|Welcome to NewFuntiers. If you're an inventor with a playful and nurturing spirit, we can help you license your product ideas to our long term company clients in the toy, gift, juvenile products, pet toy, and sporting goods industries. In the coming year we, also, hope to offer inventors the opportunity to sell their new product ideas directly to major toy and game retailers in the US, and around the world, through our new FunScape program, without having to pay the costs associated with “production” and “sales” (i.e. tooling, manufacturing, warehousing, shipping, marketing, etc.) Look for more information about FunScape in the coming months.|
NewFuntiers is a professional invention, design and development company. We have been creating, designing, and licensing our own innovative product ideas to toy, gift, and baby product companies since 1978. As a result of our success, and close working relationship with our company clients, many of them now provide our name to independent inventors as a trusted inventor's agent, broker, and product representative resource. In that capacity we've been asked to evaluate (screen) new product ideas from independent inventors, and represent those that meet our company client's new product needs and licensing requisites.
Please 'click' on the topics in red, on the left side of this page, to learn more about us and how we will work with you to bring your new product ideas to our company clients in the toy, gift, juvenile products, sports, and now pet toy & play products industries.
Paul A. Lapidus, IDSA
1936 Balzac Court
Redding, CA 96003 USA
Voice: (800) 846-0701 Toll Free U.S. & Canada
Voice/Fax: (530) 223-3330
Alternative Email: NewFuntiers@gmail.com - Please use
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this may cause you.
Our office is on a year-round, extended hour, four day work week. We're open Monday through Thursday, and closed on Fridays. Independent inventor phone hours are from: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Pacific Time in the U.S. (For calls from outside of U.S., please use your local international calling prefix. We are only able to accept Phone Calls, Faxes, Emails, and New Product Submissions in English at this time.)
PRESENTATIONS, OUT OF OFFICE, HOLIDAY & VACATION SCHEDULE:
(Check often to see what presentations are coming up, and when
we'll be out of the office.)
-----------New Product Submissions---------
New products are created and developed approximately 12 to 18 months ahead of their market introduction date. The new product cycle generally begins towards the end of August and runs to the beginning of June of the following year. As this year's cycle nears its end most of the openings in our company client's lines have been filled. Although there will be presentation opportunities throughout the summer months, we're now starting to focused on getting new products ready for the new product cycle, and for presentations later this summer. So this is a great time to begin working with us on your new product ideas.
-------Presentations to Companies-------
During the summer months presentation to our company clients slow down, as they concentrate on finalizing their new product lines for next year. We'll still be meeting with: Mattel Toys & Games; Fisher-Price Toys & Baby Products; Hasbro Toys & Games; Playskool Preschool Toys & Baby Products; Spin Master Toys; but less often through June, July and August. We'll also meet with: KONG Co. & Jolly Pets (pet toy companies) Buzz Bee Toys; Sportcraft; Funrise Toys; Wham-O; Kolcraft, and several other smaller baby product and pet toy companies when available during the summer.
-----------Out of the Office---------
Paul Lapidus will be out of the office in the afternoon on Wednesday, June 5th, and on Monday, June 17th through Friday, May 21st.
We'll be in and out of the office (vacation time) starting Monday, June 17th through Friday, June 21st.
As the U.S. economy continues to improve, our project workload within the toy, juvenile products, and sporting goods industries has begun to exceed our internal capabilities creatating freelance opportunities for Industrial Designers, Illustrators & Model Makers.
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Paul Lapidus is a member of IDSA
Industrial Design Society of America
Industrial Design Society of America
A Professional Organization for Product Designers
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