Although not a designer or engineer by training, I was always fortunate to have positions in and around creativity and product development. A subsequent position developing new products for schools lead me to join Milton Bradley as Director of Educational Development.
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It actually evolved into a dual role with product managing the newly acquired E. Lowe game line including Yahtzee That dual role let me conceptualize about products from flashcards to bingo cages.
Bucket preschool game and Bop-It electronic handheld. I must add, these are just the tip of all the excellent opportunities inventors brought to Milton Bradley and Hasbro Games. Tara: What is the best way for a new toy inventor to try and get their toy idea to Market? Ron: If a new inventor hopes to license an idea to a major toy company, I am a believer of the initial connection being made through an agent.
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There are agents specializing in the industry who know all the zig zags needed to find a licensee for the novice licensor. The corporate door just might be opened to the new inventor with a very convincing introduction. Ron: Here are several key mistakes a novice inventor often makes.
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One is to falsely conclude that their idea is totally new and never been done before. Best way to avoid this pitfall is to thoroughly know the industry, its products and its marketers. The internet makes it easier to searching for similar existing products complemented by endless scouring of retail shops for what is marketed now.
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If there is a sense the idea is patentable, there can be a self-search of prior art but it is more complete to do a professional review through an attorney familiar with the toy industry. Often inventors forget that a good idea can be weakened by a poor presentation and execution. A works-like, plays-like model that has gone through rigors of unbiased play testing can only validate a good idea.
And lastly, a major mistake is to self-produce. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :.
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Levy ,. Ronald O. The toy industry is a 30 billion dollar-a-year business. It's also the last frontier for aspiring independent inventors, with an annual new product turnover of 60 percent and plenty of opportunities for the creative mind. Here, one of the most recognized and successful toy and game inventors in the business teams up with the former head of research and development at The toy industry is a 30 billion dollar-a-year business.
Here, one of the most recognized and successful toy and game inventors in the business teams up with the former head of research and development at Hasbro to bring clear, comprehensive information to aspiring toy and game inventors Get A Copy. Paperback , pages.
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In this nonfiction work, the authors provide background on the toy industry, discuss blockbuster toys, look at how to get started in the toy industry, review legalities of toy design, and list opportunities for toy inventors.
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