Character Toys: I could have stayed at their stall for ages just playing....they have loads of different TV characters, like Teletubbies, Ben and Holly, The Zelfs, Fireman Sam, Scooby Doo, Peppa Pig, Teksta, and Many More so there was loads to see.
Now my absolute favourite was the Pom Pom Wow. This is launching this summer, and I am super excited. It is basically a plastic tube which holds a pom pom inside, when you attach a sticky pad to one end of the tube and then stick it onto something flat, you pull the plastic tube and you're left with a mini pom pom....these can then cover anything and everything and be made into the most wonderful creations.
You can buy a kit that you can use to colour the pom pom or add glitter to them. This is something I would have loved as a kid, and probably would have literally covered a whole wall with them. I'm visualising Pom Pom Parties in the summer for birthdays and just when the girls get together. I can not wait for this. Roll on Summer!!
Stretch Armstrong, took me back. This has been going for 40 years and is back with a bang !! He stretches to 4 times his size and he's looking good !!!
(this is also a great stress reliever for the parents ....just saying...)
The Talkative Teksta Toucan is amazing, and I would like one in Every single room in my house. He is ultra intelligent, as if you get the App that goes with him, he is not just a toy but he can tell if there's an intruder in the room. So no more sibling fights when they sneak into each others rooms, or when the kids are sneaking around the house at night time. Its brilliant !!! OK its not just for that , but he is super fun too. He tells jokes, does impressions, sings songs and also just acts like a normal toucan. He works via Bluetooth too so thats nice and easy. He is being launched in July 2016, and I know for a fact that this is every teenagers dream. This is the toy to get!!!!
So they have the Chillfactor slushy maker, where you put liquid into a frozen cup and shake....and that's it, slushy is made. There are going to be many new character slushy cups so there will be something for everyone.
They also have a Ice Cream tray, where you pour a mixture over the Magic Frozen Tray and it turns into instant ice cream. brilliant hey!! this is going to be so popular and great for the summer.
Then my last favourite was the Banana Surprise. You attach the banana into the banana holder, and then push through the tube to then it make a hollow inside. This is then filled with whatever the kids fancy squeezing into it. Chocolate spread is obviously going to be the first choice and then honey and cream. It makes it fun, and I have to say, I actually wouldn't mind one of these in the kitchen for myself.
Have a look at the other Character Toys HERE
Xootz had their new array of all their new wheely toys. Scooters, Go-Carts, Skate boards, all made into fabulous quality toys that will last.
Snoopy is back with the gang, and they are fab.
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So, we also have the scientists toys and the animal toys. One that I have seen a few times, but have never used, is the Insectlore Butterfly World. In the pack you get a net and and you can send off for catapillar eggs, which you then look after and whatch them grow into butterflies. I personally would love this, and I would do loads of them. This is not for young kids to use unattended, they are ALIVE, they are not toys. I know both of mine have done this at school in Nursery and then they all have a butterfly realease ceremony. Its really cute and great to teach the kids the life-cycle of the butterfly.
Magformers sets. These are such fun and one for the very creative. They are different shapes that are all magnetic and you just stick them together. But they can be made into...almost anything. They have sets of 16 pieces to 400 pieces. They all have instructions and you can build a box, to a house, to a bunny, to a plane, to a dinosaur, the possibilities are endless. I would love my kids to have some of these. These are going to huge by Christmas...so get ready !!
I am looking forward to the next Toy Fair already and I think this summer is going to be a massive boom to the toy industry. Thank you to Lucy for taking me along. Lets do it again soon.
Aswell as Lucys post on the Toy fair, (Link at the Top) have a read of Chelsea Mumma's too. Chelsea Mamma
See you next year !!