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Known as a multi-billion dollar “hit machine,” Roger Shiffman is the man behind some of the most popular toys in recent history, including Furby and FurReal Friends.

Roger Shiffman has now partnered with Edison Nation to find the next great toy invention.

The sky's the limit with this search. Toy concepts can be in any category and at any price point. While Roger is open to reviewing all innovative toy concepts, he notes that the sweet spot is toys for children that are between two to six years old. 

Click here to learn more and submit your idea!

Happy Inventing!

A Kiro
kristen ami
Saletta .
Mary Gorman
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Me too Michael!!!  This is going to be a blast!  It just keeps getting better and better!  WTG EN!

Glenn Stok
Kathy Day
Mary Gorman
Robert Pontius
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Im so happy for this search! :)

Saletta .
Mary Gorman
Kathy Day
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'BING!' :)

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2-6 years old?  Gotta remember:

- No small parts, potential choking hazard

- No parts that can easily removed, (same reason)

- Eye catching, (easily identifiable by a small child)

- Durable, washable or easily cleaned.

- Nothing that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (or parents)would object to.

I hope others will post some more guidelines here.  Feel free to chime in with design guidelines, but NO designs or spoilers.  Just common sense stuff that some of us older folks may forget.  

Good Luck everyone!

Now...what was I babbling about again?

Mysoon
Jacob Downey
Michelle Sartori
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Good thoughts... it's hard to keep with all the latest taboo items.  I would add magnets to the list.  I submitted a child-related item once that used a magnet, and it got rejected because apparently moms don't want the kiddos exposed to them.  Funny, cuz we used to play with them all the time!  lol

To me, boys are much easier to deal with toy-wise.  I had very few girls around when I was growing up, and only have sons.  They keep coming up with all kinds of things for girls that just seem bizarre to me.  (Bratz dolls, for example. Ewww!)  I'm always happy when my granddaughters have normal toys.  All this weird fantasy stuff is too far out there for me.

Ralph Machesky
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Hi guys!

Roger Shiffman has a ton of connections and reach in the toy industry and will work with the appropriate party alongside EN to get development, manufacturing and distribution to any idea he chooses as a finalist.

Best of luck to all and thank you to Ralph and Roger for those guidelines!

Ralph Machesky
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Hi Eduardo, The split will be the standard 50/50 split, there are no deductions.

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Hi Frank,

The agreement with Edison Nation has with Roger Shiffman including his royalty revenue on the products, has no affect on any of the earnings for our innovators. There are several ways Mr. Shiffman can take any finalists, including manufacturing them himself, working with another company, etc. 

In general, the fees will not affect our innovators' splits.

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Michelle, is this search open for children's board games as well...or just in toys?

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Wow! Just what I've been searching for .. Now to pitch my idea and wait for a positive reply!!!

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Hi Kathleen-

While I cannot speak for Michelle or EN in general, it was disclosed that the 'sweet spot' for this search was the 2-6 year old age group.

Rodger also pointed out that board games typically are a harder sell overall. Not to be a naysayer- just wanted to bring those points to your attention.

I think a lot of us need to visit Babies r Us and Toys r Us and take a good look at what is out there for that age bracket today.  I did, and believe me, the pickings are mighty slim for the under 3 year old crowd. This search could be tougher than I thought. 


The positive takeaway of this search is the SKY IS THE LIMIT statement made earlier.
This means budget constraints (within reason)are still an issue, but not if you just invented the next Teddy Ruxpin or Furby follow-on.  Reach for the Sky!

Good luck!

Saletta .
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I'm in G1! I hope to have the next Teddy Ruxpin or Furby :) Good luck to all in this search!

Mysoon
A Kiro
Saletta .
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Thanks Ralph, I did notice the age group...but, I was thinking along the lines of board games for children in that age group...like those I used to play, Candy Land, Uncle Wiggily and Hi Ho Cherry O...we used to have a lot of board games growing up....too bad everything is electronic now.

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Kathleen, Maybe a board game would work if it also gave the kids some activities to preform to advance on the board. Or some test of moral or patience. 

Good luck

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With my ideas, I try to say away from choking hazards anyway...games and toys that states not recommended for children under 5, is just their protection from a lawsuit...you can buy it for a 12 year old, but that doesn't mean that 12 year old doesn't have a 3 year old sibling that can get into it.  I know, I know...I think too much, but it is something a lot of parents doesn't think about when they buy toys that are age appropriate for one child, not thinking about the younger ones.

Also, it states the 'sweet spot' is children between 2 and six, but it doesn't say it is limited to that age group. Maybe one of the EN staff can clarify if they are only looking for toys for that age group.

