The Biggest News from Toy Fair: Legendary Yoda

I had the great fortune to write the toy script for a fabulous new toy coming out later this year from Spin Master. As I visited him at Toy Fair New York this week, he was sadly behind this door.

I got to see how cool he turned out, but have no pictures to share. Luckily Spin Master just released this new teaser video. Check it out! 

Coming soon from Spin Master... EMBARK ON A PERSONAL JOURNEY TO JEDI MASTERY WITH LEGENDARY YODA. The Star Wars Legendary Yoda interactive robotic toy! Be on the lookout for more details about Legendary Yoda before training beings in Fall 2015! Stay Connected.. #LegendaryYoda 

Maker Faire NY in Pictures

We had a blast visiting Maker Faire NY over the weekend, and as usual, were inspired by so many of the cool ideas there. Here's just a little bit of what we loved.

Make Your Own 2048

I love stumbling across tools that make it easy for kids (and grown-ups) to make their own games. If you have gaming friends on Facebook, you're probably no stranger to the game 2048, and addictive puzzle game where you slide numbers across the board to make bigger and bigger numbers. It's very similar to the app Threes


This past week I noticed there's now a Robert Downey Jr. edition of the game where you track pics of the actor throughout his career, and a Dr. Who edition where you cycle through the different doctors. These led me to the Make Your Own 2048 tool, which could not be any easier to use. You can simply enter text or upload or find images on the Internet to enter into each number field. This can be numbers, words, illustrations, pictures... whatever you can imagine. For it to make logical sense to your player, though, there should be some kind of logical progression through the sequence.


I tried my hand at making a version called Undecagon (aka Hendecagon aka 11-sided Polygon). You start with a line, then go to two lines, and then progress through polygons with an increasing number of sides.

Give it a try here, and make your own here.