Lizzy Newsome is the toy curator at Kappa Toys, and one of the founding members. Funded by the Downtown Project in the summer of 2014, the Kappa Toys brand seeks to entice children and adults with unique and exciting playthings. Picture your classic childhood favorites coexisting with exciting Japanese imports. The store is already looking to expand it's reach both online and nationally.
During her 10 years in the toy industry, Lizzy has also split her time between social media, brand consulting and online marketing. Her passions include researching licensing and branding in the pop culture realm learning languages, and reading comics. In the future, Lizzy anticipates entering the manufacturing realm with creation of toys and items that are well designed and wonderfully weird.