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Hi Kathleen!

We are accepting ideas for toys in all categories and ages. Mr. Shiffman did indicate that his ideal sweet spot was between the ages of 2-6, but if you feel you have a "WOW" toy concept that may skew older, you're welcome to submit it.

Best of luck to all!

A Kiro
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Thank you Michelle...that was the answer I was hoping for.

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Hello to all! 

Need some toy inspiration? Check out this post on the EN Blog highlighting some trends from Toy Fair 2017!

Mysoon
Ralph Machesky
Kathy Day
Charlie Lumsden
Saletta .
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Thanks Michelle very inspirational.

Kathleen see board games might be happening in 2017, we'll just have to wait and see.

Aloha Charlie

Ralph Machesky
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Saw some popup book board games.

Neeto padeeto!

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I have always been fascinated with the way some people want to "cash in" or everything they do. I am not saying it is a bad thing, I am just expressing my own fascination with this prospect. I have had some people tell me this is the opinion of a man who will never have a dime to his name. As true as this may be, I figure I have never had very much, so I don't expect very much. I do know that you can't loose what you have never had and 100% of nothing is still nothing, but 10% of anything is more than what I have now. I personally would likely pee my self if I ever saw one of my ideas sitting on a store shelf. It would not bother me in the least because I would be too distracted to really care.

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Hey Michelle,

Are they open to adjuncts to existing brands?

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Hi Saletta!

As long as the concepts are able to be patented, you are welcome to submit. The more universal in nature a product can be, it is always helpful, but if you have a suggestion for a brand that provides that "gotta have it" factor, definitely put it into contention.

Best of luck!

Saletta .
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Thx Michelle and Roger for your response and further insight!

Michelle Sartori
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Patiently waiting for my positive G4 reply :-)

Fingers crossed my cast was good and my bait & tackle lands me a big fish!

The climbs exciting!!! Good luck to all and thanks EN team.

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Hey guys!

Just a quick reminder, today is your BONUS DAY for submitting your next big toy idea to Roger Shiffman! 

This search ends tomorrow night, Tuesday, at 11:59 PM PST!

Best of luck to all!

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Hey Michelle, so is that tonight or tomorrow night at 11:59 PM PST?

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My apologies Derrick, need more coffee this morning - the search ends TOMORROW, Tuesday, at 11:59 PM PST.

Ralph Machesky
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Cool Michelle.  I figured that's what you meant by BONUS DAY, but just wanted confirmation.  Thanks!

Michelle Sartori
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I may sit this one out. I Invented a great GAME...but not toy. May submit to open search or others, but don't think mine can compete with the likes of Furby, etc...

Hope you all have some winners!

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Hi Sarah-

My game concept is unique, (I already checked) exciting and fun for the whole family!

I just couldn't get past the whole problem of seeing too much 'me' in this world vs the 'we'.

It will be a hit, just not in this search, so no worries. Thanks for your thoughts, just the same!

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I have three submissions, but only two are showing on my Dashboard. The one that is not showing, is a re-submit.

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Hi Sarah!

You may want to check out this post on brand licensing to help guide you. One thing we often suggest is to perhaps show the concept working generically, and suggest licensing/branding options to enhance the product.

Hi Kathleen, can you please message me with the details of the submission opt in so I can have the web team review?

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Michelle, I just checked and they are all showing up this morning...thanks.

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Oh good!

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No Michelle...it's not showing..I will message you.

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Man I am so torn! I have submitted 2 ideas on this one. One very simple which I know will work and one very technical... 

I am in no way shape or form an engineer, or a robotics wizkid and did my best to "guess" how the technology part of my concept would or could come together. keeping in mind if Roger has the team to create interactive toys such as Furby and furreal pets, mine should be a breeze to figure out right?..lol. So that is where i'm torn.If i'm not actually designing, inventing or figuring out the technology that goes into the toy concept and the technology might all ready be patented (as I have seen it utilized in other toys) can just my brand and design around the use of the technology be patented? 

Anywho I played with this thought for a while and figured to just go for it and submit it!  just curious what the views on this is from the rest yall. 

excited to see how this search plays out!

good luck everyone :)

Ralph Machesky
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My pleasure Michael! Good luck :)

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Kristen,

I am certainly no patent expert.  However, I do know that most patents are not granted based on completely new ideas, but improvements upon, and unique applications of existing technology.  For example, if my idea uses a spring, certainly springs are not new technology.  However, if my idea uses a spring to accomplish a unique function then that MAY be patentable.

