Well it was the annual trek up to London Olympia today for the Toy Trade Fair 2012. This is an opportunity for retailers to ‘shop’, To meet up with manufacturers and distributors. To look at new products or new companies and generally find out what’s happening in the toy world. When I first visited a trade fair many many years ago now. I found it really surreal to see so many professional grown-ups playing with toys with no sign of a single child. In fact children between the age of 5-16 are banned. Now a days I don’t even blink an eye if a middle aged man in a suit bounces past me on a Space Hopper.
These frog catchers are a great version of the velcro catch game but a really good quality version that won’t fall apart after 5 minutes.
Bigjigs have also lots of lovely new editions to their range. Just when I think they can’t possibly come up with any more railway related ideas. I absolutely love this Clickety Clack Bridge. Attention to detail as always is fantastic.
This year the Toy Fair seemed quieter today in terms of number of visitors and I wonder if it is a sign of the times or a just a sign of the weather. I am glad that I made the annual trek and look forward to our new arrivals.