I.D.I.O.T Award

“There is no secret sauce!” Suzanne Robinson reveals what REALLY makes Carterbench remarkable…

Suzanne Robinson discusses all things Carterbench – and winning the I.D.I.O.T. Award

Mini-I.D.I.O.T.-Award winner Michael Lyden – as remembered by his friend Bob Fuhrer

Nextoy’s Bob Fuhrer remembers his friend, Tyco US President Michael Lyden, RIP.

“Without him, it would never have happened.” Ron Dubren on I.D.I.O.T. winner Stan Clutton

Why Stan Clutton deserved more credit – with Tickle Me Elmo co-inventor Ron Dubren

“Holy cow! Could it be me?” Hasbro’s Tanya Thompson discusses winning the I.D.I.O.T. Award

Tanya Thompson on winning Mojo Nation, Wonder Woman and I.D.I.O.T. awards – all in one year!

Big Ideas’ Ruth Elliott on Deface Race, Whoopee Duck – and winning an I.D.I.O.T. award

Big Ideas’ Ruth Elliott discusses her route into the industry – and the key to establishing successful relationships with toy companies.

Seven Towns, one legend: Mike Moody discusses his long career and I.D.I.O.T. Award

Guest interviewer Liz Moody talks to industry veteran Mike Moody about his phenomenal work in toys

Jonathan Becker discusses the many lives and talents of his father: industry legend Jim Becker

I.D.I.O.T. Award winner James R. Becker remembered in conversation with his son, Jonathan

“If it weren’t for inventors, we wouldn’t be here today”: Spin Master co-founder Ben Varadi on how inventors shaped the toy titan

Spin Master’s Ben Varadi discusses inventors, creativity and the company’s most underrated product…

Industry favourite David Berko discusses his long career… And the advice Tom Kremer gave him early on!

From Tyco and Seven Towns to Hasbro and Mattel: I.D.I.O.T. winner David Berko in conversation

Former Fisher-Price and Hasbro R&D man Tom Mason discusses pant-wetting hits… And winning the I.D.I.O.T.

“Let’s put it this way – it won critical acclaim.” Tom Mason on the art and science of finding ideas

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