Richard Wells, sales director at Paul Lamond Games, reveals what new games will be on show this week at the Toymaster show.
What will your company be showcasing?
Along with our well established games and puzzles such as Perudo and Charades 4 Kids, the hot new arrivals will include Never Mind the Buzzcocks, new Diary of a Wimpy Kid puzzles and Skribblehead, a fast-guessing blindfolded drawing game.
Also new for 2015, we have the Jacqueline Wilson board game, the Death in Paradise Mystery Puzzles, Houdini, the world’s first 40 challenge escape puzzle, and the addition of first two-player game, Rush Hour Shift, to the Thinkfun range.
We also have new additions to the Subbuteo range, which include a fully licensed Barcelona main game with special edition features, plus licensed Man United, Barcelona and Real Madrid teams.
Will you have show offers?
Absolutely, we will be offering free stock on orders dependent on value.
Why is Toymaster such an important event in the industry calendar?
Toymaster is the show where customers actually come to place orders; without a doubt it is one of the best business writing shows of the year.
In general, it is very well supported by Toymaster members, but it was a brilliant idea to open the show up to other independents.
What is your best Toymaster memory?
Toymaster always falls around my birthday so there are usually a few good evenings to be had.