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3 Toy & Game Trends that Will Surprise You!

The holidays are right around the corner. The hottest products in toys and games are making the lists of parents everywhere. What are they you ask? The top three toy and game trends this year involve sensors, role playing and the element of surprise. Let’s dive deeper into each one. SENSORS! Characters meet science kits

Inventing is hard. Community matters.  

One of the most rewarding things about being an inventor is the community you join. By taking that leap of faith in manifesting an idea you immediately become part of a global family of like-minded creatives, who are all moving through the ups and downs of bringing a concept to market. And like most families,

Inspiring our Next Generation of Innovators, Kid Inventors

Did you know that the trampoline, popsicle, and ear muffs were invented by kids? So were the first fully electronic TV, Braille writing system for the blind and the snowmobile. We love the creativity kids bring to inventing. Remember 7-year-old Houston Diaz? He invented the Quirky Squeezie, which screws directly onto toothpaste and with a simple

Should You Fake It Until You Make It?

It’s a saying entrepreneurs and inventors hear all the time. It means to present yourself and your business or idea as if it’s legitimate, and maybe even showing signs of early success, when in reality you’re not quite there (yet). So should you fake it til you make it? My two cents: No. But before

The Key To Your Brilliant Idea

Written by Gina Waldhorn We’re all the world’s poorest billionaires, just letting our game-changing ideas rot away in our Notes app because for a multitude of reasons we can’t get past “I’ve got this great idea…” We’ve got jobs. We’ve got kids. I’ve got a dog who lets himself out of my apartment. The idea

Get a little Quirky and invent something great!

You were one of the lucky ones…. Woken from a deep sleep with the best idea you’ve ever had, you manage to scribble down your brilliant invention concept onto the blank notepad lying in wait on your bedside table.  This act alone is a notable achievement, since so many ideas – good, bad and ugly

The Epic Showdown – Dogs vs. Toothbrushes

Toothbrushes are invading the mouths of dogs everywhere. Dogs aren’t having it and they’re doing anything and everything to fight back. Video credit: CrazyFunnyStuffCFS As funny and entertaining as it is to watch dogs dance, juke, bark, nip, play or anything else but get their teeth brushed, keeping your dog’s mouth clean is critical to their

OMG I’m so thirsty!

Written by Gina Waldhorn, President of Quirky  OMG I’m soooo thirsty!! I’ve said it a thousand times. I’ll probably say it a thousand more. But I’ll never say it again without recognizing I have no clue what it feels like to be truly thirsty. I’ll never know the pain of having to walk 6 hours

The Home and Housewares Show: A Brief Quirky History

The International Home and Housewares Show, hosted at Chicago’s McCormick Place, is the largest housewares-only show in the world. The show attracts 2,200 vendors featuring their incredible products and more than 60,000 attendees looking for what’s new in the world of housewares. Kitchen was a huge focus of this year’s show. Natural-themed products and fun-infused

Quirky Makes an Appearance at the New York Toy Fair

Each year nearly 1,000 global media representatives flock to Toy Fair to report on the hottest trends in toys and games. From exhibitors to manufacturers, attendee companies presenting at the Toy Fair account for approximately 90% of the annual U.S. domestic toy market totaling $26B. This year Quirky joined thousands of other registered play professionals

Invention: Boo Boo Teddy, Bear

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Invention: Rollin’ Skates

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