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A Cushy History of Pound Puppies

Featured in Mental Floss: Mike Bowling had spent nearly 20 years working on a Ford automobile assembly line in Cincinnati, Ohio, never once thinking about inventing toys.

Pound Puppies inventor: Don’t let excuses derail your ideas

Featured in The Jacksonville Daily Record: Amelia Island resident Mike Bowling says self-made obstacles ground many an invention.


Pound Puppies Creator, a Fernandina Beach Resident, Launches a New Line of Toys

Featured in Toy News: Part of the key to success in Mike Bowling's line of work involves thinking like a child.


Pound Puppies …made it onto Time Magazine’s “All-Time 100 Greatest Toys” list.

Featured in TIME Magazine: Pound Puppies were one of the top-selling toys of the 1980s

Keeping good company

Companies that have worked with Mike over the years

For enchanting inquiries and magical connections, contact us at The Magical World of Mike Bowling

Our goal with this web site is to inspire inventors to pursue their dreams. Within the enchanted depths of our website, you can find a treasure trove of ideas and secrets on how to take your inventions, toys or otherwise and shape them into reality. Check out the many video interviews with Mike Bowling and read the stories of his own path to toy invention success.

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We humbly ask you, to not send your precious ideas to us, for we lack the capacity to attend to each unique idea. Fear not, however, because we have partnered with our friend and master inventor, Stephen Key of InventRight.  I highly recommend Stephen Key as an honest, extremely knowledgable inventor who set up InventRight to help inventors just like you. You can reach Stephen at and tell him Mike Bowling sent you. Submit Your Invention

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