Putty Monsters wins Firebox Inventor

The stereotypical inventor is a wizened old man with wiry spectacles and a shock of grey hair. But the winner of Firebox Inventor, a competition run i

The stereotypical inventor is a wizened old man with wiry spectacles and a shock of grey hair. But the winner of Firebox Inventor, a competition run in association with Stuff, is just 12 years old.

Tom Spring’s genius idea – Putty Monsters – impressed a panel of nine judges enough to earn top place in the inventing comp. That means the gooey, eyeballed characters will go into production, and Tom will take home half the profits.

We’ll be getting some monster pics up as soon as we get our hands on the kit. Meanwhile, hopeful inventors can look forward to signing up for the 2010/11 edition of the competition on the Firebox site.

Runners-up:

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