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Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 41 by Mark Frauenfelder

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How to Get YourTOY MADE

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Five toymakers share their stories to help you make your idea a reality.

So you’ve got a toy concept and you’re sure it will be a hit — that’s a good start, but it will probably be the easiest part of going to market. From there you’ll have to make prototypes, persuade a toy company to buy or license your idea, or — for those who like to blaze their own trail — find manufacturers and distributors who can produce the toy and get it on shelves. And don’t forget about business plans, marketing, and finance.

It’s a hard road, but hardly impossible. The following five experts have found success with their toy creations, and ...

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