Source: The Toy Book

Source: The Toy Book

In this week’s episode of the “Power Kid Podcast,” host Phil Albritton of Power Kid Design speaks with Mike Bowling, creator of the Pound Puppies and Splashlings.

On the show, Bowling shares the incredible origin story of Pound Puppies and what he learned along the way. He tells the stories of his serendipitous meetings and rejections before finally licensing his idea, and why now is the right time for Basic Fun! to relaunch the iconic brand. Additionally, Bowling explains how a walk on the beach inspired the creation of the Splashlings collectibles range.

Finally, Bowling discusses his presentation, “The Greatest Ideas on Earth Will Never Be Invented,” and how he encourages inventors to overcome their fears and pursue their dreams.

The “Power Kid Podcast” is presented by The Toy Book Podcasts by Adventure Media and Events. The long-running series presents in-depth interviews and conversations with some of the biggest names and rising stars in the toy, game, and family entertainment industries. The Toy Book Podcasts are available through all of your favorite streaming services, including AnchorSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, and more.

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