This year’s bumper Toy Fair issue of ToyNews is now available to read online and on your iPad, here.
And seeing as it is the biggest event of the toy industry calendar, we decided to offer you a whopping 236 pages of exclusive news, interviews, features and more to sink your teeth into.
This month, we kick off proceedings with a count down of the 50 greatest toys of all time, as voted for by the biggest names in the industry, and the results provide an enthralling read across generations.
Taking us head first in to 2015, we catch up with some key execs from the likes of Golden Bear, Character Options, Mattel, MGA, Sambro and VTech for their views on the challenges affecting the industry this year.
Elsewhere, we take an in depth look at the emerging games for adults and ‘badults’ sector, before taking a moment to champion the rising stars of the sector in our 30 under 30 feature.
Looking ahead to the future of what the toy industry holds, we also explore the growing wearable tech sector as well as the major strides being taken in 3D printing within toy retail.
As it’s the time for new beginnings, we also talk exclusively with some of the latest toy retailers to land in the UK, including The Toy Store, Danish retailer Tiger and Australian stationer Smiggle about their plans for the High Street this year.
And there’s still more to come, with this month’s Big Interviews catching up with the bigwigs at Warner Bros. and Nickelodeon.
Then, of course there are our Show Sector Guides, jam-packed with the latest products and releases all lined up for London Toy Fair, Nuremberg and Spring Fair.
No issue of ToyNews would be complete without our roster of regular exclusives, and this issue is no different with contributions from NPD, Dubit, Generation Media, ToyShop UK, David Smith and Steve Reece.
Oh, and if you want to see what the rest of 2015 looks like, check out our exclusive ToyNews wallplanner, free with every issue of ToyNews’ Toy Fair magazine.