In our features section: we preview what’s on show at The Toy Fair and talk to Majen Immink, director of fairs and special events at BTHA, who gives the low down on the UK’s premier toy industry event.
We also turn the spotlight on licensing properties to watch in 2022, and profile Premier Decorations, Edx Education, Elves Behavin’ Badly and Padgett Bros.
In our special reports section: we catch up with Malcolm Ottley, VP of sales EMEA at Funko; Fred Prego, digital and marketing director of Menkind; Peter Dobson, CEO of Geek Retreat; Kate Hateley, group toy buyer of British Garden Centres; George at Asda senior sustainability manager Jade Snart; and Cynthia Compton, owner of 4 Kids Books & Toys in the U.S. state of Indiana.
Plus: TnP’s January issue includes our regular features Talking Retail, where this month retailers share their Toy Fair expectations; Trade Talk, where Toy Fair exhibitors reveal what they hope to achieve the show; and Diary of a Toy Shop, where Amanda Alexander, owner of Giddy Goat Toys in Didsbury, reflects on how small businesses have risen to the challenge of the past couple of months.
And: there’s pages of must-read opinions provided by our regular columnists from the U.S. Toy Association, The Insights Family and Generation Media, and retail expert John Ryan – along with the all the latest product, retail, people, licensing, and media news to keep you totally up to date on what’s happening in the toy industry! What’s more! Turn over your copy of TnP for our guide to Nuremberg Toy Fair, featuring interviews with exhibitors; Jazwares SVP Europe Jonny Taylor, MD UK & Nordics Holly Oldham, and MD gmbH Marcus Abt; and Christian Ulrich, spokesperson of the exhibition board of show organiser Spielwarenmesse eG.