For the first time in Mattel‘s 56-year history, Barbie pulled out a cape and mask to transform into a modern day superhero. During a stunt at Spielwarenmesse 2015 in Nuremberg, Barbie demonstrated new superpowers and took to the skies as part of a new superhero persona. [Read more...]
This year, Spielwarenmesse will kick off in Nuremberg with 2,857 exhibitors. The number represents 67 countries and the widest offering ever seen at the event, scheduled to take place from January 28 to February 2. Spielwarenmesse eG is expecting an estimated 75,000 trade visitors from more than 100 countries. [Read more...]
Trends for this year’s Spielwarenmesse TrendGallery will include Little Scientists, Express Yourself, and Beyond Reality, all believed to be promising international trends within the toy industry. All three trends, as well as new products linked to them, will be found in the TrendGallery space in Hall 3A during the fair.
The Little Scientist trend includes toys that bring scientific phenomena to life, promote logical and analytical thinking, and explain technical relationships, exposing kids to the sciences in a fun way. Express Yourself focuses on do-it-yourself toys and the processes of self-discovery realized through creativity. And nurturing the technological aspect of toy trends is Beyond Reality, which includes 3-D innovation, digital functionality, and technological components.
Each year, Spielwarenmesse exhibitors donate their products to charity. Spielwarenmesse eG collects these items on the last day of the fair and presents them to SOS Children’s Villages and regional institutions in Franconia.
The Spielwarenmesse eG fair team has been working with the Nuremberg SOS Children’s Village since Spielwarenmesse 2014 to give gifts to children all over Germany. That year, around 800 of the 2,700 exhibitors donated some of their products to the charity, and all in all, more than 8,000 products were collected and donated to social institutions throughout Germany. [Read more...]
Twenty-six toy manufacturers from 12 countries are using Spielwarenmesse eG’s World of Toys program, which supports exhibitors wanting to develop business relationships in the Asian market, to exhibit at the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair 2015.
The companies to exhibit in the World of Toys pavilion are as follows: Banbao Europe BV and SES Nederland BV from the Netherlands; Bruder Spielwaren GmbH + Co. KG, Dusyma, fischerwerke GmbH & Co. KG, Haba–Habermaass GmbH, Mertens GmbH, Spielwarenmesse eG, and SPM Schäfer Promotion Marketing from Germany; Ebulobo, Jouets Ecoiffier, Vulli S.A.S, and Petitcollin & Vilac from France; Furkan ITH. IHR. ve SIN. MAM. PAZ. LTD. STI., Perre Group Co., Ucar Oyuncak San. Tic. Ltd. Sti., and Pilsan Plastik from Turkey; Green Rubber Toys from Australia; Guidecraft and Kettler International Inc. from the U.S.; James Galt & Co. Ltd from the U.K.; Lilliputiens from Belgium; Micro Mobility Systems AG from Switzerland; Science4you SA from Portugal; and Taf Toys from Israel.
Spielwarenmesse eG will introduce a new area of products dedicated to letting kids express themselves at next year’s toy fair. The new Lifestyles area will include a range of fashion and trend-related goods including clothing, accessories, and toys with a focus on letting children and young people develop their own style.
Companies in the new hall will exhibit items pertaining to fashion, home decoration, designer toys, stationary, fan and souvenir articles, and licensed products. During Spielwarenmesse next year, buyers and traders will find these products in the central entrance hall of the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre and online at www.spielwarenmesse.de/lifestyle.
A total of 117 national and international exhibitors, as well as 8,972 visitors, took part in Toyzeria from October 30 to November 2, compared to 105 national and international exhibitors and 8,721 visitors last year. Participants traveled to the toy industry gathering at the Istanbul Expo Center from 48 countries, an increase from 46 countries a year ago.
The World of Toys Pavilion by Spielwarenmesse eG also celebrated its premiere at the trade fair, which featured eight exhibitors from seven countries. Next year’s event will take place October 29 to November 1 under the name Toyzeria & Kids Turkey, and will once again be housed at the Istanbul Expo Center.
Spielwarenmesse’s website www.spielwarenmesse.de has a new design that presents information on both upcoming fairs and the world toy market. The new website was developed with Fork Unstable Media GmbH, a Hamburg-based agency, and has flexibility for use on PC, tablet, and mobile phone.
Interested companies can now quickly find information about the fair and exhibitors can discover details on fair services available. In addition, visitors and journalists have convenient access for buying tickets and obtaining the latest press releases, respectively. Information about Spielwarenmesse is also available in 41 languages, including Albanian, Indonesian, and Korean.
Spielwarenmesse will take place in Nuremberg from January 28 to February 2.
Visitors can get their knowledge of the industry up to speed at the free forums, where experts will explain new and worthwhile aspects of daily topics in 30-minute presentations.
The forums, which can be followed in both German and English, will be held daily from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Hall 3A. The subjects addressed will be as follows:
- Wednesday: ToyKnowHow: Experiencing future trends & technologies
- Thursday: Licenses: Recognizing worldwide trends in 2015
- Friday: Online Marketing: Understanding strategies on the World Wide Web
- Saturday: Marketing: Discovering potentials for the trade
- Sunday: Visual Merchandising: Creating experience worlds
Nearly 350 exhibitors will have products for babies and infants at the trade fair, ranging from toys, textile articles, strollers, and furniture. These exhibitors will be located next to similar product groups, which will include dolls, plush, and wooden toys.
The trade fair will take place in Nuremberg from January 28 to February 2 of next year.