London Toy Fair kicks off what is for us at A Girl for All Time® some of the busiest 4 weeks of the year.
There was not a dull moment at the fair, in part helped by our new friend and co-exhibitor, Terry the Triceratops, a huge, mechanical 6 meter-tall dinosaur that looked terrifyingly realistic.
We met lots of old friends and made many more new ones, which is always the highlight of the toy fair for us. There were several new dolly launches unveiled from independent small designers which is great to see - it really does seem that a doll resurgence is in the making and it is wonderful to see the community of doll makers as a whole having more and more influence on the toy purchasing decisions of parents and consumers.
We were absolutely thrilled to be awarded 'Top Ten Best Looking Stands' by Toy News Daily. Our theme was Enchanted Garden and although our space was small, it was beautifully done with layers of real ivy woven throughout the stand, and butterflies and birdcages suspended from the framework of the ceiling.
And that's not all - BBC Breakfast used our stand as the background for their interviews on opening day - you can view the video here.
We are looking forward to getting back into facebook and twitter and sharing all of your fun stories and pictures as well - remember to keep sending them in or posting on our wall !
Written by David Cain - January 26 2013