Brian presents his idea to JAKKS Pacific executives in California
L to R: John Blaney (SVP, Marketing), Ken Malouf (Sr Director, Marketing), Dominic Laurienzo (SVP, Design/Inventor Relations), Jeremy Padawer (EVP, Marketing), Genna Rosenberg (SVP, Corporate Communications/Investor Relations/ Philanthropy)
Brian receives his prize at the Toys"R"Us store in NYC
L to R:
Marco Burgos, VP of Sales from JAKKS Pacific,
Inc, Norman Goldstein, CEO & Founder of BKFK, Brian Sumereau,
Winner, & The Toy Guy, Chris Byrne
Brian shows The Toy Guy, Chris Byrne,
how to play
his winning game, 'The Puzzler'
Brian Sumereau couldn't stop
smiling as he accepted his grand prize for winning the Invention
Dimension Challenge. The 11-year-old beat out thousands of
other contestants for his highly original new game, ‘The Puzzler,’ which
masterfully combines logic puzzles with board games. As the National
Grand Prize winner of ‘Invention Dimension,’ Brian received a $1,000
JAKKS Pacific Prize Pack plus a $1,000 gift card for a shopping spree at
On May 19, 2010, Brian was
honored and celebrated for his victory, in a special Grand Prize Award
Ceremony at the Toys“R”Us international flagship store in Times Square.
“It’s incredibly exciting to be here in New York City as the Grand Prize
Winner of “Invention Dimension!” I really want to thank Toys“R”Us and
JAKKS Pacific, and BKFK for this great honor,” said Brian.
As the Grand Prize winner, Brian also had the opportunity to recognize
the teacher who was most inspirational in his invention process. The
nominated teacher Meryl Wolf, received a $500 JAKKS Pacific School/Classroom
On July 23, 2010, Brian was flown out to the JAKKS Pacific headquarters in
Southern California to pitch his game
to JAKKS’ product team.
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