Nuremberg Toy Fair

Nuremberg, Ja!

On January 31st, the world-famous Spielwarenmesse Toy Fair, held in Nuremberg, Germany, opens to the trade and public, which is typically a harbinger of things to come for the balance of the year. Several modelmakers will be in attendance (although we won’t), eager to share their diecast delights with their adoring fans. Thanks to the beauty of the Internet, email, and periodic show highlights, we will post all of the new information as soon as we get it, as well as update some of the listings we had been expecting but were unfortunately delayed. 

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Convention Calendar: Its Show Time


We are just a scant day away from the opening of the Nuremberg Toy Fair, typically the venue most diecast makers use to unveil the bulk of their wares for the coming year. Of course, some smaller companies don’t have the resources to attend the Show, and oftentimes announce new offerings on their web site, social media or in email newsletter blasts to their dealers and audience. In any event, we will start listing the new product we learn about as soon as information comes in, which can some times take several days to accomplish. Items of particular note we will list first and begin accepting pre-orders as soon as we know their landed costs. Obviously, we ask for your patience during this process and refrain from asking us product-related questions until everything has been posted to our site. Thank you and enjoy some of the latest and greatest items coming to market.

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The Toy Industry Gathers in Nuremberg

Toy Fair

We are just a scant two days away from the opening of the Annual International Toy Fair held in Nuremberg, Germany. This year the show opens on Wednesday, January 29th, and we expect some important product announcements from a number of key manufacturers. Rest assured, we’ll post all of the latest developments to our web site as soon as they’re passed along to us.

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Minichamps Paints Up a Storm at Nuremberg


To kick off the festivities at this year’s Nuremberg Toy Fair, Minichamps announced a spate of repaints for its award-winning line up of 1:12 scale motor bikes. Several reintroductions were also debuted, including Ray Petty’s 1960 Norton Manx and their highly coveted 1932 Brough Superior, both of which were sold out for quite some time. The complete list of new introductions has been posted in the February 2013 New Additions section, and it looks like several aren’t too far off from being ready to hit the open road.

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Toy Fair 2013


While the American International Toy Fair may have lost some of its luster over the last few years, there are several noteworthy manufacturers that showcase some of their latest introductions at the upcoming Nuremberg Toy Fair. This year, the Nuremberg show opens earlier than usual, scheduled to throw open its doors on January 30th, 2013. Moreover, some companies don’t wait until the doors are officially opened, instead preferring to disseminate product information several days prior to gain a leg up on the competition. So, even though many of you are still in a holiday frame of mind, keep in mind that a new year brings with it many new things that couldn’t be squeezed on to Santa’s sled.

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