A few weeks ago I went to the Toy Fair in London to catch up with the latest in the Toys industry, and met up with the lovely people I've been working with. 2017 is very exciting, and we can't wait to get our hands on many of the products! I can't tell you much as a lot of them aren't launched yet, but I would highly recommend saving up whenever you can!
What I can tell you though, is what I saw at the Golden Bear's stand, where I met Mr. Tumble, and awwed my way through the tour!
We had a tea party to start with that serves coffee and Prosecco! The pastries were amazing, and there was cupcakes too. I was so tempted to keep the mug!
We were then given a tour, and the first thing that caught my full attention and made me say " I want one!" like a little girl was the new Bush Baby World range:
Aren't they super cute?! You can wiggle these cuties' eyes and waggle their ears as well! The Dreamstars Bush Babies will be retailed at RRP £7.99 each and there are lots of characters to collect. You can also get accessories for them, including the Sleepy Pod and Dream Tree.
The Bush Baby World range will be released later in the year, and there will also be a new series of animated webisodes little ones can watch with their own Dreamstars.
Although aimed for 5-9 years old, I have a strong feeling that older children and even adults will be collecting them too!
Another exciting range from Golden Bear, launching this Spring is their DC Super Friends range, perfect for little DC Comic fans! They aren't just soft cuddlies as they are designed for playing catch with! If another player caught it, you'll hear it speak! They will be retailed at RRP £7.99, and I think you can also get the nets and Bash and Battle Mat game as well.
The DC Super Friends Batman is also available as a Sleep Tight All Night version (RRP £29.99-£34.99), which is one of Golden Bear's award winning range. It's a 4 in 1 toy, which teaches children when to sleep and when it's time to get up. It also helps them go back to sleep should they wake at night.
Although my kids have grown out of baby toys, I still went all soft and mushy inside when I saw the new In the Night Garden Baby range. They are designed for babies from birth, made from super soft fabric with gorgeous pastel colours, and comes with stimulating features like crinkly hands and feet, and rattle as well.
These will definitely be popular!
Then there is the new In the Night Garden range that's suitable for preschoolers, with the new Twinkling Lullaby Iggle Piggle that has caught my eye. The series was once Clay's favourite, and he'd take his Ninky Nonk Train, a bit like the one in the bottom right picture but older version, everywhere. We kept the train for keepsake (and might take it out on his wedding day haha). It's definitely a classic range that'll be loved by children.
Yes I was Star struck haha. You have to be a parent who knows CBeebies programs really well (because your child is always on it) to know why. And he's such a gentleman too!
Anyway, a really bright and colourful, cheerful and cute range from Golden Bear! He has to be the cutest clown I've ever met (the toy! The Toy!). The Singalong with Mr. Tumble (RRP £29.99) will sing the "Hello, Hello" song, do the moves, wave and have his nose light up too! The car playset, as well as Justin House playset, both look really fun to play with, and I'm not surprised at all that they both have won awards.
If my kids were still young, I'd probably have to buy everything from Golden Bear!
The Paint-Sation section was very intriguing, as it boast their anti-gravity technology to keep the paint in the pods without dripping. I'm all about mess free and my kids hardly get to paint at home because of me, so if it's like what it said, this will be a super helpful range for us!
I'm not going too deep into Twirlywoos and Hey Duggee, but Clay still loves them! The ranges look exciting and there are lots of new products for 2017 too!
I also spotted the Head Lites range, which is so quirky! I absolutely adore the chicken haha!
Golden Bear will be bringing lots of excitements this year for young children and adults too because it's quite hard to resist the charming toys! I can't wait to see them in shops!