Toy Fair filling up

Over 80 per cent of the floor space at Toy Fair sold says BTHA.
Author:
Publish date:
Social count:
0
5_Pocoyo.jpg

Despite the event still being some 21 weeks away 144 companies have already signed up to exhibit at the 55th UK Toy Fair. Next year’s event is scheduled to run from January 30th – February 2nd 2008 at London’s ExCeL.

Major names on the roster include Bachmann, Bandai, Born to Play, Character Options, Corgi Classics, Drumond Park, Golden Bear, Halsall International, Hasbro, Leapfrog Toys, Lego UK, Playmobil, RC2, Spin Master Toys, Upstarts, Vivid Imaginations, Vtech Electronics Europe and Zapf Creation.

18 organisations are exhibiting for the first time and 20 companies have secured space in the increasingly popular Greenhouse Area.

“We are delighted with progress so far and are well on track to welcome around 235 toy companies – from globally-known brands to brand new start-ups – to the show next January,” commented Natasha Crookes, Toy Fair event manager.

“Together, these companies will showcase tens of thousands of fantastic new toys, games and hobbies, giving retailers a unique insight into the products that are likely to make it big among kids of all ages next Easter, summer, Christmas and beyond.”

The annual Toy Fair party takes place on Wednesday January 30th at the Fox @ ExCeL. Tickets cost £17.50 and are available to all exhibitors and visitors. This year the party has been sponsored by Monopoly. Contact the BTHA on 020 7701 7127 to purchase tickets.

Related

5_Pocoyo.jpg

Later date for Toy Fair 08

As much of the European toy industry explores Nurnberg this week, the BTHA has today announced dates for next year's British Toy Fair in London.

41_mypictr_300x300-2.jpg

Toy Fair sells out

The 57th annual UK Toy Fair is now sold out, with 180 toy companies signed up to exhibit at Olympia this month.

Featured Jobs

Vivid Job Logo 620 x 349

Digital Marketing Executive - Toys & Games

Vivid is Britain’s biggest toy company and the 20 largest in the world. With offices across the globe, they sell an amazing portfolio of toys and games to over 60 countries. Vivid is best known for its association with blockbuster brands and is very excited about future opportunities around the world.

Liberty

UK Sales Agents

Liberty House Toys have been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for the BiOBUDDi brand, and we are pleased to introduce this new unique, innovative and exciting range of 100% environmentally-friendly toy building blocks. We are seeking experienced sales agents with existing network in the toy retail market.

Gameplan Job Logo 620 x 349

Head of Product Development & Marketing

Our client is a privately owned French toy and games manufacturer which sells through distributors in forty countries. The company develops and sells innovative electronic interactive toys and games for the educational and gaming markets, and also takes suitable licenses. To progress its successful business development a Head of Product Development & Marketing is to to recruited.

HIT Entertainment Job Logo 620 x 349

Licensing Systems Administrator

The Contract System Coordinator is a newly created role to support the deal term entry process into Mattel’s new Contract Management System for its Licensing business. The role will support the Business Teams at the Deal & Amendment phase of the contracting process and act in conjunction with the System Administration team.