Toyfully Yours: Top 15 Coolest Quotes from Toy Inventors Over the Past 30 Years

by Don Wilder | 01 May 2023

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Gather 'round, People Of Play enthusiasts, as we take a whirlwind tour of some of the most brilliant minds behind your favorite toys! We've handpicked 15 of the coolest quotes from toy inventors of the past 30 years, showcasing the wit and humor that's shaped the industry. So, without further ado, let's dive into the toy chest and see what treasures we can uncover!


  1. "Creating a toy is like planting a seed of fun. You never know how tall the tree of imagination will grow." - Caleb Chung, co-creator of Furby

  2. "The secret to a successful toy? It has to be just as much fun for the parents as it is for the kids." - Ron Dubren, co-inventor of Tickle Me Elmo

  3. "Toys are like snowflakes – no two are alike, and they all bring joy in their own unique way." - Carter Keithley, former President of the Toy Industry Association

  4. "Inventing a toy is like mixing a cocktail – it's all about finding the perfect blend of innovation, creativity, and a dash of surprise." - Lonnie Johnson, inventor of the Super Soaker

  5. "Toys are the bridge between reality and the fantastical world we all secretly wish we could live in." - Bruce Lund, inventor of TMX Elmo

  6. "When you're designing a toy, it's essential to strike a balance between simplicity and complexity – like a finely crafted haiku of playtime." - Alice Taylor, founder of MakieLab

  7. "Toys are like the secret ingredient in the recipe of life – they add just the right amount of spice to keep things interesting." - Reyn Guyer, inventor of Twister

  8. "In the world of toys, the currency is pure, unadulterated joy – and I'm more than happy to be filthy rich in it." - Eddy Goldfarb, inventor of the Yakity-Yak Teeth

  9. "The secret to designing the perfect toy is to create something that appeals to both the young and the young at heart." - Jill Barad, former CEO of Mattel

  10. "Inventing toys is like a never-ending treasure hunt – you're always searching for that elusive gem that will captivate the world." - Richard Levy, inventor of Furby

  11. "Toys are like a good joke – they have the power to bring people together, spark laughter, and create lasting memories." - Marty Abrams, co-founder of Mego Corporation

  12. The best toys are the ones that make you wonder how you ever survived childhood without them." - Pat Rapp, inventor of the Nerf Vortex

  13. "A toy inventor's greatest challenge is to create something that's not just entertaining, but also stands the test of time." - Craig Hickman, co-creator of Kid Pix

  14. "Creating a toy is like writing a love letter to our inner child – it's a testament to the power of imagination." - Garrett Zima, inventor of Bop It

  15. "In the realm of toys, the only rule is that there are no rules – just boundless creativity and endless possibilities." - Christi Blish, inventor of the RoboFish

Well, POP folks, there you have it – 15 sparkling gems of wisdom from the masterminds behind some of the world's most beloved toys. These inventors have not only brought joy to countless children (and adults) but have also made their mark on the industry with their signature wit and humor. So the next time you're playing with a toy or reminiscing about your favorite childhood playthings, remember the creative geniuses who turned their dreams into reality. May these quotes inspire you to embrace your inner child, let your imagination run wild, and revel in the pure, unadulterated fun that toys can bring to our lives. After all, the toy world is a place where anything is possible, and the only limit is your imagination. So, go ahead and play – you're never too old to join the party!

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