Ivan Moscovich (1926-2023) • The Toy E-book

Mattel’s Richard Dickson with Ivan Moscovich on the 2019 TAGIE Awards in Chicago. | Supply: Individuals of Play

One other toy trade legend is gone.

Ivan Moscovich, a five-time focus camp survivor and some of the prolific inventors within the trade, died simply shy of his 97th birthday. Nextoy’s Robert Fuhrer shared the information of Moscovich’s passing via LinkedIn.

Throughout his lengthy profession, Moscovich created and licensed greater than 100 puzzles, toys, and video games to corporations together with Mattel, Educational Insights, and Fat Brain Toys. Moreover, he penned almost 70 books and was the founder and director of the Tel Aviv Science Museum.

Mattel founders Elliot and Ruth Handler first met Moscovich on the Tel Aviv Science Museum, after which they collaborated on the Mind Drain collection of puzzles through the Nineteen Seventies. His first recreation, Benefit’s The Wonderful Magic Robotic stays a well-liked merchandise amongst classic toy and recreation fanatics almost 70 years after its introduction.

In 2019, Moscovich obtained a Lifetime Achievement Award on the TAGIE Awards offered by the Chicago Toy and Recreation Group/Individuals of Play. See the complete presentation under.

The Toy E-book workforce extends its condolences to Ivan’s household and can replace this put up with info relating to companies ought to they turn into accessible.

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