I think you did the right thing in describing the use of the technology as best you can, and allowing the EN IP experts decide if you have enough to warrant IP protection.

Ralph Machesky
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Thanks for your input Derrick! You make good points. 

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If I made some additions to my idea, and uploaded another attached to the idea which was submitted before the deadline, would the additions made now be reflected in the submitted idea?

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Hi Anant!

Yes, you can make updates to an active submission - adding attachments, etc. 

Please note that update within your title along with what was added and the date of the update.

Best of luck!

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IN GENERAL...

If you have a "placeholder" submission in this search, please plan on completing it no later than close of business on Friday, May 5. Otherwise, the submission will be evaluated as it appears.

Best of luck to all!

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Michelle, if we resubmit an idea into a new search after making changes based of the feedback of the first search...we wouldn't have to point out the changes, do we? Because it's a new search?

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Hi Kathleen,

The idea will be reviewed in its entirety so technically, you do not need to point out changes. However, if you want to note that the idea was previously submitted and updated based on feedback within the description, it couldn't hurt.

Best of luck!

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Hey guys!

STRAW POLL: This search closed on Tuesday at midnight instead of our usual Monday night midnight closing time - did this work better for you, giving you more time or would you prefer the searches remain at the Monday midnight time-frame?

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I didn't submit to this particular search, however, I would vote for the Tuesday night closure.  If you have a weekend brainstorm right before the search closes, this extra day would prove quite helpful in getting the idea documented and submitted.  This extra day might also help reduce the number of placeholder submissions.

Michelle Sartori
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Hi Michelle,

Monday's are still fine with me and ingrained in my brain! :) 

Mary Gorman
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I'd pretend that the deadline is Monday and use Tuesday as a backup day should I have any problems...

So "Turn it in Tuesday" is fine with me.

T.

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I never realized they all closed on Mondays. But then again, I've only been a member for four years. LOL.

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Either way is fine with me Michelle.  

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2 G5's....Stay Green!

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Hmmmm, well for me Kinda like Robert, even though I can spend weeks months sometimes conceptualizing. I have a habit of leaving the presentation aspect till very last minute... So wether it's a Monday or a Tuesday doubt my procrastinating ways will change.

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A pleasant Friday afternoon G4 in this search.

Did not have a warm and fuzzy feeling before I opened the update...

Kept the description short and sweet... It would resonate, or not.

Glad it did!

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Good Luck Thom!

2 G6''s here!

Jill Kelly
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Good luck to everyone in this one. G6 for me this morning :))

Jill Kelly
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Wow, rock'n some serious G action from the forum folks!

Good luck to all, sure there are plenty more to follow.

Roger is going to make some innovators very happy, I'm seeing multiple G 8's!!!

kristen ami
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I hope your right Thom. Good luck to all

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Hey guys!

We have a presentation date for this search! 

Tuesday, May 30!

We'll be updating dashboards during the week following the presentation date.

Best of luck to all!

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R4 today. GL greenies! Stay green!

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One G7 today.....looking forward to the presentation!  Good Luck to all that are still Green!

Jill Kelly
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Hoping to join you Melissa... G6 today.

Haven't been this excited about a search in a while, this guy is going to make things happen!

kristen ami
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So exciting this search! A real nail biter... Fingers crossed my G6 hits G7! Good luck to everyone :)))

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Thx Michael. All the best on presentation day. Keep it green!

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1 lonely G7 for me! :)

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Thanks Roger. Im thrilled with my one! Happy to be part of this search, I wanted to go all out like yourself and Micheal and submitted a solid 10 good ideas but life got in the way! So im thrilled that 1 out of 2 I threw at it stuck. Yeah!! Lol. Good luck to everyone!! Good things to come :) 

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Heagerty & Brown Toys Inc?

Derrick James
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Another G7 today...Hope Thom & Roger are right and multiple ideas are chosen.  Good luck to everyone in this search!

Ralph Machesky
Mark Bartlett
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Presentation Day....Best of luck to EN & all still in this one!

kristen ami
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Good luck everyone!!!

Thom C
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Best wishes ladies and gentlemen.

Thom C
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Always the last apple in the crate... (Well not always)

Gee!-7 this morning.

So my crystal ball sees 40-45 awesome products on the table!

Best of luck to everybody.... !

T

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Congratulations to everyone who made it to presentation.  Have a great day and I hope you stay green.

Marigina Eusebio Lithgow
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Good luck to every one going to presentation.

Good luck to Scott and team. What a great opportunity!

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Ok....raise your hand if you are checking this thread every 5 seconds!

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Ok....raise your hand if you are checking this thread every 5 seconds!

