Innovation is EVERYTHING, and Team Inventoy makes toys that look great and deliver FUN. We are a seasoned group of toy industry specialists: artists, designers and engineers who use our passion, talent and experience to deliver fun, new immersive play experiences that last a long time.
Eric Ostendorff is a Mechanical Engineer with 35 years of professional toy design experience. He specialized in Hot Wheels track design for 30 years at Mattel. With a knack for clever mechanisms & electronics and a passion for robotics, he has a proven ability to deliver exciting products on time, on cost, and on target!
Keith Hippely is also a Mechanical Engineer, with 38 years of professional toy design experience. He has extensive experience in designing playsets and feature die-cast vehicles. Keith was the driving force behind Hot Wheels' wildly successful Color Racers and Attack Pack toys, among many others.
Mike McKittrick is a mechanical engineer and artist with 42 years of professional toy design experience. He has extensive experience in product development and manufacturing, and continues to expand his skillset with high tech app development and 3D design and printing.
Mike Nuttall is a visual designer and artist with 45 years of professional toy design experience. Mike is widely known in the toy industry and has a solid experience over many types of toys, most recently vehicle playsets and tracksets. He is extremely creative and a role model of a hands-on "toy guy".
Lisa Larson is a Mechanical Engineer by trade, but an artist and innovator by passion. With 17 years of professional engineering, product development, innovation, and design, she has worked in automotive, satellites, children’s toys, pet toys, footwear, and accessories. Lisa has a proven ability to create new, exciting toys for emerging trends, white space opportunities, and manufacturability.
Inventoy provides a variety of design & prototyping services to deliver functioning models. Concept, ideation, design, mechanicals, electronics, sound design, programming, visual design, rapid prototyping and product development. Choose from any of our services, we are here to help you achieve your goal. We are also available for onsite consulting at your location.
A Fortune magazine snippet about Eric's "wacky" Mattel career, creating new stunts and track sets for Hot Wheels cars.
Eric grew up watching "Lost in Space" and has been a robot nut his whole life. He has a sizable vintage toy robot collection.
Eric builds many new robots regularly. He has authored numerous robotics articles about them, published in ROBOT and SERVO magazines. Throughout 2017 he was "Mr. Roboto", writing a monthly Q&A column for SERVO magazine.
Keith is a Stanford man who got into Mattel by entering a toy design contest. He's the guy who brought you the Hot Wheels Mars Rover in 1997.
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