Tag Archives: British Toy and Hobby Association

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson to speak at this year’s Toy Industry Day

The British Toy & Hobby Association’s annual Toy Industry Day will this year feature as a speaker Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE, Britain’s best-known and greatest Paralympic athlete, a BBC Sports Personality of the Year and holder of the OBE and DBE. Despite being born with spina bifida, Grey-Thompson has won …

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Exhibitor applications for Toy Fair 2023 are now open

The British Toy & Hobby Association has announced that exhibitor applications for Toy Fair 2023 are now open. Toy Fair is to return to Olympia London from 24–26 January 2023, across the Grand and National Halls. Toy Fair brings together toys and games manufacturers, distributors and retailers under one roof …

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JOLLY GOOD SHOW! Toy Fair 2022 highlights

The 68th annual Toy Fair returned to Olympia London this week, welcoming back exhibitors and visitors from around the world. This was the first Toy Fair since the Covid-19 pandemic, and the only dedicated toy fair that has been able to take place this year. In 2022, special measures were …

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Toy Trust Media Auction breaks £1million mark

The BTHA has announced that the 2022 Toy Trust Media Auction has raised a fantastic £77,550 during Toy Fair 2022 and has now raised £1,072,390 since the auction has taken place at Toy Fair. The auction sees airtime and printed media slots generously donated by leading online, print and trade …

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Covid latest: BTHA issues safety update ahead of January’s Toy Fair

With the London Toy Fair just weeks way and the Omicron coronavirus variant becoming a global concern, the British Toy and Hobby Association has issued a press statement regarding the safety precautions it is taking to safeguard visitors to the January event. “In light of the recent update from Government with regards to the …

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2021 Toy Retailer of the Year Awards opens for entries

The British Toy & Hobby Association, organisers of the Toy Retailer of the Year Awards, has announced that the 2021 retailer application process is now open. Retailers can compete nationally in like-for-like categories and can apply in more than one category, if applicable. Self-nominations are permitted, together with nominations coming from …

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Visitor registration for Toy Fair 2022 is now open

The British Toy & Hobby Association announced today that registration has opened for visitors and media to attend Toy Fair 2022. Following a hiatus in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 68th Toy Fair will return to Olympia London from Tuesday 25 – Thursday 27 January. Press Day is …

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Almost HALF the toys sold by third-party sellers on online marketplaces could be lethal to kids, says shocking new report

Nearly half the toys tested in a recent study that were purchased from third-party sellers via online marketplaces could choke, strangle, burn, poison and electrocute children, according to a shocking new report commissioned by the British Toy and Hobby Association. Launching today, the BTHA’s new campaign – calling for urgent …

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London Toy Fair 2022 booking now open as BTHA marks the show’s return next year

The application process for Toy Fair 2022 is now open. The British Toy and Hobby Association has opened the process for applying for your place at next year’s London Toy Fair, scheduled to take place from January 25th to 27th 2022 at its usual venue, Olympia. Companies wishing to exhibit …

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