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.
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.
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!
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!
Toys to watch out for in 2017! Watch our video to see some of them!
|Action Toys||Bladez Toyz||Hot Wheels Bladez
|Brainstorm Ltd||StikBot Zanimation
& Building Sets
|K’NEX||K’NEX Thrill Rides
|LEGO||LEGO City Police
– Mobile Command centre
|Magformers UK Limited||Magformers Neon
|Creative||Clockwork Soldier||Build a Terrible
|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|
|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|
|Vivid||Genie Girls Charm
|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|
|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
|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
|Wheeled||Micro Scooter Ltd||Micro Chopper
|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|
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