All the major retailers were there, basically everyone who is anyone and plenty of newbies too. Which is brilliant as the Toys Industry is huge, this type of event moulds what the future toy stars of 2016 are going to be. It even has me thinking what should be on kids Chritsmas list.
Looking into my crystal ball, the big hitters are going to be anything Star Wars related, Drones are still fascinating, Teletubbies, Danger Mouse, Snoopy, there are plenty of new trends heading our way too.
Toys and gadgets are constantly evolving with the times, some being tweaked, upgraded with better designs and more functions. While others stick to traditional styles that never go out of date. Train sets, blocks, puzzles, prams. It does not matter how old you are, where you live, if you are a child, an adult, toys are fantastic.
Also a huge thank you, for everyone who took time to show me their fabulous toys. I met a lot of lovely people who took time to spill the beans.
Let me tell who I saw...
Teksta have a new robotic pet for us, Teksta Toucan older kids will love this unique gadget, it can be linked to a tablet and play music through it. However he can also be controlled via blue tooth rather then WiFi. The Teksta Toucan is adorable he sits on a stable perch, talks, he can even tell jokes, plays games and perform magic tricks. Its also possible to download extras software for additional functions, using a a free app.
For all of my gaming fans, Jazwares is the places for you, not only do they offer a massive list of all the latest gaming toys, they are the home to the new addition, DANGER MOUSE.
He's the greatest, he's fantastic, wherever there is danger he'll be there!!!
the new Danger Mouse TV show hit our screens on CBBC last September, raking up a tremendous 3.6 million viewers in the first 6 weeks. DM is bringing us all action stories, some old faces and a few new names too. I think in the next few months everyone will be buzzing with Danger Mouse. As a child, me and my friends loved DM and Penfold. The new show will be having all of us oldies tuning in and introducing our off spring to DM, rekindling our affections for an old friend.
With this great new TV show, we have some cracking new toys coming out.
This is a 10" Danger Mouse, with moving limbs. He comes with a removable jet pack and talk too.
So look out, for these wonderful new toys, there will be an exciting range with little extras so children can play with them, also a range of 7" plush toys will be availabe. The toys are all going to be priced affordable, starting from £7.99 per character, real bargains.
Jazwares have a fabulous line of toys, they recently brought out Tube Heroes and Animal Jams both looking to be big sellers, as more and more children are connecting to the online gaming industries.
Hatch'n Heroes are new, these are all recognisable characters, such a Lightening McQueen, Toy Story and Baymax, fingers crossed we will be seeing Disneyland characters in this range. They can roll into a egg shape. These are going to make great playable collectable toys.
These are some of my favourite STEM toys of the show. Toys that get children thinking, problems solving and having fun at the same time! These really tick all the boxes.
The target market is boys, aged 8+
These little kits, have easy instructions to follow. Once the build is completed they can speed-off.
Also a lovely way to bond with kids, just be careful the parents do not takeover! Prices £9.99 - £19.99
I have to say, I am a newbie when it comes to KNEX, my sons have just reached the age they can start exploring the possibilities with KNEX. These toys are not just for boys, KNEX have just released new packs aimed with girls in mind, as girls like building too, Mighty Makers Kits.
There are so many kits, all have ideas and instructions of what can be built otherwise children can freestyle and design whats formed in their minds. The KNEX 52 box kit, is currently must popular seller on the market, reasonably priced at £26.
My favourite KNEX is their motorised Fairground set. Target age 9 - Price approx. £50. This genius kit can make 3 Fairground rides. (Not all at once, only as individuals) So if you get bored of one design, take it down and start on the another one. What do you think? It's beautiful to look at and talk about a real challenge to occupy oneself.
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