SINCE 2007
Triclops Studio, Toy and Character Design

intro

Triclops have carved out a niche generating innovative ideas at the front end of toys and games concept development. With over a decade of Triclops experience preceded by lengthy apprenticeships as Designers at Hasbro, Rob Ames and Luc Hudson founded the studio in 2007 and remain hands on at the helm.

A no-bullshit approach is at the core of what we do, coupled with a genuine passion for product and content in the worlds of toys, games, comics, movies and animation. We take inspiration from contemporary popular culture and upcoming trends as well as having broad knowledge of what has gone before.

We believe that foundational research should be given equal importance to the ideas which it inspires.

ideas

Whether you have the nub of a concept, a new piece of technology which needs to be accomodated in a toy line or a broad concept which needs finessing we can help to bring it to life.

We work on licensed and non-licensed product, from preschool to kidult for boys and girls, exploring the potential of brands and often suggesting how to exploit the hooks of premises to create innovative, engaging characters, playsets and play features.

We are World Builders with a strong aptitude in Intellectual Property creation and development and we are not afraid of a blank canvas (like this one!).

Triclops bring freshness to a diverse range of design challenges from the ground up.

invention

The problem with being a think tank is that the ideas never stop flowing. Complimenting the contracted work for hire at the consultancy is an invention wing where we develop new products, collectibles and IP with a view to securing partnership deals with companies who manufacture and distribute. These off-piste concepts are often inspired by our true passion for toys but are just as likely to crop up from a throwaway comment or an observation from everyday life.

clients

Our client base includes major international companies but no job is too big or small for Triclops. We are just as happy working with a startup or individual as a multinational, our skillsets transcend their foundations in toys and games into wider entertainment applications and we have a wealth of experience creating content for childrens’ animated series on global TV networks.

Hasbro
Lego
Spin master
Cbeebies
Walt Disney
Tomy
Vivid
Disney Interactive
Mattel
Unbox
Flair
Aardman
Air Hogs
CBBC
Character
Ooba
Kidrobot
Bandai
Macmillan Education
Mind Style
The Fantastic Factory
Puma
CBBC
Sam Labs
Platinum Films
Re Creation
Golden Bear
AnyForty

Due to the confidential nature of our work at the front-end of development, we cannot share consultancy work samples online. If you would like to request a tailored portfolio showcasing some of our previous projects please get in touch.

* A google image search will mainly reference our exhibition artworks and Triclops’ releases from the designer toy world and is not a reflection of studio output.

testimonials

Luc and Rob have been our go to guys for iGEN, characters and more recently world and brand building within our global IP portfolio for over 4 years. I love their minds, passion and style - one of a kind (except there's two of them so even better!) Whether they are feeding in their own IP or pulled in on a project as external creatives, they can be the critical ingredient to a fresh, unique and winning portfolio.

Fi Murray Global Principal Creative, Vivid Imaginations

I worked with Triclops on the original designs for Go Jetters, one of CBeebies most successful animations, Rob and Luc were brilliant to work with, enthusiastic, creative and bursting with ideas and it’s a testament to their talent that the look of the final series stuck very closely to their vision.

Barry Quinn Series Producer BBC

Triclops Studio has been an energetic and reliable resource for over a decade, with deep knowledge and expertise in IP character generation, plus vast experience across all areas of product innovation in multiple categories. They continue to fuel the industry with their passion & creativity

Phil Sage Senior Director of Design and Development at Hasbro

I have engaged with Triclops on a wide variety of projects covering multiple categories for Spin Master over the past 7 years.

Their Toy and Entertainment industry knowledge is second to none, feeding seamlessly into their wide skillset from basic concepts to full IP and character development.

I would highly recommend them to anyone in the field of children’s entertainment.

Fraser Paterson Senior Director. Head of Boys Design (Action Play, Wheels and Construction) at Spin Master Ltd

Rob and Luc are some of the best creative toy guys we work with. They have extensive experience and a passion for making great toys. They ‘get’ a brief however wide and loose it maybe and have a knack for delivering that bit extra.

Jon Elliott Operation Manager (R&D) Character Options

Innovation and new ways of thinking are at the core of what Triclops Studio do and I have been working with Rob, Luc and the Triclops team on multiple projects over many years.

They bring a fresh and totally unique take on problem solving and ideation which is why they are a fantastic consultancy and inventor house to work with, offering ideas that are engaging and thought provoking.

Alpesh Patel Vice President Global Toy Design at Tomy

Passionate, creative and lovely human beings to boot, the guys at Triclops are two of the shining stars of the toy design space and encapsulate everything that makes this sector such a great industry to work in (and they boast the best business cards in the biz too!).

Billy Langsworthy Co-Founder, Mojo Nation

The Triclops boys are friendly and approachable whilst also being incredibly insightful and creative. Their solid knowledge of toys from the past is coupled with a knack for pinpointing what is about to break as the next big thing. They bring fresh perspective to any project... I would say they are head and shoulders above the rest - given that Rob is 6ft5 !

Jon Diver Managing Director at Character Options

contact

Triclops Studio Ltd. is based in London, England.

You can find Rob Ames and Luc Hudson on LinkedIn or drop us a line via the contact form below.

For a snapshot of what makes us tick, check our influence blog here

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