Toy Fair attendance is up compared to 2015

2016 North American Toy Fair, New York

Following right on the heels of the International Toy Fair in Nuremberg comes the North American Toy Fair in New York. This fair is not nearly as large and therefore draws a smaller subset of toy manufacturers. But it is still relevant, serves as an important indicator of market health in the US, and is […]

Nuremberg Toy Fair hall map

2016 Nuremberg Toy Fair Overview

You never know what the weather holds for Toy Fair at the end of January in Nuremberg. Sometimes cold and snowy, sometime cool and sunny, but most often cloudy skies. While the weather was certainly cloudy and dreary, once inside the Nuremberg Messe (exhibit center halls,) it’s always bright and cheery! And, it’s large enough […]

Cloth doll Timmy

Cloth baby doll Timmy from Käthe Kruse

We’ve finally received our shipment of cloth Timmy dolls from Käthe Kruse in Germany. Timmy has a famous sister Elli who starred in the Maytag washer Tea for Two commercial. Timmy may not have a TV commercial to brag about, but he is durable and washable just like his sister. Maybe he can find fame in […]