The brand was acquired by Spin Master in 2013 and sold under the parent Meccano name in the U.S. for the last several years. The original STEAM creation system will return under the “Erector by Meccano” brand this fall, launching at this year’s Bay Area Maker Faire. Erector by Meccano incorporates new materials and advanced technologies into its STEAM sets.
About the author
Stephanie Grassullo is an associate editor at Adventure Publishing Group. In addition to handling toy and licensing news and updates for The Toy Book and The Licensing Book, Stephanie also writes toy reviews and commentaries for the Toy Insider. When she’s not binge-watching old episodes of Gossip Girl, Stephanie is always game for Boggle tournaments—she’s the titleholder Boggle champion in her family, and proud of it! Stephanie firmly believes that there is no awkward moment that can’t be remedied with the help of Bop It. To get to know her better, follow her on Twitter @steph_grass.