Our Toy Fair 2017 Experience

Dear Mummy, January and February can be pretty miserable and grey so we needed to inject some happiness and colour into our lives this winter. What better way to ‘get happy’ than a visit to a Toy Fair! But not any old Toy Fair….the biggest in the UK. The annual London Toy Fair is an opportunity for toy manufacturers to promote and demonstrate their latest toys to attract potential retailers and customers.

Brio at the Toy Fair

My folks love to aimlessly walk round toy shops seeing what’s new and remembering their childhoods and its a great way to indulge in being a BIG kid. So imagine my mummy’s delight at being invited to the show.


She packed her bag and headed to London Olympia for the BTHA Toy Fair and after visiting last year she knew what to expect and had high hopes to see some really great toys for 2017. A couple of special releases that are close to our hearts, like PJ Masks, Care Bears 35th Anniversary and Pop! Vinyl’s Beauty and the Beast really got us excited! My mummy loved looking at the Best in Show stand and she was happy to see Orchard Toys’ Cheeky Monkeys and Glimmies feature in the awards and I’m looking forward to reviewing these products later this year.

35th Anniversary of the Care Bears

My mummy had a couple of appointments booked with some toy manufactures and distributors and she was really grateful that they managed to squeeze her into their busy show schedule. It was lovely walking around and seeing some of the new toys for 2017 before their release to the UK market. Some of the toys are under wraps and top secret until their release so we can’t share too much with you just yet!

Trunki Unicorn

Lego, SpinMaster and Playmobil were among the winners of Toy Fair’s Best New Toys. Selected by an independent panel of retailers, these are the toys they believe will be the hottest products over the coming year. We’re huge fans for PJ Masks so were happy to see the PJ Masks Beanies on the list too!

Flair - PJ Masks Beanies

Toys to watch out for in 2017! Watch our video to see some of them!

Category Company Product Name RRP
Action Toys Bladez Toyz Hot Wheels Bladez
Quad Racerz
Brainstorm Ltd StikBot Zanimation
Studio Pets
& Building Sets
K’NEX K’NEX Thrill Rides
Web Weaver
LEGO LEGO City Police
– Mobile Command centre
Magformers UK Limited Magformers Neon
LED set
Creative Clockwork Soldier Build a Terrible
T-Rex Head
Fiesta Crafts Magnetic Activity Boxes £19.99
John Adams Leisure Chocolate Sprinkle Stix £22.99
Games Orchard Toys Cheeky Monkeys £9.50
Re:creation Ltd Fox in a Fix £21.99
TOMY Fizzy Dizzy Hippo £19.99
Infant &
Halilit Dr Pooch £30.00
Infantino Bkids BV Sensory Discovery Robot £13.99
Vtech Electronics Rock & Pop Turtle £34.99
Mini Collectables Character Options Little Live Pets Surprise Chick £14.99
Flair Glimmies Glimtern £14.99
Vivid Genie Girls Charm
Chest Playset
Outdoor Funrise International Gazillion Giant Bubble Power Wand £12.99
Wicked Vision Ltd Wicked Socker Bopper Body Bubble Ball £49.99
Zimpli Kids Limited Slime Blaster £19.99
Playsets Epoch-Making Toys Sylvanian Families Starry Point Lighthouse £79.99
Playmobil Playmobil Police Headquarters with Prison £64.99
Schleich UK Mobile Vet with Hanoverian Foal £29.99
Pocket Money Esdevium Games Pokemon TCG: Sun
& Moon expansion
H. Grossman Hatch It Grow Alien Egg £2.99
Wind Designs Insta-Snow £3.99
Preschool Characters Spin Master PAW Patrol- PAW Terrain
Vehicle Rescue Set
Flair PJ Masks Beanies £8.99
Rainbow Designs Talking and Hopping Peter Rabbit and Lily Bobtail £29.99 each
Puzzles Coildspring Games Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
2D Puzzle Poster
Gibsons I Love Autumn
(1000 piece
jigsaw puzzle)
Ravensburger Graffiti Sneaker 3D Puzzle £14.99
Science & Technology (S.T.E.M) Great Gizmoz Eco-Engineering Maglev Train Model £20.95
Galt Toys Science Lab from the Galt Explore and Discover range £12.99
Learning Resources Playground Engineering & Design STEM Activity Set £22.00
Tech Toys Kids Designs International LLC Descendants Selfie
Star Video Recording Microphone
Vtech Electronics Star Wars Stormtrooper
Camera Watch
Wheeled Micro Scooter Ltd Micro Chopper
Balance Bike
MV Sports Lightning McQueen 6v
Battery Operated Ride-On
Plum EVO 4 in 1 PLUS £84.99
Wooden Toys Bigjigs Toys Ltd Medieval Train Set £42.99
BRIO Rescue Firefighter Set £39.99
Marbel Mighty Mountain Mine £169.99
Orchard Toys received recognition for their game called Cheeky Monkeys and my mummy saw it in action at the show and was very impressed!

Here’s a little vlog of our adventure to the Toy Fair 2017 and you can read about last years trip here.

Do you like walking around toy shops? Do you find yourself reminiscing about your childhood? My mummy loved seeing all the Care Bears at the show!

Love Bella x

Mudpie Fridays

28 thoughts on “Our Toy Fair 2017 Experience

  1. Lovely to see Orchard Toys picking up an award, we love their toys for preschool kids. One day I’ll get to the toy fair, it does look an amazing event #bloggerclubuk

  2. We loved Orchard games when the kids were little. the rules were so simple (unless the hell that is Game of Life a current favourite!) I have just sold their trunkies too. another end of an era! Fab toys that were well used here!

  3. Bella, it looks like your Mummy had a wonderful time at the Toy Fair and got to see a lot of great toys for this year. I look forward to seeing you review the toys in the near future!

  4. Oh I heard about the toy fair, we would have loved to have gone! It sounds really good fun and great to get a peak at new toys and games coming out soon! We love Orchard Toys so will have to look out for their new game! 🙂


  5. Usually I just go to food fairs. Sounds like I am missing out by not attending the toy fair! I really want that unicorn trunki!!!

  6. There is nothing better than having a day to be a big kid. It’s funny i remember recently seeing an interview from Ed Sheeran buying himself a huge lego thing for himself when looking for a kid’s present. No idea how that came to mind. I’m more of a kid when it comes to snacks like cheesestrings or sweets from childhood x

  7. Gutted we didn’t go this year but it fell on Eliza’s birthday and we had other plans. Looks like it was fun

  8. Wow that’s pretty cool, I don’t have kids so obviously I didn’t know anything about Orchard Toys. I feel I will definitely be a mommy expert by the time I have a child reading all these mommy blogs :-). I love reading about what other mommies do and things they do with their children just give me an idea or different perspective of thing you get me? This event seems pretty cool one thing I do know is kids love toys 🙂

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