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Trudi Hand Puppets at Comaco Toys

This is something of a departure for us. We have never particularly gone in for plush toys before, apart from a few Ty Beanies way back. However as a former primary teacher, the use of puppets was one of my stock in trades. I always found them a great way to get younger children engaged, whatever the topic.

And so it was when of our reps offered us this range of luxury plush hand puppets we decided to take to take the plunge. The clincher was quality; they really are lovely to the touch. Also the 20 different models available offer a wealth of choice, and the potential to make up the dramatis personae of any drama you might wish to present with them.

The puppets are produced by Trudi of Italy, already a well known name in the world of plush toys. If these puppets do as well as we hope, then you might well see more of Trudi’s range stocked by Comaco in the near future!

 

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Check out the full range at http://www.comacotoys.com/Trudi-Hand-Puppets/.

New Website is ready!

A very short post to tell you all our new website is ready and should be launched on Monday 16th November. We would have hoped for a few weeks earlier but these things happen!

The primary domain will now be comacotoys.com, although old comacodirect links should still redirect you there. Here is the new simplified logo:

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You will not have failed to notice we are now very close to Christmas and as always we have lots of great toys in stock. Here are some banners that will feature on the new site:

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This will probably be the last post on this site as our new site will feature an internal blog. I look forward to seeing you there!

Big Easter Sale Weekend at Comaco Toys

It’s been a while since we last had a sale, so at Comaco Toys we have homed in on the long Easter weekend coming up. From Good Friday 3 April until Easter Monday 6 April we will be offering 10% automatic discount on all listed prices.

It couldn’t be a better time with so many great new products in stock – Papo, Schleich, Nerf, Megabloks, Hello Kitty, Peppa Pig, Transformers, Super Heroes etc. Also it’s spring, it’s the school holidays and UK shipping is included: lots of reasons to celebrate! Happy Shopping, but don’t forget the offer expires after Easter Monday…

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Schleich Dinosaur Figures at Comaco Toys

Comaco Toys have stocked Papo Dinosaur Figures for a couple of years, but now we are very pleased to add German designer Schleich’s equally detailed models to our range. We have 6 prehistoric creatures to begin with, all hand painted and beautifully realised. At the larger end there is of course our old favourite Tyrannosaurus Rex, plus the even mightier Giganotosaurus. A couple other fearsome two legged predators come in at a slightly smaller scale – Carnotaurus with his Satanic horns – and another famous name, Allosaurus. All of these feature opening jaws. We also have winged dinosaurs represented by Anhanguera. This Terrapod  has a particularly vicious looking set of teeth, again with an opening jaw. Last but not least there is a very well armoured herbivore – Kentrosaurus. I think most meat eaters would think twice before trying to tackle those spikes. Schleich has many more models available and we are sure we will add to the range soon. Check out all the Schleich Dinos we have to offer currently, and don’t forget also our wide range of Papo Dinosaurs.

We also have other great Schleich figures now in, including Super Heroes, Peanuts, Knights and Sea Life. See also more Schleich dinos here!

More Transformers Age of Extinction Toys

Since the release of the new Transformers film last summer the toys have been proving very popular. Comaco Toys recently received a new consignment of Hasbro Transformers figures. There are three different kinds; pocket sized Classic Legion, larger Power Battlers, and two figure Dino Sparkers.

Power Battlers are approx 13 cm high and fully transform in 8 steps. Other figures available are Scorn and Autobot Drift.

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Transformers Power Battlers Bumblebee

Classic Legion Figures are approx 7 cm high and are fully transformable. Other figures available include Grimlock and Strafe.

Dino Sparkers all feature one transformer seated on another. To release sparks simply pull back and release. The measurements are approx 18 x 12 cm.

Check out the full range of Transformers Toys at Comaco!

London Toy Fair 2015

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Late January brings the start of the Toy Fair season with in short succession, the London Olympia, the Spielwarenmesse in Germany, and the Spring Fair at the Birmingham NEC. Last week it was the Kensington Olympia Toy Fair and I made a literally flying visit from snowy Inverness down to grey and rainy Gatwick to visit the capital for the day.

It was a great chance to catch up with some of our principal suppliers such as HTI, Papo, Padgett Bros and Peterkin. In addition, I was also of course on the lookout for what’s hot in the toy world in 2015, and for what might fit snugly into our rapidly expanding range of products.

Model designer Schleich was one of my first stops. They have a great range of dinosaur figures that will hopefully complement our lines from Papo. In addition there are also new exciting Justice League figures featuring Batman and Superman.

Movie tie-ins are obviously going to be a major factor in 2015. Minions were everywhere, Frozen was ever present, and there were no shortage of Transformers, Super Heroes and Dinos from the new Jurassic Park. Spongebob is also due to make a reappearance and even a certain franchise set in a galaxy far far away is about to prove it isn’t done yet.

