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With no virtual alternative, Toy Fair 2021 really is cancelled – How does the industry feel?

There will be no virtual platform alternative to the 2021 London Toy Fair, the BTHA has confirmed, as it was announced this morning (Thursday, October 22nd) that next year’s London Olympia event has been called off, with plans to make its return in 2022. The toy and hobby industry body …

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Gibsons to host its own virtual trade and showcase event for February 2021

Gibsons is to host its own virtual trade event for 2021, the UK jigsaw puzzles and games specialist has confirmed, in a move to reassure customers concerned about the increasing number of trade shows cancelled or rescheduled next year. The virtual show will take the form of an online conference …

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The Toy Association outlines plans to move New York Toy Fair to May 2021

The Toy Association has laid out its plans to host the annual New York International Toy Fair in May 2021. In a President’s letter issued by the association and penned by Steve Pasierb, it has underlined its mission to ‘bring the industry back together as soon as it is safe …

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Spielwarenmesse postpones Nuremberg toy fair until Summer 2021

Nuremberg’s annual Spielwarenmesse is to take place in the summer of 2021, a move from its usual January/February slot in response to the current measures in place regarding the persistent Covid-19 pandemic. For the first time in the show’s long history, the large scale toy fair has been postponed until …

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Toy Fair 2021: BTHA will create ‘strong platform and safe and secure environment’

The British Toy and Hobby Association has outlined its number one aim to ‘create another strong platform’ for the industry to do successful business in a ‘safe and secure environment’ as it issues its latest update on Toy Fair 2021. Underpinning the latest developments for the show, set to take …

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Little Concepts to make Toy Fair return for 2020

The international toy firm, Little Concepts is to make its return to London Toy Fair next year, where it will be presenting brands PlanToys, Moluk, Makii, Makedo and Scribble Down. 2019 has seen continued growth for the company who now works with national retailers such as Fenwick, National Trust, Liverpool …

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Toy Fair’s Greenhouse Area sells out in show of strength for new toy companies

Toy Fair’s commitment to supporting new toy companies in the Greenhouse Area goes from strength to strength for 2020, having already sold out the space for next year’s show. The Greenhouse Area is dedicated to smaller, start-up companies looking to cement their place in the toy industry, and gives smaller …

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