Local Boy turns toy inventor as his hilarious Dennis the Menace and Gnasher Farting Football launches in Argos

Jamie Scott, age 11 from Shrewsbury has shown his prowess at being a top toy designer after his idea for a brand new Dennis the Menace and Gnasher Farting Football was taken up by Telford toy company Golden Bear and placed into production. The toy went on sale last month in Argos and has already proved popular with fans.

Jamie Scott first came up with the idea at a local boys group during a discussion with his friends and Golden Bear’s Product Development Manager.  Immediately, Mr Mapp was struck with the idea.  After receiving the seal of approval from DC Thomson licensor of classic brand The Beano, Mr Mapp agreed that the invention would be a fantastic addition to its existing Dennis the Menace and Gnasher toy range.

Jamie was proud to unveil his creation at London Toy Fair in January and even became a star on BBC Breakfast, reporting on the show and also appearing in many national newspapers.

Here’s just a little about this fun toy;

The Dennis the Menace and Gnasher Farting Football combines the hilarity of the classic whoopee cushion with boys’ love of football. Instantly recognisable with its Dennis the Menace and Gnasher branding, the football has a cheeky hidden device that emits different flatulent sounds when caught or kicked.
Jamie commented: “I love all things football and so when I was given the task by Mr Mapp to create a toy for Dennis the Menace it was obvious to me that creating a fun toy that included football would be perfect.

Dennis the Menace likes a prank, so I thought it suited the topic well; I love football, he loves to joke around. It was the obvious combination. It’s great to see the football in stores though; it looks just like I imagined and it makes great noises!”

David Mapp from Golden Bear added: “The Farting Football is an excellent addition to the Dennis the Menace range and has been really well received by our retail customers.  It’s a bit of fun and very cheeky which is just the sort of thing that Dennis would have in his box of tricks.”

Tim Collins, Head of Brands, DC Thomson adds: “The Farting Football perfectly encapsulates the mischief and mayhem of The Beano brand. It’s great to see it launch at retail and to receive such a positive response from everyone is overwhelming.”


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