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An Illustrator Extraordinaire Launches A Cage of Roots

Wednesday, 04 March 2015

Matt Griffin, Illustrator of The Extraordinaire's heroes Wizard, Fairy and Circus Acrobat has released his first novel, A Cage of Roots. "Magic lies beneath our feet if only we know where to look." The idea of an enchanted realm that Matt created through The Extr...

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Why Are The Extraordinaires So Extraordinary?

Sunday, 01 March 2015

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

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

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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10 Movies Based on Games & Toys

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

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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The Creativity Hub at SPIEL, Essen

Monday, 03 November 2014

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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