hasbro_logoHasbro recently held their second annual “Inspiration Expo”, a gathering of people outside the company – and industry, even – intended to spark new ideas in Hasbro employees. (source) The oldest of the invitees is a 94 year old man, the inventor of a certain type of X-ray microscope.

“We pride ourselves on being an innovation-centric and creation-centric organization, but we work so many hours here, we don’t have a lot of time to go out and search for some inspiration,” said Leigh Anne Capello, Vice President of Design in Hasbro’s “Future Now” group.

Meanwhile, Mattel is looking to hire “toyologists” for the upcoming holiday season to play-test 12 toy offerings; applicants must be between 4 and 8 years old. (source)