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Toymaster Show Harrogate 2016

These are exciting times for Comaco Toys. We have more suppliers, more lines and more stock than ever before in our history. A couple of weeks saw me heading south to Harrogate for our first visit to the Toymaster show at the Majestic Hotel.

After experiencing the less subtle delights of the London Toy Fair and NEC Spring Show, it was something a relief to find that this was a slightly lower key and less formal event. This is largely due to it being a trade only fair with only fairly limited stand space for the exhibitors.

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The venue for the Toymaster show

After a long drive from the north of Scotland, I arrived early afternoon and gave myself a good hour or two to recaffeinate and aclimatise. My pre-booked appointments were all for the following day, so the afternoon was free to browse and explore.

Mutant Ninja Turtles were on display at GP Flair, as well as Shopkins – currently a big seller. Teletubbies (which I once wrote a dissertation on) were making a reappearance at a couple of stands, and Paw Patrol and Angry Birds also had a definite presence. Super Hero Girls looked the business at Mattel.

H Grossman had a range Of Ghostbusters tie ins to come out later in the year, and I had already earmarked Posh Paws Ltd with its range of movie related plush toys. A little different was Stikbot from Brainstorm: fun figures with suction arms and feet who are designed to make simple stop motion animation using a mobile phone app.

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Turtles at GP Flair

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Super Hero Girls at Mattel

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Stikbot is meant to be big. The green screen studio set is forthcoming.

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Star Wars plush toys from Posh Paws, shortly to be stocked at Comaco

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The Marvel range from Posh Paws – also in its way into stock

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A Finding Dory toy from Posh Paws; another forthcoming addition to our range.

The following morning I had a number of useful meetings with current suppliers Papo, Schleich, Peterkin, Padgett, Grossman and HTI. All had show deals on that we took full advantage of. In addition new orders were placed with Casdon -with their range of domestic role items, Posh Paws and Character Options.

Character’s new Weebles Peppa Pig range is definitely going to be of interest, but in the meantime we have already received stock of Weebledown Farm, Minecraft and Doctor Who figures. From H Grossman we have a selection of scooters and Minions/ Despicable Me related outdoor items are on their way. Whilst we were particularly excited about some of the new dinosaur figures from Schleich. Check out the Dunkleosteus below!

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Doctor Who Time Squad figures http://www.comacotoys.com/Doctor-Who/

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We got a couple of these displays from Papo. Check out the full range http://www.comacotoys.com/Papo-Dinosaurs/

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The Dunkleosteus from Schleich. Cant wait to get these in!

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Minions Tents. Due in stock shortly.

Ozbozz Cosmic Flasher Scooter – available in blue or pink

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Brookite Skybird kite from Peterkin, new in for the summer http://www.comacotoys.com/Brookite-Skybird-Kite

So a very busy and successful trip – I just hope we can find enough space in the warehouse! After all that a little garden therapy was called for, at Harlow Carr in Harrogate:

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First Post from our New Site!

This is the first blog post from our new website at comacotoys.com which went live on Monday 16th November – looking good!

We look forward to receiving your feedback on the new design and functionality. A few tweaks are still ongoing so bear with us if there is the odd glitch. However if something is not working or really bugging you please do let us know!

This is a very short post to begin with, but to wet your appetite here are a few nice Christmas toys newly in stock:

Jurassic World and more Schleich Dinosaur figures!

jurassic worldJurassic World is now open in cinemas and, since everyone is going dinosaur mad, we have a new consignment of detailed toy figures from Schleich in stock (see our full range of dinosaurs at Comaco Toys).

We have replenished our supplies of the Classic T Rex, Carnotaurus and other favourites featured in our last blog post. However we also have no less than nine other new creatures now in: an alternative T rex, two different Velociraptors, a long necked Apatosaurus, an armoured Saichania, a winged Quetzalcoatlus, a sturdy Triceratops, the bizarre sloth-like Therinzinosaurus and the terrifying Spinosaurus. More than enough species to populate your very own Jurassic Park!

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Watch out too for multi figure Megasaur sets on their way into stock from H Grossman.

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A scene from Jurassic World

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!

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!

New Papo Dinosaur Figures at Comaco Toys

I wrote a post over 6 months ago about the new Papo Dinosaur figures we had at Comaco. This has been a double success; not only have the figures proved to be a great hit, but also that post has been our most popular so far.

Recently we received stock of brand new Papo product – Dinosaur Mini Figures. These are six superbly detailed figures, each about 7 cm long, in a tub.

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Check out the individual dinos above; click on the pictures to view them full size. This product makes a welcome addition to the popular Papo tubs of  Mini Knights, Mini Pirates, Mini Fantasy Figures and Mini Horses we already stock.

Another new Papo product for 2014 is the Dilophosaurus. This mid sized predator is approx 15 cm long and sports a colourful head crest.

In addition to all these we still have a sizeable range of older dino figures. Not least our favourite Spinosaurus; a giant predator bigger than T-Rex that hunted like a crocodile. Check them all out here.

Comaco Toys: The Movie

We originally made a You Tube video almost 5 years ago when our own website was launched. Having noticed that this was still showing up on Google we decided it was time for an upgrade. So here it is!

The new vid definitely shows the range of products we currently have in 2014. Give it a watch and let us know what you think!

The video was created using Windows Movie Maker and it is basically made up of product images from our website plus captions and a few extra graphics. It was interesting to compare the content between the old and new videos. Although some generic categories had not changed – Toy Guns, Knights, Cowboys, Army etc – almost all the individual products had. Perhaps not surprising after 5 years! Completely new however were most of the branded products so far discussed in this blog – Nerf, Megabloks, Hello Kitty, Monster High and Papo Figures.

We are quite pleased with the background music was downloaded from a royalty free site. There are also a few bonus sound effects for those who watch it through right to the end!

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Papo Wild Animals at Comaco Toys

We’ve told you previously about our fantastic Papo Knights and Dinosaurs at Comaco Toys, However we also have some fabulously detailed Wild Animal Figures.

Individual animals include White Crocodiles, Tigers with cubs, Brown Bears, Grizzly Bears, Polar Bears, Kudus, Galapagos Tortoises, Buffalo, Reindeer and Kudu. And all that doesn’t even cover the Sea Life!

However we also have several Wild Animal Gift Boxes available, each with 3 or 4 figures. Check them out:

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Big Easter Sale Weekend at Comaco Toys

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