumps

    Top Trumps is the classic trumps card game that has been beloved by the public since the 1970s. Top Trumps combines play and discovery for children of all ages. In 1999, Top Trumps was re-discovered in the dusty archives of the world’s biggest games company, Hasbro, and brought back to life by Tom Liddell and […]

  • Pressman Toys and Goliath Games Offer Great Gifts for the 2017 Holidays

    Goliath Games and Pressmen Toys have joined forces to create some of the most unique, fun, and interesting board and card games for a range of ages. Below are ten games that would make ideal gifts this holiday season: Googly Eyes: A family game, Googly Eyes comes with a set of funky over-sized green glasses […]

  • The Birth of BB8: Interview with toy designer Thomas Tretter

    Spin Master is one of the leading companies in the toy and games industry due to their incredibly innovative and tech-savvy creations. Since their establishment in 1994, Spin Master has been developing some of the most cutting-edge toys and has quickly become one of the most recognized and respected producers of playthings in the toy […]

  • Interview with Brian Rovner of Smart Games

    Smart Games is a producer of three-dimensional puzzle games that cater to people of all ages. Many of their sets are small enough to be ideal for travel while a few in the preschool line–namely the new “Snow White Deluxe” item–can double as playsets. Smart Toys and Games products develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills […]

  • Interview with Marcia Haut, the founder of SmartNoggin Toys

    SmartNoggin Toys is an innovative company that produces playthings that amuse children whilst strengthening cognitive skills. The startup company presently has three items on the market–the “NogginStik Developmental Light Up Rattle” and “NogginRings Reaching and Grasping Rings”–both of which were designed for babies and both of which won esteemed Oppenheim Platinum Toy Awards, and their […]

  • Interview with Mark Hauser of ‘Top Trumps’

    Top Trumps is a series of themed card decks that have been scientifically proven help kids gain reading skills, learn new words, and retain new facts while boosting their number skills by comparing heights, weights, dates, or rating scales. The cards come in an array of themes and styles including a “Harry Potter” and “Shopkins” […]

  • Interview with inventor and entrepreneur Laurel Wider, creator of the ‘Wonder Crew Dolls’

    Dolls are frequently associated with girls but, in 2017, a company called PlayMonster released a new line of dolls for boys known as the “Wonder Crew”. The series aims to combat gender stereotypes and empowers young boys to build confidence through friendship and imagination. The series was created by psychotherapist Laurel Wider, who is also […]