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A good hour was spent having a guided tour round the Hasbro, where Transformers, Marvel Jurassic Park were in clearly in evidence. However of particular interest to me were new Nerf ranges. Below can be seen the Nerf N-Strike Modulus ECS-10 Blaster:

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Sadly, since we are not an existing Lego customer, I couldn’t get in to see their stand, but Playmobil had a great display, as did Bandai with their Power Rangers, and Character Options with Doctor Who, Simpsons and Minecraft Toys amongst others.

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There were many others too numerous to mention, including some lovely toy vehicles from Britains and Bruder, and smart toy versions of household appliances and power tools from Casdon and Klein. Finally, after helping myself to Character’s generous array sandwiches and snacks, it was time  to make my way back to Gatwick for the evening flight. One of my final stops was at HGL’s stand, where Megasaurs look likely to roar their way into stock range very soon!

30% Off Toy Special Offers January 2015

Well Christmas has been and gone and what a busy season we had – our best ever. But onwards and upwards, and we have a great January special offer for you. From now until 31st January we have an automatic 30% off selected toys.

These include all of our Rainbow Loom Band Sets.

Disney Frozen Designer Loom Case

Large Disney Frozen Loom Case. Contains 2400 bands, 100 clips and 1 hook. Multiple Colours.
Box size 35 x 19 cm approx. Suitable for ages 6 plus.

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Medium Disney Frozen Loom Band Case. Contains 1000 bands, 50 clips and 1 hook. Multiple Colours.

Designer Loom Jewellery Maker

Designer Loom Jewellery Maker. Loop, weave and wear with this Loom Kit which includes 500 bands, 30 clips and knitting tool. Great for making bracelets, rings and much more besides.

Plus we also some other great items:

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Doc McStuffins Cushion to Go – converts from a smart bag to a comfy cushion!

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Teamsterz Die Cast Track Racer Car Sets

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Teamsterz Die Cast Emergency Heli Response Sets

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Western Rider Cowboy Gun and Holster with Sheriff’s Badge

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Toy Tool Sets – Choice of two

Plus we also have dress up fireman and police sets and much much more! Check out the full list of 30% Off Bargains at Comaco Toys.

Christmas Toy Gift Ideas at Comaco

The last time I posted about Christmas it was late September and the festive season still seemed a good way off. But how time flies! Two months have whizzed past and we’re now firmly in midst of xmas shopping madness.

Somehow my thoughts of putting up a post in early November seem to have gone out of the window, but I still thought it was worth putting together a few biggish present gift ideas for the big day.

All of the products below, plus many more besides can be found in our new Christmas Toys category on the website. However, be warned things are moving very fast stock-wise. What we have now may well be all gone by next week!

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Black Hawk Die Cast Helicopter: One of four scale model helicopters we have in this range. See also Cars, Trucks and Vehicles and Die Cast Toys.

 

Nerf Elite Thunderbow

Nerf Elite Thunderbow: we also have Nerf Elite Rough Cut, Nerf Blaster Sleeves and Nerf Mobile Mission P.A.K. Plus, our other ranges of Toy Guns are always in demand.

World Peacekeepers Patrol Boat

World Peacekeepers Patrol Boat: our World Peacekeepers range of articulated action figures, vehicles and accessories continues to be popular. See also Army Toys.

 

Barbie Stable Set

Barbie Stable Set: see our Barbie Toys and our full Dolls and Fashion range. 

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Wooden Noah’s Ark: another brand new item. See our range of Toys for Younger Children

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Auto Garage Centre with moving car lift and rotating repair bay

Remember FREE standard UK Shipping with worldwide and expedited options available. Happy shopping!

 

 

More Fun Time Toys!

We recently got in a range of new toys in the popular Fun Time range from A to Z (see also our earlier post). These are especially designed as moderately priced colourful learning toys for toddlers and younger children.

We have shape sorters, push along toys, bath toys, pop up toys, clockwork musical toys, stacking cups and learning bricks: check them out!

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Bath Time Activity Centre. Two to choose from; Frog or Sea Horse.

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Push along Brick Truck with alphabet bricks

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Wind up Musical TV; available in yellow or orange

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Chrissie the Caterpillar push along shape sorting toy.

 

International Delivery at Comaco Toys

Here’s some good news for our blog readers in the USA, Canada, Australia, Brazil, India and other locations outside Europe. With the busy Christmas season coming up we are very happy to announce that we are reintroducing worldwide shipping from Comaco Toys.

As from 27th October customers throughout the world will be able to order from us again. For buyers in the UK and Europe nothing will change. However, outside Europe we will offer new shipping services which are fully tracked where possible, and which  in every case will require a signature on delivery. Therefore customers will have the reassurance of knowing that their package can be traced, no matter how far it is going.

If delivery before Christmas is required, please make a note of our last recommended shipping dates to various locations around the world. We recommend you place your order with us at least two days before these dates if at all possible to avoid any chance of disappointment.

Wednesday 3 December: Asia, Far East (including Japan), New Zealand
Thursday 4 December: Australia
Friday 5 December: Africa, Caribbean, Central & South America, Middle East
Monday 8 December: Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece
Tuesday 9 December: Canada, Poland
Friday 12 December: USA
Saturday 13 December: Western Europe (excluding Greece, Poland)