Tag Archives: Hornby Hobbies

“Transformation at Hornby accelerates” as hobby firm is on track for 20 per cent Q3 sales increase

The hobby specialist, Hornby has said it expects to see between 15 to 20 per cent higher sales in the financial year ending March 31st, stating that the “transformation at Hornby continues to accelerate.” The model train company has issued early reports that its third quarter of the financial year, …

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Hornby puts temporary halt on orders to non-UK customers due to Brexit and port delays

Hornby Hobbies has put a temporary freeze on all orders to customers outside of the UK, citing delays caused by the uncertainty surrounding Brexit and disruption at UK ports. The company released a social media statement earlier this week in which it said it would not accept any non-UK orders …

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There and back again: The hobbyist market returns as ‘model making sees massive resurgence’

UK toy and hobby shops have cited a ‘massive resurgence in model making’ throughout 2020, driven by families and consumers turning to the more traditional pastimes such as construction kits, building sets, and games and puzzles to best navigate the social distancing measures and lockdown restrictions put in place over …

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“We’ve been gearing up for this financial year”: Hornby returns to profit for first time in nearly a decade

The model railway company Hornby has seen a 33 per cent increase in revenue in the first half of the year, marking a return to profit for the first time in almost ten years. The company’s uplift arrives following a surge in interest for the Hornby Hobbies products over the …

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Hornby celebrates major 100th anniversary milestone

The iconic British railway modelling specialists, Hornby is celebrating a major milestone as it gears up the celebrations of a journey that commenced a full century ago this year. Ready to celebrate its centenary “with a bang”, Hornby has detailed the staggered launch of a collection of anniversary products, each …

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Hornby Hobbies celebrates award winning year for Chunkies, Airfix, Scalextric, and more

For Hornby Hobbies, the past 12 months have signalled somewhat of a return to form. Not only has the heritage British toy brand seen rising revenues and narrowing losses, but has made it a year of award winning brands across its portfolio. Over the course of 2019, Hornby has managed …

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Hornby Hobbies and Corgi re-release iconic Harry Potter models amid demand boom for the franchise

Hornby Hobbies and the Corgi brand have re-released a line of Harry Potter die-cast products, tapping into the current resurgence for the Wizarding World brand at retail. Last year, the British toy model and hobby specialist teamed up with Warner Bros. to kick-start a three year licensing partnership for the …

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Hornby Hobbies’ St Pancras pop-up is ‘just the start of major retail plans’

A pop-up Hornby Hobbies store located at London’s St Pancras station is just the first of many Hornby branded mini shops to be opening up in ‘high profile locations’ across the UK, the toy train and model specialist has confirmed. Speaking with ToyNews, the British heritage hobby brand has outlined …

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Airfix celebrates 40 years of the Motörhead album Bomber with special Heinkel model

Hornby Hobbies’ popular Airfix brand is marking the 40th anniversary of the rock band Motörhead’s third studio album, Bomber, with a specially licensed version of its latest Heinkel 1:72 scale model. Emblazoned with the ‘Bomber’ markings, the anniversary edition of the model will arrive with a specially created Anniversary box …

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Scalextric looks to redefine slot racing with newest tech advancements

Hornby Hobbies is looking to redefine the slot racing scene by launching the latest advancement in its Scalextric franchise. It’s called Spark Plug, and it may just be enough to reaffirm confidence in the connected play space. Spark Plug is an add-on device that works in tandem with a Scalextric …

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