2018 Toy and Game Holiday Gift Guide &
the People that Invented Them
In honor of our Toy & Game Innovation Award Finalists and the holidays being right around the corner, we put together the BEST 33 TOYS & GAMES straight from #ChiTAG. Below are the nominee inventors and their respective toy and game inventions. Which include some of the hottest toys and games on the market! Experience and test out some of these toys and games in person at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair November 18-19. Not to mention knock out all your holiday shopping! So grab your tickets before it’s too late. Happy Holidays and we can’t wait to see you at ChiTAG!
Now let’s hear from our Inventor nominees and where you can get their toys and games. Happy shopping!
TOY INNOVATORS OF THE YEAR
Bang Zoom - Lil’ Gleemerz for Mattel
Bang Zoom Design Ltd. is a Cincinnati-based product invention company. They develop big ideas and turn them into marketable businesses. With an emphasis on the toy industry, we have licensed over 250 inventions.
Other recent products for 2018: Imaginext Jurassic World T-Rex (Fisher Price), Treasure X (Moose), Hairdorables (Just Play), Hot Diggity Dance & Play Mickey (Just Play), Minnie Mouse Helper Scooter Plush (Just Play), Little Live Pets Surprise Dragon (Moose), Little Live Pets Rollie My Kissing Puppy (Moose), Jurassic World Gyrosphere RC (Mattel), Handimonium Game (Mattel), Yelllies! (Hasbro), Barbie Dreamtopia Flying Wings Fairy (Mattel), Barbie On The Go (Mattel)
Collaborators for Lil' Gleemerz:
Get Lil’ Gleemerz here!
David Fuhrer, Richard Kimbrough, and DiscoNifty - Twisty Petz for Spin Master
David Fuhrer has licensed more than 300 toys, games and household products generating retail sales over $1 billion including iconic toys such as Nerf Vortex Football and Aqua Doodle. Fuhrer holds the Guinness book record for Fastest Backwards Talker and has appeared on The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and more.
Richard Kimbrough is an accomplished artist and inventor. He has been creating toys for more than 30 years including hit products such as Charmkins and Bow Biters.
DiscoNifty is a Toronto based company founded by Rob Schuyler staying focused on Product Development and Marketing, DiscoNifty also invents the occasional toy.