Our regular Curto Burns Collectors Cast guest Steve Sansweet bring us his latest entry to the Official Blog, this time focusing on the innovations brought about by the toy industry while being inspired by what is seen in the Star Wars films.

In the toy businesses innovation means something a lot different than devising ways to film spaceship battles or digital picture and sound editing systems. There are problems of size, pricing, and scale, for example. Trying to take the latest cutting-edge technology developed for military or industrial use and making it “toyetic,” could be hazardous to a company’s health. Adapting proven technology through clever adaptation and design, however, is another matter.