Read the bumper January/February issue of ToyNews online now

Billy Langsworthy

By Billy Langsworthy

January 9th 2014 at 1:01PM
UPDATED January 13th 2014 at 12:20PM
Read the bumper January/February issue of ToyNews online now

The trade show special of ToyNews is now available to read online, and on your iPad

The bumper January/February issue of ToyNews is now available to read online, and on your iPad, here.

This trade show special is brimming with 234 pages of toy trade goodness, and features comprehensive show guides to UK Toy Fair, Nuremberg and Spring Fair 2014.

In our Toy Titans feature, we shine a spotlight on some of the most influential bosses in the trade, so take a look and see what faces you recongnise.

Elsewhere we speak to Let Toys Be Toys following a big year for the campaign, VTech and LeapFrog talk about the increasingly saturated children's tablet sector, Nickelodeon discusses its high hopes for Paw Patrol and TNMT while The Didicar Company tells ToyNews why the best is yet to come.

Our annual retail survey returns, where you can find out what 80 independent toy retailers thought about 2013 as well as how optmistic they are when it comes to the 12 months ahead.

Discover the stars of the future with our 30 Under 30 feature, spanning the likes of PR and marketing to sales execs and journalists while our licensing hotlist takes you through some of the potential highlights of 2014, quarter by quarter.

Our industry roundtable sees key execs from Vivid, Mattel, Flair, Character, Tomy and Famosa discuss the challenges, trends and highlights of 2013, as well as outlining a few predictions for 2014.

With many classic children's books celebrating milestones in 2014, we take a look at how toy retailers can make the most out of this market, while our Toys In Hollywood feature looks at why, with the likes of Transformers: Age of Extinction and The LEGO Movie, the big screen producers are ever increasingly looking to our industry for inspiration.

In addition, we shine a spotlight on Top Trumps in our Anatomy of a Blockbuster section.

All this, as well as exclusive regulars from NPD, Dubit, The Good Toy Guide, Generation Media, ToyShopUK, Jon Salisbury, Steve Reece and David Smith.