Mike Hirtle's Top 6 Tips for Inventors on Presenting a Toy or Game

We had an opportunity to speak with toy and game industry veteran, Mike Hirtle, and asked what he looks for when a new toy or game concept is being shown to him. As the Head of Inventor Relations for Tyco and Hasbro for many years, Hirtle has seen over 20,000 ideas for toys and games presented to him.

Here are his suggestions for what makes a good pitch.

Tip #1: Less Talk and More Play

Get right into it. An industry professional has seen a lot of ideas and doesn’t want to listen to you prattle on about how you came up with the idea, why it is the greatest game idea since the earth cooled, how all of your precious loved ones agree with you on that and so on.