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Sorry...don't know how to delete a post.


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Hi guys!

We'll be updating this thread tomorrow morning with results!

Marigina Eusebio Lithgow
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Thanks Michelle!

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Michael,

I posted it 3 times...Lol...I edited one...don't know how to delete a post.

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Best of luck to everyone!!

Thom C
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This must be some announcement...

Michelle has even updated her avatar for the occasion!

T

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Hey guys!

A quick update on this search - 45 ideas were presented to Roger - this is a huge search and a fantastic amount of finalists.

That being said, due to the large amount of ideas under consideration, Roger has requested additional time to review and digest before providing feedback.

We know that everyone is on the edge of their seats with this one, but we also don't want to rush decisions. As soon as we receive feedback from Roger, we'll share here and update Dashboards.

Thanks so much!

Thom C
Marigina Eusebio Lithgow
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My crystal ball hit that one on the head!

Would love to see some pix or video of that presentation!

Thnx Michelle!!

T

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Hi Michael!

All 45 are currently under consideration until we receive additional feedback from Roger.

We'll keep you posted here!

kristen ami
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Also praying! and good luck to everyone involved. 

By the way, Roger is wright great smile (as always) Michelle on your new avatar.

Saletta .
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Hi guys!

An update on this search. The team has a call with Roger Shiffman on Thursday of this week to discuss his top picks following his additional review of the finalists. He did express his sincere apologies - he was sick late last week which delayed his response.

We'll be updating dashboards early next week once Roger outlines his top picks.

Thanks again to all for your ongoing patience!

kristen ami
Marigina Eusebio Lithgow
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45 Wow!  Keep it green people!  Yes, cool avatar Michelle!

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No rush for me...

I'm enjoying the fact that Roger Shiffman is reviewing/considering my original idea!

I could savor this for weeks not having to face an R8 so soon, or that other possibility...  ;)

T

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Thanks for the update Michelle.  I hope Mr. Shiffman is feeling better!

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Thanks for the update Michelle! Hope Mr. Shiffman get well soon. Best wishes to everyone!

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Hi Michelle, sorry for my ignorance when dealing with a third party, two questions that probably share by other fellow insiders: (1) Is there a magic number out of the 45 (10 - 5 - 1?) or, it will be whatever Mr. Shiffman picks?. (2) As soon he get them is he going to wait till the next Toy Fair or, is he going to contact immediately Toy manufactures suitable for each item he chose, or final prototypes not done yet until he makes his decision?

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Hi Sal!

There is no magic number and there has been no mention from Mr. Shiffman about the Toy Fair. This was a comment put in by Roger Brown, and nothing confirmed by Mr. Shiffman.

As soon as we have an update following our conversation later today, we'll share and will start working on Dashboards next week per my previous post.

Thanks so much and good luck to all!

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Hi guys!

Scott just completed the call with Roger Shiffman.

He has selected four top finalists that he is going to be considering further. I will be reaching out to those four inventors today to get some additional information/prototypes, etc.

Early next week there will be a follow-up meeting to review the potential partners for each finalist.

During the call, there was discussion around other finalists outside of the top four. Roger wanted some additional information on those he did not select. While the others will not be "focus" of this efforts, he will be the sounding board on several selected others that EN believes have merit.

Due to that, we are going to be keep additional submissions alive outside of the top four, and will likely start to update the dashboards early next week. 

Thank you all for your ongoing patience!

Ralph Machesky
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Thanks for the update Michelle.

Basically if we don't receive an email today we should consider are submission no longer under consideration by Shiffman? 

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Hi Kristen!

Not necessarily. The Top 4 have been contacted, but there may be others that we want to consider further with Roger Shiffman's guidance. We'll be updating those dashboards early next week.

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Thank you for the reply :) congrates to the final 4!

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I've been off the grid for a week and see no posts last week on the topic...

Any news about your toy inventions that you might want to share...?

kristen ami
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Hi all. What happened in the presentations? Or is that info not public?

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Hi Thomas!

We did update a couple of weeks ago. 45 ideas were presented and there were four submissions that were highlighted as due diligence by Roger. 

He is re-reviewing the remainder and we are updating dashboards as we receive feedback from him as there may be ideas where he can provide guidance for licensing opportunities.

As we hear more and complete dashboard updates, we'll continue to post here.

Thank you!

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Hi guys!

We've just received some additional feedback on this search and dashboards have been updated.

There are a total of nine finalists remaining - this includes the final four previously discussed as well as five we are working with Roger on for additional consideration.

Thank you!

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R8....on one of mine...1 G7 left!  Good luck to all that are still Green!

