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Sunday, 01 March 2015

Why Are The Extraordinaires So Extraordinary?

Each Extraordinaire is a larger than life character with extraordinary needs. These needs come from their job like the Soldier, their physical appearance like the Giant or the environment they live in like the Merman. The technique used in developing the characters is call...

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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Toy Stories - Children's Favourite Toys from Utah to Kenya

We came across this photography project called "Toy Stories" by Gabriele Galimberti, in which he takes pictures of children from all over the world with their favourite toys. Everyone remembers their childhood toys. I can remember the names I alternated between for my Baby Born doll (L...

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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

10 Movies Based on Games & Toys

This post led to a lot of debates in the Studio as to what constituted a movie based on a toy or a game similar to the chicken and egg argument. What came first - the movie or the toy? Eventually we settled on ten movies that we all agreed on, which took a while. So we stress that th...

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Monday, 03 November 2014

The Creativity Hub at SPIEL, Essen

SPIEL, held in the town of Essen each October, is one of Germany's two major game conventions, the other being the International Toy Fair in Nuremberg each February, which we also attend. While Spielwarenmesse is a trade show – and therefore strictly business – Spiel is open to the publ...

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Friday, 31 October 2014

Halloween Fun & Games at The Creativity Hub

At The Creativity Hub, we really need no excuse to play games of any kind. With Halloween upon us, we talked about our favourite games that we associate with Halloween and decided to play our favourites in the studio. Some are common all over the world, while others are a little more ...

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