The independent buying group plaY-room will welcome 85 exhibitors to this year’s show at Cranmore Park.
The Independent Toy & Gift Show has become a popular event in the toy and gift buying calendar, offering a unique buying experience. Buyers can meet with a diverse range of exhibitors showcasing toys and children’s gifts across two days, and enjoy free parking, free hot drinks and a quality hot lunch. It’s little surprise then that all available exhibitor space for this year’s show, which runs Monday 29th to Tuesday 30th April, is completely sold out.
“The Independent Toy & Gift Show is definitely maintaining its popularity,” explains Miles. “All our top 30 suppliers are attending, with full support from all the big names – Lego, Hasbro, Mattel, Character, MGA and more. It’s the first show of the calendar year where all these big names are gathered under one roof, making it an unmissable event. New exhibitors this year include Hornby, Siso UK, Kids@Play, Tinc and Green Elephant, to name but a few.”
The Independent Toy & Gift Show One Hit Wonder booklet continues for 2019, with all plaY-room suppliers encouraged to offer buyers a tempting deal on just one of their products. The deals are first come, first served to drive buyers to the stands, and the booklets can be collected from the front desk on both mornings.
Miles comments: “As a buyer, I know the excitement that comes with making a good deal. This scheme has worked really well in the past couple of years; even if the saving offered by a deal covers an attendee’s fuel, it’s something extra.”
Miles urges all interested readers to visit the Independent Toy & Gift Show website, which features videos of previous shows, registration forms and full exhibitor lists. An Exhibitor Zone, where visitors can fill in their paperwork, has been added to the website too. He’s also keen to reiterate that any and all independent toy retailers are welcome to attend.
To read the full article on this year’s Independent Toy and Gift Show, which was published in the April issue of Toy World, click here.