Patric J
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Glad to see some friendly familiar faces still in this one!

Totally jelly-ous. I really wanted to get in on the rebound, but it was not to be :(

Still my pick for the EN best opportunity of 2017...  so lets go get some deals top 9...

Roger- That!

T.

Mary Gorman
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Watching this thread. Always insightful....might be fun to get to brain churning on something different. Good luck to all

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Hi Greg,

Nothing yet, as soon as we receive any new information, we'll share it here.

Thank you!

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When the winners of the various contests are picked, where would that info be posted?

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Hi BearPaw!

If a finalist is licensed, an announcement will be made on the Edison Nation Blog. A link to that blog will be provided within the official forum thread of that search.

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Hey guys!

An update for the "Final Four" within this search.

The Licensing Team had a chance to catch up with Mr. Shiffman today. He expressed his sincere apologies for any delays. He had a family emergency over the last two weeks.

He is back now and actively moving forward.

  • The four ideas that are finalists are still all active.
  • We are currently compiling details for product decks that will be used for presentations to potential toy companies.
  • We are also finalizing analysis for who will be approached for each item.
  • Following completion of these presentation and analyses, we will be working in tandem with Mr. Shiffman to approach various companies for licensing opportunities.
  • As we receive feedback and interest on each item, we'll be updating finalists directly on their dashboards.

Thank you all for your patience and we'll continue to keep you posted as things progress

Marigina Eusebio Lithgow
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Thanks Michelle.....that''s great news!

Thom C
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Exciting stuff! Will the winner be announced on this thread?

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If innovation are selected for licensing we will work with each innovator, and announcements are created for the forums, and blogs and the threads.

I want to advise there are not "winners", innovations are reviewed by companies and they may select none, one or more innovations for licensing.

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Hi Greg!

Nothing yet to report, but as there are new developments and interest, we'll be updating dashboards directly.

Thank you!

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Hi, Michelle

I'm relatively new here. What do you mean by "we'll be updating dashboards directly" in regards to updates on this challenge?

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Hi BearPaw,

We'll first share updates with each of the finalists through their dashboards before we share updates in the forums. 

Hope that helps! 

Michelle Sartori
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Any news to share?

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Hi Melissa,

Nothing new yet - the teams on both sides are working to get leads for potential deals. As soon as there is any movement, we'll update Dashboards and this thread.

Thank you!

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Thanks Michelle!

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Sorry to hear that Michael!

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Michael...were your 2 ideas in the final four?  That''s impressive!

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Wow...did you do all of that in your own or did EN & Roger assist you with all of that?

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Michael, sounds like a great team of people!  Good luck in finding it a home!

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jdowney9000's Avatar

My cat was playing with one of the "milk rings" from the jug-lid.

He seems to think it's the next great toy.

But how to turn that into inspiration?

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Sorry to hear Michael.  You are a living example of perseverance.  Whether through EN or on your own, I know that you will eventually find success.  Press on my friend.

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Any updates?

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Hi Melissa!

The teams are still working on pitching the finalists to potential partners - once there is movement/interest on any item, we'll update dashboards and if there is a deal that is struck, we'll share it in the forums once we've announced it to the inventor.

Many thanks!

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Thank you once again Michelle!

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Greg - Roger is still in discussions, and was actually provided with some additional marketing materials that were created by EN over the past week (I think you know which idea :) ) that showcased some different looks and integration into some of the products that could be part of the concept. There is a key target he is focused on, and those discussions continue.  

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Scott,

Is he still pursuing all final 4 ideas?

Thanks,

Melissa

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Melissa - There are 4 items of interest, and what we have seen to date is there being more interest in regards to one of the innovations versus some of the others. We know deadline is approaching and will ensure that decisions are made in regards to all of the remaining ideas. Doesn't mean that the ideas aren;t valid, the response and interest generated so far seems to be rising most around one concept.

Robert Pontius
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Scott,

Does that mean the others are done?

Melissa

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Hello to all!

We have received word from Roger Shiffman that of the four finalists, he has opted to focus all his attention on one. This does not mean that there was no interest in the others, but at this time, he wants to focus all energies to this concept.

We've updated Dashboards for all remaining finalists and, as always, remind everyone that you are welcome to opt these concepts into the All Category Search (if you have not already done so) to have them considered by other potential partners.

We thank everyone for their participation and will continue to provide updates on this finalist as we receive new informaiton.

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Sorry to hear that, Greg. Keep us up to date on Kickstarter, or whatever you use.

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Greg - I love your attitude about it...as you know I have always loved this product and I personally agree with you. 

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Keep us posted Greg!

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