We love stocking Papo figures. Not only is quality guaranteed but you can always count on some exciting new additions to the range each year.
We’ve made posts before on Dinosaurs and Knights, so I thought it was high time to highlight the fabulous Marine Life range. Especially since we have recently received three brand new figures for 2016; the Sperm Whale, the Sawfish and the Narwhal. These are now added to the impressive collection of sea creatures available.
The two whales in the range come in at an impressive 30 cm in length and are heavy duty toys. However all the toys – larger or smaller – are fabulously detailed. For an idea of this click on the pictures below; my favourite is the octopus, but I am sure you will have your own! Full dimensions and pricing for each can be found on the main website links.
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…
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.
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:
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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:
I’ve recently been rewatching “Planet Dinosaur”, the TV series from a few years back narrated by John Hurt. This included lots of new weird and wonderful dinos you may not have heard of before, including the fearsome Spinosaurus – a predator bigger than T-Rex that hunted like a crocodile.