Toy Fair 2008 was particularly exciting. Just a few short years ago, there were small crowds at Toy Fair and talk of moving Toy Fair away from New York due to declining attendance. This year, Toy Fair attendance was up 30% over last year, and the buzz in the giant Javits Convention Center was palpable. Some fascinating trends emerged from Toy Fair this year; to find out my picks for the most significant trends in toys and dolls for 2008, read my Top Trends from Toy Fair 2008
The biggest trend at Toy Fair 2008 was the marriage of interactive web sites to dolls and plush. It seemed that every manufacturer was getting into the act. However, not every doll and toy with a Web Play feature will make it in this crowded market. Don't miss my Top 10 Web Play Dolls and Plush From Toy Fair 2008
to find out which of the Web Play dolls and toys have the best chance at success.
3. Ode To The Original Tyler Wentworth Doll
It was announced at Toy Fair and IDEX 208 that the Tonner Doll Company has retired the original Tyler Wentworth Doll. Although Tyler Wentworth is alive, well, and still quite beautiful, she has been resculpted and updated with a more mature look, and the original Tyler will no longer be produced. Take a look forward at the new Tyler Wentworth as we also take a walk down in Ode To The Original Tyler Wentworth Doll
When collectors hear that I attend Toy Fair each year, I am usually peppered with questions. Many collectors wish that they could be there, but because the show is only open to those in the toy trade, they cannot attend, and so Toy Fair does have a bit of mystery surrounding it. Top 10 Toy Fair Questions
(and answers!) will break through the mystery and give you the top facts you'll need to know.